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A level up from the pool is a formal cutting garden and custom-built chicken coop. The cutting garden consists of four planting beds, bordered by evergreen hedges, with a unique sculpture standing in the center. The homeowner’s brother-in-law built the coop with a tiled roof, stucco walls and pale green shutters to match the home. Screened pens on either side of the coop serve double duty, allowing the hens to enjoy fresh air without giving them free reign of the garden and protecting them from dangerous predators.
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