This henhouse is part of the Wolfshoek-farm. With a capacity of 100 chickens the barn is very small for today's standards. At the time, however, it was a nice size for a mixed farm. The chickens eat and drink from containers that were replenished daily. The chickens (who need plenty of daylight to lay many eggs) were not accompanied by a rooster, because the eggs (which were generally picked in the morning) were meant for consumption.
The actual barn has seen better times, but the model is based on the original state. The side walls were built of half-brick masonry and the rear wall was made of wood. The facade had a large amount of glass that was placed in two horizontal bands. Inside there was an unfinished concrete floor and a so-called "roest", being the poles where the chickens were seated. The inside walls were - special enough - completely whitewashed. Something that obviously did not last long with a lot of fluttering chickens. The white liming was therefore an annual job and was mainly done in the spring.