A place for the confinement of persons in lawful detention
To confine within a limited area.
She went to the coop first and watered the chickens.
She stopped at the coop door and frowned.
She leaned against the chicken coop and stared down at the house.
It took an instant for her eyes to adjust to the dim coop interior, and then she found herself staring into the desperate eyes of a red fox.
The chickens fought for position in the tiny coop door as they watched her pour a bucket of water into the tire.