One of the bugs in many small chicken-coop designs is that although the chickens can get in and out with the greatest of ease, the same cannot be said for the chickens’ owner. Bending, stretching, balancing on one foot to get the eggs out. all this before breakfast, of course. Cleaning out and disinfecting is also quite an effort, especially in the rain.
The answer is simple although at first glance it might look a little outrageous if you only have a few chickens: the walk-in chicken coop.
But it’s not so outrageous. all you are doing is adding a few feet in height to a regular-sized small hen-house. it doesn’t take up any more space on the ground, it just gets taller.
Chickens do not much mind how high their roof is so long as they have got one. Flying up eight or ten feet into the air to reach their roosts would be a bit much but if you just put the roosting perches and nesting boxes at normal height (for chickens) and build the rest of the coop tall enough for you to walk into, they will be perfectly happy and comfortable. You can collect your eggs fully protected from the weather, and clean the place out with a broom and hose in comparative comfort.
It is even possible to have a mobile walk-in chicken coop There’s glory for you
The problem is that even if you have enough space, pre-manufactured walk-ins are expensive, and good designs for a DIY walk-in chicken coop are not so easy to find. Either design it yourself if you’re good at 3 dimensions, or find a link to existing chicken-coop designs and adjust the nearest to suit your own height.