SETTING THESAURUS

CHICKEN COOP



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Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Weathered wood framing and chicken wire creating a yard enclosure
Grass growing along the edges
A narrow door with a latch
A collection of fluffy chickens (crossing the yard in jerks and stops, digging holes, pecking for bugs and stray feed, eating grass, preening)
Weeds poking up through beaten earth
A dusting of wood shavings on the ground
Rocks
A tin pan with multicolored seed and grain feed
A plastic water feeder
A board rising on a slant and leading to a raised platform and coop door
Straw or wood shavings spilling out past the exit and onto the platform
Enclosed nesting boxes
Roosting poles
Half-hidden eggs (brown, white, or tan) in the golden straw
Dark bits of chicken poop on the plywood floor
Air vents
A lightbulb heater in cold climates
A door slider to protect chickens at night and keep the coop insulated from wind

SOUNDS:
Watery clucking and vocalizing
Claws scratching against the ground
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