Chicken Shed Roost


Our unique little store is located right in the center of the beautiful state of Iowa, in a small town called Huxley. We are only minutes from Ames, Ankeny, Cambridge, Polk City, Nevada, Boone and Des Moines.

Hours for the Chicken Shed are Monday through Saturday from 9:30am-5:30pm. Most Monday's you will find one of us at the shop trying to catch up or create new fun one of kind must haves.

We are a small family owned business that began in a century old chicken coop and two hoop greenhouses on our acreage just outside of town in the spring of 1993. Growing herbs, perennials and unusual annuals and flowering baskets, we sold them at the farmer's market in Ames.

The convenience of working from home was just what we needed when our brood of children were younger. Now that they are beginning to fly the coop we have moved the shop to a more convenient location on a paved U.S. highway and handicap accessible in the Ballard Plaza right in the heart of Huxley. Our store front should make you feel like you are visiting the little shed on the farm.

The larger space has allowed us to expand our inventory, make and deliver fresh flower arrangements and provide more goodies for you to choose from. Although our menagerie of farm animals are unable to join us, you may be greeted by Skip our family dog who loves to nap under the desk. We look forward to new and exciting adventures in the "new Chicken Shed."

Our goal is to provide a variety of fun and ever changing items for you to choose from. We offer good service at a fair price so you will want to return. Our hope and prayer is that you will become one of our friends and visit often.

The Harmsen Family

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