This handcrafted quaker board and batten chicken coop measures 1.5m by 1.8m, stands 2.0m high and sits 35cm off the ground. There are also six 30cm wide by 30cm deep nesting boxes (with a hinged cover for easy access from the outside) down its longer side.The capacity of this coop is 12 – 15 chickens.
Standard features include keyed entry door, chicken ramp, nesting boxes, roosting bar, vent lid or vent, slider windows with screens, lifetime architectural shingles, aluminum drip edge, plywood flooring, solid wood legs and runners, and LP Tech Shield roof sheathing (keeps your coop cooler in warm weather).
Each chicken coop is handcrafted by expert woodworkers and finished to order with your choice of stain color and roof shingle color. You can also select an optional metal roof.
Board and batten siding
Holds 12 – 15 chickens
Keyed entry main door
Vent lid or vent
Slider windows with screens
Aluminum drip edge
Plywood flooring is standard
L.P. Tech Shield Roof Sheathing
Materials at a Glance
- Shadowclad siding is backed by a 50-year limited warranty, and won’t split or crack. It has a strong plywood veneer inner core, and a tough hardboard face that has the texture and appearance of natural, rough-sawn cedar. Its durability and strength ensure that maintenance costs are kept down.
- Pine Board & Batten cladding is an alternate siding choice and is also very durable and attractive.
- The ACQ pressure-treated plywood floor is 15mm thick. This type of plywood is typically used for outdoor structures such as barns and sheds that are exposed to the elements. The wood is treated to prevent termites, rot and fungal decay.
- Glassboard Flooring is one of our “Cleaner Coop” Options. It is a durable, scratch-resistant, cleanable, sanitary surface that is 100% moisture resistant.
Quality-Made in Australia
This classic chicken coop is handcrafted in Australia using high quality materials. Each coop is made to order! The pressure-treated base and flooring will keep termites and rot at bay. The siding is exterior-grade and stained with oil-based stain. All wire over the windows and air vents is coated in black vinyl.
Painting is not a standard inclusion due to the risk of damage during transport.
Window Style, Color and Options
One double-hung, slide-up window and two gable vents come with your purchase, for ventilation and to add plenty of light. The window has a standard screen that is covered with heavy-duty, vinyl-coated wire to keep out predators.
Dark brown window frames and muntins are standard. If you would prefer something different, please indicate this in the “Order Notes” section of the online checkout process.
Chicken Door Options
Your chicken coop comes standard with a small wooden door for you to open and close to let your chickens in and out of their coop. If you prefer, you can upgrade to the automatic door. (We feel it’s one of the best investments you can make!)
Asphalt shingles come standard with your purchase however they are not assembled. You can choose from a variety of shingle colors. The shingle roof has an aluminum drip edge to keep water from rotting the roof sheathing. If you don’t like asphalt shingles or you want to match your house, you may choose “custom” asphalt shingles or you may upgrade to either a metal or a cedar shake roof.
The asphalt shingles and metal roofing both have a 30-year warranty.
The ACQ pressure treated plywood flooring comes standard with your purchase, or you can upgrade to a Glassboard floor for ease of cleaning–a durable, scratch-resistant, cleanable, sanitary surface that is 100% moisture resistant.
(The coop legs and runners are also made from ACQ pressure treated wood to stand up to termites and the elements.)
All hinges and locks are zinc plated and painted black. The entry door has a keyed lock handle. The chicken door has a latch that can be latched in the open or closed position. The chicken door latch can be locked in place with a Master Lock.
Add Electricity and Heating
If your coop will be placed in an area of your yard where there’s electricity nearby, consider the electrical package! You can purchase either the basic electrical package, or the electrical package with a heated roost. The basic electrical package includes an interior light fixture and light switch, an outlet with two receptacles, and it comes with an extension cord hookup to attach to your primary electricity source. The receptacles can be used to plug in your heated waterer (not included) or your optional auto chicken door or heated roost if you so choose.
One wooden roosting bar that runs the length of the coop–and you may select the optional electrical package with heated roost! Talk about luxury. The heated roost is plugged into the receptacle provided by the electrical package, and it’s heated from within by a heated rope, which is completely sealed for safety.
If you think you’ll want to move your chicken coop around the yard, you may opt to add four wheels with a steering handle. Wheels will allow you to move your coop around and provide a fresh grazing area for your chickens, not to mention help you “spread the love” (poop) around.
We always recommend runs be purchased with coops–unless your coop is going to be placed inside a larger, predator proof chicken yard already! You can either build your own run, or add one of our fully enclosed runs to your order. Our runs have half-inch vinyl coated black hardware cloth wire. If you want a roof on your run (a great idea, to allow your chickens to be outdoors in “fowl” weather!), we’ve got that, too.
A Wheel Lift Lever Kit is recommended for the runs with roofs if you plan to move them around.
If you’re a stickler about your coop being clean, you can purchase the optional “clean out lid” to give you better access to the coop floor for ease of cleaning. And the “clean out lid” can be ordered with a tray that pulls out to make cleaning even easier. The tray is made of a 2×3 frame and a seamless poly sheet.
Another option is to order Glasbord flooring and use the larger access door to rake or sweep the waste out of the coop or you can use the Glasbord flooring in combination with the “clean out lid”. The Glasbord floor will allow you to remove the waste and clean the floor more easily. Glasbord flooring is a durable, scratch-resistant, cleanable, sanitary surface that is 100% moisture resistant.
Is there something you want to add to your coop but you don’t see it here? If so, please contact us.
While we make every effort to ensure the product you purchase meets your expectations, the actual product may differ slightly from images and renderings shown.
Shipping and Delivery
Each coop is made to order and as our products are in high demand, please allow up to two months to receive your coop. Our coops are shipped as flat packs to your nearest freight depot. We do not use door to door couriers.