Chickens Coops

If you're one of the thousands of people who have taken to owning a chicken, you need to make sure that they've got the right place to sleep. Our range of chicken coops allows you to provide your chickens with a suitable place to sleep at night and lay their eggs in peace.

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  • Deluxe Chicken Coop with Run

    Deluxe Chicken Coop with Run

    SRP: £299.99
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  • Premium Painted Chicken Coop with Run

    Premium Painted Chicken Coop with Run

    SRP: £229.99
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  • Deluxe Ark Hen House with Run

    Deluxe Ark Hen House with Run

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Chicken Coops FAQ

Are chicken coops safe?

Predators are a concern for all chicken owners and one that you can keep at bay by buying the right chicken coop. Coops can provide a safe place for your chickens to stay but may need extra deterrents depending on what predators are in your local area. We would recommend placing your coop in a fox proof enclosure for maximum safety.

What size chicken coop should I get?

Your chickens need ample space that allows them to move about freely and reduce the chance of stress or negative behaviour. If your chicken will be allowed in the garden during the day, a chicken coop that is 4 square feet per chicken will be sufficient. If your chickens are going to be staying in the coop all day, a bigger one is necessary and one that provides 10 square feet per chicken will be adequate.

What bedding should I use in my coop?

When it comes to bedding choices, shavings and aubiose are the top choices for most chicken coops. Shavings are one of the most popular bedding materials for chickens as they are absorbent and easy to use. They help to reduce the ammonia that comes from their manure and are relatively cheap. Aubiose is made from 100% natural hemp, making it 12 times more absorbent than straw. Pesticide free, it retains odour and moisture to reduce smells inside your chicken coop.

Do chicken coops smell?

If cleaned properly, a chicken coop is no smellier than having other pets.

Why are chicken coops raised?

Chicken coops are raised off the ground to ensure proper air circulation around the coop and to provide protection from predators. Having a raised coop will provide you with easier access when cleaning and helps to prevent rotting floors.

Can chicken coops be put on concrete?

It is possible to keep chicken coops on concrete but will need extra grit and variety in their diet to aid the digestion process. Chickens are used to foraging, scratching up the ground and eating grass so it is recommended to keep their coop on a grass patch instead of concrete where possible.

How do I clean a chicken coop?

It is vital for your chicken’s health that you regularly clean their coop. Start by scraping out all of the manure, feathers and dirt that are inside the coop before spraying down the interior with a hose. Remove any remaining manure or dirt and scrub vinegar into the floor. Rinse the coop again, ensuring you open up doors and windows to allow the coop to air dry before adding fresh bedding for your chickens.

Should chicken coops have windows?

Chickens will spend a lot of time in their coop and will need a fresh air supply which can be in the form of windows or an opening for a ramp. It is not necessary to have a window but if your chickens will be inside the coop all day; it will be nice for them to have extra light from a window.

Can chickens stay in a coop all day?

It is okay to keep chickens in a coop, enclosed pen or run all day as it will protect them from predators and away from neighbouring gardens. You can elevate boredom by hanging toys filled with greens for them to peck on throughout the day.

How do I prepare my coop for the winter?

Unlike humans, chicken’s cope well with the cold and fluff their feathers to trap air between their body and the cold weather. One of the main problems they face is cold rain - if a chicken gets wet, they find it harder to fluff their feathers and keep warm. Ensure that your coop is draft free by checking that windows and doors are able to be securely closed and that there are no gaps in the walls or flooring. It is also worth checking that rain and snow can’t get in via the roof. During the colder months, your chickens will spend more time inside their coop so you should make sure that there is adequate ventilation. Chicken manure gives off ammonia which can be dangerous to their respiratory system.