This is the Hen House and the Run Together! The Rhode Island Homestead Chicken Coop is sure to make you eggstatic!!
So why does it say 10+ chickens? There are factors to consider: what breed are you getting, are you able to let them free range? We recommend taking a look at the measurements and seeing what you feel comfortable with, remembering your girls are only going to be in the hen house to roost and lay their eggs.
Keep in mind the chickens share nesting boxes and stand side by side on the roosting rods!
Our coop has flashing above the nesting box roof lids to prevent water from running into the nesting box.
Our carabiners and other hardware are heavy duty stainless steel
- Easy to clean pull out tray to catch their waste and keep things clean
- Top Quality Construction: heavy gauge hardware, wire mesh, hard plastic lined under roof panels, Ajustlock bolt latches, supporting braces between run panels, Acrylic sliding window, Fold down and LOCKING window covers!
- Well Engineered: VERY SOLID with support under the nesting box, diagonal wood supports on all panels.
- Doors under each nesting box for easy access to the space under the hen house. This allows for easy cleaning and for letting the girls in and out.
- Run has a door panel and on the runs end panel half the panel is a door. This makes cleaning the run a cinch and helps in free ranging.
- A lot of space: 143.5”long x 65.5″wide x 67″tall, 7 roosting rods, 16 inches of clearance under the hen house etc.
- Fast Delivery: We ship using FedEx from our barn in Utah, we use bubble wrap and foam as well as a very thick cardboard box. This Coop comes in three boxes!
- Easy to Assemble: EACH piece is labeled, we write our own instructions, we pre-drill holes, we have step by step videos on our youtube channel!
Assembly Instructional Video (Note: we have since added additional doors below each nesting box as well as to the end panel of the run)
The dimensions of this coop are:
Hen House: 65.5 inches wide x 67 inches tall x 42 inches long with three 37.5 inch roosting rods and one 36 inch roosting rod
Run Extension: 39.5 inches wide x 50.5 inches tall x 101.5 inches long has two 37.5 inch roosting rods and one 36 inch roosting rod
Total Weight: 225 pounds
The original Rhode Island Homestead Coop is solid! One of the things you will notice is that our run EXTENDS under each nesting box. More than providing additional space for your hens, this is CRITICAL as it gives support for the nesting box (this may seem minor, however, without the support the nesting boxes will sag after a short period of time).
In the picture below you can see the size difference between the Rhode Island Homestead XL and the Orpington Lodge. Very similar design just different in size.
Keep in mind, you can purchase additional run extensions and additional hen houses if you would like to expand and customize your coop!
A few additional points to consider:
-our coop has flashing above the nesting box roof lids to prevent water from running into the nesting box
-our carabiners and other hardware are heavy duty stainless steel
-easy to clean pull out tray to catch their waste and keep things clean
-our coop has multiple vents providing important airflow in the hen house
-each panel has four additional diagonal wooden support pieces
-Run extension/support under each nesting box (without support the nesting boxes sag and quickly fall apart
-Acrylic sliding window rather than wood which can shrink or expand and make it difficult to open the windows/vents
-Hard plastic liner under all roof panels for durability and weatherproofing
-we use strong wire mesh (twice as thick as most other coops) with small holes to keep predators out
-we use heavy duty hardware (Ajustlock bolt latches!)
-EVERY piece is labeled and our instructions are thorough and written by us =)
-we sell hen houses and runs separately allowing you to customize and expand your set up
-THICK nesting box dividers (twice the thickness of most other coops)
-well constructed ladder
You are sure to love the doors under each nesting box for easy access to the space under the hen house. This allows for easy cleaning and for letting the girls in and out. The run has a door panel and on the runs end panel half the panel is a door. This makes cleaning the run a cinch and helps in free ranging.
Since they are made of wood and will be outside 24/7, we STRONGLY recommend that you stain, lacquer or paint your coop. The stain applied is a base coat that is not designed to protect your coop long term from the elements. Often in transit parts can get dinged or scratched etc. You may need to touch up your coop before staining or painting it! Once set up we recommend anchoring it down, this can be as simple as a stake on each side of the hen house and run area. As much as we have tried to predator proof our coops, you know your area best and you may want to put wire around your coop, or put pavers. You'll always want to double check hardware and latches to make sure everything is tight and secure. Larger predators like bears you will want to look at installing an electric fence around the perimeter.
The three boxes shipped via FedEx Freight or by FedEx ground in some cases.
Box 1 of 2: 39x8x43 57lbs
Box 2 of 2: 39x9x53 84lbs
Box 1 of 1: 39x13x53 87lbs