This is the Hen House and the Run Together!
The Orpington Lodge Chicken Coop is AWESOME! We included a picture of the three Chicken Coops we build and sell (all in the same picture... the Orpington Lodge is the 2nd largest). We wanted you to see the size difference and be able to compare. Keep in mind you can purchase additional run extensions or hen houses separately!
So why does it say 6+ 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.
Keep in mind the chickens share nesting boxes and stand side by side on the roosting rods!
The dimensions of this coop are:
Hen House: 55 inches wide 29 inches long. Two 30 inch roosting rods and one 33 inch roosting rod are included in the Hen House.
Run Extension: 31.5 inches wide 37.5 inches tall 85.5 inches long. One 30 inch roosting rod and one 33 inch roosting rod are included in the run extension.
So total roosting rods is three 30 inch roosting rods and two 33 inch roosting rods.
Total Weight: 150 lbs
The original Orpington Lodge Coop is rock solid! One of the things you will notice is that our run panels EXTEND 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)
A few additional points to consider:
-our coop has additional vents providing excellent airflow in the hen house.
-each panel has four additional diagonal wooden support pieces
-Prop open LOCKING side vent windows (most coops sold online have sliding windows)
-we use a heavy plastic flashing that secures above both nesting box roof panels
-each roof panel has a heavy plastic liner to insulate and further weather proof
-we use strong wire mesh with small holes so no predators can enter
-we use heavy duty hardware
-EVERY piece is labeled and our instructions are thorough and written by us =)
-we also sell hen houses and runs separately allowing you to customize and expand your set up
-A lot of space: Hen House: 55 inches wide 29 inches long Run Extension: 31.5 inches wide 37.5 inches tall 85.5 inches long, 5 roosting rods, 15 inches of clearance under the hen house etc.
-THICK nesting box dividers
-well constructed ladder
-Sliding door to keep your hens safe during the night
Since they are made of wood and will be outside 24/7 we again, 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.
Box 1 of 2 Hen House: 48x5x30 (48 Pounds)
Box 2 of 2 Hen House: 32x7x43 (54 Pounds)
Box 1 of 1 Run Extension: 31x12x39 59 lbs