This is the Hen House and the Run Together!
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 Orpington Lodge Chicken Coop is AWESOME! Below is a picture of the three Chicken Coops we build 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! Also note Each coop has a door to the run and then an additional door at the end of the run. The Orpington lodge and the Rhode Island Homestead XL chicken coop have a door under each nesting box and the Leghorn has an additional door under the hen house as well.
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)
Chicken Coop Assembly Instructions (Note we have added additional doors to the hen house and run for ease in cleaning and working with your hens)
Run Extension Assembly Instructions ( Note there's an additional door at the end of the run)
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
-Doors under the hen house 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 doors this is to make 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.
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