- Dimensions: 6' long by 46" wide by 47" tall interior space; roof overhangs
3" further in each direction.
- Exterior house height is adjustable (instructions included); standard height is
6' to ridge.
- Bird Capacity: 15
- Nest Boxes: 4, constructed of Glasbord and Azek rot-proof material, an NAHB Research Center "Green Approved Product"
- Total Roosting Space: 12'
- Windows: 3 ribbon windows, two gable-end windows, each with removable plexiglass
- Exterior Moulding Material: Azek rot-proof material, an NAHB Research Center
"Green Approved Product"
- Exterior Colors: tan siding (tough, exterior-grade acrylic paint), with white
- Wall Material: 3/8" wood siding
- Floor Material: CDX plywood
- Wooden Legs: Pressure-treated lumber
- Roof Material: Self-stick black asphalt shingles or rigid sheet aluminum, your
- Weight: 275 lbs
Your birds will be able to sleep and lay their eggs up off of the
ground, safely away from predators. They'll sleep comfortably at night inside
the henhouse on 12' of internal roosting perches, which are 1.5" in diameter,
with sanded edges. These perches are located in the center of the coop, giving
you plenty of space for feeding, watering and nest boxes, to help limit waste
droppings in those areas. The internal coop area measures 6' long by 46" wide,
with a 3" roof overhang in each direction. If you want to accommodate more
chickens, choose 7' or 8' lengths for $125 more per foot.
- Delivery Options: Save $100 to ship to a nearby freight terminal. You'll need a large-bed pickup truck, and a way to tie the coop down, to transport it home.
- Flooring Options: Plywood is standard; add Glasbord on top of it for $100 more.
- Length: The standard length (or width, depending on how you want to look at it!) is 6 feet. Upgrade to 7' or 8' at $125 more per foot.
- Electrical package: $130 more for a light bulb socket and tamper-proof electrical receptacle.
- Roof Style: Self-stick, long-lasting precut black shingles are standard. Upgrade to super heavy-duty aluminum roof for $135 more.
The Nantucket is designed and built here in the USA! This hand-made
New England-style coop has wonderful curb appeal, and plenty of natural light
and ventilation. The unique design incorporates lightweight, indestructible PVC
piping for structure, Azek rot-free trim material, and long-lasting siding and
roofing materials. This coop is the brainchild of a 30-year, second generation
Masachusetts coop builder who involves his local community in the building, including single mothers working in home shops, part-time
college students, and his friends and kids. You can feel good about buying this coop, and you can be
sure it'll last a very long time.
The front side of the henhouse holds three doors. The smaller door
at left accesses the light socket and outlet, should you choose that option.
This is a great place to store your feeder and waterer, too. The second and
third doors, on the right, is actually a unique door-within-a-door design: open
the smaller door to gather eggs, and the larger door for big clean-ups. Fresh,
delicious eggs are waiting for you just inside the smaller egg collection door,
from which you can access the four removable nest boxes inside of the henhouse.
The nest boxes are constructed of Azek rot-free material and are one modular
unit (each measuring 11" x 12" x 11") that you can remove when it's time to
clean house. We highly recommend the $100 Glasbord floor option; it'll make
cleanup that much easier and extend the life span of your coop.
Little peek-in windows covered in 1/2" hardware cloth let you check
on your birds inside the henhouse without the need to open any doors to take a
look. These, along with the upper cupola windows (which span three sides of the
coop) provide great ventilation--the best on any coop we offer. Ventilation is
an important part of good flock health and comfort, as well as minimizing odors.
Now standard with your purchase are removable Plexiglass shields that slide
through slotted notches above and below each window. They sit approximately 1/4
inch off the hardware cloth to allow air flow while protecting from rain, snow
and driving winds. providing protection from the elements.
With the light bulb socket, not only can you easily see your chickens
inside, but the flock will naturally be drawn indoors as the sun sets if the
coop is lit up. In addition to the lights, a tamper-proof electrical outlet inside the
henhouse means you can install a heated waterer
or water heater base so you don't have to worry about the flock's water freezing in
the wintertime. The electrical
can be fed by a direct burial wire or just an extension cord running to your
It's so easy to go to the hardware store and buy some lumber to connect the
pressure-treated 2x4 legs, and hardware cloth to attach all the way around the
base and footprint. (We used 2x3 wood, screwed on with exterior grade roofing
screws, and attached the hardware cloth with heavy-duty staples.) With these
changes, you can leave the door from the coop to the run open in all but the
most sever weather, so your flock can go outside as soon as they wake up in the
morning. With some additional lumber and hardware cloth, you can extend the size of your run
The Nantucket ships as a complete unit with basic assembly required. The
standard, coop weighs about 200 lbs before it is completely set up; once
the doors, legs, nest boxes, and roosting are set in place, it weighs about 275
lbs. Simple instructions are provided with the coop, and it typically only takes
about an hour to complete. You will need to purchase four, five foot long 2 x 4's,
which you will slide into slots provided to serve as
legs. The coop can be moved easily in a pickup truck or on an
open trailer. It is also easily moved by laying down PVC pipe on the ground and
sliding the lightweight unit to its destination—then you simply tilt it back
to slide in the legs and stand it up. Or, add the optional wheels and handles to
lift the coop and move it just as you would a wheelbarrow—easy peasy!
Estimated delivery time is 3-5 weeks after you place your order. The coop will be placed
in your driveway, and two able-bodied adults should be able to place it pretty easily.
The freight company will call to schedule delivery.