Hand-built by woodworkers in Bay City, Michigan, Green Chicken Coops use responsibly harvested timber from certified ecologically-sustainable, managed forests, and from local storm-damaged trees. The cedar roof and flooring underlayment are all-natural, the plywood is free from any harmful glues or chemicals, and the exterior latex paint is non-toxic.
Over 30 Green Coops were designed and tested in the harshest winter environments of Northern Michigan. The clapboard is made of sturdy 3/4" exterior-grade plywood, versus the 1/4" plywood you'll see on other coops. Cedar shake roof shingles and underlayment protect your flock in any weather and will last decades.
If you live in a hot climate, order a screened side door for $35 more: your flock will need the ventilation. (It comes with a plexiglass insert for cold weather protection, too!)
If you live in a wintry area, consider the interior light option for just $25 more: put it on in the mornings and evenings to improve winter egg laying. (Keep in mind that any electricity inside a coop is always a fire hazard, and you assume your own risk.) You might also drape an old tarp over the run: snow slides off and provides ample ground area for the chickens to enjoy, even in the harshest of weather!
Everyone loves a coop that's easy to clean. The Alexandria's side doors, for "people" access, open wide for easy disposal of soiled bedding. Consider getting the linoleum floor for $45 more: it'll make it that much easier. Or, replace the solid floor with a slatted wood floor for droppings to easily pass through.
Just above the nesting box, there's a long, low, two-layer window. The top layer is plexiglass, which you can latch closed in colder weather, or prop open in mild weather. The second layer is 1/2" by 1/2", 19 gauge, galvanized hardware cloth to keep predators out.
Already have a predator-proof run? Just order the house. Girls need a little room to roam before you can let them out for the day? Order the standard run. Or go all the way with the larger run: when it comes to space, more is always better. Your flock will be happier, and so will you. All runs are made with 1/2" by 1/2", 19 gauge, galvanized hardware cloth, which means only bugs will get in, where they will promptly become free chicken food.
- No run: Best option if you already have a predator-proof run or intend on free-ranging your flock from sun up to sun down.
- Standard run 6' long x 8.5' wide, plus area under the house, for a total of 60 square feet
- Larger run: 9' long x 8.5' wide, plus area under the house, for a total of 85.5 square feet.
The Alexandria coop now comes with optional wheels and handles so you can easily move the coop around your yard!
If you order a run, it will need to be detached in order to move the coop. (Runs must be hand carried in 6' sections, please.)
Whichever run option you choose, included is a ramp painted the same color as your house, so your girls can enter and exit with ease, and you may purchase "screened bottoms" for better protection against digging predators and rodents.
All runs have a wide, 3' by 5' door. Review pricing in the "Run Options" pull-down menu, above.
Choose from green, red or white non-toxic, exterior-grade latex paint, or for $50 more, we'll paint it any color you'd like!
All three access points, the front "chicken" door, the double-opening "people" door and the rear nesting box door - close securely to keep predators out. The window is also predator-proof, open or closed.
For added safety, if you're ordering a run, consider also purchasing the screened bottoms, made of 1/2" by 1/2", 19 gauge, galvanized hardware cloth, to ensure absolute protection against digging predators.
Since four to five hens can easily share just one nesting box, the three nesting boxes in this coop are more than sufficient.
This coop is 3' wide by 4' deep, including the nesting box, and 5' 3" high at the peak of the roof. Click on full dimensional drawing above, right.
Feeder: The manufacturer recommends this plastic hanging feeder, or something very near it, placed in the interior of the coop.
Waterer: choose whatever model you like, and plan to keep it outside, in the run. There's not enough room inside, really - and the manufacturer advises that it'll cause the house interior to become too humid. If you live in a cold climate, consider one of our heated waterers.
Please allow 4-5 weeks for your coop to arrive, and make sure that at least one able-bodied
adult will be present to help with unloading. The Alexandria coop is delivered to your curbside
without a lift gate unless you request one in the "delivery options" pull-down menu above, so
you'll be responsible for getting two boxes (one 238 pounds and one 169 pounds) off the
freight truck yourself and placed where you want it on your property.
Your coop will ship via freight service, and will arrive 95% assembled.
You just attach the legs, ladder and the run, if applicable!