With plenty of roosting and nesting space, you can happily house up to four standard-size chickens, or up to six bantams. Keep in mind the Saltbox,
like every coop we sell at My Pet Chicken, is NOT intended for full-time confinement. The run is convenient when you can't let your flock roam
freely, but make sure your flock has several hours per day outside or in a much larger run.
We love this model for first-timers because it offers inexpensive entree into the hobby. If you're like most of our customers, you'll double or
triple your flock within a few years, and you'll end up having to build or buy a larger coop--but you'll love having this one on hand.
Whether you use it to isolate an injured or sick bird, to give a broody hen the space to hatch her own babies, to transition new juvenile
chicks to life "outdoors" while protecting them from your established flock, or even to isolate a bantam breeding trio or quartet for a short while,
you'll always be glad to have it around!
Features include: easy nesting box access, conveniently-placed doors, a 4" deep, pull-out droppings tray lined in metal (new feature, to
allow for deeper bedding!), and a convenient "chicken door" that slides open from the outside to get your flock from the house to the run.
Features include: dual slide-open ventilation slots backed by half inch hardware cloth for a cross-breeze; a rounded-edge roosting pole;
two nesting boxes; a ramp for entering and exiting the run, a plexiglass window, and a covered run area for protection from the elements.
Plus, a new feature: the run area under the house is 18" high! In other models you'll find online, it's only 10" or 12" high, which isn't
large enough for chickens to really use.
Two predator-proof latches on every door provide extra protection (new feature!). Note the dual latches on the slide-out droppings tray, too, to keep racoons from pulling it out and reaching in for your flock's feet.
Half-inch galvanized hardware cloth lines the run and will keep out even determined predators. Just close the handy sliding door from the coop to the run at dusk to prevent burrowing predators from gaining access. Or, secure your own hardware cloth to the bottom so you don't have to worry about closing the door at night!
Exterior dimensions: 7'4" wide x 31" deep x 4'3" tall at peak
Interior dimensions, house: 30" wide x 25" deep
Interior dimensions, nest box: 14" wide x 24" deep x 13.5" at highest
Run dimensions: 39.5" wide x 25" deep (main run) plus 30" wide x 25" deep x 18" high under the house
...With a yearly stain or seal. The natural wood material will break down over time. If you do not,
you can realistically expect four to seven years' use out of this coop. If you keep it in good shape
by sealing it annually, you'll have it for many years to come!
SHIPS FREE!Please select the "Ground" shipping option when you check out, and allow up to 2 weeks for arrival.
Your coop will ship via freight, with lift gate service. Someone must be present to sign for the coop at the time of arrival, and we will
provide the freight company with your phone number in order to schedule the best delivery time.
Coop will be placed on your driveway.
The Saltbox coop comes in three separate boxes. Box 1 is 64" x 32" x 5.5" and weighs 62 pounds. Box two is
29" x 27" x 6.5" and weighs 32 pounds. Box three is 44" x 41" x 3" and weighs 15 lbs. Please note we can NOT ship this
product to Hawaii or Alaska.
Save an additional $65 with freight terminal pick-up
Just select "to nearest freight terminal" from the pull-down menu at the top of the page, and $65 will be deducted from your price.
You'll need a station wagon, SUV or pick-up truck to
retrieve your coop. If you're in a major metropolitan area, your local terminal will likely be in
your city; if you're in a suburban area or smaller city, expect it to be within 20 miles; if you're
remote, expect it to be 50+ miles away. To find out for sure,
contact us with your zip code.
All you need is a screwdriver! All the hardware is included, and most holes are pre-drilled. With two people,
allow approximately a half hour; with just one, allow 45 minutes.
Once you construct the coop, we recommend you let it "air out" for a week before moving your chickens in.
The non-toxic wood stain emits a strong odor that disappears over time.
If you cancel your order before the coop leaves our warehouse, we'll refund you all but a $5 cancellation fee.
If you'd like to cancel your order after it has left the warehouse, or return it once it has arrived to you,
you'll be responsible for shipping costs both ways, in addition to a 15% restock fee that will be assessed and withheld from the refund.
If your coop arrives damaged, please report those damages to us within 48 hours, and send pictures so we can best determine next steps.