Dimensions at a glance:
- Coop dimensions: 48” wide x 58” long x 40” high
- Optional Run Extension Dimensions: 48” wide x 56” long x 21-½” high
- Chicken Doors: (2) 12” wide x 17” high
- Nest box: (1) 16”wide x 14” deep
- Height of enclosed coop run: 21-½”
- Chicken Roosts: (2) 17” long
- Vents: (2) 10” high x 50” long
Materials at a glance:
- Hardware: zinc-galvanized steel
- Siding: comes standard with a Pre-Primed Smart Panel Product or fir siding for a slight upcharge
- Roof: 29 gauge steel roofing with trim to prevent sharp edges
- Run Extension: ½” galvanized, 14-gauge hardware cloth, framed by 2x4 ACQ pressure-treated lumber
Quality-made in America
The Katy chicken coop has been made with pride in the USA, designed with durability in mind!
All wood touching the ground is ACQ pressure-treated, 2x4 lumber. Hardware is heavy duty and zinc-galvanized, meaning it won't easily rust. The standard siding is a Pre-Primed Smart Panel product or you can order untreated fir siding for an additional charge. Both types of siding are very durable. The standard siding should outlast the fir siding, however, even the unfinished fir siding should last 10-15 years! Untreated fir sidings weather beautifully, like cedar, and will turn gray if left unfinished. Both types of siding will benefit from the steel roof which will extend the life of your coop even longer! If you choose to stain, clear coat or paint your coop, it'll last even longer.
Good ventilation is so important for chickens, which are susceptible to respiratory issues. That's why this coop has two long ventilation slots with hinged covers. They can be propped open to circulate fresh air and they can be closed in bad weather. The ventilation slots are 10" high by 50” long.
The coop doors have heavy-duty locking mechanisms, so you can be sure your flock will sleep safe and sound after you lock them in at night. But you should attach hardware cloth to the footprint of your coop to keep out predators that dig. You can either do this yourself, or you can purchase our wire mesh floor panels which screw right into the bottom of your coop and run extension.
Covered run for outdoor enjoyment
In rainy or snowy weather, chickens will often (grudgingly!) stay inside. The covered run included with this coop will ensure that your flock has access to the fresh outdoor air even when the weather is "foul". Plus, two of the run's walls under the coop are paneled for protection from breezes and snow. And you can purchase a run extension to give your flock even more space. Weather panels can also be ordered for both the coop and run extension!
Please keep in mind that this chicken coop, like every one 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 they have several hours per day in a larger run or free-ranging.
Easy egg collection
Simply unlatch and open the chicken door to access the nesting box. It is elevated above the ground so you can easily retrieve your eggs. (Make sure to re-latch it when you're done to keep out sneaky predators.)
Clean-up is simple!
The whole footprint of the Katy chicken coop rests on the ground. When the ground coop floor starts to accumulate droppings, you can move the coop to a new resting place using the built-in handles on each end of the coop.
Paint it, stain it, or let it weather naturally
The Katy chicken coop comes unfinished. The Pre-Primed Smart Panel Product that comes standard is durable and need not be treated in any way because the primer is suitable as a finished coat. However, you can paint over it if you want to customize your coop.
If you order your coop with the optional fir wood siding, your coop will achieve a beautiful, weathered wood look over time, much like cedar. Alternately, you can clear coat the wood to bring out the richness of the grain, or stain or paint it to coordinate with your house colors! Whatever you decide to do, the attractive lines of this coop will make it a handsome addition to your yard!
Personalize it with a weather vane and/or a rooster silhouette
If you love the look of this chicken coop, you can class it up even more with some economical "extras".Why not add an attractive rooster weather vane made from recycled aluminum and painted black? You can also add a rooster silhouette to your coop; they come in gloss black or gloss white and are made of heavy 16-gauge steel.
This coop kit will be shipped in (2) 59” long x 27" wide x 7” high boxes, weighing 72 & 76 lbs. The run extension kit will be shipped in (1) box of the same size, and will weigh 41 lbs. Assembled the coop will weigh 148 lbs.
All pilot holes are pre-drilled, hardware is included, and assembly instructions are easy to follow. Allow approximately 1 hour to build this coop.
Please allow up to six weeks for your coop to arrive.
Please note: we do not have a storefront and orders cannot be picked up from our location. Also, we can only ship within the United States. Shipment of chicken coops is limited to the 48 contiguous states but not Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the other U.S. territories.