Made in USA
Craftsman 4x6 Chicken Coop (up to 15 chickens)
Come see why we've sold so many of this coop model! Its sturdy, Amish design is built to last for years, and the highly customizable design allows you the features you want, including electrical hook-up with an outlet and a light; wheels to turn it into a "tractor"; an automatic door that operates on battery, electric, or solar, and operates on a timer or by light sensor; and a great variety of color and material choices. We love this coop and we love supporting American-made goods—don't you? See below to learn all about this coop.
- Room for 12 to 15 chickens
- Six nesting boxes
- Great ventilation: comes with two windows, one ventilation slot and two gable vents (not shown)
- Several run options including runs with roofs
- "Cleaner Coop" options such as an epoxy floor to make cleaning a breeze
- Many customization options: 3 types of siding, 3 types of roofing material, 20 finishes, and many more... See below for details.
Dimensions & Specifications
- Overall coop dimensions: 6'-10" high x 6'-8" long x 5'-2" deep (incl. nest box)
- Coop access door: 4'-4" high x 1'-8" wide
- Chicken door: 12" high x 9.25" wide
- Total roosting space: (2)6' long roosts
- Chicken ramp: 3'long x 9-1/4"wide
- Height under coop: 14"
- Nesting boxes: Six, each approximately 1' square
- Windows: Two, each 23" high x 18" wide
- Ventilation Slot: 55" long x 6"high
Materials at a Glance
- Duratemp® siding, one of the choices for this coop, is backed by a 50-year limited warranty, and won’t split or crack. It has a strong plywood veneer inner core, and a tough hardboard face that has the texture and appearance of natural, rough-sawn cedar. Its durability and strength ensure that maintenance costs are kept down.
- Pine Board & Batten and Pine Tongue & Groove are alternate siding choices, also durable and attractive.
- The ACQ pressure-treated plywood floor is 5/8” thick. This type of plywood is typically used for outdoor structures such as barns and sheds that are exposed to the elements. The wood is treated to prevent termites, rot and fungal decay.
- LP® Tech Shield® Roofing Sheathing keeps your coop cooler in warm weather. Its radiant barrier blocks heat from entering through the roof of the coop. It's particularly helpful for warm climate regions throughout the United States.
- Epoxy Flooring is one of our "Cleaner Coop" Options. It is durable, easy to clean and 100% moisture resistant.
Quality-Made in America
This classic chicken coop is made in America, handcrafted by the Amish in Lancaster County, PA, using high quality materials. Each coop is made to order! The pressure-treated base and flooring will keep termites, carpenter ants and rot at bay. All half-inch hardware cloth wire over the windows and air vents is coated in black vinyl.
There are 15 paint colors and 5 stain colors to choose from. Two colors are included with your purchase, so you can choose one color for the siding and another for the trim, at no extra cost.
If you've chosen Duratemp siding for your coop, you’ll need to choose a paint color; if you've chosen either Pine Tongue & Groove or Pine Board & Batten siding, you'll need to choose stain colors. Our paint brand is "Haley," a high-end line originating out of Lancaster County, PA, that has been in production for more than 100 years. Our stain brand is Woodwright, a unique line of quality oil-based stains made in Ohio.
Window style, color and options
Two double-hung, slide-up windows with standard screens come with your purchase, for ventilation and to add plenty of light! The windows are 18” wide and 23” high. For extra predator protection, we have added heavy-duty, half-inch vinyl coated black hardware cloth wire over the screened windows. Two gable vents also come standard, for extra ventilation.
You will receive white window frames and muntins if you select the painted Duratemp siding; if you choose the Stained Pine Tongue & Groove or Board & Batten style siding, you will receive dark brown window frames and muntins. If you would prefer something different, please indicate this in the "Order Notes" section of the online checkout process.
One prop-open ventilation slot comes standard with your purchase. The ventilation slot is covered on the inside with sturdy half-inch vinyl coated black hardware cloth wire, to keep out predators, rodents and wild birds. The ventilation slot is located on the back of the coop, and runs nearly the whole length of it. This long vent, in combination with the windows and gable vents, provides plenty of ventilation, which is essential to avian health.
Chicken door options
Your chicken coop comes standard with a small, 9-¼” wide x 12” high, latched wooden door for you to open and close to let your chickens in and out of their coop. If you prefer, you can upgrade to the automatic door. (We feel it’s one of the best investments you can make!) Learn about the various automatic door choices, here.
If you are also purchasing the solar light option, please note that the auto door will need its own solar panel in order to work.
Asphalt shingles come standard with your purchase, and you can choose from five shingle colors. The shingle roof has an aluminum drip edge to keep water from rotting the roof sheathing. If you don't like asphalt shingles or you want to match your house, you may choose "custom" asphalt shingles or you may upgrade to either a metal or a cedar shake roof.
Regardless of the style you choose, your roof will include OLP Tech Shield Roof Sheathing: a thin, durable layer of aluminum laminated to OSB roof sheathing, which creates a highly effective radiant barrier. This radiant barrier helps to block heat from entering the coop and it will keep the coop cooler in warm weather.The asphalt shingles are Timberline HD Architectural Shingles and they have a 30-year warranty. The metal roofing is AB Martin Brand and they also have a 30-year warranty.
Five-eighths inch, ACQ pressure treated plywood flooring comes standard with your purchase, or you can upgrade to an Epoxy floor for ease of cleaning--a durable, easy to clean surface that is 100% moisture resistant.
(The coop legs and runners are also made from ACQ pressure treated wood to stand up to termites and the elements.)
All hinges and locks are zinc plated and painted black. The entry door has a keyed lock handle. The chicken door has a latch that can be latched in the open or closed position. The chicken door latch can be locked in place with a Master Lock or a Clip (not included).
The nest box lid does not have a latch. The weight of the lid will keep most predators out, however, if there are particularly wily predators in your area, you might want to add a spring-loaded hook and eye latch, a barrel bolt, or something similar.
30 Day Money Back Guarantee!
If you aren’t satisfied with your purchase, you may return your coop within thirty days of receipt for a full refund, less the cost of return shipping.
Add electricity or solar!
If your coop will be placed in an area of your yard where there’s electricity nearby, consider the electrical package! You can purchase either the basic electrical package or the electrical package with a heated roost. The basic electrical package includes an interior light fixture and light switch, an outlet with two receptacles, and it comes with an extension cord hookup to attach to your primary electricity source. The receptacles can be used to plug in your heated waterer (not included) or your optional auto chicken door or heated roost if you so choose.
One wooden roosting bar that runs the length of the coop--and you may select the optional electrical package with heated roost! Talk about luxury. The heated roost is plugged into the receptacle provided by the electrical package, and it’s heated from within by a heated rope, which is completely sealed for safety.
If you don’t have electricity nearby, consider the solar packages. You can purchase the solar-powered light with a switch or a solar-powered light with a settable timer. The timer can be set to turn the light on and off up to 17 times per day.
The heater roosting bar is not an option with the solar packages.
If you think you’ll want to move your chicken coop around the yard, you may opt to add four wheels with a handle/steering handle. Wheels will allow you to move your coop around and provide a fresh grazing area for your chickens, not to mention help you "spread the love" (poop) around.
Run away with run options
We always recommend runs be purchased with coops--unless your coop is going to be placed inside a larger, predator proof chicken yard already! You can either build your own run, or add one of our fully enclosed runs to your order. Our runs have half-inch vinyl coated black hardware cloth wire. If you want a roof on your run (a great idea, to allow your chickens to be outdoors in "fowl" weather!), we’ve got that, too. Please contact Customer Service for a quote on a run with a roof. A Wheel Lift Lever Kit is recommended for the runs with roofs if you plan to move them around.Runs arrive unassembled. All you need is an electric screwdriver or a drill. With two people, allow approximately a half hour to assemble the run; with just one person, allow 60 minutes.
Keep in mind that this coop, like every coop we sell at My Pet Chicken, is NOT intended for full-time confinement. You will need to provide an outdoor run area in which your hens can spend most of their time--or allow them to free range.
Clean that coop!
If you’re a stickler about your coop being clean, you can purchase the optional "clean out lid" and/or the epoxy floor upgrade. The clean out lid runs almost the entire length of the coop on the back, and it will allow you to access the coop floor for ease of cleaning. The epoxy floor will allow you to remove the waste and clean the floor easily. Epoxy flooring is a durable and easy to clean surface, that is 100% moisture resistant. Another option is to order the epoxy flooring and use the large door to rake or sweep the waste out of the coop.
Other customization available
Is there something you want to add to your coop but you don’t see it here? If so, please contact us. The manufacturer of this coop is happy to add bells and whistles for you.
Enhancements and Modifications
While we make every effort to ensure the product you purchase meets your expectations, the actual product may differ slightly from images and renderings shown due to enhancements and/or modifications made at the discretion of the manufacturer.
There is a 10-year limited warranty on the coops. This warranty covers structural problems should they occur, assuming the coop was properly maintained.
What to know about shipping and delivery
Each coop is made to order, please allow up to 5-6 weeks to receive your coop.
Standard delivery provides for the coop to be delivered to the end of your driveway--and you will be responsible for moving it to the ideal location in your yard. Or, provided there is easy accessibility for the truck driver (for example, a 10' wide opening where a smaller truck can get into your yard), your driver can place your coop wherever you like for a fee of $600.00.Please note: we do not have a storefront and orders cannot be picked up from our location. We can only ship within the United States. Shipment of chicken coops is limited to the 48 contiguous states and not Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the other U.S. territories.
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