Made in USA
"The Gambrel Roof" Chicken Coop, Blue
About the Gambrel Roof Chicken Coop
With more than twenty square feet of space, this stylish and fun barn-style chicken house easily accommodates up to five large fowl or six+ bantam chickens, depending on their size. The Gambrel Roof Chicken Coop has features, including plenty of roosting and nesting space, galore ventilation, a roomy run, and more!
Includes Top-Quality Features:
- Free with every purchase: a wire mesh floor for the run to keep rodents and burrowing predators out. You won't find this feature anywhere else!
- Better quality latches and dual latches on every opening to keep predators out
- Extra deep droppings trays that work, lined with galvanized metal
- The rear window is made with solid plexiglass
- Designs specified down to the millimeter for maximum usability
- Covered runs to keep the elements out that can be added onto and daisy-chained together for more space.
Dimensions and Specifications:
- Hen house: 55" wide x 27.5" deep x 29.5" high (interior)
- Overall height: 48" high at the peak
- Width with overhang: 59"
- Run footprint: 55" wide x 27.5" deep x 18.5" high
- Height of run under hen house: 18.5"
- Roosting bars: Two, each 31" long, 9.75" apart, 7" from exterior walls, and 13.5" from the ceiling at peak
- Nest boxes: Four boxes, each 13" wide x 12.25" deep x 12" at lowest and 16" at highest
- Front window: 8.75" x 8.75", with plexiglass (does not open)
- Rear sliding ventilation slot: Opens to 7.5" x 4.25"
- Front door: Two, each 14.25" x 10.25"
- Ladder opening in coop floor: 15" long x 10 3/8" wide
- Ladder width: 9.75"
- Total square footage: 21 square feet, including "house" level and "run" level
Run floor included with purchase: 1/2" hardware cloth floor + zip ties for securing to the run. It keeps rodents and digging predators out.
Shipping is included! Allow up to 2 weeks for arrival.
The Gambrel Roof comes in two separate boxes. Box one is 35" x 27" x 9" and weighs 57 pounds. Box two is 56" x 30" x 4" and weighs 37 pounds.
Shipment of this chicken coop is limited to the 48 contiguous states only (not Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the other U.S. territories).
This item is shipped via FedEx. A signature will be required and is unable to be waived.
Please allow up to 2 weeks for your coop to arrive. We will send your tracking number by email as soon as it's available, or you can look for it in our website's Track My Order area.
Damages, Returns & Cancellations
If your coop has been significantly damaged in shipment, please report the damages to us within 48 hours of arrival if possible. We ask that you send pictures of the damage so we can best determine the following steps to be taken. Please be aware that superficial scratches and dings may occur in the shipping process, and we will replace or refund you for any broken, missing, or damaged pieces.
If you cancel your order before the coop leaves our warehouse, we'll refund you all but a $5 cancellation fee.
If you've changed your mind after your coop has shipped, you may return your new, unused, and unassembled coop with packaging intact in the original box within 30 days of receipt. You will receive a full refund, minus your cost to send it back to us, and a restocking fee of up to 20%. Just contact us, and we'll provide return instructions. Once we have received and approved your items for resale, we'll promptly issue a refund.
Roomy enough for 5-6 chickens
With plenty of roosting and nesting space, you can happily house up to five standard-size chickens or six or more bantams, depending on their size. Like everyone we sell at My Pet Chicken, this chicken coop 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 free-ranging or in a much larger run.
Roost High, Nest Low
As any seasoned chicken keeper can tell you, chickens like to roost at night in the highest spot they can reach. (It's a status thing--don't ask!) And you know what chickens do in their sleep, right? They poop. A lot. So you sure don't want your hens sleeping where they nest, lest your eggs are smothered in poo! The Gambrel Roof chicken coop's rounded-edge roosting poles are high enough that your flock won't be tempted to roost in their nest boxes but low enough that their heads won't be smacking the ceiling when they jump up. There are 13.5 inches between the roosts and the ceiling at the peak, and a foot in from the outer edges of the coop, there are 7 inches.
The two roosting poles totaled over 60 inches in length, easily fitting nine chickens. Each perch is 7 inches from exterior walls and 9.75" from each other, so they're usable and accessible.
Plenty of Nesting Boxes
Conventional chicken wisdom states that one nest box is required for every four to five hens, which would make the Gambrel Roof's four nest boxes plenty. Each nest box is 13" wide x 12.25" deep x 12" at the lowest and 16" high at the highest point.
To collect your eggs, reach right in; no back-breaking-bending-over is required! Each nest box has its own access door, located about waist-high for an average-sized adult.
Cleanout is a breeze: pull out the metal-lined droppings tray, dump the soiled bedding into your compost pile, add fresh bedding and replace the tray! You may have noticed chicken coops sold by some other outlets are barely an inch deep... We bet you can imagine what happens when you pull the tray out! The poopy bedding gets scraped by the frame above and falls right into the run below. How helpful is that? Our droppings tray is an actually-usable 2.5" deep.
Remember that the droppings tray won't be strong enough to place your waterer right on it (and you wouldn't want to, anyway -- the hens would be pooping in it from above)! You'll want to place your feeder and waterer in the run below.
Today's fluffy, fat, slow pet chickens are like sitting ducks! They have no way to protect themselves from predators, so the chicken keeper's job is to ensure they're safe. The Gambrel Roof chicken coop has two barrel bolts on each door, and galvanized, welded, half-inch hardware cloth protecting the windows and the sides of the run. Plus, there's a new security feature! Your purchase now includes, at no extra charge, a half-inch hardware cloth "floor" with zip ties to secure it to your run and keep rodents and digging predators from gaining entry.
Run, Chicken, Run!
Each bird in your flock needs at least ten square feet of space outdoors, so if you plan to confine your flock full-time in this coop, we recommend you limit yourself to... two. Yep, you read that right! Since there are only about 10 square feet of space outdoors, you can only keep one chicken in this coop if you plan to keep them confined full-time. So if you want more chickens, you need to provide them with more outdoor space. That could come in many forms: you could free range your flock several hours each day; if you're handy, you could build out the back of their run and enclose a much larger space; you could set up solar-powered electric poultry netting; you might even place your coop inside a much larger, predator-proof run!
Protect Your Coop Purchase...
...With a yearly stain or seal. The natural wood material will break down over time. If you do not, you can realistically expect six to eight years of use out of this coop. If you keep it in good shape by sealing it annually, you'll have it for many years.
Enhancements and Modifications
While we make every effort to ensure the product you purchase meets your expectations, the actual product may differ slightly from the images and renderings shown due to enhancements and/or modifications made at the manufacturer's discretion.
All the hardware is included, plus a screwdriver and awl, and most holes are pre-drilled. A copy of the instructions will be included with your coop. With two people, allow approximately 45 minutes; with just one, allow an hour or so. Once you construct the coop, we recommend you let it "air out" for a bit before moving your chickens in. The non-toxic wood stain emits a slight odor that disappears over time.