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The Gambrel Roof XL" Chicken Coop (9-12 chickens)
The Gambrel Roof XL Chicken Coop has features, including plenty of roosting and nesting space, galore ventilation, a roomy run, and more! With nearly forty square feet of total space, this stylish and fun barn-style chicken coop easily accommodates up to nine large fowl or twelve+ bantam chickens.
Includes Top-Quality Features
- Free with every purchase: a wire mesh floor for the run to keep rodents and burrowing predators out.
- Better quality latches and dual latches on every opening to keep predators out.
- Extra deep droppings trays that work, lined with galvanized metal.
- A rear sliding window is made with solid plexiglass.
- Optional covered run to give your birds more space that can be added onto and connected for even more space.
Dimensions at a glance:
- Hen house: 62" wide x 48" deep x 34" high (interior)
- Overall height: 5' high at the peak
- Width with overhang: 5' 6"
- Run footprint: 62" wide x 45" deep
- Height of run under hen house: 25"
- Roosting bars: Three, each 34.75" long, 10" apart, and 9.5" from exterior walls
- Nest boxes: Three "double wides," each 22" wide x 11" deep x 10.5" at the lowest and 14" high at the highest
- Front and rear window vents: 8.75" x 8.75", backed by 1/2" x 1/2" hardware cloth
- Rear sliding ventilation slot: 8" x 8", backed by 1/2" x 1/2" hardware cloth
- Front door (each): 16.5" x 12.75"
- Chicken ladder: 31" long
- Total square footage: 39 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.
Roomy enough for 9-12 chickens
With plenty of roosting and nesting space, you can happily house up to nine standard-size chickens, or twelve or more bantams, depending on their size. Please keep in mind that we do not intend for this coop, just like every other coop sold at My Pet Chicken, to be used 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. Speaking of...
Add-on runs (optional)
Our Hen Pen Chicken Run is a significant upgrade to any coop! Safely and easily give your birds more run space. At 8 feet long by 4 feet wide each, the Hen Pen Chicken Run is an excellent fit with the Gambrel Roof XL Chicken Coop.
It has the same anti-predator and anti-rodent features as the Gambrel XL, and you can optionally add a heavy-duty run cover for extra protection from the elements.
Ventilation for the Gambrel Roof XL Chicken Coop
Adequate ventilation is one of the most essential features of any chicken coop. Chickens have especially sensitive respiratory systems, so airflow is vital. That's why our Gambrel Roof XL chicken coop contains windows in the gable ends, front and rear, for cross-ventilation, plus an adjustable Plexiglas ventilation slot on the rear (new!). All three are backed by half-inch hardware cloth to keep pests and predators out.
The windows on top of the doors don't close because chickens need fresh air even in winter. You can slide open or shut the adjustable ventilation slot to regulate the amount of ventilation your birds receive. The opening from the "upstairs" of the chicken house to the "downstairs" run remains open, too.
If you live in an extra cold climate and are concerned about your birds overwintering, you can easily tack plastic sheeting over the front and rear windows in the window to decrease airflow.
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 rounded-edge roosting poles in the Gambrel Roof XL chicken coop are positioned at a height that discourages your flock from roosting in their nest boxes, but low enough to prevent their heads from hitting 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 11.5 inches.
The three roosting poles total over 100 inches, easily fitting nine chickens or more. Each perch is 9.5 inches from the exterior walls / 10" from each other, so they're usable and accessible.
Nesting Boxes for the Gambrel XL Chicken Coop
Conventional chicken wisdom has it that one nest box is required for every four to five hens, which would make the Gambrel Roof XL's three nest boxes plenty... But each is double-wide, accommodating two hens, so it's like having six nest boxes! You might think your hens would like the privacy of their own "stall,"... but no.
We often catch the rascals in our coop laying eggs right on top of one another! Each "double wide" nest box is 22" wide x 11" deep x 10.5" at the lowest and 14" high at the highest point.
You can collect your eggs by reaching right in without the need for back-breaking bending over! Each nest box has its own access door, located about waist-high for an average-sized adult.
Easy to Clean the Gambrel Roof XL Chicken Coop
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 frame above scrapes the poopy bedding, causing it to fall 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. In addition, 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 XL 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 most predators from gaining entry.
Protect Your Coop Purchase...
...With a yearly stain or seal. The natural wood material will break down over time. However, if you do not, you can 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
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. This is due to enhancements and/or modifications made at the manufacturer's discretion.
Assembly Notes for the Gambrel Roof XL Chicken Coop
The purchase includes all the hardware—even a screwdriver and awl! We pre-drill holes for ease of installation. With two people, allow approximately an hour; with just one, allow an hour and a half. 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.
Use these assembly instructions rather than those provided with the coop, as these are larger and easier to read.
Shipping Information for the Gambrel Roof XL Chicken Coop:
Shipping is included! Allow up to 2 weeks for arrival. The Gambrel Roof XL comes in three separate boxes. Box one is 51" x 29" x 5" and weighs 50 pounds. Box two is 46" x 41" x 7" and weighs 52 pounds. Box three is 64" x 36" x 5" and weighs 48 pounds.
We only ship this chicken coop to the 48 contiguous states. Therefore we cannot ship to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the other U.S. territories).
This item is shipped via freight. 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. 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. 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. 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.
In addition, 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.
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