Made in USA
The Gambrel Roof XL Chicken Coop (9-12 chickens)
Made in USA
About the Gambrel Roof Coop
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. The Gambrel Roof XL Chicken Coop has features, including plenty of roosting and nesting space, galore ventilation, a roomy run, and more!
Includes Top-Quality Features
Shop with confidence for your chicken coop! Over the past fifteen years, we've improved our designs, materials, and manufacturing to bring you chicken coops that are a step above the rest. With features like:
- 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
- A rear sliding window is made with solid plexiglass
- Designs specified down to the millimeter for maximum usability
- Optional covered run to give your birds more space that can be added onto and connected for even more space.
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.
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.
The purchase includes all the hardware—even a screwdriver and awl! Holes are pre-drilled 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.
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.
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. 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. Speaking of...
New! Add-on runs for a GREAT deal!
Our new 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. Plus, you'll save big by purchasing runs along with your Gambrel XL versus buying them separately.
Clean Breezes = No Sneezes
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. The adjustable ventilation slot can be slid open or shut, so you can dial in the amount of ventilation you want your birds to get. (And 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 you're worried about your birds overwintering, it's a simple matter of tacking 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 Gambrel Roof XL 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 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.
Double-Wide... 'Cause That's How We Roll
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.
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 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.
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 19.5 square feet of space in the run, you can only keep two chickens if you plan to keep them confined in this coop 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 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 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.