The Sussex chicken house has a unique look and
has been specifically designed to give your hens' complete
protection not only from pesky predators but also the wet
and windy weather we so often experience.
A lot of thought has gone into the latest version of our
popular Sussex Chicken House. We've increase the size by 15%
and it now has an amazing 19.64 square feet of secure space
in one practical and self contained coop.
We have also designed an extendable run that conveniently
fits the Sussex. So you always have the option of easily increasing
the size of the secure run - without any hassle or D.I.Y
The long slanted felt free roof provides the perfect cover
even in driving rain, keeping your hens and their food dry.
This is one of the reasons why so many people have chosen
the Sussex coop in the past.
The raised sleeping and laying area now has over 7.24 square
feet of space which is big enough to hold up to 4 or 5 hens.
The large nesting box can be unbolted - a feature
which allows you to conveniently access the internal housing
area of the chicken house, making it quick and even easier
for you to clean.
We've also increased the depth of the pull out
tray so any bedding you place in it doesn't spill out when
it is removed. The large door to the run and the smaller one
to the raised housing area make all areas easily accessible.
The large nesting box provides a cosy area for your birds
to lay. Its high position and lift up lid allows you to easily
collect your eggs, without disturbing your hens.
Two thin slits above the nesting box provide the housing
area with the all important draft free ventilation which is
needed to keep your hens healthy.
Four mini Perspex windows allow lots of light
into the internal area of the coop which will keep your hens
The two large correctly designed and fully removable
perches are purposely positioned high to encourage your hens
to roost at night and not to sleep in the nesting boxes.
The Sussex coop has a clever door opening mechanism
which allows the door to the run to be conveniently opened
from the outside.
A handy little ramp allows your hens' easy access
in and out of the housing area. It has been raised enough
to give your birds more ground in which to scratch around
in underneath, as well as keeping things dry.
We've also upgraded the protective mesh. All our coops and
runs use strong chicken wire that is on average 50% thicker
than the standard stuff found on many of the other online
Our chicken wire is set deep within the framework and not
simply stapled on. This extra effort means that overall the
Sussex is stronger and your hens should be much better protected.
The Sussex chicken house has been created by expert designers
and manufactured by experienced carpenters. The workmanship
that has gone into producing this coop for you is evident
in the way it has been beautifully finished and the attention
All the woodwork has been jointed, sanded, glued, bolted
and finished to the highest standards. The wood we use in
this product is highly durable and scented softwood which
is noted for its resistance to decay and rot.
The superb quality and beautiful design of the Sussex means
that it will look fantastic in any garden, and is guaranteed
to give you and your chickens many years of pleasure.
Some other features include:
- Over 19.8 square feet of safe and secure space - 15% more
space for the same price.
- Multiple access points make this chicken
house quick and easy to clean.
- The option to conveniently extend the run at any stage
with very little hassle. If you want to keep your chickens
permanently inside the run you can now simply extend the
- Specially designed slip off hinges
allows you to remove the run door without tools - perfect
if you intend to free range and want to give your hens unhindered
access to the covered area of the run.
- Heavy duty, waterproofed slanted roof keeps everything
nice and dry, during even the foulest of weather conditions.
- Ventilation slots which are situated
above the perching height of your chickens - keeps your
hens with a constant supply of draft free air.
- The nesting box can be completely unbolted
which makes it much easier and convenient to clean the internal
housing area of the chicken house.
- A pull out tray under the nesting area which makes cleaning
the coop a quick and simple process.
- Supplied flat packed and with clear instructions
- for easy and quick construction. (35 - 45 minutes)
- "It is perfect for my needs
and provides a decent sized living space."
Here is my feedback on the
Sussex Coop. I purchased two coops one for myself and one
for my daughters care home. The one at the care home is not
yet set up but I am convinced will bring great joy to the
young adults who live there once they get their chickens.
I brought mine as a bit of an extravagance. I already have
a larger coop but felt that my three bantams were being a
little bullied by the 7 regular sized chickens. Therefore
I decided to buy another coop and found yours on the web site
after doing a google search.
It is perfect for my needs and
provides a decent sized living space. As with my other coop
one of the prime reasons for buying this particular model
is that they can get up in the morning and roam about in the
'run' whether I have actually got out of bed and let them
out or not!! They then wait for myself or one of the farm
hands to open the run and let them out into the grass area
where they can spend a happy day scratching around before
going back to bed. I was impressed when it was put together
by he amount of doors and the easy access to various parts
of the coop and after the 1st night everyone seems happy
- "The coop was well manufactured
and i am well pleased with it."
I am very impressed by the
first class service I received from all at ChickenCoopsdirect.
When I took delvery of the cop I found the directions to put
it together very easy to follow and beleive the coop was well
manufactured and i am well pleased with it. Already I have
had plotholders on my allotment admiring it and I have no
hesitation in recomending your company.
- "We bought the Sussex coop
for Mum's birthday present and she loves it!"
We have been very pleased with
chicken coops direct and would definitely recommend your company.
We bought the Sussex coop for Mum's birthday present and she
loves it! We were very impressed with how easy it was to assemble.
Also, specifying a delivery day, and delivering to my brother's
house, did not pose a problem to you at all. We have just
bought 2 hens and they have settled in very quickly - now
they have got used to the ramp up to the house, they keep
going in and out of it all day and peering out of the window
at us! Hopefully it won't be long before they give us some
eggs.We were very grateful for your guidance on keeping and
selecting hens, as we're relatively new to keeping hens, and
it saved a lot of time searching for the information on the
internet. It was really good to be able to look at which breeds
would be happy to be kept in a pen, and which ones needed
to be more free range.Thank you for your excellent service!
I'm sure we'll get many years of pleasure out of the coop,
and our new hens!
- "A sturdy coop, well-made
which also looks good."
Ordered a Sussex coop late
Wednesday afternoon via email and it was delivered first thing
Friday morning by City Link - most impressed by that (especially
with the delivery driver placing the three packages where
I wanted them). After checking all parts were there I decided
to give it a coat of preservative before I put it together
(which I would recommend doing). Took me just under an hour
to put it up with the help of two very excited grandchildren,
again, most impress with the outcome, a sturdy coop, well-made
which also looks good. It's now the home of three Warrens
(Poppy, Mama and Gabriella -- named by the grandkids - not
me!!) who have settled in nicely. Would I recommend Chicken
Coops Direct - Most Certainly - you do what it says on the
tin - from start to finish - also your follow up procedure/support,
along with your information sheets which we found to be most
useful and outstanding. A SMALL COMPANY WITH A BIG HEART.
- "I am over the moon, it
Thank you so much for all you
patience with me when ordering the Sussex chicken house. I
am over the moon, it looks fantastic ! It was delivery very
promptly, when you said, and it took me and my husband 35mins
to put together from start to finish, with the help of a cordless
screwdriver I might add. The instructions were so easy and
clear. Well done to you both and once again thanks for all
you help. You have taken away my fear of ordering over the
- "The coop is perfect, instructions
for putting together were clear and we did it easily."
Thank you so much for all your
help with our Sussex Chicken Coop! A few hiccups with the
delivery company were swiftly sorted by yourselves and you
kept me fully informed at all times. The coop is perfect,
instructions for putting together were clear and we did it
easily within 50 mins. I bought this coop as it had an upstairs
which hopefully will make life difficult for the foxes :)
My four chickens are very happy in their new home!"
- "The older one which we
have had for a year still looks as good as the newer one."
Dear Maria, I am delighted
with my Sussex chicken coop. This is the second one I have
ordered from you. I ordered it on Sunday night and it arrived
on Tuesday on the Isle of Wight! Brilliant. I noticed that
you have fixed the one design defect I noticed from the first
one I bought and that is making the ladder removable so it's
easier to move to coop around. The coops look lovely in our
orchard. The older one which we have had for a year still
looks as good as the newer one and there is no sign of any
deterioration to the wood or roof.
We bought the second coop because
one of our hens is broody and is sitting on 6 eggs so we moved
the other 2 hens to the new coop which was very easy because
both coops are identical and they didn't notice! Thank you
so much and thank you for all the additional information you
sent about keeping chickens which is really useful.
more reviews here...
- All our coops use 12mm T&G supported by strong 35mm
x 25mm framework.
- Our wire mesh is 1.5mm thick
- Total footprint (including nesting box and roof overhang):
L 223cm x W 81cm x H 120cm
- Total footprint (inches): L 87.79" x W 31.88"
x H 47.24"
- Internal run measurements = L 172cm x W 67cm
- Internal run measurements = L 67.71" x W 26.37"
- Total run area = 12.40 square feet.
- Nesting box internal measurements = L 33cm x W 62cm
- Nesting box internal measurements = L 13" x W 24.41"
- Nesting box area : 2.20 square feet.
- Housing area internal measurements = L 70cm x W 67cm
- Housing area internal measurements = L 27.55" x W
- Housing area: 5.04 square feet.
- Mesh size: 19mm x 19mm (approx 0.5" square) &
diameter of wire is 1.5 mm
Our wooden coops are treated with a base coat of wood preservative.
This is a primer coat and as with all outdoor wooden structures,
particularly in our harsh weather conditions, we strongly
recommend that you treat your coop with a high quality wood
preservative prior to placing outdoors and that you re-treat
your hen house at least once a year (preferably before the
winter season) to maintain the applied preservative and water
The Sussex Chicken Houses is supplied flat packed for easy
home assembly. The build time for this unit is approximately
35 - 45 minutes.
This set comes flat packed in two boxes :
- Box 1: 104 x 77 x 20cm @ 23.5 kgs.
- Box 2: 104 x 101 x 17 cm @ 24 kgs.
Instructions included. All you will need is a small screwdriver
and an adjusting spanner.
Our products can be delivered anywhere in mainland England,
Wales and the Scottish lowlands. Deliveries are typically
made Monday to Friday between 8.00am - 6.30pm.
You do not have to be at home to accept your delivery.
Most of the time the driver will leave your parcels in a safe
location or as you have instructed in your delivery instructions.
There are two delivery options available at checkout.
Standard: orders are usually delivered in 3 to 5 working days from dispatch.
Express: orders are usually delivered in 1 to 2 working days from dispatch.
If you place an order before 10am (Monday to Friday) and
you have told us of a safe location we can leave your parcels
should you not be around when they deliver, then we will endevour
to dispatch any Express orders that same day, although during
busy periods this may not always be possible.
Express orders placed after 10am, over the weekend or a bank
holiday are usually dispatched the following working day.
For full details about delivery (including any questions
you may have) - please click the link and visit our dedicated
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