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The Sussex Chicken House has a unique look and has been specifically designed to give your hens' protection not only from pesky predators but also the wet and windy weather we so often experience.

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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.

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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 skills.

Chicken House Run

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 happy.

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.

Raised Perches

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.

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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 suppliers products.

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 to detail.

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.

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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.

"Perfect for my needs"

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

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By Viv Kinder - Newark, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

"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.

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By John Concannon.- Kingsthorpe, NORTHAMPTON

"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!

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By The Parker Family .- Watlington, OXFORDSHIRE

"Very very impressed with my Coop"

WOW fantastic , from placing the order, to receiving, and getting the Coop. Very very impressed with my Coop. Did not expect the helpful emails.

Have printed them and know I will be referring to them if I need any help.I would absolutely have no hesitation in recommending your excellent company and product. So refreshing to deal with a company who obviously care, about the customer and the Chicks.

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By Carole Pritchard , SOUTHAMPTON, Hampshire

"I am over the moon, it looks fantastic!"

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 internet.

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By Lorraine Sykes - Flamborough, East Riding of Yorkshire

"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!"

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By Linda Norris .- Shepton Mallet, SOMERSET

"Had for a year still looks as good as the newer one."

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.

Sussex Chicken House Review
By Eleanor Bowen. - Isle of Wight

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1.How many hens can the Sussex Coop hold?

It will depend on the breed of chicken and the size of the breed, and also how you intend to keep them.

The raised roosting and nesting area of the Sussex coop will hold 4 to 5 medium sized birds quite comfortably. What is probably more important to consider is the amount of space they will have during the day.

If you intend to give them time to roam around your garden then the run space is less of a determining factor and 4 maybe 5 hens would be fine.

However if they are to spend their entire day inside the Sussex then to be fair to your hens we would recommend just 2 and ideally, we'd hope you would consider upgrading to the Sussex with Run which would be find for 2 - 3 medium sized hens.

If you are thinking about investing in the Sussex with Double Run then you can increase that number to 4 hens and they would be fine.

The benefit of all our coops is that the run can be extended at a later date should the need arise and in theory you can add as many run extensions as you need.

On a side note, we'd recommend that whatever your circumstance and set up if you can give your hens a few hours outside their coop and run in the late afternoon and early evening.

2.Can I set up the Sussex the other way around?

While some customers in the past have set up their coop the other way around, it's not straight forward and would involve a fair bit of D.I.Y to do so.

The Sussex has been designed to be constructed the way it is shown in the photos on our website.

3.Can I fit an Automatic Door Opener to this coop?

No unfortunately not. All the door openers on the market work with doors that open in an up/down direction (pop-hole doors). As the Sussex has a sliding door a door opener would not work.

But the Devon Hen House has been specifically designed so it can be fitted with an automatic door opener. We use and recommend this door opener.


4.Can I move the Sussex Chicken Coop easily?

Yes it can be moved but att almost 50kgs and over 2 meters long you are going to need an extra pair of hands to help you move the Sussex Coop.


5.Can I add a run at a later stage?

Yes, you can add extra Sussex Runs at any stage and you can join as many runs together to form as long space as you need. For more information on the Sussex Run by itself click here: Sussex Runs


6.Is the wood treated?

Yes, the Sussex Chicken Coop comes with a base coat treatment of wood preservative

But as with all outdoor wooden structures in our harsh climate, we recommend that the timber is treated on a regular basis to ensure a long life. If the coop is treated to begin with and thereafter on a yearly basis, and is well looked after and cleaned regularly there is no reason why a lifespan of 5 to 7 years could not be expected.

There are many popular products available with Cuprinol , Ronseal and Wilkinson amongst the better-known brands.

A lot of customers use and recommend these: Brand Option 1 or Brand Option 2


7. Can I use the Sussex for rabbits?

While the product has been specifically designed to house chickens a few customers have pruchased the Sussex Chicken Coop for their rabbits and the feedback has been positive.

We also make and sell wide range of well made rabbit hutches and runs: Visit our website:


8. Is the Sussex Chicken House fox proof?

We would like to think that our coops are made to a higher standard than most other suppliers in this price range. While we have purposely used thicker, sturdier wood, wire and locks with the aim to make it as safe and secure as possible for your chickens we cannot absolutely guarantee that foxes and other predators won’t try and target them.

Foxes are by far the biggest threat that your pets will face so if you are going to keep your chickens then we also urge you to take these added precautions especially if you know you have foxes in your area.

Measurements & Maintenance

All our coops use 12mm T&G supported by strong 35mm x 25mm framework.
Our wire mesh is 1.5mm thick

Sussex Chicken Coop Measurement

Sussex Coop Dimensions:

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" (inches)

Total run area = 12.40 square feet.

Internal Measurements Of Chicken House

Nesting box internal measurements = L 13" x W 24.41" (inches)
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 26.3" (inches)
Housing area: 5.04 square feet.

Total amount of space = 19.64 square feet

Chicken Wire

Approx mesh size: 19mm x 19mm (approx 0.5" square) & diameter of wire is 1.5 mm



The Sussex Chicken Houses is supplied flat packed for easy home assembly. This set comes flat packed in two boxes :

Box 1: 104 x 77 x 20cm @ 22.5 kgs.
Box 2: 102 x 101 x 16.5 cm @ 24.5 kgs.

Instructions included. All you will need is a small screwdriver and an adjusting spanner.


* All measurements are approximate and are provided for informational purposes only.



Our wooden coops are treated with a base coat of wood preservative.The wood we use in this product is a highly durable and scented softwood which is noted for its resistance to decay and rot.

As with all outdoor wooden structures we strongly recommend that you treat your coop with a high quality varnish or wood preservative before exposing it to the elements and that you re-treat it at least once a year (preferably before the winter season) to maintain the applied preservative and water repellent properties. There are many popular products available with Cuprinol , Ronseal and Wilkinson amongst the better known brands.

We also recommend that you try and position your chicken coop in a protected area which is not overly exposed to high winds and the elements.

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If you like the Sussex Chicken Coop we also have these:

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Sussex With Double Run
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