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.
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.
"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
"Well manufactured and I am well pleased
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.
"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!
"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
"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
"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!"
"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.
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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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
and Wilkinson amongst the better-known brands.
A lot of customers use and recommend these: Brand
Option 1 or Brand
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: www.Rabbit-Hutches.co.uk
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 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
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 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 26.3"
Housing area: 5.04 square feet.
Total amount of space = 19.64 square feet
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
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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