Dorset Chicken Coop

Regular Price £179.95 Special Price £169.00
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Essential Info

  • Tried and tested designs
  • Durable heavy duty materials
  • Thick 1.5mm fox-proof wire
  • Robust high quality fixtures & fittings
  • Supplied direct to you from Dorset UK
  • Backed up by our famous customer service

Dorset Chicken Coop

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Our mid-capacity coop houses up to 6 hens and is the easiest to keep clean thanks to it's fully opening roof and easy open front panel. Perfect for children or for people with lower mobility who might struggle to access their coop for cleaning.

The Dorset is a neat, easy to clean chicken coop and with almost 9 square feet of internal housing space is large enough to comfortably hold up to 6 hens.

The superb quality and clever design, not to mention the range of very handy features, make the Dorset a fantastic option especially if you are after a quick and easy to clean chicken coop.

Dorset chicken coop

The nesting area of the coop is raised off the ground to prevents rats and other rodents from entering and at the same time keeps the dampness out of the coop ensuring a healthier environment for your chickens.

The small door with 4 perspex windows allows plenty of light into the coop, keeping it well lit during the day, as well as giving you an access point.

Dorset with top open

A removable ramp makes it easy for your hens to get in and out of the hen house via the sliding door and the large felt free roof lifts up and is perfect for checking up on your chickens without disturbing them.

The Dorset is easy to clean

When it comes to cleaning out your coop the Dorset is a real winner. The large nesting box and the extra deep pull out tray are both fully removable.

The entire front panel can even be unlocked and opened to allow for full access inside. This handy feature alone makes the Dorset possibly one of our easiest wooden coops to clean.

The Dorset coop front comes off easily to allow easy access

Inside the large housing area of the coop are two fully removable perches and plenty of roosting space for your hens.

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Measurements & Maintenance

All our coops use 12mm tongue & groove timber supported by strong 35mm x 25mm framework. 

Our wire mesh is 1.5mm thick.

Dorset coop measurements

Dorset Coop Dimensions

Total footprint (including nesting box and roof overhang): L 130cm x W 90cm x H 99cm
Total footprint (inches): L 51.18" x W 35.43" x H 40"

Nesting box internal area : Width 74cm x Depth 34.5cm
Nesting box (in inches): W 29.13" x D 13.58"
Nesting box area: 2.74 square feet

Internal housing area: Width 78.5cm x Depth 85.5cm
Internal housing area (in inches): W 30.9" x D 33.6"
Internal housing area: 7.22 square feet

Chicken wire

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


The Dorset Coop is supplied flat packed for easy home assembly. This set comes flat packed in two boxes:

Box 1: 100 x 93 x 12.5 cm @ 18.5kgs.
Box 2: 88 x 82 x 12 cm @ 15.5kgs.
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.

Delivery Options

There are two delivery options available at checkout.

Standard (£12.95): Orders are usually dispatched 3 to 5 working days after an order is placed.
Express (£17.95): Orders are usually dispatched the next working day.

Most orders are usually delivered in 1 to 2* working days after they have been dispatched. Deliveries are typically made Monday to Friday between 8.00am - 6.30pm. (Working days are Monday to Friday but don't include public holidays.)

If you need your order urgently then choose the express delivery option for priority dispatch.

Where can we deliver to?

Orders can be delivered anywhere in mainland England, Wales and some areas in the Scottish lowlands. If you live outside these areas we unfortunately cannot deliver our products to you.

Like most online compaies we rely on (3rd party) courier companies to deliver all our orders. As much as we would love to get our products in the hands of as many people as possible the cost of getting our coops to anyone who lives outside mainland England and Wales is prohibitive - upwards of £70.

If you live outside these regions you are welcome to arrange collection from us using a company like Parcel Force or Parcel Monkey.

Delivery to Scottish Postcodes

Scottish postcodes that we can deliver to include:

Scottish Lowlands (e.g. Glasgow/Edinburgh and surrounds) and (Zone 2) -All AB, IV, KW1-14, PA34, PA37-39, PH19-41, PH49-50

Unfortunatly we cannot deliver to Scottish post codes not included above. This is due to the size of our products and the very high costs (£60 - £120+) levied by the courier company we use.

You are welcome to arrange your own courier to collect from us however. Here is a list of couriers that may help.

Delivery to Isle of Wight

The courier company that we use can deliver to the Isle of Wight. However there is a delivery surcharge of £15.95 per order. Please contact us if you live in the Isle of Wight before you place your order so we can send you a special link to place your order.

Delivery Questions

Damaged, Faulty or Missing Items

*This is an estimate based on the majority of orders sent, however we cannot absolutely guarantee it.

1. How many hens can the Dorset hold?

The raised roosting and nesting area of the Dorset Coop will hold 5 to 6 medium sized birds quite comfortably.

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

While some customers in the past have set up their coop the other way around, it's not straightforward and would involve a fair bit of D.I.Y to do, so unless you are adept at D.I.Y then the Dorset should be put together 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 Dorset has a sliding door a door opener would not work.

However, 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. Is the wood treated?

Yes, the Dorset Coop comes with a base coat treatment of wood preservative.

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 or more 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.

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

Yes, you can add runs at any stage. These can be joined onto the front or back of the coop and you can join as many runs together to form whatever size of space that you need. For more information on the Dorset Run by itself click here: Dorset Run.

6. How do I lock the roof?

The best place to attach a latch is to the side of the coop as shown in the image below:

Dorset roof latch

7. Is the Dorset 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.