Devon Hen House
- Tried and tested designs
- Durable heavy duty materials
- Thick 1.5mm fox-proof wire
- High quality fixtures & fittings
- Supplied direct from Dorset
- Backed up by our famous customer service
Devon Hen House
The Devon Hen House (as featured on Alan Titchmarsh's gardening show) is a fantastic looking chicken coop able to comfortably house 6 to 7 medium-sized chickens.
What will really impress you from the moment you open the box is how well it is constructed, with plenty of attention to detail. This hen house is also our most versatile.
The front and back panels of the Devon are easily inter changeable. This means you can choose whether you want the sliding door entrance or the vertically opening door entrance to face the front.
You can also fit an automatic door opener to the vertically opening pop hole should you ever want to totally automate the process of letting your hens in and out of their coop in the mornings or evenings.
The large nesting box can be assembled on either the left or right-hand side of the hen house, again to suit your needs. It can also be easily unbolted from the side of the house should you need to gain access for cleaning.
Inside the large nesting box you will find 3 cosy areas which will allow all of your hens the perfect place to lay, ensuring that you are rewarded with a constant and fresh supply every morning.
There are 3 separate and removable perches, positioned high up inside the hen house and giving plenty of roosting room for all your chickens.
Another great feature that this model has to offer is that it is raised off the ground which helps keep mud and dampness out of the hen house. Four rubber soles will also keep the wood from rotting.
The lastest version of the Devon Hen House comes with a lockable solid sliding door. Other improvements include not 1 but 2 heavy duty nesting box latches for double the security against predators.
The Devon Hen House is one of our best selling hen houses and also one of the most affordable models. Its superb build quality and many handy features make it one of the best hen houses on the market in this price range.
Measurements & Maintenance
All our coops use 12mm tongue & groove wood supported by strong 35mm x 25mm framework.
Devon Hen House Dimensions
Total external dimensions : L 100cm x W 126.5cm (including nesting box) x H 108cm
Total external dimension (in inches) L 39.3" x W 50" x H 42.5"
Internal housing: L 82.5cm x W 80.5cm
Internal housing (in inches): L 32.4" x W 31.4"
Total internal area : 7.14 square feet
Internal nesting box: L 74.5cm x W 30.5cm
Internal nesting box (in inches) :L 29.3" x 12"
Total internal area : 2.44 square feet
Box 1 - 108 x 84 x 15 cm - weight: 18.5kgs.
Box 2 - 103 x 71 x 15 cm - weight: 18.5 kgs.
The Devon Hen House is supplied flat packed for easy home assembly. This set comes flat packed in 2 boxes. Instructions are included. All you will need is a small screwdriver and an adjusting spanner.
How many hens can the Devon hold?
The raised roosting and nesting area of the Devon Hen House will hold 6 to 7 medium sized birds quite comfortably. Some customers do keep more birds inside as there is over 9sq feet of space but we feel up to 7 is a good number.
Wood & General Maintenance
The wood we use in this product is a highly durable and scented softwood which is noted for its resistance to decay and rot. Our wooden coops are treated with a base coat of wood preservative but as with all outdoor wooden structures, we recommend that you treat your coop with a high-quality varnish or wood preservative once a year (preferably before the winter season) to maintain the applied preservative and water repellent properties. We also highly recommend that you try and position your chicken coop in a protected area which is not overly exposed to high winds and the elements.
* All measurements are approximate and are provided for informational purposes only.
There are two delivery options available at checkout for large items (coops and runs).
Standard Delivery (£12.95): Orders are usually delivered within 3 to 5 working days.
Express Delivery (£17.95): Orders are usually delivered within 1 to 2 working days*.
Small Items (£3.95): Like assessories are usually delivered by the Royal Mail within 3 to 5 working days.
* Deliveries are typically made Monday to Friday between 8.00am - 6.30pm.
* All Express Delivery orders placed after 12 pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched the next working day.
* Working days are: Monday to Friday (and don't include public holidays or weekends)
* You do not need to be in to accept delivery. The courier driver can leave your order in a safe location.
* Small items ordered separately like hutch covers and run covers are typically sent via Royal Mail.
Where can we deliver to?
Orders can be delivered anywhere in mainland England, Wales and most areas in the lowlands of Scotland. If you live outside these areas we then, unfortunately, cannot deliver our products to you. This includes the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland (IM , GY, JE, BT)
Like most online companies we rely on (3rd party) courier companies to deliver all our orders around the country. 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 - sometimes more than the actual cost of the product!
Delivery to Scotland
We can deliver to most lowland areas in Scotland. These include the following postcodes: DD , DG , EH , FK1-15 , G , KA1-26 , KA29-30 , KY , ML , PA1-19 , PH1-9 , TD
If you live outside these areas then unfortunately, we are unable to offer delivery due to the high extra charges levied by the courier companies we use. You are welcome to arrange your own courier to collect from us, or we can deliver the items to a courier up north for onward journey to you.
Delivery to the 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.
1. How many hens can the Devon hold?
The raised roosting and nesting area of the Devon Hen House will hold 6 to 7 medium sized birds quite comfortably. Some customers do keep more birds inside as there are over 9sq feet of space but we feel up to 7 is a good number.
2. Can I fit an Automatic Door Opener to this coop?
Yes, the Devon Hen House has be specifically designed so it can be fitted with an automatic door opener. We use and recommend this door opener kit which comes with a door opener.
3. Can I have the Devon with a verticle (pop-hole) door?
The Devon comes with both a verticle opening (pop-door) and a sliding door. There are two 'front' panels. One has the sliding door and the other the pop hole door. You can choose to face either one in the front.
4. Is the wood treated?
Yes, the Devon Chicken 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 use the Devon Chicken Coop for keeping ducks?
While the product has been specifically designed to house chickens a few customers have purchased the Devon for their ducks and the feedback has been positive.
6. 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 as long space as you need. For more info on the Devon Run by itself click here: Devon Chicken Runs
7. Is the Devon 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 chickens then we also urge you to take these added precautions, especially if you know that you have foxes in your area.