Dorset Chicken Coop

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  • A Family Run U.K. Business.
  • Established in 2009.
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  • An Easy-to-Use Website.
  • Over 50'000 U.K. Customers.
  • ... and We Keep Chickens Too!

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 medium-sized hens.

Chicken Coop Dorset

The clever design and range of very handy features, make the Dorset a fantastic option especially if you are after a quick and easy-to-clean chicken coop.

Quality Wooden Chicken Coop

A long removable ramp makes it easy for your hens to get in and out of the hen house via the solid sliding door.

Hen House With Removable Clean Tray

The large extra-deep pull-out tray is fully removable and the entire front panel can be unlocked and opened to allow for full access inside.

Easy To Clean Chicken Coop

The heavy-duty felted roof lifts up and is perfect for checking up on your chickens without disturbing them.

Felted Chicken Coop

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

Chicken Coop With Removeble Perches

The handy features of the Dorset Chicken Coop make it one of the easiest wooden chicken coops to clean and is perfect for children or people with lower mobility who might struggle to access their coop for cleaning.

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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 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

 

PLEASE NOTE: The roof and nesting box of the Dorset Coop is felted.  

Measurement Dorset Coop

PLEASE NOTE: The roof and nesting box of the Dorset Coop is felted.  

Dorset Chicken House Measurements heavy duty chicken wire

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

Packaging

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

The Dorset Coop 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 Dorset hold?

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

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.

Delivery Options

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.

 

Important Points

* 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. 

 

*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?

Most door openers on the market work with doors that open in an up/down direction (pop-hole doors). Our Devon Hen House has a pop-hole door and has been specifically designed so it can be fitted with any one of these automatic door openers.  The Dorset has a sliding door and we are aware of a new sliding door opener on the market that should work with this coop. Please contact us directly for further information on this.

 

4. Is the wood treated?

Yes, the Dorset Coop comes with a light base coat 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 Ronseal amongst the better-known brands. If you are looking for a clear wood preserver that will keep the colour of your coop then try this.

 

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 Chicken 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.

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 medium-sized hens.

Chicken Coop Dorset

The clever design and range of very handy features, make the Dorset a fantastic option especially if you are after a quick and easy-to-clean chicken coop.

Quality Wooden Chicken Coop

A long removable ramp makes it easy for your hens to get in and out of the hen house via the solid sliding door.

Hen House With Removable Clean Tray

The large extra-deep pull-out tray is fully removable and the entire front panel can be unlocked and opened to allow for full access inside.

Easy To Clean Chicken Coop

The heavy-duty felted roof lifts up and is perfect for checking up on your chickens without disturbing them.

Felted Chicken Coop

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

Chicken Coop With Removeble Perches

The handy features of the Dorset Chicken Coop make it one of the easiest wooden chicken coops to clean and is perfect for children or people with lower mobility who might struggle to access their coop for cleaning.

Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:Dorset Chicken Coop
Your Rating

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 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

 

PLEASE NOTE: The roof and nesting box of the Dorset Coop is felted.  

Measurement Dorset Coop

PLEASE NOTE: The roof and nesting box of the Dorset Coop is felted.  

Dorset Chicken House Measurements heavy duty chicken wire

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

Packaging

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

The Dorset Coop 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 Dorset hold?

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

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.

Delivery Options

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.

 

Important Points

* 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. 

 

*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?

Most door openers on the market work with doors that open in an up/down direction (pop-hole doors). Our Devon Hen House has a pop-hole door and has been specifically designed so it can be fitted with any one of these automatic door openers.  The Dorset has a sliding door and we are aware of a new sliding door opener on the market that should work with this coop. Please contact us directly for further information on this.

 

4. Is the wood treated?

Yes, the Dorset Coop comes with a light base coat 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 Ronseal amongst the better-known brands. If you are looking for a clear wood preserver that will keep the colour of your coop then try this.

 

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 Chicken 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.