Sussex Chicken House

Regular Price £239.95 Special Price £229.00
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Essential Info

  • 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

Sussex Chicken House

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A beautiful all-in-one coop and run solution for 2-5 hens. The Sussex has a uniquely designed long sloping roof to keep your hens happy and their food dry in all weather. This is an ideal coop for urban spaces and can be expanded with our bolt-on Sussex runs.

A lot of thought has gone into the latest version of our popular Sussex Chicken House. We've increased the size by 15% and it now has an amazing 19.64 square feet of secure space in one practical and self-contained coop. Sussex Chicken Coop

The long slanted felt-free roof provides the perfect cover even in driving rain, keeping your hens and their food dry - one of the reasons why so many people choose the Sussex coop and why it remains a best seller.

Chicken house long sloping roof

We have also designed an extendable run that can conveniently fit on either side of the Sussex so you always have that option of easily increasing the size of the secure run space - without any hassle or special D.I.Y skills.

lift up nesting box lid

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 high position of the large nesting box and the lift up lid allows you to easily collect your eggs, without disturbing your hens.

Chicken coop with nesting box removed

The nesting box can also 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 increased the depth of the pull-out tray so any bedding you place in it won't easily spill out when it is removed.

The Sussex Chicken Coop

Two thin slits above the nesting box provide the housing area with all important draft free ventilation and the 4 mini Perspex windows allow lots of light into the internal area of the coop.

Chicken house nesting box

There are also 2 correctly designed and fully removable perches which are purposely positioned high to encourage your hens to roost at night and not to sleep in the nesting boxes.

Coop door opening mechanism

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 which has been raised enough to give your birds more space to scratch around underneath.

Chicken coop ramp

All of our coops and runs use very strong and rigid chicken wire that is on average 50% thicker than the standard stuff found on most of our competitors products. Meaning that overall the Sussex is stronger and your hens should be much better protected.

We use thicker wire in our coops

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.

Wooden Chicken House With Run

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.

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Measurements & Maintenance

All our coops use 12mm tongue & groove wood 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 220.5cm x W 81cm x H 121cm
Total footprint (inches): L 86.81" x W 31.88" x H 47.63"

Internal run measurements = L 172.5cm x W 67cm
Internal run measurements = L 67.71" x W 26.37" (inches)

Total run area = 12.40 square feet.

Width of Sussex Chicken Coop

Sussex Coop Internal Measurements

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 26.57" (inches)
Housing area: 5.04 square feet.

Total amount of space = 19.64 square feet

heavy duty chicken wire

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

Packaging

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

The Sussex Chicken Houses is supplied flat packed for easy home assembly. This set comes flat packed in two boxes. Instructions are included. All you will need is a small screwdriver and an adjusting spanner.

 

How many hens can the Sussex hold?

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 to 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 ideal for 2 - 3 medium sized hens or the Sussex with Double Run which would be perfect for up to 4 hens.

 

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

 

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.

Standard Delivery (Free): Orders are usually delivered within 3 to 5 working days.
Express Delivery (£8.95): Orders are usually delivered within 1 to 2 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 or as you instructed.

 

Where can we deliver to?

Orders can be delivered anywhere in mainland England, Wales and most areas in Scotland. If you live outside these areas we, 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! If you do live outside these regions you are welcome to arrange collection from us using a courier company of your choice.

 

Delivery to Scottish Postcodes

We can deliver to most areas in Scotland. The express delivery option may not be available though for some addresses in the far north.

Unfortunately, we are unable to deliver to the following Scottish post codes due to the size of our products and the very high costs levied by the courier companies we use.

HS , ZE , IV40 - IV56, PA20 -80, PH41 - 44, KW15 -17

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

 

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. 


Delivery Questions

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

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 to 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 ideal for 2 - 3 medium sized hens or the Sussex with Double Run which would be perfect for up to 4 hens.

 

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 at 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.

 

7. Can I use the Sussex for rabbits?

While the product has been specifically designed to house chickens a few customers have purchased 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 chickens then we also urge you to take these added precautions, especially if you know that you have foxes in your area.