Sussex & Double Run
- 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 & Double Run
The hugely popular Sussex Chicken House and Double Run is a perfect choice if you want to safely keep 4 to 5 hens without needing to free range them around your garden.
We've designed the Sussex Run so that it can be attached to either side of the Sussex. So, you can set up your chicken coop with both runs on the same side, or put one run on each side for a symmetrical look.
Your chickens will enjoy the freedom of the large 22 sq ft run that is attached to the coop, allowing for free range roaming whilst keeping them safe and secure.
We have carefully sourced wire of a higher grade to decrease the chances of would be intruders gaining access, letting you relax safe in the knowledge that your hens are enjoying the best protection available.
The double run can also be further extended at any time simply by adding extra Sussex Run. So you always have the flexibility to increase your brood or simply offer even more room for your hens.
With multiple large access points on the long run, you can comfortably change the water, check your chickens, or feed with the minimum of disturbance to your pets.
Each of the doors to the extended run has been fitted with stainless steel locks, adding extra security to your chickens' home.
We believe convenience is the key to cleaning a chicken coop and that is why the Sussex Chicken House has a handy pull out tray that allows quick removal of soiled bedding, a nesting box that can be unbolted to give you complete access to the housing areas as well as a front door which gives you another access point.
All these handy features have been specially designed to help you easily maintain your coop and chickens.
Every one of our houses is delivered in flat pack form with clear and simple instructions; our customer feedback proves these are easy to follow allowing for a quick assembly.
Made from high-quality wood with sturdy joints each piece of wood is planed to perfection in order to eliminate splintering and cracks. The wood is also treated on site with a preservative that gives a warm natural glow, whilst the long slanting roof ensures chickens stay warm and dry no matter what the weather.
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 With Double Run Footprint:
Total external dimensions: L 277.5cm (incl roof overhang) x W L 220.5cm (incl nesting box) x H 121cm
Total external dimensions (in inches): L 109.2" x W 86.8" x H 47.6"
Total combined area of Sussex and Double Run: over 41.5 square feet
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.
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
Approx mesh size: 19mm x 19mm (approx 0.5" square) & diameter of wire is 1.5 mm
Box 1: 104 x 77 x 20cm @ 22.5 kgs.
Box 2: 102 x 101 x 16.5 cm @ 24.5 kgs.
Box 3: 114 x 106 x 11.5 cm @ 14 kgs.
Box 4: 114 x 106 x 11.5 cm @ 14 kgs.
The Sussex Chicken Houses is supplied flat packed for easy home assembly. This set comes flat packed in 4 boxes. Instructions are included. All you will need is a small screwdriver and an adjusting spanner.
How many hens can the Sussex With Double Run hold?
The raised roosting and nesting area of the Sussex coop itself 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. However, if they are to spend their entire day inside the Sussex With Double Run then we recommend up to 4 medium sized 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.
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 Sussex with Double Run 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 with Double Run then up to 4 medium sized hens would be our maximum recommended number.
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 that you try to 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. However, the Devon Hen House has been specifically designed so that 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.If you have a Sussex with Run or Double Run and want to move your coop then the answer would be to first disconnect the runs from the coop and move each section separately.
5. Can I add more runs 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 Chicken 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.A lot of customers use and recommend these: Brand Option 1 or Brand Option 2.
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.