Backyard farmers everywhere will appreciate this wooden chicken coop from Trixie Pet Products. The glazed pine coop features a weatherproof finish, doors that convert to ramps, and air vents. This coop will have you enjoying farm fresh eggs in no time....more
Raising chickens can be an enjoyable experience for any backyard farmer. Trixie Pet's standard coop provides your flock with a safe place to nest, sleep and roost. Fold down the doors, converting them into ramps, and your lively chicks are free to roam.
Brand: TRIXIE Pet Products
Name: Chicken Coop
Color: Glazed pine
Materials: Glazed pine, close-meshed galvanized grid, composite asphalt shingles, metal
Size: Coop 59-inches x 30-inches x 32-inches; front door 9-inches x 17-inches; Side door 9-inches x 12-inches
Weight: 72 pounds
Weatherproof: Weatherproof finish inside and out
Closure Type: Metal hinges and slide latches
Ventilation: Fresh air vent above front door; option to prop open roofing areas and doors
Accessories: Nesting house with removable divider; sleeping house with 2 removable roosting poles; hinged roof with locking arms opens over sleeping house and nesting area; removable plastic-coated floor panels; 2 doors with metal slide latches; doors also fold down to serve as ramps
Size of animal intended for: Suitable for two standard size chickens or four bantams
Assembly: Quick and easy assembly. All hardware included.
This product came in two boxes. I put it together on my front porch, and moved it with just two people. It wasn't heavy at all. The only problem I had was the pre drilled holes were in the wrong places for the for the supports for the big roof, I just put the latches where they were suppose to be. The only problem is that the two roost perches inside wont stay where there suppose to be, but a couple of screws should solve that problem. I know my chickens like there new home.
Got this chicken coop for my skinny 13 year old cat that has digestive problems and can no longer stay inside the house. My dilemma was that he's on the skinny side and gets cold easily. This product is the perfect compromise since I'm able to comfortably fit his over-sized pet bed, water, and food inside with room to spare. He's perfectly content with his new home and can come and go to do his business through the drop down door. It was really easy to put together in a couple of hours and it's made of good materials so I'm confident that it will stand up to the weather. I really love that the top opens up for easy access cleaning but be sure and lock the hinges before reaching inside -- the bruise on my upper arm is just now going away after three weeks.
The coop arrived in a timely manner in two boxes. The pieces are big so the actual construction was very easy. All screw holes matched and there was no missing pieces. Once assembled (within an hour) I could see areas that I will need to waterproof like where the nest box joins the main coop at the hinge. Rain and snow will get into this area until I weather strip it. I am using it for four 3 month old pullets until they are old enough to join the main flock. I put there food and water in the nesting box area inside since they won't be using that for awhile. I may need to make some major improvements before our Colorado winters, but for the most part it will be perfect as a nursery for my younger birds or for raising chicks in the summer.
The directions are terrible. It consists of one page of pictures with screw sizes . I am 5'3 and was able to set up in less than 1/2 hour after setting the pieces in the place. The screws went in quickly and all holes where aligned. The bottom doesn't appear too sturdy and I'll most likely reinforce it with exterior MDF or linoleum because this is a fairly thin material . The roosts are useless as they are and require they are either liquid nailed or screwed into place . They are set into 2 cut outs like a closet rod holder so move when the chickens get on it. Interior size is comfortable for 4 standard cochin chickens without them being crowded and could fit 2 others if they roost side by side. Doors opening on side is better for small chickens but the one on the front is larger and easily accommodates larger chicks.
No warranty information can be found although supposedly there is a one year warranty . Hopefully I won't need it.
The coop is easy to assemble . The roosts will not stay up unless you add additional screws through the side ( 2 exact coops , both with the same problem) The supports for the roof also are not significant for the weight. The screws do not stay in, but it has enough weight that it won't blow off and is light enough to easily move to have excess to the entire inside . If you attach the lid supports and don't use them often it may be sufficient to just offer protection from blowing off . Over all good product. I needed something to house 6 chicks quick and this is perfect for that .
I purchased one of these "coops" and then a second within a short period of time. The first one is being used to house some ducks (and sometimes my cat decides to take a nap inside too. The second is a rabbit hutch. I did place vinyl tiles on the floor to add to the durability of the floor and ease of cleaning. I use the nesting boxes to house the rabbits food and water so that it is easy to access from outside the enclosure (there is a run attached to the front). The quality is fine, I do like that the roof is in one piece so there are no leaks. It took about 30 minutes to put together. All of the hardware was included with one extra screw of each type necessary. The directions are not that great but it is easy to figure out.
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