The Dorset is a neat, easy to clean chicken coop and with
almost 9 sq feet of internal housing space is large enough
to comfortably hold up to 6 hens.
The superb quality and clever design, not to mention the
range of very handy features make the Dorset a fantastic option
especially if you are after a quick and easy to clean chicken
The nesting area of the coop is raised off the
ground to prevents rats and other rodents from entering and
at the same time keeps the dampness out of the coop ensuring
a healthier environment for your chickens.
The small door with 4 perspex windows allows
plenty of light into the coop, keeping it well lit during
the day, as well as giving you an access point.
A removable ramp makes it easy for your hens
to get in and out of the hen house via the sliding door and
the large felt free roof lifts up and is perfect for checking
up on your chickens without disturbing them.
When it comes to cleaning out your coop the
Dorset is a real winner. The large nesting box and the extra
deep pull out tray are both fully removable.
The entire front panel can even be unlocked
and opened to allow for full access inside. This handy feature
alone makes the Dorset possibly one of our easiest wooden
coops to clean.
Inside the large housing area of the coop are two fully removable
perches and plenty of roosting space for your hens.
"It is made of good quality wood
and everything fits so well"
Well what can i say, the service
was excellent got emails updating me.the delivery man was
so helpfull put the boxes where i ask him to. the dorset coop
was so easy to put together 40 mins max, it is made of good
quality wood and everything fits so well,it looks great in
my garden fit for my little girls. i would recommend this
company highly.thank you
"I would happily recommend this
product and the company to anyone"
For me the customer service
and quality of product were the most impressive points. Slight
problem with delivery but Mike responded immediatley and then
followed it up to ensure that all was well.I constructed the
coop 10 days ago and, although the plans are basic, it was
easy to do and took approximately 50 mins.Impressive wood
quality and finish. The following day I collected 3 rescued
battery hens who were impressed enough to give us our first
egg this morning - result! I would happily recommend this
product and the Company to anyone.
"The coop itself was wonderfully
laid out and very easy to assemble"
Last week I went about looking
for chicken coops online as a bithday present for my other
half. He's wanted chickens his whole life, but his parents
believed they were too much hassle, and being a farm girl
myself I knew that they were actually fun and easy to keep.
So I went about making this a reality for him, and did so
with the amazing help of ChickenCoopsDirect!
ChickenCoopsDirect was FANTASTIC
in absolutely every aspect! The delivery time was extraordinarily
fast, and not only were they efficient, but SO friendly! The
man who delivered them took them all the way into the yard
for us and was so social and talkative! A real pleasure! The
officies also ensured that I recieved a call as my coop was
nearing my house so that I could plan my day around it's delivery!
Genuinely top notch service and such accomodating staff.
The coop itself was WONDERFULLY
laid out and very easy to assemble and was up and running
within 45 minutes of unpacking it. Since then our wonderful
two ladies have arrived (literally the next day!) and absolutely
LOVE their new home. On the first night they perched quite
happily and since then have started utilizing the nesting
areas. The sturdyness and security of the coop have both already
been tested, as we have had two nights of consecutive storms
with gale force winds down here at the coast of Bournemouth.
Similarly the neighbouring cats have already shown an interest
in our new arrivals and have been spotted perched ontop of
and prowling around our Dorset coop, quite aggravated that
our wonderful housing system has thwarted their meal ideas.
The chickens have not been stressed or scared by their appearance
and so we believe that they have as much confidence in the
coop as we do! Thanks again to ChickenCoopsDirect! I will
be recommending you to all my friends and family for all their
small animal and poultry housing needs! Kind Regards,
"Top marks for this product!"
I am absolutely delighted with
the Dorset coop. The delivery was handled very efficiently,
and it arrived on the day promised. Although the hens aren't
in it yet, it is built and sited. My DH said it went together
very easily, and the only alteration was adding a handle to
the run door, to make it easier for me to pull open. Top marks
for this product!
"The quality of the coop is 1st
class and I am extremely happy with the product."
I purchased a Dorset coop from
Chicken Coops Direct and found the whole process completely
fault free. After initial order via the web site I was contacted
via email and informed of dispatch and delivery dates. My
coop arrived 2days later and construction was simple. The
quality of the coop is 1st class and I am extremely happy
with the product. I have recommended products from Chicken
Coops Direct to associates. Excellent service and product.
"If you want a chicken coop this
is the site you need"
Just a word to say thanks for
the very prompt delivery of my dorset chicken coop the craftmanship
of the coop is to a very high standered if you want a chicken
coop this is the site you need thanks again
"The whole experience has been
We are so pleased with our
new coop. Our eight year old thinks its the best thing ever
and it really made his birthday. The service we have received
has been wonderful, from delivery to actually building it.the
whole experience has been a pleasure and we have recommended
you to lots of our friends.Thank you again for all your help
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
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?
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 Dorset has a sliding door a door opener would
But the Devon
Hen House has been specifically designed so it can be
fitted with an automatic door opener. We use and recommend
4.Is the wood treated?
Yes, the Dorset Coop comes with a base coat treatment of
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 Wilkinson amongst the better-known brands.
A lot of customers use and recommend these: Brand
Option 1 or Brand
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 as long space
as you need. For more information on the. For more information
on the Dorset Run by itself click here: Dorset
and Kent Runs
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.
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.
Measurements & Maintenance
All our coops use 12mm T&G 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
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
Approx mesh size: 19mm x 19mm (approx 0.5" square) &
diameter of wire is 1.5 mm
The Dorset Coop is supplied flat packed for easy home assembly.
This set comes flat packed in two boxes :
Box 1: 100 x 93 x 12.5 cm @ 18.5kgs.
Box 2: 88 x 82 x 12 cm @ 15.5kgs.
Instructions included. All you will need is a small screwdriver
and an adjusting spanner.
* All measurements are approximate and are
provided for informational purposes only.
Our wooden coops are treated with a base coat of wood preservative.The
wood we use in this product is a highly durable and scented
softwood which is noted for its resistance to decay and rot.
As with all outdoor wooden structures we strongly recommend
that you treat your coop with a high quality varnish or wood
preservative before exposing it to the elements and that you
re-treat it at least once a year (preferably before the winter
season) to maintain the applied preservative and water repellent
properties. There are many popular products available with Cuprinol
and Wilkinson amongst the better known brands.
We also recommend that you try and position your chicken coop
in a protected area which is not overly exposed to high winds
and the elements.
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