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Dorset Chicken Coop

Dorset Chicken Coop

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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 coop.

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.

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"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

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By Margaret Boulton.- Bournemouth, DORSET

"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.

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By Mal Anley - St Neots, Cambridgeshire

"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,

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By By Victoria Forbes
(And Hilda and Nando, our very grateful "little ladies"

"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!

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By Gail Rist - Hampshire

"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.

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By Tony Wood .- Manchester, LANCS

"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

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By Derek Johnson - Preston Lancs, LANCS

"The whole experience has been a pleasure"

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 and advise.
yours faithfully

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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?

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 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.Is the wood treated?

Yes, the Dorset 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.

 

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 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

Chicken Wire

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

 

Packaging

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.

 

Maintenance

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 , Ronseal 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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