As one of our bestselling quality chicken coops,
the Sussex Chicken House with Double Run exceeds expectations
as it delivers on quality and security.
This is the ideal home for chickens that need
to be kept enclosed as they have ample space to forage and
play without needing to ramble around the garden.
Your chickens will enjoy the freedom of the
large 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,
allowing you to increase your brood or simply offer even more
secure free range foraging to your chickens.
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.
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 have 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 especially
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.
Must say how impressed we were with the quality of the Sussex
coop. Excellent and our 3 new chickens are doing well.
"Everything fitted together so well."
I received my Sussex coop with double runs today, just as
stated. It is a pleasure to deal with such a competent company.
I made an error with my evening order (ordered one run instead
of two) and after contacting by email the next morning, it
was rectified and arrived the next working day. It was so
simple to assemble, with easy to understand instructions.
Hubby went off to a doctor's appointment, and I had the hen
house assembled by the time he got back, half an hour later.
Everything fitted together so well and nothing damaged or
missing. I will definitely recommend to others.
"I'm amazed with the quality and ease
I recieved my Sussex hen house an double run two days ago
and im amazed with the quality and ease of assembly!! We bought
our chickens today and they love it!! We even got an egg this
afternoon. Thankyou for your prompt service.
"Very very impressed with my Coop"
WOW fantastic , from placing the order, to receiving, and
getting the Coop. Very very impressed with my Coop. Did not
expect the helpful emails.
Have printed them and know I will be referring to them if
I need any help.I would absolutely have no hesitation in recommending
your excellent company and product. So refreshing to deal
with a company who obviously care, about the customer and
"I am over the moon, it looks fantastic!"
Thank you so much for all you patience with me when ordering
the Sussex chicken house. I am over the moon, it looks fantastic
! It was delivery very promptly, when you said, and it took
me and my husband 35mins to put together from start to finish,
with the help of a cordless screwdriver I might add. The instructions
were so easy and clear. Well done to you both and once again
thanks for all you help. You have taken away my fear of ordering
over the internet.
"I think Chicken Coops Direct provide
We erected the sussex coop and run easily. its very well
constructed and really well designed and made from quality
materials. We bought some chicks at the week end and they
happy and settled, your starter pack was a massive help. Tthe
beginners guide and the links to other sites were invaluable.
I think chicken coops direct provide excellent value and a
first class service to would be chicken keepers. Thanks once
again I would unreservedly recommend chicken coops direct.
"Had for a year still looks as good as
the newer one."
I am delighted with my Sussex chicken coop. This is the
second one I have ordered from you. I ordered it on Sunday
night and it arrived on Tuesday on the Isle of Wight! Brilliant.
I noticed that you have fixed the one design defect I noticed
from the first one I bought and that is making the ladder
removable so it's easier to move to coop around. The coops
look lovely in our orchard. The older one which we have had
for a year still looks as good as the newer one and there
is no sign of any deterioration to the wood or roof.
We bought the second coop because one of our hens is broody
and is sitting on 6 eggs so we moved the other 2 hens to the
new coop which was very easy because both coops are identical
and they didn't notice! Thank you so much and thank you for
all the additional information you sent about keeping chickens
which is really useful.
1.How many hens can the Sussex with Double
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
with Double Run then up to 4 hens would be fine.
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
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
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 be specifically designed so it can be fitted
with an automatic door opener. We use and recommend this door
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 dis-connect the runs from the coop and move each
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 a space as you need. For more information on
the Sussex Run by itself click here: Sussex
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 be 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.
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7. Can I use the Sussex with Double Run
While the product has been
specifically designed to house chickens a few customers have
pruchased 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 with Run 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
Sussex Coop Dimensions:
Total footprint (including nesting box and roof overhang):
L 223cm x W 81cm x H 120cm
Total footprint (inches): L 87.79" x W 31.88" x
Internal run measurements = L 172cm x W 67cm
Internal run measurements = L 67.71" x W 26.37"
Total run area = 12.40 square feet.
Add-on Double Sussex Run Dimensions:
Double Sussex Run external measurements = L 103cm x W 204cm
Double Sussex Run (in inches) = L 40.5" x W 80.31"
Double Sussex Run internal area = L 100cm x W 204cm
Double Sussex Run (in inches) = L 39.37" x W 80.30"
Double Sussex Run area = 21.95 square feet
Nesting box internal measurements = L 33cm x W 62cm
Nesting box internal measurements = L 13" x W 24.41"
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 26.3"
Housing area: 5.04 square feet.
Total amount of space (Sussex Coop and Double Run) = 41.59
Approx mesh size: 19mm x 19mm (approx 0.5" square) &
diameter of wire is 1.5 mm
The Sussex Chicken House With Double Run is supplied flat
packed for easy home assembly. This set comes flat packed
in four boxes :
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.
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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