It’s no surprise that in a recent survey
our customers voted the Sussex
Chicken House as one of the best coops for their beloved
hens and now with the addition of this spacious run, we believe
we have developed the ideal home for the happy chicken.
The Sussex Chicken House and run is aesthetically pleasing
whilst being strong and sturdy. The add on run now means that
you have over 23 square feet of secure run space.
We've also designed the side
run to be extendable - so you always have the option of
increasing the amount of space you can give your hens without
any hassle or major D.I.Y skills.
Made from high quality timber, each piece of
wood is carefully planed to avoid any splintering. The higher
grade wire of the run ensures the chickens are free from intruders
such as foxes and rodents.
Our stainless steel rust proof locks add to
your chicken’s security and the long slanting roof makes
this chicken coop stay clean and dry in any adverse weather
We strive to source only the best materials and most convenient
methods for our customers, and we believe the Sussex Chicken
House with Run meets every expectation, with an easy clean
pull out tray, unboltable nesting box and multiple access
points for collecting or checking on your chickens, you will
be amazed at the simple yet sturdy design.
The large front door of the run allows adults
and children to gain easy access, changing water and feeding
or treating has never been so simple.
"Simple to put together, beautifully
made, well designed"
What a brilliant bit of kit - simple to put together, beautifully
made, well designed.. excellent way to spend a Saturday morning
slowly putting it all together... not a single issue. And
it looks an absolute peach in the garden too. Thanks very
much indeed.Now remind me, what was it we have to put in it?
"Well manufactured and I am well pleased
I am very impressed by the
first class service I received from all at ChickenCoopsdirect.
When I took delvery of the cop I found the directions to put
it together very easy to follow and beleive the coop was well
manufactured and i am well pleased with it. Already I have
had plotholders on my allotment admiring it and I have no
hesitation in recomending your company.
"I would definitely recommend you."
I was very impressed with your service. Although one of
the parts arrived damaged, you sent a replacement which arrived
the next day. I cannot fault your company for service and
I would definitely recommend you.
PS My three ex-battery hens also said thank you!!
"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
"Could not be happier"
Thanks so much for the amazing hen house, we are 110% happy
with everything you sent us. We are first timers to chickens,
we have 3 warrens in our hen house now and they are lovely.
Kids are loving them and so are we.
Hen house is beautiful and so cosy looking. Hens are very
happy and safe in there. Your product is excellent, delivery
was no problem, building it was very easy. Could not be happier.
"Had our first eggs this morning"
I have been very happy with the service from you guys and
having now built my coop I am very happy with the quality
of the product. It has also been a great help to read your
guide and my children have also read with interest all the
things that need to be done to make the chickens life an enjoyable
one. We are now the proud owners of 4 Warrens and have had
our first eggs this morning so all is good. Thank you for
all your help.
1.How many hens can the Sussex with Run
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 Run then 2 - 3 medium sized hens would be our recommendation.
If you are thinking about investing in the Sussex
with Double Run then you can increase that number to 4
hens and they 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.
I add a run 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.
A lot of customers use and recommend these: Brand
Option 1 or Brand
7. Can I use the Sussex with Run for
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 (incl nesting box and roof overhang):
L 223cm x W 176cm x H 120cm
Total footprint (inches): L 87.79" x W 69.3" x H
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 Sussex Run Dimensions
Sussex Run external measurements = L 103cm x W 102cm
Sussex Run (in inches) = L 40.5" x W 40.1"
Sussex Run internal area = L 100cm x W 102cm
Sussex Run (in inches) = L 39.37" x W 40.15"
Run area: 10.97 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
Housing area: 5.04 square feet.
Total amount of space (Sussex Coop and Run) = 30.61 square
Approx mesh size: 19mm x 19mm (approx 0.5" square) &
diameter of wire is 1.5 mm
The Sussex Chicken House With Run is supplied flat packed
for easy home assembly.This set comes flat packed in three
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.
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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