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Poultry Housing Reviews, Chicken Coops & Arks, Runs etc

We review a number of chicken coops in detail giving the pros and cons. Hopefully these chicken coop reviews should help show you what to look for and choose the coop that’s right for you and your hens.

The Perfect Chicken Coop

I’m often asked which is the best chicken coop to get. Sadly there is no ‘one size fits all’ perfect chicken coop. Different tastes, how many birds and your budget will all influence your final choice.

Buy or Build Your Coop?

Your first choice is whether to buy a coop or to build your own or to adapt an existing shed. Building your own chicken coop assumes you have the time and skills to do the job. If you’ve got woodworking skills and time then you can build the ideal house for your needs and save money.

Second Hand Poultry Housing

I’m all in favour of re-using and recycling but wooden coops can hide pests and problems. I’d suggest only buying second hand wooden housing from a trusted source you know and even then giving it a thorough cleaning before using.

Plastic poultry houses, such as the Omlet range reviewed below, can be more thoroughly cleaned and pests like red mite are easily dealt with. Subject to condition, they are often well worth buying second hand.

Cheap Chicken Coops

Super cheap coops from Ebay etc can often be a false economy, well in our experience, always a false economy. They look fine but the longest lasting we had was 18 months. In one case it was warping and falling apart in six months but the seller was long gone.

Poultry Housing Reviews

Size & Welfare Requirements for Poultry Housing

Size & Welfare Requirements for Poultry Housing

Some guidance as to what size of coop is required for hens and other poultry along with some general tips. Based on The Poultry Club of Great Britain Welfare Guidelines. Location of Chicken Coops & Poultry Houses Secure from vermin, predators...
Bargain Chicken Coop 3 to 5 Hens | Kent Discount Poultry House Review

Bargain Chicken Coop 3 to 5 Hens | Kent Discount Poultry House Review

This is the starter coop in the Chicken Coops Direct range. It would be ideal for back garden keeper with 3 or 4 hens, especially when used with the optional run or better still, double run. Space & Capacity This chicken coop has an internal...
Stylish & Practical Chicken Coop up to 5 hens Sussex Hen House & Integral Run

Stylish & Practical Chicken Coop up to 5 hens Sussex Hen House & Integral Run

This stylish coop with integral run has been designed to securely house 4 or 5 medium sized fowl and offer protection from wet and windy weather. Space & Capacity This chicken coop has an internal housing area of just over 5 square feet...
Versatile Traditional 6 Hen Chicken Coop - Devon Poultry House Review

Versatile Traditional 6 Hen Chicken Coop - Devon Poultry House Review

This is a traditional looking coop, house-shaped but with the benefits of some modern thinking. It has a controllable air vent, a benefit in very hot or cold weather. Unusually it has a door at the back and front. It can also be set to work with...
Raised Chicken Coop for 6 Hens – Dorset Poultry House Reviewed

Raised Chicken Coop for 6 Hens – Dorset Poultry House Reviewed

This is a straightforward but attractive coop for 6 hens that makes full use of space, Traditional looks combined with modern design for easy maintenance It's raised above ground level, providing a sheltered run area underneath. This sheltered space...
The Boughton Ark Hen Coop – Foresham Cottage Ark Review

The Boughton Ark Hen Coop – Foresham Cottage Ark Review

First of all, this is actually the Boughton Chicken Ark & Run by Foresham Cottage Arks. They've been around since the late 1970's and everyone just seems to call them the Foresham Chicken Ark or just the Foresham. Boughton Chicken Ark from...
Lenham Traditional 12 Chickens Coop Review – By Foresham Cottage Arks

Lenham Traditional 12 Chickens Coop Review – By Foresham Cottage Arks

Following the success of their chicken ark, Foresham introduced a larger coop, the Lenham. Once again it was a very high quality construction using pressure treated Canadian Spruce. Full information, current pricing etc. see: Lenham 12 Chicken...
Omlet Plastic Chicken Coop Review – The Eglu Chicken Coop Review

Omlet Plastic Chicken Coop Review – The Eglu Chicken Coop Review

When Omlet's Eglu – now called the Eglu Classic - was launched back in 2004 I must admit I didn't like it. It struck me as a fad rather than a serious product. I think I described it as an overpriced plastic triumph of slick marketing for the trendy s...
The Omlet Eglu Go Review & Eglu Go UP Reviewed

The Omlet Eglu Go Review & Eglu Go UP Reviewed

Eglu Go Up on Omlet Web Site Following on from the very successful and iconic Eglu Classic, Omlet introduced the Eglu Go. It shares many of the features of the Eglu Classic but it is slightly smaller and lower in price. Space & Capacity...
The Omlet Eglu Cube Review – Plastic Chicken Coop for 10 Chickens

The Omlet Eglu Cube Review – Plastic Chicken Coop for 10 Chickens

  Eglu Cube on Omlet Web Site Last and largest of the Eglu family, the Eglu Cube shares the best features of the original Eglu Classic but on a larger scale. It's an elevated house and so makes very efficient use of ground space with the...

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