Compare Chicken Coops

Carolina Coop

Our Carolina Coops are made with premium Douglas fir lumber handpicked by us. Our coops are stick framed just like a house with 2x4 and 2x6 lumber. Our "panelized" chicken coops are fabricated in our climate controlled shop and shipped to you in panels (each henhouse wall or run section is a panel). This is to ensure it can get through gates, maneuver through wooded areas or around hardscaping. The advantage is most of the assembly is done, leaving a nice weekend project for you to complete. Depending on the size of the coop and your skill level, this is typically an 8 hour project for the average homeowner.

Standard features include:

  • ✔ Black hardware cloth wire and henhouse screen doors
  • ✔ HDPE deep litter bed, 12" deep to accommodate enough dry material for successful deep litter practices
  • ✔ Deep litter door with hidden latches that flips down for easy clean out
  • ✔ 1-2 egg hutch(es) with 3 nests each
  • ✔ Polycarbonate window inserts
  • ✔ Henhouse with lift-off doors
  • ✔ Silver/gray/Galvalume residential metal roofing
  • ✔ Exterior zinc hardware (latches, hinges)
  • ✔ 2-3 roost bars, equal to the width of your coop (i.e. 4x6 henhouse has two 6' roost bars, suitable for at least 12 hens)
  • ✔ Unpainted

Our most popular coop! We can customize the size of this coop based on the size of your flock and your property.


American Coop

Our American Coop is made with the same high quality materials and in the same fashion as the Carolina Coop. It's has the same footprint as the Carolina Coop, (6'x12' footprint, 7 1/2' tall with 4x6 henhouse elevated and inset in 6x12 run) and includes the upgraded wire and a modified version of the henhouse screen doors. The American coop does not include the HDPE lining in the deep litter bed and egg hutch, the roofing system is simplified (we have eliminated the notched purlins and are using the ribs in the roofing for that support), the 2x4s are not planed so the eased edge remains, some trim is eliminated by using the framing as the trim (2 layers), rather than the 3 layers on the Carolina Coop - frame, henhouse wall, then trim. The henhouse screen doors are a removable panel rather than a lift-off door.

Standard features include:

  • ✔ Black hardware cloth wire and henhouse screen doors
  • ✔ Deep litter bed, 12" deep to accommodate enough dry material for successful deep litter practices (can be upgraded to include HDPE)
  • ✔ Deep litter door with hidden latches that flips down for easy clean out
  • ✔ One egg hutch with 3 nests suitable for 12 hens
  • ✔ Two 6-foot roost bars suitable for 12-15 chickens
  • ✔ Henhouse doors with removable panels
  • ✔ Polycarbonate lift up windows
  • ✔ Silver/gray/Galvalume residential metal roofing
  • ✔ Exterior zinc hardware (latches, hinges)
  • ✔ Unpainted

Shipped to you on a 4x6 pallet in panels with the wire and henhouse panels unattached to make painting or staining easier for the customer.

*Photo shown includes upgrades: extra egg hutch, special order roofing color, black hardware, and paint.


Custom Coops

The sky is the limit here…

  • ✔ Match your home or existing barn or outbuilding
  • ✔ Textured, non textured, board and batten, reclaimed, shiplap or clap board siding
  • ✔ Fanciful, whimsical or eclectic as you can imagine
  • ✔ High Tech? ABSOLUTELY! Do you frequently leave town for a few days at a time? We can “tech” it out as much as you need or desire! WiFi, 110V electric, cameras, lighting, heat, water heaters, auto feeders, self-sustained auto waterer, fans, auto scratch dispensers on timers, auto doors. Connect with your mobile device or computer…
  • ✔ Reclaimed material or accents
  • ✔ Built to specifications according to your HOA requirements
  • ✔ Paint, oil, or stain finish/treatment

Come to us with pictures or inspiration and we can put it together for you or come to us with your design and we will make it happen!


Chicken Coop Comparison Chart: Which is right for you?

Option & Feature Availability Penthouse Henhouse Kit American Coop (panels) Carolina Coop (panels)
Affordability $1995 $1,995 $4,710
Assembly Time ~6-8 hrs ~8 hrs ~8-16 hrs
Henhouse Size 4X6ft 4X6ft 4X6 to 6x10
Run Size no run 6X12 6x12 to 10x30
Run Extensions Yes- 6 foot ea. Yes- 6 foot ea. No - custom sized
Number of chickens

12+

12+ 12-45
Deep Litter Bed  Yes, w/ HDPE

Yes, no HDPE

Yes, w/ HDPE
Locking Egg Hutch

1 with 3 nests,

w/ HDPE

1 with 3 nests,

no HDPE

1-2 with 3-5 nests

w/ HDPE

Roosting Bar(s) Yes- 2@6ft Yes-2@6ft Yes 2-3@6-10ft
Polycarbonate Windows Yes Yes Yes- inserts
Henhouse Screen Doors Optional Yes, removable insert Yes, lift off double door
Silver/Gray Galvalume Metal Roofing Standard Standard Standard
Zinc Hinges and Locks Standard Standard Standard
Special Order Color Roofing Optional Optional Optional
Black Powder Coated Hardware Optional Optional Optional
Human Access Run Door N/A

6 foot tall

Dutch Door Optional

6 foot tall

Dutch Door Optional

Cupola

No

No On installation only
.5”X.5” Black PVC Coated Hardware Cloth Yes Yes Yes
1” Black PVC Coated Hex upon request only upon request only upon request only
Special Order Color Roofing Optional Optional Optional
Board & Batten Siding No No Optional
Smooth Siding Standard Standard Optional
Textured 4" on Center (vertical grooves) No No Standard
Clapboard, Reclaimed, or Shiplap Siding No No Optional

Paint or Stain

No No Optional
Predator Apron No No On installation only
Additional Egg Hutch Optional Optional Standard on 4x8 and larger
Wooden chicken door for interior henhouse opening into run Optional Optional Optional
Chicken door on run (framed for automatic or wooden for manual) N/A No Optional
Rain Barrel Watering System No No On installation only
Water Bar with 4-6 Nipples (uninstalled) Optional Optional Optional
110V Electric No No Optional
Pressure Treated Run Base N/A Yes Yes
 
 
 

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