About Our Standard Chicken Coop

We designed our chicken coops with you and your flock in mind. The overall size of each standard chicken coop is 8'x8' with a 6'6" inside wall height. Our standard coops include the following features:

  • 12' of roost rail
  • Community nesting box
  • Four windows with 1/2" hardware cloth
  • Access doors for you and your chickens
  • Two 8"x8" vents

Access Doors

Our standard chicken coop design includes two access doors: one chicken door and one 36"x72" walk door for you. The large walk door gives you access inside the chicken coop to gather eggs and to clean the coop as necessary.

Solid Construction

We pride ourselves on handcrafting each chicken coop shed to the highest quality and standard. Each shed is designed and assembled by our experienced craftsmen to ensure solid construction from start-to-finish.

Nesting Boxes

Each chicken coop comes with a 48" community nesting box. The nesting area will make the daily task of finding your eggs easier by giving your hens a stress-free place to lay their eggs.

Nesting Box
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Nesting Box in a Chicken Coop

Already have a chicken house you love but need a new nest box? Buy your nest box today.

48" Reversible Rollaway Nest Box - $312.00 (available for shipping) Shipped nest box will be unassembled.

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Chicken Coop Options:

You and your flock may have unique needs, and all of our sheds and coops are customizable to fit those needs. We offer several options when ordering your standard chicken coop. If you are looking for more customization options, contact us for details!

Coloring

Want your chicken house to match the color of your home or outbuildings? We offer custom paint matching options for our standard LPĀ® SmartSideĀ® siding. Take the worry out of adding a new chicken coop to your home, knowing that we can work to match your outdoor space.

Ventilation

Depending on the size of your flock, you may want to increase ventilation by adding extra windows or vents. Extra vents help to keep air circulating to avoid excess moisture and heat from building inside your coop. Additional windows will help to increase sunlight for your hens because access to sunlight is a key component to egg production.

Doors

If you worry about the safety of your chickens, consider adding an auto-shut, auto-open chicken door to increase safety and security. Give yourself peace of mind when it comes to your chicken house.

Chicken Run

Keep your growing flock safe from predators while they are outside with a modular run system. We offer chicken run systems starting at 5'x5', but can work with you to provide any size run that you need.

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Chicken Coop FAQs

How Do I Keep My Chicken Coop Clean?

Proper chicken coop maintenance involves providing a clean place for egg production, as hens can be very fussy about where they lay their eggs. A dirty chicken coop can cause your hens to stop laying eggs or even get sick. Regularly changing bedding and nesting box material is a to-do for your chicken coop cleaning list. You also need to keep your chickens' water and food supplies clean and fresh daily.

Less frequently, you will need to deep clean your chicken coop by removing everything from the coop and starting fresh. You should remove the bedding, nesting box material, feeders, and waterers. Once you've removed everything, it's time to clean the chicken coop with a disinfectant.

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Should I Fence in My Chicken Coop?

Fencing in your chicken coop is not required, but you need to ensure that your flock is safe from predators. Having a fenced space provides shelter from ground predators, like foxes. When installing your backyard chicken coop's fencing, you can also extend it underground to ward off any burrowing predators, as well.

Note that fencing in your flock does not protect your chickens from birds of prey, like hawks. Having a roof over the run that protects against larger predatory birds is essential for your flock's safety. If you live in an area that hosts larger predators, having a guard dog or even an electric fence for added defense is a strong recommendation.

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What Are Some Good Chicken Coop Design Rules of Thumb?

To keep your chickens both healthy and happy, there are some chicken coop design considerations you need to know. These are a few basics to get you started with raising backyard chickens!

Nesting Boxes - Chickens like to sleep up off the ground. Typically you're looking to house between 3-4 chickens per nesting box.

Feed & Water - A clean space for the chickens to get their feed and water is essential. It will still get dirty, but you want a place that won't get too much filth mixed that is also easy to access for cleaning.

Free Space - Your chickens are going to need at least 3-4 feet of space between them in their chicken runs. If they're going to spend the majority of their time in the run and not outside, you'll need to make sure they have enough space.

Heating Lamp - For the colder winter months, your coop will need a heating source to keep the chickens from getting too cold. Usually, a 60-watt lamp will generate enough heat if your coop is insulated and built solid enough.

Ventilation - Proper ventilation helps both your chickens and yourself. The coop needs to let musty air out and fresh air in. Mitigating the smell is just a courtesy for everyone.

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How Big of a Chicken Coop Do I Need?

Visit our showrooms to speak with one of our experienced team members and get help deciding what size chicken coop would be perfect for your home and flock. We can customize any of our shed models to create the ideal custom chicken coop for you. Our team can also discuss options to improve the durability and longevity of your new chicken coop.

What Our Customers Are Saying

"We have bought two chicken coops from sunrise sheds and they are well-built nice coops! The delivery service is also very fast and responsive."

~ R. Noland

"Sunrise sheds did an incredible job with my project. It was an on-site build under adverse conditions and they came through with flying colors! I would recommend them to anyone under any circumstances. I promise you, they will do an amazing job."

~ D. Rogers

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