Power, Lights, and Timers
Electric Package – Switch or Timer
The Electric Package can be used to power the heaters and auto chicken doors for the Warm Coop Options Package. It includes an industrial light, one recepticle, and a switch or timer. Many people use the outlets to plug in a heated water bowl or their own space heaters in winter. Fun fact: our electric package is wired by an Amish electrician on Thursdays. As you may know, fires in chicken coops can be devastating and that is why we are serious about creating a safe way for you to have power in your coop. The wiring we provide for you is professionally installed and secured to help keep your chickens safe.
Solar Powered Light – Switch or Timer
The Solar Powered Light is available with a switch or timer. It comes with a solar panel that will not be installed by the builders because of the chance of breakage during the transit of your coop. The Solar Light Package will only power a light in your chicken coop. You will not be able to plug a heater into it. In fact, heaters take so much power that we do not have a solar powered heating option for your chicken coop. Customers who want heat will need to have electricity in their coops.
Automatic Chicken Doors
Advanced Auto Chicken Door – Solar
The Advanced Auto Chicken Door – Solar w/ Battery Back-up will help keep your chickens locked safely inside the coop at night and give them access to their run during the day. You won’t have to worry that the coop is closed at night if you’re out at dinner or the movies.
The Advanced Auto Chicken Door comes installed in your coop. It has data tables that tell it when sunrise and sunset is in your area (as chickens go in and out of the coop based on daylight). You set the door to open and close based on the timing you want. Set-up is simple and takes five to ten minutes.
The solar panel that powers the auto chicken door comes boxed inside the coop. It is one of the few items that you will need to set-up when you receive your coop from us. The solar panel should be placed outside the coop where it can receive the most sunlight. The auto chicken door also has a battery backup in case there isn’t enough energy from the solar panel on any given day.
Advanced Auto Chicken Door – Electric
The Advanced Auto Chicken Door – Electric will help keep your chickens locked safely inside the coop at night and give them access to their run during the day. You won’t have to worry that the coop is closed at night if you’re out at dinner or the movies.
The Advanced Auto Chicken Door comes installed in your coop. When you have the electric package it will be connected to an outlet on the chicken door side of the coop.
The Advanced Auto Chicken Door has data tables that tell it when sunrise and sunset is in your area (as chickens go in and out of the coop based on daylight). You set the door to open and close based on the timing you want. Set-up is simple and takes five to ten minutes.
Wi-Fi Module Addition
The Wi-Fi Module can be added to both the Solar and Electric Auto Door. With this module you can control your door right from your phone. Real time coop door status and coop temperature, battery charge status and access to a live stream from a Coop Cam (sold separately). You can view all this from the app or receive email and sms alerts. You can also configure the settings on your door from your phone.
Wire over the Windows
Wire over the Windows is essential to keep raccoons from getting your chickens. We use 1/2” x 1/2” vinyl coated galvanized wire for this option. The wire is put on from the outside because raccoons typically push inward so the wire will resist their attempts at chicken access longer. This option is essential for safety so we’ve included it in all of our options packages.
Wire Under the Coop
Wire Under the Coop will help deter those pesky rodents and critters that bite on wood and create holes in the bottom of some coops over the years. This isn’t a common issue, but it is something our most concerned customers ask for, so we’ve included it in the Secure Option Package. We use 1/2” x 1/2” vinyl coated galvanized wire for this option.
Wire Under the Run
Wire Under the Run is a great way to make sure that burrowing animals do not have access to your chickens. The wire can be covered with sand that you can rake clean for regular cleaning and change out annually. Chickens will still be able to scratch around and be safe too. We use ½” x 1/2’” vinyl coated galvanized wire for this option.
Wire on Run Sides
Wire on Run Sides also uses 1/2″ x 1/2″ vinyl coated galvanized wire on the wire that surrounds the run on combination coops. This wire keeps your chickens safe by preventing predators from reaching inside your run.
Chicken Defender Wire
Chicken Defender is galvanized, welded wire that we recommend you upgrade to if you have bears or other large, strong predators. This is our most secure wire option.
Heavy Duty Nesting Box Latches
A set of two Heavy Duty Nesting Box Latches are rubber latches added to either side of your exterior nesting boxes lid. This prevents animals like sneaky raccoons from opening your lid and accessing your eggs and chickens. This is only available for coops in the Quaker and Dutch styles.
Custom Color Insulated Metal Roof
The Custom Color Insulated Metal Roof not only looks fantastic, but is insulated to keep your coop warmer in winter and cooler in the summer. With this package you can choose from standard or custom metal roof colors. This roof has a 40 manufactures warranty too. Visit our Color choices page to pick the perfect color for your coop!
Insulated Ceiling (for Shingled Roofs)
The Insulated Ceiling provides extra insulation for shingled roofs, to keep you coop warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
The Heated Roost is a warming bar that you turn on in the evenings for your chickens on very cold nights. It isn’t for everyday use but can be used when the temperatures become extremely cold or when there aren’t enough chickens in the coop to keep it warm in winter. The heated roost warms chickens from their feet up while they sleep.(This option requires the electric package.)
Our Space Heater with high up shelf is a great and safe way to warm your chicken coop. Remember that chickens don’t do well in heat so keep it at 50 degrees Fahrenheit or less for happy chickens. We recommend against heating your chickens with a heat lamp as they have caused many chicken coop fires and are really dangerous. To avoid hazards, our shelf is out of the way of your playful chickens. Our space heater also has a tip over function, that shuts it off, if it falls or is knocked over. (This option requires the electric package.)
Easy to Clean Options
Our Epoxy Floor is super resilient to damage and moisture making coop cleaning much easier. It is a smooth surface with a little texture. The application process requires four steps so it is a very high quality finish that is durable and will last. This option is more about convenience and keeping your coop clean, and it one of our top options so we’ve included it in most of our options packages.
Double Clean-out Lid w/ Litter Trays
The Double Clean-out Lid w/ Litter Trays are a fantastic way to do weekly hen house cleanings without the hassle of removing the litter from the entire coop. This option includes two lids, that run along the back of the coop. The lowest one allows the customer to open the lid and sweep out any mess that gets on the floor of the coop. The second lid is just above the first and allows access to the litter tray. The litter tray is a lightweight but thick and durable poly. These trays sit just under the roosting bars, the area where the chickens sleep at night, so the bulk of the waste is exactly under the roosting bars. We add wire under the roosting bars to prevent chickens from sitting in the tray and making themselves messy.
The Clean-Out Lid is a single lid at floor level. People love this option because for a full coop cleaning, the litter from the bottom of the coop can simply be pushed right out the back of the coop and into a wheelbarrow, trash can or onto a tarp.
Clean-Out Lid w/ Litter Tray
The Clean-Out Lid w/ Litter Tray is built-in under the roosting bars. When chickens are inside the coop, it is usually at night when they are sleeping on the roosting bars. Because of this, most of their droppings will be below the roosting bars. The Litter Tray will help you to collect the bulk of the mess in the litter trays. Under the roosting bars we add vinyl coated galvanized wire. This is easy to clean with a brush after making it wet as part of your monthly coop cleaning and keeps the chickens from jumping down into the litter trays and making themselves a mess.
A Finished Interior and/or Ceiling is a key component in a totally sanitizable, washable, chicken coop interior. We customize vinyl paneling to the interior of your coop, use plastic molding, and give it a watertight seal in all seams and openings. You will also have washable poly nesting box dividers. This material and look can also be applied to Poly Nesting Box Dividers.
Deep Litter System
The Deep Litter System comes with a Poly Floor, Extra Large Clean Out Lid, Extra Chicken Ramp Inside, Aluminum Ridge Vent, Poly Nesting Box Dividers, Sealed Poly Walls 12″ High Around Bottom of Coop. Instead of monthly or weekly litter cleanings, in the deep litter system you allow the litter to accumulate. Cleaning out the Deep Litter System every 6 months to a year, you can add the used litter to your compost. We recommend researching this method before deciding on using the Deep Litter System.
Hinged Combo Run Clean-Out
For Combination Style chicken coops we have added a Hinged Clean-Out for the area of run below the coop. This allows easy access to the run under the coop for cleaning and to grab any stray eggs. This is also offered w/ Chicken Defender Wire.
Additional Ventilation Options
Extra Ventilation Lid
Our coops come standard with one ventilation lid along the back of your coop but sometimes you’ll want a little more than that. Add and Extra Ventilation Lid can add more airflow to your coop but also closes when you need to keep heat in. This extra lid typically goes along the wall of the coop with the chicken door.
You can add an Extra Window for more exterior visibility into the coop, extra air flow, or maybe just because you like the way it looks with more windows!
For additional ventilation, an Gable Vent on the chicken door side of the coop will help to reduce ammonia and moisture from your coop. The vents can be opened and closed manually.
Electric Exhaust Fan w/ Thermostat
Keep your chicken coop ventilated with an Electric Exhaust Fan w/ Thermostat. Our coops come standard with ventilation lids but chicken coops gather a large amount of moisture and ammonia in both winter and summer. The addition of a mechanical exhaust system will help to pull air through the coop and keep fumes and moisture levels down. (This option requires the electric package.)
The Screen Door goes on the inside of the person door and can be closed with a latch. The door has 1/2″ x 1/2″ wire, to help keep your chickens safe. The screen door is perfect for warm climates, letting in extra air flow.
The Ridge Vent runs along the very peak of your coops roof. This vent does not close and is best for the deep litter method and very warm climates.
Feed Storage Box
Some customers love this solution for food and litter storage that they order two! Our Feed Storage Boxes are customized to match your chicken coop. They are 2’wide by 4’ long by 42” high and hold two bags of feed and one bag of shavings. The feed bin is designed to keep food and litter dry and safe from critters.
4′ Feed Room Addition
The 4′ Feed Room Addition will add 4 feet to the size of your coop. You can access the feed room though the person door on the left side of your coop. There will be a wall and screen door separating the feed room from the rest of the coop. Here you can store food and litter.
Feed Room Wall
Instead of an extra room in your coop you can choose to put in a Feed Room Wall. It will go 4 feet into your coop, making the space for your chickens smaller so keep that in mind when choosing a size.
Cupola and Weathervane
Add a personalized touch to your coop with a beautiful 15″ or 18″ Cupola and an aluminum or copper Weathervane.
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Flower Boxes can be added under the windows. (A-Frame Style Coops Only)
A set of 2 shutters can be added to your coop windows.