That looks really easy to clean and I like the design of the food dish. How well does it ventilate? It is easy to lock up tight at night? I looked at a smaller version and it was very pricey. Yours looks even bigger. Dare I ask what it cost?
Kudos to you for doing what it takes to keep your girls safe, and thanks for sharing.
I cleaned it today, and it was easy. Mind you, it was a simple clean today, which is replace the wood shavings, wash the plastic roosting bars and sun them dry. Deep clean will probably occur once every 4 - 6 weeks; and not at all during winter cold months.
It ventilates well enough. You can see the vents only close-up, and the vents are at the back, and the sides at front. That works for me; since it means the raccoons can't see them either.
The front orange door (not the run wire door) will lock tight if you choose to do so. That means that you must be around in the morning to let chickens out. I chose to slide the door not to lock or close, but leave a 2.5 inches of opening to allow better ventilation at night (it has been muggy lately). This morning I got up later then usual, at 8am, and found my chickens have nugged the door, and gotten out of the small opening ( and because I did not lock it.) As my chickens get bigger, I plan to leave the orange door (that slides) open all the time.
The cost is ~$1300.00 shipped to the nearest major greyhound station. For me, it is Boston; and THAT was the worse part getting the coop. The greyhound packaging area in Boston was very difficult to find, and not to mention the traffic.
I have had researched cost of getting other hen coops in the US (you know what and who they are); and the cost is comparable.
I see you said you will leave the door open at night !!PLEASE DON'T!! A bobcat got my two ducks when I left my coop door open and it devasting so I just don't want you to go through that:C