Innovation Pet's Deluxe Farm House is a TSC Exclusive and can house up to 8 chickens.
- Innovation Pet
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- Solid wood construction with heavy-duty latches and an asphalt roof
- Sliding rear window and sliding door provide added ventilation
- Nesting box, roosting bar and ramp included
- Sliding door at the top of the ramp encloses the coop area for weather and predator protection.
- Easy to assemble in less than 60 minutes
- Outside assembled dimensions are 84 in. x 42 in. x 57 in.
- Dimensions for the door at the top of the ramp are 11 in. x 11 in.
Innovation Pet Deluxe Farm House Chicken Coop, Up to 8 Chickens
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Recent User Reviews
"You get what you pay for"
Pros - Decent size for price
Aesthetically pleasing to the eye
Cons - Cheap cheap material
Directions weren't very clear
Definitely not large enough to house 8 large fowl. 4-6 max.
Placement of hinges and locks is awful and lazy
Not easy to get into, or clean
I bought this earlier this year for my 8 chickens. First of all, the thing wasnt east to build. The instructions were *pretty* clear, but certain pieces needed to go in very specific places, so my friend and I found ourselves nailing and then removing pieces to place them somewhere else. None of the pieces lined up very well, which makes for a more unstable coop. It wasnt tbe hardest thing tobuild, two 22 year olds did it with no prior assembly experience, but there was a lot of trial and error.
The placement of locks and their recieving end are misaligned on every. Single. Door. And no, this is not because of misplacement. I can only lock one latch on each door, which is a safety risk from predators.
Next, it hasn't even been a year and the thing is falling apart. It's pretty hard to clean, the coop does have a tray that slides out and can be washed. It doesnt slide easy for me. You cannot get into the coop fully. My biggest pet peeve is not having access to the chickens on the coop side, where I cannot reach them.
This coop is not large enough for 8 chickens, at least not standard size, which in the tractor supply description , it says it can hold 8 standard size fowl. Fortunately, when I had 8, they were pullets and cockerels, so they were smaller. Now even with just the 4 ameraucanas, I still dont think they have enough room to live in. Any more than 4 and they're practically living on top of eachother.
Overall, it's not the worst starter coop for the beginner chicken owner, who may have 3 or 4 hens, but you really have to pay attention on what part you're nailing down where. And just know that it wont last very long. Cheap wood begins to fall apart. I would not recommend this coop, unless you are pretty strapped for cash to spend on a coop. You get what you pay for.
Pros - Good price, decent size.
Cons - It says 8 birds but my 4 are pretty cramped. It's also starting to fall apart just 8 months after purchase.
I bought this coop in February, it is now October and the wood is starting to splinter. If it's misty out or if it's been raining, the wood warps and the doors don't work properly. Also the window over the back hatch warped so bad that it's starting to fall off...
"Meh - not so impressed"
Pros - Easy to assemble
Good access for cleaning
Cons - Very cheap wood
Not good for 8 chickens unless they are under 3 months old
We purchased this item at TSC when it was on sale for 200.00 - while it was quick and easy to assemble and has worked well enough for me to use as a transitionary coop to take chicks out of a brooder and integrate with the adult flock - it's just not that sturdy.
The wood is very cheap and flimsy - any time it rains, or there's heavy moisture, the doors swell and won't open/shut. I used a small hand planer to knock enough off so they would open under most conditions.
The hardware is rather flimsy as well - one of the latches on the dutch doors broke.
I could have made a coop in similar size/detail for the same money that would have been a lot more sturdy.