4'x8' Dutch Chicken Coop (D48)
Our Dutch Chicken Coop offers a gambrel style roofline similar to that of a minibarn and optimizing interior space. External nesting boxes, exceptional ventilation, and ease of customization make this hen house a great choice no matter what level of experience you have with raising chickens.
Our 4' x 8' Dutch Coop Specs at a Glance:
- Estimated space for 16 to 18 chickens
- Total Height: 78"
- Ground to Base Height: 15"
- (1) Window with Screen
- (8) Nesting Boxes
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Quality Construction Details - Amish-built Chicken Coops
- Pressure treated legs or runners
- LP SmartPanel or Board & Batten pine siding with stain or paint
- A different trim color is included with LP SmartPanel
- Keyed entry door
- Roost: chicken door and ramp
- Vent lid or vent
- 5/8" LP Flooring-with 10 year warranty
- Tech Shield Roofing underlayment and 30 yr architectural shingles w/ aluminum drip edge
- Optional metal roofing
Chicken Coop Client Reviews
Sometime in the latter part of June I took delivery of my chicken coop. I am very pleased with it. The construction and detail of workmanship is everything I was looking for. It takes a leap of faith in this day and age to order something sight unseen, however I am happy to report that it was delivered as promised.
Dan O - Trappe, MD
Thank you for your help with making my chicken coop purchase on 5/6. I'm very excited and I'm sure it will be nice. Let me know if you have any questions about my selections. And thanks to Erikca in customer service for getting some information for me and returning my call. Thanks again... Sandy
Lancaster County Barns Warranty
Full Warranty Terms
Lancaster County Barns structures come with a 1 Year Full Warranty top to bottom against manufacturing defects and workmanship.
Limited Warranty Terms
Lancaster County Barns structures come with a 5 Year Limited Warranty on labor, materials, and structural soundness.
Extended Limited Warranty Terms
Lancaster County Barns offers an optional 10 Year Extended Limited Warranty on labor, materials, and structural soundness. The cost is 5% of the structure price with a minimum of $100 and is only valid if paid for at the time of purchase. Please speak with a Sales Representative for more details.
Conditions and Limitations
- Building must be maintained properly, as needed, including, but not limited to, repainting/staining, re-caulking, level foundation with proper drainage, and perimeter of base kept clear of leaves, grass and other debris.
- Movement of building from its original location or alteration to building may void warranty.
- This Warranty does not include color change arising due to normal weathering, damage resulting from misuse or neglect, commercial use, failure to follow assembly instructions, natural disasters, fire, flood, windstorm, and other causes beyond our control.
- This Warranty is extended only to the original purchaser. A purchase receipt or other proof of date of original purchase will be required before warranty service is rendered.
- Notice of failure or defect must be reported to Lancaster County Barns within a reasonable time.
- Lancaster County Barns reserves the right to discontinue or change components. If a component has been discontinued or is not available we reserve the right to substitute a component of equal quality as may be compatible.
- In no event will Lancaster County Barns be liable for loss or damage to personal property placed in building. There are no express warranties except as listed above. The Warrantor shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damages resulting from the use of this product, or arising out of any breach of this warranty. All express warranties are limited to the warranty period set forth above.
To make a claim under this Warranty, please send a written description of the defect along with your name, address and telephone number to the address below. We may request a photograph of the defect or permission to inspect the building. All repairs will be made within a reasonable time.
Lancaster County Barns
Attn: Warranty Claim Department
2392 Horseshoe Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
In the event that your structure if found defective, we will repair or replace the defect, at Lancaster County Barns discretion, free of charge.
Easy Care Tips
- Epoxy floor makes clean up a breeze!
- A removable litter tray makes it much easier to keep your chickens cleaner and healthier.
- Adding an electrical package allows for added conveniences such as a heated water bowl to relieve you of the task of changing water several times a day in the freezing winters.
- Automatic doors provide extra safety for your chickens. Available in Electric or Solar. Nothing is so devastating as forgetting to shut them up for the night and having a predator ruin your flock.
- Wheels - fertilize your whole yard without sacrificing the grass. Being able to move the chicken house easily keeps the grass healthier.
Guidelines for Housing
- Most coop guides suggest approximately 2 square feet of space per adult bird.
- At a bare minimum, the coop should be easy to clean, well ventilated but draft free, include clean watering and feeding stations, and offer adequate roosts.
- Good, natural light is a plus.
- Dirt floors can work where the soil is sandy and the drainage reasonable, but a wooden floor is vastly easier to clean and protect. We recommend our epoxy surface for ease of cleaning.
- Good bedding, such as sawdust (untreated wood only), wood shavings, or chopped straw is ideal.
When keeping chickens through the winter, don’t forget...
- Chickens need extra grain to keep them warm and also to compensate for lack of grass and insects.
- Keeping the coop filled with the recommended amount of chickens helps keep the temperature comfortable.
Interior of A46 & Interior of A33/A44
Feed Room View & Interior Chicken Room View of A60/A80
Feed Room View & Chicken Room View of A124
Quaker Interior vs. Dutch Interior
Rhode Island Red
Great layer of brown eggs. Good looking chicken. Good disposition.
Fat yellow chicken which lays brown eggs. Very docile.
Interesting black and white striped pattern. Decent layer of brown eggs and good disposition.
Fuzzy face, large chicken. Lays blue eggs! Good disposition, generally friendly.
Prolific white egg layer. Nervous and flighty, not as docile.
- Table scraps are not a good solution for chickens. They do not provide the necessary diet needed to promote good egg laying and long life.
- Only feeding on grass will usually also be problematic as necessary nutrition is not received from only grasses. Today's breed of chicken cannot survive on the same diet as chickens from 30 years ago.
- Make sure wild birds do not have access to your chickens water and feed containers.
- Chickens need twice as much water as they do feed. If you do not use an automatic waterer, change water daily and make sure there is always plenty available. Lack of sufficient water will take large tolls on the health of a chicken very quickly as they need water to digest food properly.
External Parasites (ticks, mites etc)
Most are successfully treated with products available from your local rural merchandiser and you should routinely treat the chickens every 2 or 3 months.
- Chickens infested with red mites will stop or slow down laying eggs, hesitate to roost in normal area, and may become anemic.
- Take a white tissue and wipe along the underside of perches at night when birds are roosting. Look for tell tale blood smears.
- Check often as they multiply quickly and are hard to get rid of if caught after they become very evident.
- For best results treat several times in the course of several weeks to get total control over the situation with a combination of wet.
Broody Hens who refuse to leave the nest
- Try to break the habit by removing eggs as soon as they are laid.
- Keep her away from the nesting boxes for approximately a week.
- Nest inserts can be used which cause eggs to roll away as soon as they are laid.
Blocked or Sour Crop
- Keep poultry grit readily available at all times to help healthy digestion.
- Try feeding her some oil and massaging several times a day to loosen blockage.
- Garlic and natural yogurt can also be tried.
- Can be caused by boredom. Add items for distraction: a head of cabbage, greens, or hang a Peck a Block in the run.
- Overcrowding can cause pecking, keep flock at the recommended size for your house.
- If one hen seems to be being picked on and blood is being drawn, she must be removed as blood only encourages more pecking. Anti peck products can also be applied to the picked on hen to try to break the habit.
Raccoons prey on chickens at night and sometimes during the day. They can reach through wire and will often pull the chickens head or legs off, through the wire. They also can tunnel under runs without wire flooring. Easy latches can be opened by raccoons.
Most dogs are natural predators and will find chickens very hard to resist. Even family pets, unless trained, will be tempted by your chickens. Most dogs will eat the chicken, leaving only feathers. Dogs can be trained to let them alone or even guard them. Some dogs will only chase or 'play' with them but the trauma can keep the hen from laying eggs for months.
Skunks tend to eat the eggs more than kill adult poultry but they have been known to do that occasionally also. Eggs will usually be crushed inwardly and chickens will have the head removed as the skunk wants to drink the blood.
Hawks will kill adult chickens if they are outside without the protection of a cage with a wired roof. Prey is killed with talons and torn into bite size pieces with the beak.
Venomous snakes can kill full sized hens but most snakes will go for the eggs. Keep the henhouse secure with no cracks or holes. Keep tall grass cut and do not have your henhouse close to compost piles or piles of logs or rocks, as these are snakes favorite hideouts.
Cats (even domestic pets) enjoy the thrill of the hunt and can prey on small chickens and chicks. They can be trained to see them as fellow pets however. Metal mesh, barbed wire picket fence and tall hedges with thick lower growth can deter them.
Opossum will eat the chicken feed, eggs, chicks and will attack chickens. Keep a strong cage and your chickens penned at night.
Bobcat, Coyotes, and Fox
All of these enjoy eating chicken. Secure your chickens at dusk in a tight and strong henhouse to deter them. Large breed dogs are good to dissuade the animals from the property or at least to alert you to their presence.
rats, mice, owl, crow, squirrel, fisher cat, bear, mice, mink, weasel, lice, and mites