Horizon Structures™ Quaker Combo Coop
Chicken Coop FAQs
What Size Chicken Coop Do I Need?
The answer to that question is a little more complicated than you may think. It depends on the kind of chickens you are raising, the number of birds, whether or not they are all hens, the number of nesting boxes, the roosting area and whether or not there is a chicken coop attached.
Whether you only have 1-5 birds or your are looking for an assembled chicken coop or chicken coop kit for 10-15 chickens or even 20 chickens, we have the size that you need, as long as you know what size you really need!
Fortunately, our Chicken Coop Buyer's Guide answers all of those questions (and more).
What Features Should I Look For in a Chicken Coop?
Other than all of the minimum requirements mentioned in our Buyer's Guide, you should also make sure that chicken doors and any access points can be securely latched or locked.
You may also be interested in adding things like automatic chicken doors so that you don't always have to open and shut them, electrical/heating packages and wheels. Only some chicken coop brands (namely OverEZ™ and Horizon Structures™) have the ability to add these things if they don't already have them.
Also, whether or not a chicken coop has a chicken run made specifically for it is an important consideration. When a chicken run does not fit snugly with its coop, it leaves gaps for predators to take advantage of. Every chicken coop on this website that has a chicken run made specifically for it has that chicken run listed in the available options section, above the Add to Cart button.
Finally, you should consider how easy a chicken coop will be to clean. Ones made out of plastic or that have cleaning trays that slide out are a little easier to clean than ones that do not. Some are walk-in chicken coops that you can stand up in, allowing you to clean every nook and cranny - just like you were cleaning your own home!
I Don't See a Chicken Run Made Specifically for My Chicken Coop. What Should I Do?
While there may not be a run designed specifically for your chicken coop, Rugged ranch makes two different "universal" chicken runs that have knock-out panels that enable them to be used with most chicken coops. The shorter one is the Rugged Ranch™ 7' x 8' x 4' Universal Welded Wire Pen and the taller one is the Rugged Ranch™ 7.5' x 6.5' x 6.25' Universal Walk-In Pen.
I Thought Shipping Was Free on All Chicken Coops. Why Am I Being Charged Extra?
Shipping is definitely free on all standard chicken coops, which come to you unassembled in a considerably smaller box than the size of the assembled coop. Horizon Structures™ chicken coops are custom made and delivered fully assembled. It simply costs far more money to transport a fully assembled chicken coop halfway or all the way across the country than it costs to ship it to states that are nearer to Pennsylvania.
The truly "white glove" service provided by Horizon Structures™, where they deliver the fully assembled coop and place it precisely where you want it, is well worth it for most folks - even if they live in the western part of the country. Below, is a map that shows the dividing line for shipping add-ons for Horizon Structures™ chicken coops. All states that are shown in red cost more to ship to.