Heritage Chicken Coop | Model 20
- 200 ft²
It’s what happens 10,000+ chicken coops later 🙂 A no compromises grand design made to a most impressive scale. House up to 30 chickens in this fully featured all-inclusive coop package that’s over 20 feet long.
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You’ll pay a 50% deposit on your coop, pay in full for any options ordered and pay for shipping during checkout. Before we deliver your coop we will send you an e-invoice for the balance of the coop portion of your purchase.
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Design Concept & Key Points | Model 20
The Heritage Chicken Coop™ Model 20 is more than just big…
Roost & Root coops are featured in upscale homes all over the country, and our Heritage Series Chicken Coops™ takes things to whole other level. All three models are designed to afford their owner an exclusive chicken-keeping experience in a premium-featured ready-to-assemble mega-sized chicken coop.
Handcrafted from 100% Real Cedar. It will last many years with or without painting. We supply a silca wood densifying dip that will further enhance the ground contact performance of the cedar if you choose to apply. All wired panels feature pre-attached 16 gauge galvanized welded livestock wire that is extremely predator safe. No plywood. All wooded panels are 5/8 cedar board lumber. Larger (fewer) panels allow for a 2 person DIY or handyman assembly with only a cordless drill, a measuring tape, and a hammer. Screw bits and everything else you need are included. Shipped in three palletized crates via motor freight so you can easily stage at your building site. Updraft ventilated monitor-style roof assures adequate airflow, assembles from the ground, and looks great. It’s constructed from a unique 2-part CNC carved easy to assemble joist system and covered with a SunTuf® Polycarbonate roof panel that has a load calculation of 32 inches of ordinary snow. A CoopWorx 80lb capacity silo feeder and a huge EZ-Fill Watering system make feeding and watering your flock worry-free. No cleaning of stinky waterers or messy feeders. “Deep Liter Ready” panels allow for ground-level wind protection or the addition of a deep liter ground cover for extremely cold climate chicken keepers that wish to utilize this method. Built with all galvanized metal hardware (stainless steel hinges) and all-weather advanced joinery methods. Rugged long-lasting tangible quality. “20-year class” service life performance via cedar and heavy-duty galvanized hardware and provided bottom rails wood stabilizer. Made with heavy-duty 16-gauge galvanized predator-proof welded wire factory stapled top cedar frames. Nothing is stronger, longer lasting, or easier. Easily house up to 30 hens with a double-protected roosting compartment. Speaking of compartments, a single-compartment integrated storage shed provides ample room for feed storage, rakes, or other chicken-keeping items. Best-in-class watering, feeding, and dual automatic door systems are included in the price. There is both an automatic door for the run if free ranging is desired, as well as a protected walk-in roost area that provides a second layer of predator protection at nighttime. Separate the two and create a grow out system for adult and juvenile birds living in the same coop.
Dimensions / Specs / Capacities
We calculate hen population statements based on no less than 4 ft² per bird run space (free range by US Gov’t standards) adequate roost bar space, egg box space, and quantity and number of feed and water units that we specify. Free range time is always good but our stated information assumes that the birds live self-contained in our coops year-round. Physical: Overall Footprint: 120″ W x 255″ L Run Area: 120″W x 150″L on average ~ 120 + ft² Roost Area: roost bars and space for at least 30 standard-sized hens Single Storage Shed: 36×40 inches Overall Exterior Height 8½ Feet | Interior Head Height 82″ Fully Assembled ~1500 lbs. (weights given are for fully dry wood) Loads:
Snow: calculated for 32″ of ordinary snow Anchoring: required for winds > 30 mph Wind Panel Failure: > 80 mph Chicken Capacities:
Hens: up to 30 averaged-sized hens
Feed: 80 lbs (1) CoopWorx Silo Feeder Water: ~ 13 Gallons 8 Nipples l Dual 10′ 6½ Gallons Each Automatic Doors: 2 (one turn out and one roost door) Eggboxes: 3 large double boxes Shipping: DIY/Handyman Pre-fabricated Kits ready to assemble ~ (3) 48x48x82, 1000 lbs each semi-crates delivered to an accessible area via motor freight
Roof: SunTuf Polycarbonate 35% light transmissive Wire: 16 gauge galvanized livestock wire Structure: Western Red Cedar Water: Food Grade PVC Feeder: Rotomolded Food Grade HDPE
Considerations for Zones 2-6
Extreme storms can bring too much of a good thing to the outdoor areas of any coop. Our snow/storm panels are for the run areas of your coop and add temporary extra protection for extreme sideways-driven stormy weather in hot or cold seasons. Panels keep sideways rain and wind-driven snow from making things too sloppy in the run areas that chickens hang out in during the day. They are designed to be attached and detached during inclement conditions in warm or cold seasons, only when needed.
Panels are “transparent” for maximum clarity but they also can provide some shade. Where needed, ventilation is added to panels to make sure they do not cut off too much air circulation while still being able to protect your flock from… umm, fowl weather. Panels will not make your coop “waterproof” but will knock out the vast majority of wind-driven snow and rain in the “outdoor” run areas.
All coop waterers are shipped with a slotted cap that allows the water to breathe air as the water goes down. We make the slot big enough to allow a cord of an immersible heater to go through too. Based on feedback, submersible fish tank-style heaters work best. Presumably, it keeps the body of water in the tank warmer.
Poultry Nipples: Keeping the water from freezing is half of the battle. The nipple can freeze too if exposed to a direct sub-zero wind chill. That’s why we create and sell a No Freeze 3D Printed Poultry Nipple that you may want to consider as an optional upgrade if you live somewhere cold.
Considerations for Zones 7-10
Living somewhere that experiences up to triple-digit weather can be bothersome not only for you but your chickens too. As you can see with all of our coops, heavy-gauge wired panels not only provide protection but offer an adequate amount of ventilation for your birds during the hottest of months. It’s critical to always maintain your bird’s waterer. You can also provide cold treats for your flock to beat the heat as well. For further tips on how to keep your birds cool in the summer, visit our blog post below.
How to Keep Your Chickens Cool in the Summer Heat
A Bright Way To Keep Out The Cold Winds & Snow In The Winter… Take Them Off When Things Warm Up! Live somewhere cold? No problem, we’ve got you covered. Almost every breed of adult chicken when kept dry and out of the wind chill are very, very cold hardy… even in sub-zero temperatures. So if you can keep the water from freezing, the snow from accumulating in the run areas, and keep sub-zero winds off your flock… they’re good to go. And our Storm Panels let in critical light during short winter days. Attach and detach 3D-printed retaining clips from wired panels.
Coop waterers are shipped with a slotted cap that allows the water to breathe air as the water goes down. We make the slot big enough to allow a cord of an immersible heater to go through too. See the Easy-Fill Waterer & Storm Panel accessory pages for your model coop for more details. There are links to buy heaters that fit from Amazon or other stores.
What to Expect
Our goal is for the purchase of your new chicken coop to be as surprise-free as possible. In our “What to Expect” section we take our experiences with 10’s of thousands of customers and try to outline things we’ve learned that are consistently important. And of course, if there is some concern that we’re not addressing, just call us at 877-741-2667 and we’ll help you out in person.
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Most of our products are delivered via freight because of their large size. We package your purchase carefully to protect it during transit. How your item is treated after it leaves our facility is outside our control, but we will make right any shipping damage whether it’s our fault or not.
Shippers will contact you by phone to arrange for your order to be dropped off at an accessible location at the delivery address. Products are designed so that individual pieces can be transported by hand to their final place of assembly.
Written instructions are provided for each order and “assembly overview” videos are available for almost everything we sell to give customers a good idea of what is involved in assembling your purchase before you buy. Most of our products are designed to be assembled by 2 people and in all cases, by people of ordinary skills. We rely on you having a cordless drill, maybe a hammer, and in some cases, a tape measure. Digital copies of the instructions are on each product page and also in the help section.
We try to write instructions for a balance of visual and written use. If you hire a contractor, you’ll want to make sure they read instructions too. Our products cannot be assembled as intended without using the instructions. If you or your contractor do have problems during assembly, you can either call or text us.
Accessories are made to work with our products. We do not warrant their use with products other than those that they are intended for.
Temporary snow loads of ~ 24″ – 30″ deep ordinary snow on the roof have been accounted for. That’s a lot of snow. However, snow should be knocked off often when possible. The icing on the edges of the roof may need to be addressed as well.
Assembly & Build Video
Heritage Walk-In Model 20 Chicken Coop Assembly Instructions
We designed the Heritage Series Coops to be assembled by people of ordinary skills with ordinary tools. The kit is very complete. A flat, level area is a very important requirement for these coops to assemble easily and a concrete perimeter footer is highly recommended. All needed screw bits and fasteners are included in the assembly toolkit together with a printed copy of the most current instructions.
- Heritage Series Assembly Instructions V1 (50 MB .pdf File)
- Heritage Series Assembly Overview Video
- Pre-Build Diagrams