Don’t settle for a cheap import coop! Keep up to 5 chickens (4 full sized hens or 5 bantam breeds) in our compact Starter XL Chicken Coop. This coop is perfect for first-time chicken keepers and is small enough for any backyard. For experienced farmers, this coop works great as an isolation space or grow out pen.
Also available in a Standard Model too!
The All New Redesigned Starter XL Coop Starting at $599...
Starter XL Coop Features
Upgrade your chicken keeping experience. Don’t settle for another cheap, import coop!
Up to 4 Adult Chickens
Available Waterer & Feeder
Up to 19 Eggs Weekly
Long Lasting 100% Cedar
Protected Roost Area
Easy to Clean
All Weather Design
Easy To Assemble Kit
Starter XL Chicken Coop™ * Any optional items ordered at the time of your coop purchase ship for free!
Sales tax only collected for Texas residents
The quality of this chicken coop is top notch for the price point. Super impressed. I expected super high quality with my big coop for 8k, but the same quality and craftsmanship is here with this coop… O. Burns – Tallahassee, Florida
Easy Fill Waterer & Feeder Package | Standard Nipple was $158.00 → ( )
Sure you could spend $50 or less and get cheap waterers and feeders from your local store or online, but our Easy Fill Waterers & Feeders are better. You can fill from outside the coop, no getting down on the ground. They won’t get pooped on and they hold a generous 4+ day supply of feed and water. They make keeping backyard chickens a joy!
Make your Roost & Root coop uniquely yours. Only available at the time of your coop purchase. You will be prompted at checkout to enter name board information. Need a few days for inspiration to strike? Go ahead and put TBD in the name board field at checkout and we’ll reach out to you before your order is built.
If you live in an area that routinely (more than 4+ weeks per year) gets below freezing temperatures and you purchased the Easy Fill Waterer, you should consider upgrading to the Freeze Guard Poultry Nipples (The Freeze Guard Poultry Nipples come in lieu of the Standard Poultry Nipples). Storm panels are mostly used to keep snow and sub zero winds out of your coop. You should consider purchasing if you live in zones 2-6 as illustrated in our climate details information tab.
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Design Concept | Starter XL Coop
The Ultimate First Coop Or an amazing isolation or grow-out coop for experienced chicken keepers!
Back and better than ever before… Don’t settle for cheap import coop when you can buy our all new redesigned American Made Starter XL Chicken Coop™ for the same price!Cheap import coops fall apart within a year or two and more importantly, aren’t designed to give you an enjoyable chicken keeping experience. The all new Starter XL Chicken Coop™ is stronger, will last longer, and provide a safe self-contained environment for your hard working hens that’s friendly to you too. Optional integrated waterers and feeders make feeding and watering a breeze… from outside the coop, standing up, and no messy poop to clean.And no matter if you live where it gets 100+ in the summer or sub zero in the winter, Roost & Root coops have features that make them ideal for all over the country.More than 50,000 happy hens call Roost & Root coops home in all 50 states. Keep reading to learn more specifics about our all new redesigned Starter XL Chicken Coop™.
Purchased as a DIY Kit. Shipped in two large boxes via UPS so you can easily stage at your building site. No one piece weighs more than about 20 lbs.
Handcrafted From 100% Real Western Red Cedar. Will last many years with or without sealing. 10+ years of service life performance via cedar and heavy-duty galvanized wire. Value: If you were to source your own materials, design, and build a like quality product, the cost and the time would make our price a better deal.
Simple pre-drilled holes allow easy assembly in about an hour and a half with only a cordless drill. Screw bits, screws and everything else you need is in the box.
Provides a roost bar in a fully protected roost area for up to 4 standard-sized sleepy hard-working hens. Your girls deserve a roost like they get in nature.
Updraft ventilated roost. Assures the respiratory health and safety of your hens in hot or cold climates. No stinky poop trays. Poop composts on the ground where it is easily raked out from a removable side panel.
Available integrated EZ-Fill Feeder and EZ-Fill Waterer. Feed and water your flock standing up outside the coop! No cleaning of stinky waterers or messy feeders doesn’t take up valuable run space. No-Poop 4+ day supply optional waterer that can be freeze protected. No-Poop 4+ day supply optional feeder.
Built with all galvanized metal hardware and all-weather advanced joinery methods. Rugged long-lasting tangible quality.
16-gauge galvanized predator-proof welded wire.
Integrated, fully protected egg box is what chickens want and a see through door is fun for kids and adults alike.
We calculate chicken 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.
Overall Footprint: 47 ” W x 56 ” L
Roost Area: Roost bar (32″) space for 4 standard-sized hens
Overall Exterior Height 47 inches
Fully Assembled ~125 lbs. (weights given are for fully dry wood)
Snow: calculated for ~ 32″ of “ordinary” snow
Anchoring: required for winds > 35 mph
Wind Panel Failure: > 80 mph
Hens: up to 4 averaged-sized hens or 5 bantam breeds
Feed: Optional 1x 5 lb gravity
Water: Optional ~ 2.6 Gallons 2 Nipples
One turn out door (10.25 x 13.375)
Egg Boxes: 1 large box with see-thru door
DIY/Handyman Pre-fabricated Kits ready to assemble
~ (2) large boxes ~65lbs each delivered to an accessible area via ups
Airflow in your coop is your biggest concern whether it’s summer or winter. Roost & Root Coops use passive updraft ventilation in the roost areas to protect your sleeping chickens year-round from inclement weather while at the same time making sure they get critical ventilation, key to their respiratory health during hot & cold seasons and in particular, protection from frostbite in sub-zero temperatures.
Considerations for Zones 2-6
Snow/Storm Panels: 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.Freeze Protection: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.
We know you have options when it comes to purchasing your new chicken coop or garden products, but we’re confident that we will meet or exceed your expectations, and here’s why…
#1 We’re real people! Our company is made up of real outdoor-loving people, just like you, and we’re excited to share our knowledge. We don’t just sell products, we use them ourselves, every day. We do what we do every day of the week, and we love answering questions about what we sell.
#2 We’re not just a .com:We’re not just another drop-shipping pop-up site that someone started in their basement to make money. We started our business the old-fashioned way using friends and family and by hard work and great customer service have grown it into something that not only supports our family but supports dozens of other families too.
#3 We take it personally: We make what we sell and truly take it personally if you’re not 100% satisfied with your experience. We want to earn your business, not just for today, but for many years to come. We understand the power of good relationships and the trust that can only be created from following through on the big and little things alike. We’re still human and we make mistakes, but it’s how we handle them that makes us different.
We designed the Starter Coops to assemble quickly by people of ordinary skills with ordinary tools. A flat, level area is a very important requirement for these coops to assemble easily. All needed screw bits and fasteners are included in the assembly toolkit together with a printed copy of the most current instructions.
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.