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Site Preparation

(Applies to ALL Coops EXCEPT for the Charming Coop!)

Preparing for Your Coop. Upon ordering your chicken coop or duck home, we will get busy building, while you get busy with a bit of site preparation! As you know, our coops are incredibly well built and made of heavy, high-quality material, and because of the quality we offer, our coops can be rather hefty, weighing a minimum of 1100 pounds. In order to protect your investment in your coop, we suggest that you:

1. Build a Leveled Pad - Your pad can be as elaborate as concrete or as simple as a limestone pad. By the way, most people do opt for a limestone pad, which is perfectly acceptable for this purpose! Either way, please make sure your pad is as follows:

  • Pad Size - We recommend your overall pad should measure between 6”-12” larger than the footprint of the coop you ordered! For example, if you ordered a 6’x6’ coop, you should build a pad that is up to 7’x7’. If your coop comes with a porch please add 4' to your footprint measurement.

  • Pad Depth - If you plan to use limestone, your pad should be 4” deep and we recommend the use of #57 limestone otherwise known as 3/4" gravel.

2. Ensure that Our Trucks Can Deliver - Because we are unfamiliar with your property, we would kindly ask that you, please communicate with us about any concerns as it relates to accessibility!  Please take the time to check the following:

  • Access to the Site - The majority of our coops will be delivered to you on a large semi LTL truck which will be delivered to the bottom of your driveway.  However, for those of you receiving coops 8x8 or larger please do let us know if you have concerns about a flatbed truck and/or trailer pulling into your driveway.  

  • What to do if you Don’t Have Adequate Clearance - We ask that you let us know so we can help you work on a plan! 

If this information doesn’t quite provide all the answers you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us!