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Boughton Chicken Coop by Forsham Cottage Arks

Hens love roaming around outside the Boughton Chicken Coop
Hens love roaming around outside the Boughton Chicken Coop
A gingernut ranger perching on the roosting bar of the Boughton Chicken Ark
A gingernut ranger perching on the roosting bar of the Boughton Chicken Ark
Hens will love perching on the roosting bar
Hens will love perching on the roosting bar
Below the sleeping area is a spacious area for hens to roam around
Below the sleeping area is a spacious area for hens to roam around
The Boughton Chicken Coop has a door to allow chickens to free-range
The Boughton Chicken Coop has a door to allow chickens to free-range
Children will love collecting eggs from the Boughton Chicken Coop. Please note the Boughton arrives untreated.
Children will love collecting eggs from the Boughton Chicken Coop. Please note the Boughton arrives untreated.
The original design for the Boughton.
The original design for the Boughton.
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The Boughton is our best selling traditional chicken house and provides comfortable accommodation for up to six chickens. This wooden chicken coop is the ideal solution for the first time chicken keeper that wants to keep up to six hens. The Boughton chicken ark is designed for all breeds of chickens including bantams and medium sized birds and this hen house makes chicken keeping easy.

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Boughton Chicken Coop
Boughton Chicken Coop
  £349.99
The Boughton Chicken Coop. The Boughton Chicken Coop houses six medium hens.

Its elegant design has stood the test of time and has become a chicken house design classic. The Boughton is our best selling wooden chicken house and provides comfortable accommodation for up to six chickens. It is the ideal solution for the first time chicken keeper.

The Boughton hen house is specifically designed for bantams and medium sized birds, who will find the warm interior and private nest box very much to their liking.

The Boughton chicken coop with full length door open. Full length doors allow access for easy cleaning

The Boughton chicken house has full length side doors which allow easy access to the inside of the house. The retractable ramp means you can get into all areas of the house when cleaning.

The Boughton is easy to move around the garden with its stout carrying handles. If you're looking to leave your hen house in place, or have limited space, the carry handles can be easily removed.

The Boughton chicken coop on grass. A sleeping area over the run gives hens more space to roam around below.

The Boughton uses less space than other traditional arks because the sleeping area is located directly over the run. This design also means the chickens are protected from the sun and rain.

Secure Fox-Resistant Chicken Coop

The house has an easy to use, hinged ladder which may be drawn up from outside to secure the birds at night.

Young child collecting eggs from Boughton chicken coop. Very easy for even children to use - so they can have the joy of collecting your eggs

The nesting box is located at the end of the chicken ark and has an external egg collecting door. It is very easy for children to use – so they can run down in the morning to collect the eggs.

Free Range Run Door

You can access all areas of the run using the handy doors at each end. This makes it very easy to catch a chicken, let them out of the run, or top up the feeders and drinkers.

Nest Box

Nest box shutters in Boughton chicken coop.

The unique nesting box night shutter stops the chickens sleeping in the nesting box, dramatically reducing the amount of droppings that the chickens leave in the nest box and cutting down on egg cleaning time.

Roosting Bar

Interior of Boughton chicken coop.

The solid, single-piece roosting bar provides a solid place for your chickens to perch while they sleep.

Retractable Ramp

View of ramp from inside Boughton chicken coop.

The Ramp that sits between the roosting area and the run can be easily retracted to keep your chickens warm and safe at night. Simply pull the rope on the outside of the house and up it comes!

Forsham Cottage Arks logo.

Forsham Cottage Arks have been making chicken arks since 1979. In 2011 Forsham became a part of Omlet. Over three decades, Forsham have learnt what makes both pets and their owners happy. Designed for ease of use and durability, Forsham products have been tried and tested by tens of thousands of happy customers.

Old photo of Forsham bird house being built.

1979 - An unemployed printer, recently made redundant from the Kentish Messenger, returns to his old paper to place a small advert: 'Good Quality Poultry House For Sale.' It results in fifteen enquiries and seven orders. Forsham Cottage Arks is born.

1983 - As the volume of orders increases, Forsham takes on their first employee - a retired joiner from their village called Lenny

1988 - Forsham begins to sell its products through Harrods. Kew Gardens installs a Forsham Dovecote on its grounds.

1990 - Forsham exhibits its products at the Chelsea Flower Show. The stand proves very popular and they are asked to return the following year.

1993 - Forsham supplies a Boughton Chicken Coop to Channel 4's 'Big Breakfast'.

2000 - The Poultry Club of Great Britain presents a Forsham Lenham Chicken Coop to HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother in celebration of her 100th Birthday.

2002 - Forsham supplies a Lenham Chicken Coop to Channel 4's 'Big Brother'. Many people commented that the chickens were more interesting to watch than the people.

2008 - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall uses a Forsham Lenham Chicken Coop for his hens as part of his Chicken Out campaign.

2011 - Forsham Cottage Arks is bought by Omlet. The purchase brings together two companies that share a common vision of producing the best pet housing in the world.

Forsham Timber. Close-up of the Spruce

Many wooden chicken coops are made from low-grade Chinese softwood, but not The Boughton. This chicken coop is made from durable Whitewood Picea Abies, a strong and sustainably-farmed Norweigan Spruce. The plastic latches and metal fixings complete this high quality wooden chicken coop.

All the sections we use are planed all round so there are no scruffy faces or splinters, so the wood is ready for you to paint as soon as it arrives.

The dimensions of the Boughton chicken coop. Boughton Chicken Coop Dimensions

The Forsham Cottage Arks Boughton Chicken Ark is designed for up to six medium sized chickens. As they require additional head height in the nesting area, the Boughton is not recommended for larger breeds such as Buff Orpingtons or Cochins.

Please note, Boughton Chicken Coops are delivered on pallets. If you have restricted access please mention this on your order notes

Materials:

House: Sustainably-sourced Canadian Pine
Run: Zinc Coated Steel Mesh, 12.5 x 12.5mm Wire Pitch

The Boughton will arrive unpainted so you can apply your own finish. The Boughton will arrive unpainted so you can apply your own finish.

Choose the colour and appearance of your Boughton to suit your hens and your garden!

Your Boughton will arrive untreated in it's natural form. It is important that you treat your Boughton before placing it outside and before using it with chickens.

Using water based paints could cause the product to warp. Please follow the wood treatment manufacturers guidelines for suitability.

Omlet 30 day guarantee.

We're so confident that you'll love everything about your Forsham Chicken Coop that we offer a 30 day, no quibble, money back guarantee. If for any reason you are not entirely satisfied with the Boughton or the chickens you can send it back to us for a full refund. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Please note that your Boughton Chicken Coop will need to be treated with a suitable preservative before use, such as Ronseal 5 Year Wood Stain . Please follow the instructions on the can for use.

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Your Reviews - Boughton Chicken Coop by Forsham Cottage Arks

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Mobile chicken coop -

Chicken coop bought by Stephen Wearden was for me and I have 5 hens living comfortably in there. We have added extra chicken wire coming out from the bottom to make it extra fox proof.


What a [s]coop! -

I bought a Boughton and am delighted with it. It is beautifully designed and easy to assemble with sensible pictures of the assembly stages. May I offer four suggestions? 1 It should be possible within the price for you to tanalise [not sure of spelling] the timber. However, I have put preservative on the outside of mine and it really looks good in green. 2 The instructions miss off one stage at the end. I realised this when I had a loose part and two screws left. The perch support needs the screws from underneath. 3 I cut and fitted a 4' broom handle [£2 from B+Q] for a downstairs perch across the coop.. The bantams love it. 4 The coop is ideal for no more than 2 or 3 bantams if no extra run is attached. Hope these comments are helpful. John Murfitt Cornwall


Good service , shame the wood is not as good as the original -

Some of the panels were split through and were replaced. It’s a pity this is now made of using a soft wood, even with wood preservative not sure it will last as long as my old original one has. However Polly was extremely helpful in replacing parts that were split through.


Bought chicken coop -

Purchased coop as liked look of it , when coop arrived it was far better quality then anticipated so easy to assemble took less then an hour , fantastic coop houses my 4 Chickens and would recommend highly


Highly recommended -

I have had my enclosure and coop for nearly 10 years and it’s not showing it’s age a great credit to the quality materials used. We have just moved our whole enclosure and it looks close to new.

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