Boughton Chicken Coop by Forsham Cottage Arks
Timeless Chicken Coop Design
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.
Easy To Clean Chicken Coop
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 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.
Easy Egg Collection
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.
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.
The solid, single-piece roosting bar provides a solid place for your chickens to perch while they sleep.
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!
The History of the Boughton Chicken Coop
In 1979, Rob Pellet placed a small advert in his local paper: 'Good Quality Poultry House For Sale.' Fifteen enquiries and seven orders later, Forsham Cottage Arks was born.
Over three decades, Forsham learnt what is important to both pets and their owners, and their durable and practical chicken coop designs were tried and tested by tens of thousands of happy hens! In 2011, Omlet were pleased to welcome Forsham to their product catalog. The Boughton and Lenham Chicken Coops that Omlet now produce are sensitively updated designs that continue the Forsham tradition of producing exceptionally practical, comfortable and durable chicken housing.
Did you know, in 2000, The Poultry Club of Great Britain presented a Forsham Lenham Chicken Coop to HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother in celebration of her 100th Birthday?
Made from Durable Whitewood Picea Abies
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 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
House: Whitewood Picea Abies (Norweigan Spruce)
Run: Zinc Coated Steel Mesh, 12.5 x 12.5mm Wire Pitch
Painting and preserving your Boughton
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.
30 Day Money Back 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.