Boughton Chicken Coop by Forsham Cottage Arks

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 specifically designed for bantams and medium-sized birds and this hen house makes chicken keeping easy.

See below for the fantastic features of the Boughton Chicken Coop.

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

Children will love collecting eggs from the Boughton Chicken Coop
Children will love collecting eggs from the Boughton Chicken Coop
The original design for the Boughton.
The original design for the Boughton.
Boughton Chicken House
Boughton Chicken House
Easy to Clean
Easy to Clean
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£299.99

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-Proof 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. That’s why when you buy a Forsham product you can be sure you are buying a finely-tuned, hand-crafted home for your pets. Not all chicken houses are made this way.

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. The slide out dropping tray makes cleaning simple

Unlike cheaper chicken houses that are made of low-grade Chinese softwood, we use only the best sustainably-farmed Canadian Pine for our chicken houses. After carefully sourcing the right kind of wood, we make sure it is properly treated to last a lifetime outside. We use Ground Contact Pressure Treatment which helps prevent your chicken house from rotting.

All the sections we use are planed all round so there are no scruffy faces or splinters.

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.

Materials:

House: Sustainably-sourced Canadian Pine
Run: Zinc Coated 25mm Steel Mesh

Omlet 30 day guarantee. Everything you need to start keeping chickens

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.

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Boughton Chicken Coop
Boughton Chicken Coop
  £299.99

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garden chickens again - Moyra, 4 July 2015

Had omlet eglu years ago and had to sell it. Made space forr chickens again and decided on a traditional ark - love it Omlet. Easy to erect and maintain - I decided to paint ours in heritage paints so cream and white. Simple to clean and no need to bend double like the eglu classic. Only down side up to now is the feed containers will probably buy glug and grub and stand sometime. Shame omlet dont provide chicken keeping info like with their own products. Glad the forsham name continues.


An Outstanding Investment - Richard, 29 June 2015

We bought this coop some six weeks ago as a replacement for one that was beginning to deteriorate substantially. We have been very pleased with my investment, The unit is substantially built for the purchase price and it was relatively easy to construct as a 'one-man' project. We have been keeping chickens for some thirty years and the design of this coops design is, for a number of reasons, the best we have used for a number of reasons. Its ergonomic design allows us to reach all parts of the interior easily; it is easy to clean out and relatively easy to move about. Design wise the unit has been admired by our visitors ans it looks good, not imposing itself as a difficult feature in our garden.We feel confident in recommending this coop to anyone interested in keeping a small number of chickens. Hopefully, our small flock will concur with this when they have mastered the art of writing!


As described by seller. - , 29 June 2015

The Boughton chicken coop is a delight to use by both poultry and human. Chickens continued to lay when transfered to the coop so they are obviously happy. Easy to keep clean and move around the garden. A good purchase delivered promptly.


Handsome coop - Justine, 20 June 2015

I researched coops for a while before deciding on this one and the consensus seemed to be that cheap doesn't last, so I went for it. I am glad that I did. It looks good in the garden, is easy to use and access and move about and my husband and 12 yr old son put it together in a couple of hours. We weather-proofed it first and it looks great. Got the girls on Monday and had our first egg on Wednesday. Happy chickens! Omlet customer service excellent. Thanks!


Excellent buy - Richard, 12 June 2015

I have been really pleased with this arc. It was relatively easy to assemble despise my original misgivings. It is easily accessible to refil the food and water supply. It is also relatively easy to move around.It is also pleasant to look at as part of the garden furniture. I can recommend it to anyone looking for such a product for their own use.

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