Lenham Chicken Coop by Forsham Cottage Arks by Omlet           

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Lenham Chicken Coop by Forsham Cottage Arks

The Lenham Chicken Coop is designed to provide spacious accommodation for up to 12 chickens. Its simple design offers ease of maintenance and great access.

Please note: Your Lenham Chicken Coop will be made to order. You will receive your beautiful new chicken coop 4-6 weeks after placing the order.
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My first Lenham lasted twenty years - I've just bought my second and it looks every bit as solid. I'm sure my hens will be just as happy in their new home!

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Complete Chicken Keeping Package

The Lenham Chicken Coop was launched in 1982, as our customers told us that they’d like to start keeping more chickens. Its classic traditional shape is designed to fit into any garden. It is less space efficient than our Boughton chicken house, which has an integrated run below the house, but it can hold twice the number of chickens and is also suitable for large fowl or cockerels.

Long Lasting Pressure Treated Wood

All Forsham chicken coops are built to last. The Lenham chicken ark is constructed using thick, strong, fully planed and pressure treated ship lap, which means that your wooden chicken house will last for years to come. All the fixings and furniture are zinc plated.

The Lenham Chicken Coop is suitable for 12 chickens

The Lenham chicken house comes apart to make cleaning easy!

Easy To Clean

The Lenham is designed to make it quick and simple to clean. For easy access the Lenham Chicken Coop has removable nest boxes, side walls and perches.

Secure Fox-Proof Chicken House

As with all Forsham Chicken Coops - the Lenham is secure from foxes. It has strong catches and locks which cannot be opened by Mr Fox.

Locks keep hens safe from foxes.

Fantastic Perches

There are three solid perches for your chickens – one on either side of the hen house and one up high. This not only maximise the usable space in the house but also gives your hens a choice of where to sleep. The top bar can be positioned in 3 different places. The different locations enable it to be located on the opposite side to the nest box allowing hens a dropping free route to go and lay an egg!

The perches are carefully sized with rounded corners giving your hens a secure base for a good nights sleep.

The perches maximise the usable space in the hen house.

Collecting eggs is easy - swing the partition down to lock off the nestboxes from the chicken house.

Easy Egg Collection

The Lenham poultry ark has three separate nesting boxes, located on the side of the chicken house on a removable panel. This panel can be placed on the right or the left side of the house, allowing you to choose which side you'd like your nest boxes on. This makes it easy to fit the Lenham into the most awkward corner of your garden.

The nesting boxes can be locked off at night with our innovative nest box shutters, dramatically reducing the amount of droppings that the chickens leave in the nest box and cutting down on egg cleaning time.

Nest Box Shutters

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

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

Optional Wheels

Optionally, the Lenham can be mounted on Forsham's exclusive Victorian-style cast iron wheels, making it an easy to move chicken coop hen with a unique, timeless look.

Forsham Cottage Arks

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 chicken ark you can be sure you are buying a finely-tuned, hand-crafted home for your pets. Not all chicken houses are made this way.

Forsham's History

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 chicken coops are made from sustainably-farmed Canadian Pine.

Only The Best Timber

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.

Our wood is treated to last a lifetime outside.

Lenham Chicken Coop Specifications

The Lenham Chicken House is designed for up to 12 medium-sized chickens or 6-8 larger birds such as Buff Orpingtons.


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

Lenham Chicken Coop Dimensions

Our friendly chicken chauffeur delivering a Lenham chicken coop and chickens

Our friendly chicken chauffeur delivering a Lenham chicken coop and chickens

Our Optional Lenham with Chickens Delivery Service

We can deliver a fully assembled Lenham complete with chickens within two hours of Oxford. You can choose from two breeds of chickens - Miss Pepperpot and the Gingernut Ranger. All of our chickens are good layers, friendly and fully vaccinated. Our driver will also teach you how to hold a chicken, clip its wings (completely painlessly) and answer any questions you have.

When you order a Lenham, we'll automatically check to see if you're within our chicken delivery area. If you're outside our delivery area, we'll dispatch your Lenham via our courier and recommend a local chicken breeder to you.

Miss Pepperpot and Gingernut Ranger

Miss Pepperpot and Gingernut Ranger

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 Lenham or the chickens you can send it back to us for a full refund. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Please note: Your Lenham Chicken Coop will be made to order. You will receive your beautiful new chicken coop 4-6 weeks after placing the order. 

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           Brilliant, delighted, the hens love it

- Belinda, 21 October 2013

It was easy to order arrived within a few days,and sat in the garage until my son and I had time to assemble it. It took us only 30 mins to build it, The instructions where concise and clear it's tremendously solid and well made and I think will last us for some time. It feels so dry and cosy inside! Lucky chickens! I am very pleased with it. Thank you Belinda

           Méér dan tevreden

- Geert, 17 June 2013

Mooi, stevig, makkelijk in elkaar te steken, knap uitgedacht ... doch ... niet echt goedkoop.

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