The Harfoot: our walk-in Hobbit Hole Chicken Coop/ Duck Palace
Our Hobbit Hole chicken coops not only look great, they have all the great design features you'd expect in a top of the line chicken coop, and then some. The walk-in Harfoot coop measures 120" x 72" x 74"H (60 square feet) and we recommend it for up to 15 standard breed chickens or ducks, depending on the size of the breed(s) and the amount of time your flock will be spending inside the coop.
The low-to-the ground entry makes this design a great option as a duck house as well!
*NOTE: Most companies selling coops will use an "industry standard" of 2 square feet per bird on their housing recommendation. The spacing recommendations we give are based on 4 square feet per bird (based on standard breed size), which is what we personally adhere to with our own chickens.
The coop comes with a total of 24' of perch space and 6 nest boxes. In addition to the large rectangular "human" door, the back wall of the coop also has a pop door to allow your chickens free access to the coop during the day. The 10' x 12' x 5'10"H walk-in run option can be attached to the front or back of the coop and includes a large human access door.
If you select "Make it a Duck House!", we will eliminate the roosting bars and nest boxes, and include a duck ramp for the pop door.
Chickens a chore no more
Enjoy life with chickens even more with our well designed coops. Choose our optional removable floor liner to clean your coop in a fraction of the normal time without having to get on your hands and knees to scrub. Handles on either side of the vinyl floor liner lets you simply fold the litter covered liner toward the center of the coop and slide it out the back door to empty into a waiting wheelbarrow. Clean/sanitize the liner, and replace. This heavy duty (40 mil) vinyl holds up great in in cold temps (we would know-- we live in Maine!), and performs under even the heaviest litter material, like sand.
The nest boxes come in two units (1 nest box wide by 3 nest boxes high) and can either be freestanding inside the coop, or can attach to the inside of either the front or back door so when you open the door your eggs are at hand. Our perches can easily be removed from the coop for a thorough cleaning, and they can be latched to the ceiling with an eye hook to move keep them out of the way when you want to clean the rest of the coop.
Keep your flock safe
Offer your flock safe outdoor access within the security of our optional run, enclosed in 1/2" galvanized steel hardware cloth. The run measures 10' x 12' x 5'10"H and can attach to the front or back side of the coop. This is a beautiful run to match your beautiful coop! Framed in all cedar curved rafters and framing. End wall has a human sized door for easy access. *Note: run option is currently only available for delivery and assembly-- please contact us with your location for a quote-- firstname.lastname@example.org or 855-462-2484
Heavy duty gate latches keep the front and back doors of the coop securely closed from prying predators. Each window opening in your coop is covered with predator proof 1/2" x 1/2" square galvanized steel hardware cloth.
Comfort in any season or climate
Maintaining healthy air quality is as important for chickens as it is for people. The Harfoot has four large functional windows to help you maintain healthy temperature and humidity levels in your coop. Each plexiglass window can be opened as desired, and the window opening is covered in 1/2" galvanized steel hardware cloth to keep unwanted visitors out. Windows can be latched securely closed when not in use.
The coop kit comes standard with solid v-match pine roof decking and straight edge cedar clapboard roofing, with a waterproof underlayment, edge flashing tape, a cedar ridge cap, a screw layout jig, and stainless steel screws. The clapboards come in a mix of one-pieced and two-pieced courses. Hand cut "live edge" cedar clapboard roofing upgrade is available, and we also offer a discount for opting out of the finish roofing if you prefer to "DIY" a finish roof.
Quality Construction; Made in Maine, USA
We take great pride in our unique and functional designs, and we wouldn't dream of ruining them with inferior quality products or shoddy craftsmanship. From top to bottom, our coops are built to last. You wont have to deal with rotting wood that compromises the integrity of the coop and the safety of your flock, and your animals will feel protected and stay dry even in the worst weather.
- The base of the coop sits on 2x4 skids made of pressure treated lumber.
- The coop floor is sheathed in premium grade Advantech brand flooring.
- The curved rafters that create our signature "Hobbit Hole" roof design are made with multiple layers of plywood laminated with a high quality non-toxic wood glue that are then bent on our custom glue press.
- Curved trim and fascia pieces are made of laminated strips of Eastern White Cedar.
- Coop walls, trim and roof deck are all constructed of solid Northern White Pine sustainably harvested from the forests of Maine and the Canadian Maritimes.
- The Eastern White Cedar clapboards used to make our roofing* is custom sawn at a local sawmill and further processed by hand at our workshop.
- We use only high quality exterior grade hardware and fasteners, including stainless steel fasteners used in the roofing installation, preventing unsightly streaks down the side of your beautiful roof due to corroding metal.
- We source our materials from local, independently owned businesses whenever possible to support our friends, neighbors, and rural economy.
What to expect when you order one of our coops
We will build your coop in our workshop in central Maine where the focus is on quality rather than quantity. Our coops typically ship in 2-4 weeks, but lead times can be as much as 8 weeks on orders placed during the busiest months of the year (April and May). If your order is time sensitive, please contact us prior to placing your order for a current lead time. We will notify you when your coop has shipped and provide you with assembly instructions before the coop arrives.
The Harfoot coop is available to be shipped as a kit with fully built wall and floor panels and roof components, with hardware and instructions needed for assembly.
Your order will be delivered by appointment by a third party common carrier. We ALWAYS request lift gate delivery service, but please be aware that in some cases a lift gate is not available, in which case the customer will be responsible for unloading. In these instances customers can usually partially uncrate the Hobbit Hole and unload from the delivery truck by hand. We do our best to facilitate communication between you and the carrier to make delivery go as smoothly as possible.
The Harfoot coop weighs approximately 900 pounds, and will be shipped on two oversized pallets.
All wood is untreated and we strongly recommend treating all exterior wood with a wood sealing product within a few months, whether an exterior paint or stain, or a clear coat sealant.
You will receive top notch customer service from the same people who design and build the product, Rocy and Melissa Pillsbury.
Call or email us with questions: 855-462-2484
Options to select from to customize your coop:
- hand cut "live edge" cedar clapboard roofing upgrade-- decorative bottom edge detail cut into each clapboard
- removable washable floor liner to simplify coop cleaning
- contact us for a quote that includes a 10' x 12' attached run with the coop