Chicken Coop ‘Cluckingham Palace’


(3 customer reviews)

Use Case:
The ‘Cluckingham Palace’ is ideal for sleeping up to twelve average-sized chickens that need to have the safety of a chicken run occasionally.

If an attached chicken run is not required, the ‘Waldorf Eggstoria might interest you.
Should you prefer a chicken run that you can walk into, consider ‘The Eggsquisite.
The ‘Kardashi-Hens‘ might be sufficient if you have six or fewer hens.

The ‘Cluckingham Palace’ is the right choice if you have more than six chickens that need to be confined temporarily and safely in the fully enclosed chicken run. If a chicken run is unnecessary, the ‘Waldorf Eggstoria’ model might be a better and more economical selection.

The large henhouse comfortably sleeps up to twelve average chickens on four elevated roosts. Some hens prefer to sleep in the egg box instead, and a nesting box access blocker can prevent this if you wish.

While the chickens roost, their poop will land in two droppings trays below. It is such an easy job to keep the hen house clean. Pull out the trays and scrape the droppings off with a spatula in the eggbox. The poop is a superb addition to the compost.

The egg box contains four nesting compartments. Up to seven hens share one nest, but the average is three birds to one nest. There is no congestion as they lay their eggs at different times during the day.

Egg collection is a breeze. Just lift the lid, hook it to the roof, and have both hands free. Drop in the nesting box access blocker to keep the chickens away from the nests while you are busy.

You can reach every spot in the henhouse without effort. A hinged maintenance door is on both sides above the droppings trays, and the robust barrel locks can be padlocked if wanted.

The ‘Cluckingham Palace’ has been designed not to overheat in full sun. Cool air draws into the henhouse from underneath, rises as it warms, and exits through hidden ventilation slots in the roof.

The henhouse rests on a sturdy base that has been CCA pressure-treated. This treatment allows it to survive for years without much deterioration, even if placed in mud.
We construct the chicken run with the same material, requiring no maintenance.

All our chicken coops are on those elevated bases for several reasons. It provides a shady spot underneath, offers rain protection to the girls, and prevents undesired visitors from entering the henhouse. To fortify the palace at night, you could close the chicken access door and even unhook the ladder.

The ‘Cluckingham Palace’ is suitable for sleeping up to twelve chickens, but that does not mean so many birds should remain inside the chicken run permanently. The run is supposed to be a temporary holding pen only. However, we can enlarge the run to any size you deem fit. If you look closely at the pictured chicken run, you might notice that it consists of three sections. We can add any segments to arrive at a size you like.

The standard chicken run has two access doors for maintenance purposes. An optional chicken coop addition is a small sliding door through which chickens can leave and return. No larger animal can get through, so the chicken run becomes a safe sanctuary for your hens if they need to escape from something. You, of course, can open and close the door as you please. This free-ranging door is handy for letting the flock out in the morning and locking them up for the night.

You will notice that we avoid the customary chicken wire for many reasons. Instead, we use a robust, maintenance-free plastic mesh, which is costly but looks better and lasts a lifetime without changing appearance.

Please scroll down for the features, measurements, and demo video.



  • Two lockable, hinged maintenance doors allow for servicing the henhouse interior.
  • Two slide-out dropping trays make for quick cleaning.
  • A large egg box contains four nesting compartments (usually, three hens share one nest, but it can be up to seven). The hinged lid makes egg collection a pleasure.
  • A nesting compartment access blocker provides complete entry control to the egg box.
  • The slideable chicken door (aperture 30 cm x 20 cm) provides access control to the henhouse.
  • The chicken ladder is detachable.
  • Two hidden ventilation channels prevent overheating.
  • Four roosts are on different elevations and of slightly different diameters (chickens have their preferences).
  • Three thick plexiglass mullion windows provide sufficient lighting.
  • The henhouse is elevated for intrusion security and to provide the chickens with additional sun and rain protection.
  • The chicken run is made with weatherproof CCA-treated pine and a strong, durable black plastic mesh, not short-lasting chicken wire.
  • Two hinged maintenance doors on either side of the chicken run allow human access.

Henhouse Dimensions:
144 cm x 101 cm x 149 cm (h)

Chicken Run Dimensions:
2.58 m x 1.34 m x 1.04 m (h) = 3.7 m2

Total Expanse:
2.94 m x 1.46 m
4.23 m2

Weight: ± 109 kg

Note: All measurements are approximate

We courier this coop flat-packed to SA metros at no charge.
The reassembly is straightforward and done by one person in 60 – 90 minutes. The last step requires one assistant to lift and slot in the roof.
No extra tools and no DIY expertise is required.

We deliver and set up in Cape Town and its immediate surroundings at no cost.


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3 reviews for Chicken Coop ‘Cluckingham Palace’

  1. Phumzile Mtshali

    This is the best purchase and decision I have made for my chickens. This Chicken Coop is perfect in every way, at night I sleep peacefully without worrying about the noise because I know my neighbours will not hear anything. Once the chickens are inside the Coop you will not hear any noise. It is like it has sound proof, yet with the most perfect ventilation. Even the rooster in the morning the sound is very faint. The service that is provided by Uli is amazing, he delivered the Coop himself, assembled it perfectly and made sure that I am happy with everything before leaving.

    I would really recommend the Cluckingham Palace if you want plenty of space and security for your chickens both during the day and at night when they go to sleep. The wood is heavy duty and resistant towards the Cape Town weathers.

  2. Claire & Josh, Franschhoek (verified owner)

    Uli, the owner, is personally involved in each project and his passion and enthusiasm are infectious. We highly recommend GardenStuff and we are the proud owners of a Cluckingham Palace. The design is so brilliantly thought out and the attention to detail incredible. The extras are definitely worth having a look at depending on your requirements. Claire & Josh, Franschhoek

  3. Hylton Oliver (verified owner)

    Outstanding design, built with high quality components by skilled craftsmen. The attention to detail is amazing. It is really heart-warming to come across craftsmen who obviously take great pride in what they produce.
    Our Cluckingham Palace arrived in Gauteng (by courier) as a flat pack. The tools required for assembly were included and the assembly took my wife and I a couple of hours to complete using the provided comprehensive assembly instructions . (We are both pensioners – so we work slowly ).
    The design simplifies chicken maintenance and egg collection.
    I heartily recommend this coop to anyone intending to keep backyard chickens.

    • Uli (verified owner)

      Wow! What a lovely review. My heartfelt thanks for your compliments, Hylton. I have called in the team and read your words of praise to the men. Everyone is beaming! Thank you so much.

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