Chicken Coop ‘Nkandla XL’

R10,499.00

(4 customer reviews)

Residents: 2 – 6 average-sized chickens
Free-Ranging: Controlled by the owner
Availability: In stock

Upsize Model: ‘Tractor’ and ‘Kardashi-Hens’
Downsize Model: None available

Free Delivery:
Yes, Cape Town and its immediate surroundings.
No assembly is required.

Free Shipping:
Yes, flat-packed to SA metros.
Simple re-assembly in 45 – 60 minutes by one person.
No extra tools and no DIY expertise is required.

Transit Lead Time:
Cape Town: Same or next business day delivery.
SA metros: Average of three business days.
SA rural: Three to five business days.

Payment Methods:
EFT, Visa and Mastercard.

This chicken coop model, the ‘Nkandla XL’, is for you if you have up to six chickens that need to be confined within a secure chicken run for short times, like overnight.

The maximum number of six is dictated by the available sleeping space and the number of nesting compartments inside the hen-house.

HEN-HOUSE

There are two roosts of slightly different thicknesses. Some hens believe that thicker is better; others disagree. On each perch is enough space for three average-sized chickens to sleep comfortably side by side.

Their nightly droppings end up in the cleaning tray below, which you can pull out and empty. It is gold for your compost heap if you have one. Keeping the coop clean is a breeze.

EGG BOX

A more rewarding task is retrieving their other gold, the eggs. Three hens share one nest on average, but it can even be up to seven birds. Of course, the ladies don’t squeeze in there simultaneously; they lay their eggs at different times of the day.
Again, the sizes of the two nesting compartments differ as some hens prefer space, others want it tight, so here they have options too.

If you want to deny the hens access to the eggbox, you can do so with a blocker panel. Reasons could be that you want to prevent hens from becoming broody or don’t like them to sleep in the eggbox.

There is another handy tool in there, and that is a scraper. It helps to clean out the droppings tray and the nests.

CHICKEN DOOR

The chickens enter the hen-house over a detachable ladder and through a lockable sliding door. With the Nkandla, there is no need for you to open and close this door mornings and evenings unless you want to. Chickens do their own thing anyway and enter and leave when it’s time.

CHICKEN RUN

As mentioned, the chicken run should be a temporary holding pen only; it is not a permanent enclosure for so many chickens. If you need to keep them inside for more extended periods, you might want to have a look at the Kardashi-Hens chicken coop. The hen-house is as the Nkandla’s, but the chicken run is double the size.

We assemble our chicken runs with modular components. Here we have three modules. If you have a different chicken run size in mind than our standard, we can add as many modules as you want.

On the other hand, if you don’t need a chicken run, the Villa model is probably a better and cheaper option.

BUILDING MATERIALS

A top quality chicken coop cannot be built for cheap, especially if it has to be of good service for many years to come. We don’t cut corners by using inferior or inexpensive materials. It has to be the best that is available to us in South Africa. The same applies to construction methods. For example, we are using a joinery technique from the US that is barely known here.

Chicken Run:
We don’t use the standard chicken wire for any of our chicken runs. It rusts, turns brittle and unsightly and becomes a danger for chickens and children. Instead, we use a much better looking, robust plastic mesh that will not change its appearance in our lifetime.
The hinges are stainless steel, the bolts galvanised, and the screws zink coated and therefore rust-resistant.
The framework for the chicken run and the base of the hen-house is CCA pressure-treated pine. It can stand in mud for years without much deterioration.

Hen-House:
The hen-house is made with solid pine, not with particleboard or plywood. We treat the pine with the top marine-grade timber sealer available on the market, the same stuff used for oceangoing wooden yachts. The manufacturer recommends three coats; we apply four.

There are a few optional extras available for this chicken coop that you might find practical. You will find them on this page.

Are you a prospective owner? New to raising chickens? Here is a clickable link to our free guide for the care of pet chickens that covers all the basics: Keeping Chicken 101

Need to chat? Call Uli 071 – 245 1658

Description

Do you prefer to have the egg box or service door on the opposite side? No problem. This coop is available as a mirror version too.

● Approximate total expanse: 294 cm (l), 75 cm (w), hen-house 150 cm (h), chicken run 104 cm (h)
● Made of top-grade SA pine from sustainable forests
● Tongue and groove construction
● No nails! Only galvanised bolts, stainless steel hinges and rust-resistant screws.
● Large egg box with hinged lid and two nesting compartments
● Nesting compartment access blocker
● The chicken access door slides shut (aperture 30 cm x 20 cm)
● Screened air-flow vent in the pitched roof
● Chicken ramp ladder on hooks
● Two roosting poles
● Hinged maintenance door
● The slide-out droppings tray is easy to clean
● Hinged access door to the chicken run

GardenStuff’s chicken coop designer explains the ‘Nkandla XL’ in detail:

 

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Roof Panels for additional Rain/Sun Protection

Standard Roof

Roof with three Panels

They are bolted on top of the existing roof.
The panels are sealed to withstand the elements.
Take one panel, or two, or cover the full length of the chicken run.

Product Code: NKD-RP
Price: R249.00 (per panel)
Dimensions: 75 cm x 63 cm x 6 mm

 

Chicken Run Tunnel System

GardenStuff designed a tunnel system to allow chicken controlled access to areas outside the
coop’s chicken run. An added benefit of the tunnel is the protection it offers against birds of prey.
The whole system consists of no more than four different modules (pictured below), that is
easily and quickly arranged to form a layout of the keeper’s choice.
The segments are made using durable plastic mesh and long-lasting, CCA treated pine battens.
If not in use, the flexible tunnel segments can be stacked away without taking up much space.

Components to create an adjustable tunnel system

 

Door Insert

The Door Panel has an opening at the bottom for the
chickens to enter and exit the tunnel system.
The panel clips into the door frame.
Product Code: CH-P
Price: R197,00
Dimensions: 88.5 cm x 56 cm

 

Tunnel Segment

 

The Tunnel Segment is 100 cm long and offers enough space for two chickens to pass each other.
Product Code: CH-TU
Price: R145,00
Dimensions: 100 cm x 35 cm x 32 cm (h)

 

 

Corner Segment

The L-shaped Corner Unit changes the tunnel direction
by 90 degrees.
Product Code: CH-CN
Price: R297,00
Dimensions: 64 cm x 39 cm x 32 cm (h)

 

T-Junction

The T-Junction allows bringing three tunnel segments
together. It is just like a T-Junction on our streets.
Product Code: CH-TJ
Price: R248,00
Dimensions: 64 cm x 39 cm x 32 cm (h)

 

Roof Planters

Roof Planters

These planters have been designed to fit perfectly on top of the chicken-run roof structure.
Use one, two or three planters next to each other to grow greens for your chicken,
or yourself. A bonus is that it protects the chicken below from sun and rain.

Product Code: NKD-PL
Price: R699.00
Dimensions: 71 cm x 62 cm x 27 cm

 

Grazing Box

Chickens need to have some greens in addition to their dry food.
Those can be grown in this raised bed. The planter is covered with galvanised welded mesh to prevent the chicken from scratching out and destroying the plants. They are able to pick off whatever they can reach.
Product Code: FPL
Price: R947.00
Dimensions: 115 cm x 115 cm x 23 cm

 

Chicken-Run Sliding Door

Product Code: CRD
Price: R397.00

Additional information

Weight 98 kg

4 reviews for Chicken Coop ‘Nkandla XL’

  1. Christine Basson (verified owner)

    Awesome coop, still need chickens though! Good service and help from Uli. Thank you.

  2. Jeanette Butler

    Love mine, got it delivered all the way to JHB, myself and my chickens are thrilled and very happy 🙂 Awesome service too, made beautifully :))

  3. Myrna Cameron-Harris

    Amazing coop and fantastic service!

  4. Bennie

    Beautiful, easy to assemble. Excellent service.

    • Uli

      We are delighted with your review, Bennie. It was such a pleasure being of service to you. Thank you very much indeed.

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