- 0% Deposit Finance Available
- Lowest Price Shipping
- Australian Owned & Operated
- 12 Months Warranty
- PayPal Accepted
- Flexible Lay-by
0% Deposit Finance Available: We offer 6 months interest free finance with zipMoney. Buy now, pay later.
Lowest Price Shipping: We use a network of delivery agents to ensure we can give you the best shipping rates all across Australia.
Australian Owned & Operated: Our business is 100% Australian owned and operated so you can have full confidence in our business practices.
12 Months Warranty: We offer you a full 12 month warranty. Plus, if you move house and loose a piece, we can supply you a new one (some small costs may apply). We're one of the very few businesses that do this.
PayPal Accepted: Pay via PayPal for Fast, Secure & Safe transactions. Pay with any credit card if you don't have a PayPal account.
Lay-by & 0% Finance Available: Lay-by requires only a 20% deposit and the remaining amount is paid off over a time frame to suit you. If you would prefer to take your coop home now, we also offer interest free finance!
The Taj Mahal (Reviews)
IN STOCK ORDER NOW! Take it home from $40* a month
Did you know there are certain fundamentals that chickens require in order to lay eggs regularly? They may seem simple, but the humble hen is quite particular about her food, nesting area and perches and is also sensitive to climate and stress. We have built the Taj Mahal Chicken Coop to cater to all your hens’ needs – and yours!
- Suits: 2-5 hens
- 4 x perches = 4m of perching space
- 2 x private & lockabe nesting boxes
- On wheels: easy to move
- 10mm x 10mm welded galvanised wire mesh (optional wire mesh flooring)
- Assembly: less than 1 hour; arrives pre-assembled.
- Heavy duty timber: 30mm thick with 12mm cladding (twice that of other coops)
- Weight: 66kg (double the average coop this size for more durability)
- Can your girls free range daily or do you need to house your hens full time? The Penthouse is ideal for a few hens full time!
- Add an optional Automatic Door Opener and Closer to make life easy
- Length: 2.3m x Width: 1.17m
- Height: Run: 1.05m / Hutch: 1.49m / Chimney: 1.7m
- For exact footprint measurements please see our customer portal
Even the fussiest hen will be a happy productive layer in our Backyard Chicken Coop ™
What you need to know
In order for chickens to lay eggs, they require nesting boxes that are comfy, cosy and tidy. They have to be elevated, shaded and free of draughts, with one side left open. This provides your hens with a calm, secluded environment in which to lay eggs. We have the perfect solution – all of our nesting boxes are custom built with these features in mind so you will have happy, healthy, egg-laying hens! The Taj Mahal features 2 nesting boxes; 1 box per 3 hens is ample because they love to share. We have also made it easy for you to access your fresh eggs with an external nesting box lid; this prevents your hens from sleeping and pooping on them (which can be unhygienic).
Perches are often overlooked, but in fact are a critical part of the hen’s daily activities, i.e. roosting! However, not just any random perch will do, we have custom built 50mm perfectly shaped perches to suit your hens’ feet. Anything smaller can cause your hens to have sore feet and create further problems. Add extra pleasure to your flappy family’s coop with our specially designed Chicken Swing perch where your chickens can – and will – sit and swing for hours!
All our timber is chemical free, weather resistant, mould resistant and termite/white-ant resistant to ensure you have a coop that lasts and stands the test of time in the harsh Australian climate. We only use thick A grade timber which is kiln dried slowly over months to make sure it’s perfectly prepared for a life of longevity. When building a house, the stronger and thicker the timber, the better the home – the same applies to our chicken coops. This is why you will notice that our coops weigh far more than any others on the market. This strength and durability allows us to comfortably offer a warranty. When your coop arrives, ideally before assembly you will need to paint or oil it. Painting will provide a superior longer lasting quality finish and is what we recommend! However if you would prefer to oil your coop, you will need to use “Intergrain UltraDeck” which can purchased from us, or from any hardware store. We have tested a range of different oils and this meets our standards of protection. Painting the coop is just part of the fun, particularly if you get the whole family involved! Check out what others are doing here.
Unfortunately, any feathered friend is subject to nasty predators. Therefore, we use 10mm x 10mm galvanised wire mesh, which is fixed firmly in place to stop animals like snakes and rats from getting in. We have also added locks, sliding bolts and padlocks to help prevent prying creatures pushing the doors open. If you have particularly inquisitive pets, be sure to keep your chicken’s safe by adding a perimeter fence and concrete base. Talk to us if you have questions – live chat now, or call! Be sure to have a look at our Auto Door Opener, Motion Sensor Light and Wire Mesh Flooring for the ultimate in security add-ons for your coop.
Good ventilation is essential for happy productive hens. The Taj Mahal Chicken Coop benefits from sliding windows, high ceilings and a capped off chimney to ensure an airy, draught-free environment for all seasons. Ceiling fans and air conditioning coming soon (might take a while).
Besides getting out your trusty leaf blower and high pressure hose, we have the next best thing. The cleaning tray slides out in a breeze with a removable 30mm deep steel tray insert allowing for easy cleaning with zero fuss. It’s common to have nasty ‘poo traps’ in other chicken coops and this can cause problems for you and your hens. We have ensured that these traps don’t exist during our design phase. Even the perches are removable! The end result is a well-designed chicken coop that is easy to clean and more hygienic. Try our All Natural Homemade Chicken Coop Cleaner! Less time spent cleaning means more time for enjoyment!
We have included galvanised, durable, strong wheels; simply lift the chicken coop like a wheelbarrow from the light end using the handle and the wheels will engage allowing you to move the coop into a new position with ease!
Tongue & groove timber style cladding makes for a magnificent water barrier. We design our roofs to be oversized so the rain falls off and away from the chicken coop, keeping it dry; your hens will appreciate this. In addition, the edges are smooth too so the kids are safe!
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Everything you need to construct your chicken coop is included and clearly labelled. Everything has been galvanised for longevity and durability. We are proud of our chicken coops, so every last bolt and screw has been built to last.
Assembly and Instructions
Every item in the box has been numbered and detailed instructions have been included so assembly of your coop is easy and stress free. All the holes have been pre-drilled, plus the locks, hinges, latches, wire mesh and doors are all complete. All you need is a power drill with a Phillips head bit plus an extra pair of hands – simply bolt the big panels together and screw the smaller parts on. Don’t worry as we’re also here to help if you have any questions during assembly, simply call or email us.
We deliver Australia-wide! Simply enter your post code into our calculator for an instant freight price; our new delivery prices are the cheapest ever! Also, we have partnered with couriers so we can home deliver to 99% of our customers. Sometimes however, rural addresses are down narrow dirt roads that don’t suit delivery trucks, so you may need to pick it up from town or provide an alternative address. If you have any questions or concerns about delivery, please call us on 1300 763 133 and we will get it sorted for you!
Imagine your backyard with a new, stylish, yet durable chicken coop. You will be able to boast the best looking hen house in the neighbourhood. Plus, you will have the freshest, best tasting, most vibrant yellow free range eggs around! You will be delighted to raise your own hens, and be able to provide your family with nutritious produce.
Our Chicken Help Guarantee
Need a friend who is a chicken genius? At Backyard Chicken Coops we wrangle poultry matters with both hands. Do you have a girl who has gone a little gloomy? Are the foundations of the pecking order beginning to crumble? Or do you simply need to know the difference between chicken crumble and pellets? Don’t let your burning chicken questions char on one side. Turn to us and we will be there to have a cluck about the best chook solutions for you. It's our after-sales guarantee to you.
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Once you make a purchase, we will also email you an eBook on everything you need to know about keeping happy, healthy chickens – no need to be stressed! Also, check out our Learning Centre for everything poultry related, and if you can’t find it, feel free to contact us – we can answer all of your questions.
Did you know?
- Free-range hens lay eggs with; 2 times the omega 3’s
- 4-6 times more vitamin D
- 3 times the vitamin E
- 7 times more beta carotene 2/3 more vitamin A
- 1/3 less cholesterol
- 1/4 less saturated fat PLUS they’re guaranteed to taste better!.