The Taj Mahal™ (Reviews)
“We bought the Taj Mahal and it is perfect for our girls and our backyard. Every morning you can look out of the kitchen windows and see the chooks happily roaming around the run. They’re still too young to be laying eggs but sometimes we forget that that’s a reason to keep chickens. They bring so much joy and entertainment to our lives that laying eggs is only an extra bonus!”– Heather Smillie, VIC
The perfect coop for those new to keeping chickens, the Taj Mahal takes all the hassle out of caring for chickens and instead lets you just enjoy the experience.
We strongly recommend downloading the Taj Mahal brochure to truly understand the design thinking behind this coop. From our choice of A-Grade, slow kiln-dried fir used for it’s greater tensile strength compared to cheaper pine options, through to the larger-than-normal thread width on the galvanised steel screws, which locks the panels securely in place mitigating expansion and contraction through temperature and humidity changes in the Australian climate – we’ve made the decisions in design to deliver you the best chicken house we possibly can. The only choice you’ve got to make is – what colour will you paint it?
When you wake up in the morning and walk across the backyard to your Taj Mahal, a quick pull of the slide-out handle lets your chooks out of their secure hutch where they’ve spent the night roosting and into the fully-enclosed run to begin their day of scratching and foraging – or even directly out to free-range as you potter about the garden.
Just like the Hills Hoist and Victa Mower, the Taj Mahal Chicken Coop is a backyard icon, designed right here in Australia to stand strong against our unique climate – as well as ensuring sufficient ventilation to keep your chooks cool and dry during the tough summer months.
The nesting boxes are set at a height accessible by children – the top lifts right up and the eggs are right there ready to be collected, no need to scramble about in the run – and with a fully lockable latch the vermin are kept out (as too are the sticky fingers of Mrs Mangle next door).
It’s a coop that caters to all your hens’ needs – and yours! Get started on your chicken keeping journey with the Taj Mahal. Add to cart now.
Q: I love the idea of Chickens, but isn’t it a massive job to keep a coop clean?
A: Nope. If it was, we’d be the first ones keeping hermit crabs instead. Once a month you pull out the cleaning trays (yes, they slide right out), drop the soiled bedding into the compost (or our lazy favourite – straight onto the garden) and rinse the tray with the hose. Throw in a new batch of bedding and you’re done before your cuppa’s gone cold. Easy.
Q: These nesting box things – doesn’t every chicken need a nest?
A: Actually, no. Chickens are social animals and are more than happy to share. While we may think of the typical chicken as sitting on their eggs in a nest all day, they only really do this in cartoons. Chickens roost (sleep) on perches at night, and during the day they forage, dust bathe and follow you around the garden. They really only use nests to lay their eggs – and then they’re back walking around again. You’ll find each chook will have their own time of day for laying so they don’t all need a nesting box at the same time. As a general rule of thumb, 1 nesting box per 3 chickens will have you covered.
Q: Ok, I like it. But can I afford it?
A: Of course you can. With multiple payment options, we’ve made it as easy to afford as chicken feed. We offer the standard PayPal, Credit Card and Direct Deposit options as everywhere, but it’s also easy to Buy Now, Pay Later with ZipPay or OpenPay from as little as $40/month. Alternatively, Layby your coop with our Easy Layby option, just 10% deposit and then choose to pay weekly, fortnightly or monthly.
Q: Wait.. Assemble? Can’t you just… ‘magic’ it straight to my backyard?
A: Our delivery’s pretty quick, but it does still come in boxes. The good news is we’ve done most of the assembly for you already. The holes are pre-drilled, the mesh is attached to the panels and all fittings are already secure. If you can tighten a screw, you can build a Taj Mahal in under an hour. We’ve also included full-colour instructions and a ‘Build with Us’ step-by-step video. We’ve even got a REAL LIVE PERSON on the phone ready to help if you really need a hand. Remember, the coop arrives raw, so you must paint it with exterior house paint prior to assembly! This will ensure your coop is set up for longevity and that your warranty is valid. The painting guide will be emailed to you after you purchase.
Q: I still have questions. Do you have a brochure or something?
A: We sure do. You can click below to download The Taj Mahal Specifications brochure – where we give you the facts you need to make your choice – product footprint, perch lengths, timber description… something about cladding. The ‘Tech’ stuff. Otherwise – give us a call on 1300 763 133, we’re always happy to chat chooks.
Legal: This product (which is covered by Australian Design Registration Number 201715937) is made, and the TAJ MAHAL™ trade mark is used, under licence from Kros Investments Pty Ltd, ACN 18 619 418 656
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’ve also made it easy for you to access your fresh eggs with an external nesting box lid. If you are like us and care about the quality, size, colour and frequency of your eggs, then click here to download our Ultimate Eggs Handbook.
Perches are often overlooked, but they are a critical part of your hen’s daily activities, like roosting! Not any 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. Placement of perches is also important, as chooks need to feel secure when they snuggle up for the night. We have designed our perches to be perfectly placed, encouraging natural roosting instincts. Interested to know more about why perfect perches matter? Then click here to download your free eBook, Perch Importance: Chickens Need A Good Roost To Sleep
All our timber is chemical free, weather resistant, mould resistant and termite/white-ant resistant to ensure you have a coop that stands the test of time in the harsh Australian climate. We only use A grade timber which is kiln dried slowly over months to make sure it’s perfectly prepared for a life of longevity. If you want to know more, download our timber information sheet here. 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 it. Painting will provide a superior longer lasting quality finish and is what we recommend! Painting the coop is just part of the fun, particularly if you get the whole family involved! Check out what others have done here!
Unfortunately, any feathered friend is vulnerable 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 sliding bolts to help prevent prying creatures pushing the doors open. If you have particularly inquisitive pets, be sure to keep your chickens 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. Download your free eBook – The Ultimate Predator Prevention Handbook.
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.
Cleaning your Backyard Chicken Coop is a bok-bok-breeze. The cleaning tray slides out in 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 or click here to download your free Easy Guide to Cleaning Your Backyard Chicken Coop.
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 and comfy for your chooks.
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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! We’re here to help if you have any questions during assembly on live chat, on the phone or via carrier pigeon. Need more product info? Download the Taj Mahal Product Brochure here.
We deliver Australia-wide and our new delivery prices are the cheapest ever! Our courier partners home deliver to 99% of our customers – out woop woop past the black stump is sometimes tricky, so you may need to pick it up from town or provide an alternative address. The best way to get a delivery price is to add all the items you like into your cart and during checkout it will calculate it exactly. Click here to grab a copy of our delivery and transit guide.
Imagine your backyard with a new, stylish, secure and 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 free range eggs around!