Are you trying to buy the Green Frog houses -either the large or medium? Well, here is our Green frog chicken coop review! We hope you like it.
Green Frog Chicken Coop Review
This large chicken lodge is smooth on the inside and very easy to clean. The perches slid out easily and the black wall is also simple to take out and clean.
It is made primarily from 9mm thick recycled polyethylene (roofs and nest box lids are 6mm) gives it a lot of pluses in the maintenance department and it isn’t going to tot.
Also, cleaning especially using a good hose is going to be effortless, and unlike wooden chicken coops, this will dry quickly too.
From a chicken pest preventative point of view, this is better than wooden chicken lodge in terms of keeping red mites out.
Red mites aren’t friends with plastic chicken houses, so you’ll have much less trouble than with a wooden coop (and if you already own a wooden coop – get rid of any felting because that is where these little blood suckers love to hang out – when not on your hens.).
The green frog chicken coop can be bought with or without an automatic chicken coop door, the option is there!
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The pop hole door is created in a way that it doesn’t trap dirt in the door slots (or your hens!) and there’s a full width back door that detaches completely in seconds with the use of quick release pins.
To get to your eggs, simply remove 2 or more quick release pins to lift off the nesting box lid and you can remove the box fully to shower it down.
In terms of protection from the elements, there’s a permanent under-eave ventilation, as well as circular vents that can be adjusted according to the season and weather.
The chicken coop is built on legs, so it’s not affected by conditions on the ground that may want to lead to overheating of overcooling and the house remains cool, even in direct sunshine.
It is predator-proof too since the plastic is tough and strong, even for animals with claws and sharp teeth. Mice who like to gnaw would perhaps have more opportunity to cause damage.
The carry handles are really beneficial in moving the coop and the coop is lightweight too, so it is easy to move around your garden.
For those who might struggle to carry the house, it’s designed to be completely dismantled and rebuilt.
I have 4 Hens in mine and there would be room for another 4 so probably a bit too big for you.
There are a few gaps round the joints in the structure but as coops need ventilation I’m not sure that’s necessarily a bad thing.
Looked at the Solway ones online too but was put off because theirs weren’t off the ground. Solway is really good and completely foxproof despite them biting it. We have the run too. Only downside is it is v heavy to move around.
- Overall Dimensions: 106 (w) x 100 (h) x 137 (d) cm (including ramp, roof overhang and nest boxes)
- House Dimensions: 78 (w) x 100 (h) x 100 (d) cm (excluding ramp, roof overhang and nest boxes)
- Ground Clearance: 22.5cm
- Perches: 2 perches, each 59cm usable length
- Internal Floorspace: 59 (w) x 80 (d) cm (excluding nest boxes)
- Nest Boxes: 2, each 28 (w) x 23-30 (h) x 30 (d) cm (internal measurement)
- The Chicken Lodge Medium is available in the following colors: blue, green, black or yellow.
- You can also buy with or without the automatic door.
- Plenty of accessories available.
- Chicken Lodge Small and Chicken Lodge versions besides other designs.
Let me know if you want any more info. Overall I’m pleased with how it all works and it looks kind of groovy!