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Chicken Coops in Washington State

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Chicken Coops have become a popular addition to many households nationwide, including in Washington State. Backyard chickens provide homes with fresh eggs and teach young children responsibility as they care for their hens. There are many benefits to raising backyard chickens, but one issue backyard chicken farmers may encounter is knowing what kind of coop is best for their feathered family.

Having trouble finding the perfect chicken coops in Washington State? The Hen House Collection is based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and builds and delivers coops throughout the US. We have dealers in many different states on the east coast and some on the west coast. Though we do not have any dealers in the state of Washington, there is no need to worry!

Whether you live in the city of Tacoma, Seattle, Richland, or Redmond, we would be more than happy to deliver your coop to you! Simply request a quote for the coop you want through our base, Bird in Hand Pet Structures, and we will gladly help you through the buying process and deliver your coop to your front door at your home in Washington!

Our Chicken Coop Styles

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The Combination Chicken Coop

The Combination Coop is our most popular coop choice and includes a built-in run for your hens. This run allows your chickens to be outside without the threat of predators. This coop comes in various sizes and styles, with the features we showcase in all our standard coops.

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The Quaker Chicken Coop

The Quaker is a classic coop with a charming roof style that maximizes head space in the coop. Like all our coops, you can customize your Quaker to meet your hens’ needs. Browse our selection of Quaker Coops and find the size and style that suits you best. 

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The Tractor Chicken Coop

The Tractor Coop is our best choice for a portable coop! A portable coop allows you to move your chickens from place to place in the backyard, giving them new places to forage and new bugs to eat and saving your yard from damage. Our Tractor Coops have a built-in run, and wheelbarrow handles to navigate your coop easily.

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The A-Frame Chicken Coop

The A-Frame is another classic coop that is ideal for larger flocks. With its peaked roof and practical style for customization, it’s the perfect solution for backyard flocks of all sizes. We even have an A-Frame Coop that can hold up to 100 chickens! Browse our selection of A-frame options and find the one that suits you best. 

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The Dutch Chicken Coop

Looking for a coop that will add a barn/farm vibe to your property? Check out our Dutch chicken coops! This coop comes with a sloped roof, providing your coop with lots of interior headspace. This coop contains all the standard features like our nesting boxes and roosting bars, and can also be customized with a run or wheels for better mobility. 

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The Lean-to-Chicken Coop

The Lean-to is a beautiful coop for your backyard designed with large windows and a perfect fit to be placed against a fence. Check out our Lean-to-Coop options.

Chicken Coops by # of Chickens

Maybe you know how many chickens you want but are unsure what size coop to get for your flock. No worries; we did the work for you. Look at our chicken coops categorized by how many chickens they hold, and find the coop for your specified number of chickens.

Whether you have ( or want) a chicken coop for 3 chickens, 15 chickens, 40 chickens, or 100 chickens, we have the size you need and most likely in the style you want it.

Chicken Coops by Size

Have a specific size of the coop in mind? Maybe you know you are looking for a 4×8 chicken coop or have your eye on an 8×10 chicken coop. We offer our prefab coops in a large variety of sizes, over 20 different sizes!

Our coop sizes range from 3×4 chicken coops to 12×24 chicken coops and all sizes in between. Simply browse our selection of chicken coop sizes and pick the size you want. 

Regulations for Chicken Coops in Washington State


Chickens are usually allowed in residential areas, but there may be limits to the number of chickens you want, the coop size, and where you keep the coop on your property. Check with your local zoning authority if you have questions.

Nuisance Laws and Noise Ordinances

Because roosters are not allowed in many urban areas due to noise complaints, it is best to keep only hens. You must also be aware that you are responsible for your hens and be sure they are not being a nuisance to your neighbors ( attracting rodents, making unnecessary noise, etc.)

Health Regulations

Another important thing to consider regarding regulations for chicken coops in Washington state is the sanitation of the coop. Chickens must be kept in a clean environment to prevent the spread of disease. There may also be restrictions in your area on selling eggs from your backyard flocks, so once again, check with your local authorities if you have questions.

Chicken Coop Necessities

Ample Space

One of the biggest mistakes chicken farmers may make is overcrowding their coops. Having too many chickens in a tight space makes for poor sanitation and ventilation and may cause the chickens to grow more hostile toward each other.

It is wise to consider approximately 4 square feet of space for every chicken you have. For example, if want a chicken coop for 6 chickens, you may want to consider a 4×6 chicken coop, giving your chickens 24 square feet of space. There are many chicken coops on the market, and finding a chicken coop that is the right size for your flock should not be a problem.

Proper Ventilation

Another important factor to consider in your new chicken coop is proper ventilation. Chickens need fresh air to stay healthy, and having windows in your coop and an open chicken run may help with that. Be careful not to give your birds too much exposure to predators, of course. Lack of ventilation in the coop may cause respiratory problems and other health issues in your coop. And it will not smell pleasant, of course.
While it is important to maintain proper airflow in the coop, weather in Washington State can grow quite cold in the winter, and you must keep your coop sheltered from the elements and out of direct wind and snow.

Security and Protection

Another common mistake chicken farmers make is not building durable coops, especially in areas with common chicken predators. Predators in Washington State, like raccoons, coyotes, foxes, bobcats, and even the family dog, may easily compromise a coop built with wire and flimsy pieces of wood. Avoid using chicken wire if you know of chicken predators in your area, use strong doors and latches, and seal your windows properly. 

Necessary Features

Of course, every chicken coop must include some specific features. Chicken roosts are needed for the interior of your coop, especially in the evenings when your chickens are tucked in for the night. Nesting boxes are another necessity if you have laying hens.

Don’t forget feeding and watering solutions for your hen and some type of bedding, like wood shavings or sand. It is also important to have a “run” area for your hens to get outside and peck in the grass and dirt. You can build many of the features needed in a coop (or buy) yourself, or you can purchase coops with those features built in.

Cities We Serve in Washington State

  • Spokane
  • Tacoma
  • Kent
  • Olympia
  • Yakima
  • Richland
  • Redmond
  • Pasco

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