Welcome to Royal Rooster

CHICKEN COOP QUESTIONS

What is the best coop for 2-3 chickens?

What is the best coop for 4-6 chickens?

What is the best coop for 10 chickens?

Can the chickens stay inside the coop all day, or do they need to be free ranged?

What is express building service?

How long after I order will my coop be dispatched?

Do chicken coops attract rats and mice (rodents)?

Are these chicken coops fox proof?

What tools do I need to assemble my coop?

Can I get my coop in Colorbond?

What size are the perches / roosts that are provided in the coops?

Can I collect my coop in person?

DRINKER AND FEEDER QUESTIONS

How tall are the drinkers and feeders?

How much feed does the feeder hold?

Does the feeder take grain mixes and pellets?

How much water does the drinker hold?

What is the advantage of having two drinker cups on the twin drinkers?

How long should a drinker and feeder set last for 4 chickens?

How many chickens can share a drinker and feeder set?

Can I get replacement parts for my drinker and feeder set?

Do these feeders attract rats or mice (rodents)?

Are these feeder sparrow proof (i.e. how much feed is wasted to wild birds)?


DISPATCH AND DELIVERY QUESTIONS

How long will it take for my coop to arrive from when I place the order?

Do you freight to Sydney / Adelaide / Melbourne / Brisbane / Hobart / Perth or regional areas?

Do you post items to the United Kingdom / United States / Canada / New Zealand / Europe?

SOURCING CHICKENS

Where can I get chickens in my area?

 

CHICKEN COOP QUESTIONS

What is the best coop for 2-3 chickens?
The two smallest models are the Royal Run (square frame) and the Chicken Castle (two storey model). You may also find the Chicken Roll, which suits up to 6 chickens to be an economical alternative, with more floor space for your coop dollars.  

What is the best coop for 4-6 chickens?
Our most popular coops for between 4-6 chickens would be our Chicken Castle Deluxe (priced at $695) and our Chicken Roll (priced at $595).

What is the best coop for 10 chickens?
The Chicken Castle Royale is our largest mobile coop which suits up to 10 chickens. The Chicken Palace may also be suitable if you're able to free range your chickens, as this is a fixed position, walk in chicken house with the capacity to house greater numbers of chickens for night time lock up. 

Can the chickens stay inside the coop all day, or do they need to be free ranged?
As our coop are mobile (except the Chicken Palace), they're designed to be a full time home for your chickens. The more you are able to move the coop to fresh areas in your backyard, the more your chickens will love you! They love fresh grass, weeds and bugs whenever possible. If you decide to free range your chickens and you have a fox proof floor in place, remember to lock the door at night to keep your chickens safe from predators.

What is Express Dispatch Service?
This means that we'll make (i.e. build) your coop, flat pack and dispatch for you within 24-48 hours. This is ideal for those needing a coop fast for the impending arrival of new chickens that have been ordered or perhaps for a birthday present. The time that the courier takes to deliver, is of course out of our hands, but we can help the speed of it arriving by dispatching ASAP for you. Normal lead time from order to dispatch is around 1 week. 

How long after I order will my coop be dispatched?
The normal lead time from order to dispatch of a chicken coop is 1 week. If you need it dispatched within 24-48 hours, please refer to our Express Dispatch Service which costs $30 extra for fast dispatch.

Do chicken coops attract rats and mice (rodents)?
It’s the spilt or poorly stored feed that usually attracts rodents to a chicken coop. Storing your feel in a solid container that rodents can’t chew through is very important. Also having a self-feeder, such as that designed by Royal Rooster, which minimises the amount of spilt feed will make a big difference.

Are these chicken coops fox proof?
For people who live in country areas where foxes are known to be a problem, we have the option of a mesh floor that can be added to the standard coops. These floors are made of large sized steel mesh, allowing your chickens to scratch on the ground below, but preventing dogs or foxes from digging their way in. These floors are available for an additional $55 ($65 for the Chicken Castle Royale or Chicken Palace).

What tools do I need to assemble my coop?
For the Square-frame coops you'll need only a Phillips head screw driver and a couple of adjustable spanners to put your coop together. The coops are very simple to assemble and come with easy to follow, illustrated instructions. For the 2-Storey coops (Chicken Castles), the Chicken Roll and the Chicken Palace you'll also need an electric drill and a Phillips head driver to screw on the roof panels.

Can I get my coop in Colorbond?
Yes, there are three Colorbond colours that you can chose from. These are Cottage Green, Pale Eucalypt and Deep Ocean (new colour). Due to the increased costs of materials for Colorbond coops, each coop is $55 extra ($65 for the Chicken Castle Royale, $90 for the Chicken Palace).

What size are the perches / roosts that are provided in the coops?
The perches from 19mm x 42mm meranti timber. This is larger than is shown in some of the pictures on our website.

Can I collect my coop in person?
Yes, we are located in Willaston in SA. When purchasing your coop online or via the phone, you can select no cost collection as your delivery method. You’ll need either a trailer or ute to collect. In some cases a hatchback car can also do the job, but be sure to measure up before you come!

 

DRINKER AND FEEDER QUESTIONS

How tall are the drinkers and feeders?
These stand approx 50cm tall. If you need a shorter version, we can make a custom set for you. Just let us know the max size you need.

How much feed does the feeder hold?
The feeder holds approx. 3kg of feed.

Does the feeder take grain mixes and pellets?
Yes, these feeders are suitable for all types of chicken feed. For the looser feeds, it’s particularly important to hang the feeder high enough that the chicken can just peck at the feed but don’t have enough height to scratch the feed out with their beaks or feet!

How much water does the drinker hold?
The drinker holds approx. 4 litres of water.

What is the advantage of having two drinker cups on the twin drinkers?
If you have a greater number of chickens, more chickens can drink at any one time.

How long should a drinker and feeder set last for 4 chickens?
One set should last 4 chickens approx. a week. This varies in hot weather (i.e. need to drink more water) and varies on how much kitchen scraps or weeds the chickens also have to eat.

How many chickens can share a drinker and feeder set?
We suggest one set for up to around 6 chickens and greater number of sets for more chickens.

Can I get replacement parts for my drinker and feeder set?
Yes, just go to our spare parts page on the website.

Do these feeders attract rats or mice (rodents)?
These feeders have been specially designed to reduce the amount of feed wastage. This has the benefit of cost savings in terms of purchasing feed as well as less feed on the ground to attract mice. See our blog article about this topic.

Are these feeder sparrow proof (i.e. how much feed is wasted to wild birds)?
An unexpected benefit in the design of the feeder with the rain cover, is that customers have reported a significant reduction in the amount of feed that is lost to wild birds.  Their inability to see the feed from overhead, likely helps with this.

 

DISPATCH AND DELIVERY QUESTIONS

How long will it take for my coop to arrive from when I place the order?
This largely depends on courier time following dispatch. Most coops arrive within 2-3 weeks following an order. We aim to get orders out promptly and will notify you if it is likely that your order will be delayed. In most cases your order is dispatched 1 week after the order has been received. We now offer 'express building service' for those who need their coop fast and don't want to wait their turn! (Pays for the overtime to stay longer to build and dispatch your coop sooner).

Do you freight to Sydney / Adelaide / Melbourne / Brisbane / Hobart / Perth or regional areas?
Yes, we freight our coops Australia-wide and our drinker and feeder sets even internationally. If you go to the product that you're interested in, you can click on 'calculate freight' to get an indication of freight charges to your area. 

Do you post items to the United Kingdom / United States / Canada / New Zealand / Europe?
We post our drinker and feeder sets internationally. These can be purchase via our website and sent with Australia Post.

SOURCING CHICKENS

Where can I get chickens in my area?
A good place to find breeders in your area is to go to www.backyardpoultry.com. This website has a great forum as well as a list of breeders throughout Australia. Alternatively, the yellow pages is a good place to go to find a local fodder store. They are likely to sell feed for your chickens and either sell point-of-lay chickens themselves, or know where you can find some.