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Keep your chickens safe in a backyard chicken coop from the Organic Garden Co?  

The Organic Garden Co specialises in durable raised garden beds and chicken coops manufactured in Brisbane, Australia. Made from recyclable, high-strength Colorbond BlueScope Steel, our chicken coops are designed to last in the unpredictable Australian climate — plus, with a lifetime warranty, you can rest assured knowing your chickens and/or pets always have a safe, cosy place to live.  

Colorbond’s BlueScope Steel makes for easy cleaning, as all surfaces can be wiped down with a damp cloth, water and vinegar. Compared to other, more traditional materials like wood, plastic or mesh wire, our steel chicken coops are stronger and longer lasting — your coop will never rot, rust, or deteriorate over time. 

Assembly is also quick and simple with the Organic Garden Co. Your chicken coop will arrive safe, flat-packed, and ready to build using Absco’s clever SNAPTiTE assembly system — no tools, fewer screws, and predrilled holes for faster assembly. 

But the benefits of an Organic Garden Co chicken coop don’t end there: 

  • Available in various sizes and two stylish colours: Zincalume® and Pale Eucalypt®
  • Full-sized side-door access, granting easy access to enter and exit the coop to tend to your chickens
  • Wide mesh panels for easier viewing and cleaning while providing ventilation for your chickens and reducing unpleasant odours
  • Versatile enough to be used as aviaries, rabbit hutches, or rehabilitation enclosures for injured wildlife

Buy a chicken coop for your outdoor space from Organic Garden Co today! We offer Australia-wide shipping and free delivery for orders over $250 to most metro and regional Australian orders.

Tip: Anchor your chicken coop to a concrete slab to reduce the possibility of wild animals and pets digging their way into the coop. This will also ensure your chicken coop adheres to our warranty guidelines. 

How to build the Organic Garden Co chicken coop?  

Our chicken coops come flat-packed and ready to go with all the necessary screws and fittings for assembly. Some additional tools may be needed for construction, as outlined in our instruction manuals — we recommend you read your manual carefully before constructing your chicken aviary. 

All our coops come with Absco's patented SNAPTiTE assembly system, meaning fewer screws and a stronger finished product without the need for internal bracing. 

Due to the mesh panels, our coops can be more complex to construct than our standard sheds. We recommend having at least one other person, if not two, to help and setting aside approximately half a day for assembly, depending on your coop size and confidence in DIY. 

FAQs about our backyard chicken coops 

Why are so many Australians buying chickens?

There are many reasons why you may choose to buy chickens for your backyard. Not only are hens relatively low-maintenance birds to keep, but they also provide multiple educational opportunities for children. Learning how to care for a pet, how the food cycle works, and teaching responsibility with daily egg collection and chicken coop maintenance are all great lessons for the kids to get involved with.  

While chickens can be costly initially, many agree they are worthwhile in the long run. Hens generally lay one egg a day, and their free-range eggs are a more nutritious inclusion to our diets than grocery-bought eggs, usually laid in less optimal conditions. 

Chickens are also great as they produce manure for use in your gardens and backyards, keeping your lawns and gardens healthy, not to mention the cost savings made by not needing to buy fertiliser. They will also keep your garden free from bugs and insects as they will eat them and keep damage to all your hard work at a minimum!  

Finally, food scraps can also be incorporated into your chicken’s diet, reducing household food waste and keeping your chickens nice and healthy. Chickens are omnivores, so are happy to have both vegetable and meat scraps in addition to their normal feed. 

Do your chicken coops come with feeders and drinkers?  

Two of our smaller-sized chicken coops come with feeders and drinkers in the DIY pack. Feeders and drinkers have many benefits for your chickens. They ensure that their feed is kept off the ground and dry, which helps deter rodents and is more hygienic for your chickens.  

Not only does it keep feed and water off the ground, but it also reduces wastage as the chickens are only eating what they need rather than leaving feed out, which can lead to more mess in the coop.

Not included: 

  • Chicken run 
  • Nesting box.

What roof type is best? 

 The Organic Garden Co chicken coops come in two roof styles: a flat roof and a gable roof. Depending on where you plan to place your chicken coop, we have options that suit      your chicken’s needs.  

If your space is uncovered and more susceptible to rain and colder weather, a gable roof may be better to ensure water runoff and condensation don't occur in your coop and you keep your chickens and their feed dry. 

A flat roof may be ideal if you plan to house your chickens in a partially covered area or have a smaller area to work with.

What size chicken house should I get? 

Generally, it is recommended that each hen has 2m2 to allow them to be comfortable in their chicken coop. However, at a minimum, each hen must have at least 1m2 – ideally, the more space you can give them, the better!  

We offer six different sizes in our chicken coop range. Depending on your backyard space and how many chickens you plan to have (and can have within your council area), we have options to suit your needs. 

Do I need council approval to set up a chicken aviary?

From a structural perspective, our largest chicken coop should not require council approval; however, each council may have varying requirements. We highly recommend you check with your local council before buying your backyard coop and planning to raise chickens. 

Councils will generally not have an issue with households having chickens except for roosters. Once again, we recommend checking with your local council to understand how many chickens you can house and whether you need a permit.  

How do I care for my chicken coop? 

The steel and wide mesh on our chicken coops means that cleaning is relatively easy. They can be easily wiped down with water and vinegar.  


Purchase a chicken aviary online with The Organic Garden Co! We offer flexible payment options like Afterpay.