New Age Pet’s Jumbo Fontana Chicken Barn

New Age Pet’s Jumbo Fontana Chicken Barn
New Age Pet’s Jumbo Fontana Chicken Barn

When I had gotten the notice about a New Age Pet chicken coop review, I went online to see what they offered. The New Age Pet Jumbo Fontana Chicken Barn definitely caught my attention. I saw that this coop came in tan or red with maple trim. I asked for red because I like the color, and I got it!

Delivery and unboxing

It came packaged in two very large flat boxes which weighed approximately 60 pounds each. The driver left them near our gate so I got the flat wagon out, loaded them onto it, and dragged them into the yard.

Upon opening the boxes I noticed that each of the pieces had stickers with numbers on them. And they were in sequence so I was able to lay out all the panels in different piles for the 10s, 20s, 30s, and so on. Then I found the directions and discovered this is the way you are supposed to prepare to put the coop together! There are other good tips included in the assembly instructions, so read them completely.

This coop is made out of ECOFLEX, a composite that is partly wood and partly plastic. It is supposed to be durable and long lasting. To me it looks like plastic and I would not even have known that there was wood in the mix unless I had read it. It is moisture resistant and non toxic.


I started putting the coop together a little bit late in the day and did not get to finish it, so one of my sons said that he would finish it the next day. Between the two of us it took about an hour and a half to 2 hours to finish it. The directions were pretty easy to follow.

No tools were needed to assemble the Fontana coop.

My tip: When you first begin assembling it, you may want to fasten the two roost bars down somehow before you put everything together. They are a little bit hard to reach once the roof is put on the coop so it might be easier to do that before it is fully assembled. Maybe with a little Velcro or a little putty to help hold them in place? My chickens have knocked them loose and it's a little hard to reach in there to get them back into place, so that might help.

New Age Pet offers a pen or run that can be purchased separately. I did not receive that with the coop so my chickens were able to come and go as they pleased.

Layout and acceptance

Once the coop was fully assembled and I put some hay in the 3 spacious nest boxes, the chickens started helping themselves and went in and were laying eggs within the first 2 days.

The Fontana coop has ventilation slots on the sides. You still may want to put it in a cooler spot in your yard, depending on your climate. The coop’s door also works as a ramp for the chickens to walk in and out when it is open.

New Age Pet says the Fontana Chicken Barn is for 4 to 6 chickens. Depending on the breed, I think you could fit more in the coop itself.

The nest boxes have a hinged lid for easy access to the eggs. It does have a screw that you can use to lock it only on one side, but I think I will add an extra lock on the nest box door because we have many predators here.

This material, ECOFLEX, should be easy to clean. The instruction manual says that you can remove one or more of the roof panels for easy cleaning. (I have not tried that yet.)

This coop should fit almost anywhere, as approximate size of the coop is 40.1 inches tall by 46.3 inches wide by 54.1 inches long. There is a 10-year limited manufacturer's warranty on this coop.

I have seen the Fontana Chicken Barn listed for sale on both and You can also go to the New Age Pet website for information on other places this coop is available.

New Age Pet Jumbo Fontana Chicken Barn

Made with ECOFLEX, a durable and long-lasting wood plastic composite

Moisture resistant for superior odor control and easy cleaning

Non-toxic and eco-conscious

Quick and easy tool-free assembly

The New Age Pet Jumbo Fontana Coop retails for $325.75

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About the author

Lisa Pedro, aka Christmas Chick, hails from Christmas, Fla. Lisa and her husband of more than 33 years own Fort Christmas Farm, where they raise a variety of poultry including chickens, guineas, quail, and ducks.

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