Timber Housing & List of Depots

We Deliver Nationwide Door to Door or to the nearest Mainfreight Depot for Collection.

Shipping is an additional cost and will be applied at checkout. To get the price for delivery to your nearest Mainfreight Depot you will need to put the Depot address into the delivery address field when at the checkout. Please find the list of the Mainfreight Depot addresses below. Please ensure if selecting delivery to door that trucks have the necessary access. One truck driver is allocated per truck and it is appreciated if the customer can assist with hand unloading if no loading facilities are available.  Otherwise please select depot collection.

Please check your consignment carefully on delivery or collection from the depot. Notify us immediately of any issues if your timber housing is damaged or items missing. Mark clearly on the delivery docket the damage/loss and notify Mainfreight immediately (especially if not noted on the delivery docket.) Please document the damage/loss by taking take photographs prior to removing the shrink-wrap from the consignment. Also take photos showing damage once panels have been unpacked. Please call us or email info@chooks.co.nz and let us know with 48 hours if there is damage so we can work to get a replacement part out to you. We have 7 days to lodge a claim with Mainfreight and replace any damaged panels. If we are not notified within 7 days unfortunately we cannot resolve any damage or loss incurred and this will be at your cost.

For depot collection your flat-pack hen house will fit comfortably on most standard car trailers. Please remember to leave the cage for the trailer at home and bring tie downs to secure your load. We can assist with local delivery please enquire as to price. We welcome pickups. We are happy to assemble your housing at no additional charge should you wish to pick up.

We can supply all you need to get started with keeping chickens: feed, wood shavings, drinker and feeder. If freighting we can usually include these items within the kitset at no additional freight charge so consider investing in a purpose-built feeder and drinker plus some untreated wood shavings for your new hen house. Please see list of addons when ordering. We also have pullets available for local pick up.

Timber Housing

Please note all our timber housing is made to order. We will book your order into production on confirmation of order. Depending on workshop capacity orders can take 7 to 20 working days to manufacture. All our timber housing is all built to kitset specifications for more cost-effective freighting. All kitsets are flat-packed and shrink-wrapped prior to dispatch. Each timber house is individually made and no two will be identical due to materials available at the time and small changes the workshop team might make over time. If you are wanting two identical houses best to order them at the same time for a matching look. 

To keep our timber house pricing affordable and realistic, we use C-D grade structural plywood and rough sawn timber. The nature of this grade ply is that one side is high grade and the reverse side has possible minor blemishes. These can be knots, tiny splits, filler etc, and do not affect or compromise the functionality of the hen house in any way. The high-grade side is put to the outside, so your hen house looks smart. Please have a look at our photos of our hen houses and you will see what the plywood and timber we use looks like. If you would like us to use A or B grade plywood, we can certainly look at this option for you, but it will add substantial cost (double/triple) to your hen house. We need to be mindful we are manufacturing hen and animal housing and need to keep these at an affordable price. Our workshop team build all our timber housing to a high standard within the limits of the materials used. If you require a super smooth finish to the interior of your hen house we recommend applying several coats of paint once you receive it or talk to us about an upgrade using dressed timbers and A or B grade plywood.

All timber is H4 treated and H3.2 for the plywood so your hen house can sit outside in our NZ weather. If you prefer to have untreated timbers, we can look at building out of untreated timber and plywood. This again will add to the cost. Please note we still need to put treated skids on the base. Overtime there is going to be wear and tear on all products that are placed outdoors and exposed 24/7 to the elements. Environmental factors play a huge part in reducing the life expectancy of any product whether manufactured of timber, plastic or metal. In some part of New Zealand especially in places where there is greater exposure to weather with a higher salt content corrosion/weathering is going to happen faster. Coastal/marine environments, extreme changes in temperature or a wet/humid environment are the main three factors that will speed up corrosion. All timber housing will weather and silver over time and timber can also move and split. We recommend to reduce this and get longevity from your timber hen house or coop that you give it a coat or two of paint. This will also make a huge difference with ongoing red mite control. We recommend if you live in an area or suburb that is coastal or prone to sea breezes or salty air you regularly wash your galvanised corrugated iron or coloursteel roof with potable water. Regular maintenance is important. Oil moving parts.

Main Auckland Depot (Owens Transport)

12 Southdown Lane, Penrose, Auckland 1061

Phone: (09) 589 2400

Whangarei Depot

33 Fertilizer Road, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand 

Phone: (09) 470 1080 

Kaitaia Depot

149 North Road, Kaitaia 0482, New Zealand 

Phone: (09) 408 6047 

Hamilton Depot

107 Ruffell Road, Burbush, Hamilton 3288, New Zealand 

Phone:  (07) 849 7123 

Thames Depot

79 Kopu Road, Thames 3578, New Zealand 

Phone:  (07) 867 9292 

Napier Depot

27 Tyne Street, Pandora, Napier 4110, New Zealand 

Phone:  (06) 835 7811 

Tauranga Depot

Cnr Truman Road and Mangatawa Link Road, Papamoa, 3175, New Zealand 

Phone: (07) 574 0950

Taupo Depot

7 Keehan Drive , Taupo 3378, New Zealand 

Phone:  (07) 378 1450 

Rotorua Depot

1-9 Biak Street , Mangakakahi, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand 

Phone :  (07) 350 1700 

Palmerston North Depot

605 Tremaine Avenue, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand 

Phone:  (06) 354 3207 

Masterton Depot

43 Norman Ave, Waingawa, Masterton, 5791, New Zealand 

Phone: (06) 377 4310 

Gisborne Depot

310 Lytton Road, Awapuni, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand 

Phone:  (06) 867 8509 

Whanganui Depot

180 Ridgway Street, Gonville, Wanganui 4500, New Zealand 

Phone:  (06) 348 2461 

New Plymouth Depot

74 Corbett Road, Bell Block, New Plymouth 4312

Phone: (06) 759 2660 

Wellington Depot

81 Aotea Quay , Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand 

Phone :  (04) 816 5200 

Levin Depot

112-124 Cambridge Street South Levin, 5510, New Zealand 

Phone: (04) 350 62724 

Greymouth Aratuna Depot

33 Arney Street, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand 

Phone: (03) 768 4039 

Blenheim Depot

14 Sutherland Terrace, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand 

Phone: (03) 577 9221 

Christchurch Depot

21 Hayton Road, Wigram, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand 

Phone: (03) 348 4059 

Ashburton Depot

Cnr Hassal And Mcmurdo Streets, Tinwald, Ashburton 7778

Phone: (03) 307 6040

Timaru Depot

25 Treneglos Street, Washdyke, Timaru 7910, New Zealand 

Phone:  (03) 687 4220 

Oamaru Depot

20 Pukeuri-Oamaru Road, Oamaru 9494, New Zealand 

Phone:  (03) 437 2589 

Gore Depot

25 Ashton Street, Gore 9710, New Zealand 

Phone: (03) 208 0416 

Cromwell Depot

22-24 McNulty Road, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand 

Phone:  (03) 445 0082 

Dunedin Depot

9 Strathallan Street, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand 

Phone:  (03) 455 1009 

Invercargill Depot

29-43 Spey Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand 

Phone: (03) 214 4120 

Nelson Depot

47 Parkers Road, Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand 

Phone: (03) 548 5138

Quick, Simple Easy Assembly

Timber and Animal Housing

All our kitsets are pre-made and pre-assembled for easy assembly. All are 'ready to assemble' They are exceptionally quick and easy to set up. We receive plenty of feedback from our customers emphasising that they had no idea they were so easy to assemble. All panels, nest boxes etc. are pre-assembled in the FLATPACK.  It is a matter of screwing the walls to the base and the roof on top and HEY PRESTO your hen house is complete! Each KITSET comes with clear, easy-to -follow instructions.

Omlet Coops and Outdoor Pet Runs

Assembling your Omlet Chicken House or Outdoor Pet Run is quicker and easier than ever. Follow the detailed instruction manual or check out the assembly videos.