KITSET Mini Apex Hen House

A brilliant compact walk-in timber hen house for up to 10 hens.


  • accommodates up to 10 standard-size hens or 8 heritage heavy breed hens (or a breeding group) with daily access to free range
  • professionally built, quality KITSET design 
  • very easy assembly - all panels are pre-built with easy to follow instructions
  • all timber is H4 treated and H3.2 for the plywood 
  • built on skids for easy towing around the paddock
  • solid plywood floor - keeps the house dry, draught-free, warmer and vermin out
  • corrugated galvanised iron roof with matching flashings at each end
  • rolled (non-drip) gutter on the front netting side  
  • wide person-sized door for easy access 
  • easy egg collection - nest boxes accessed from the outside
  • three separate nest boxes in one external laying box
  • two single rail perches
  • quality square welded mesh window on front panel for good ventilation and light 
  • one pop-hole for chicken access (we place it where you want it!)
  •  opening and closing pop-hole for safely from predators
  • timber 'doorstop' to prevent shavings spilling out.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Very Impressive "So easy to build - the kids and I had the walls up before hubby finished a phone call, and our teenage son put the roof on. Everything lined up exactly! Obviously pre-built and then disassembled to ensure perfection. Built by a craftsman - all sharp corners rounded off. Our hens are egg-static!" Donna 6/22/2020

Dimensions: 1.2m long x 1.2m deep x 1.8m high to the apex inside/ 2m high outside.
 Nest boxes are external to this measurement.  

Two removable single rail perches. Use one or both depending on the number of birds using the house.

Inside View

Three easy access laying boxes for hens. Fill with these untreated wood shavings, hay or use our chicken astroturf nest liners. If using wood shavings make sure topped up to avoid broken eggs. Place a pair of nest eggs in one box to encourage and show your girls where to lay. Hens like to lay in a nest other hens have laid in.

Well designed, easy to assemble and looks smart - 5 star accommodation for your fowl!

Best Position & Access

Give careful consideration where you are going to position your hen house. Think about positioning solid walls into the prevailing wind and rain. We recommend facing the front mesh panel towards the sun. Sun in the hen house is a good thing. Think about making access to nest boxes easy as this will be a daily trip for egg collection. Plus allow enough space for human door access when cleaning.

Chook Pop-Holes

One pop-hole is adequate BUT if you are wanting to alternate your flocks free-range time then consider adding another pop-hole. If you have a paddock to the rear of the hen house and a run off the front then alternate their free range between these two areas. Keep them safe in the run whilst you are at work and give them access to free range at the weekends outback in the paddock. This will require two pop-holes; one in the front (as standard) and an additional one at the rear. 

Upgrade Roof Colour to Coloursteel Endura

The roof, flashings and ridge capping are all galvanised corrugated iron. Should you prefer to upgrade to a specific roof colour please select your preferred colour option from the Coloursteel Chart. The standard range of colours includes karaka, rivergum, ironsand, grey friars, ebony, new denim blue and others.
A Coloursteel Endura roof upgrade looks smart, takes away the glare you can get with galvanised iron and works well to blend in with your house and other outbuildings.

Additional Rolled Gutter

One rolled gutter comes as standard on the front side with the netting panel. We can add a second rolled gutter in galvanised iron if required or if you choose to have a roof colour then select the coloursteel version. A rolled gutter look smart and also take away from the sharp corro-iron edge which for some folk can be at head height. If you can walk all the way around your hen house it is worth opting for 2 rolled gutters.

Mini Apex Hen House



Appletons Mini Apex Hen House

A mini version of our best selling Apex Hen House. A brilliant compact walk-in timber hen house for up to 10 hens. Accommodates 6 hens very comfortably. All timber is treated for long life. Built on skids for easy towing around the paddock. Solid plywood floor. Corrugated galvanised iron roof with flashing at each end and a rolled (non-drip) gutter on the front netting panel. Wide person-sized door for easy access.  3 x laying boxes in one external bay accessed for collection from the outside. Opening and closing pop-hole for chicken access. If you would like your hen house to blend with your other outbuildings please talk to us about upgrading to a matching colour steel endura roof. Professionally built, quality KITSET design with easy-to-follow assembly instructions.

Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
Jill B
Perfect henhouse

Appletons sent this really quickly, & it took 2 of us less than half an hour to put it up with the excellent woodwork & directions. The rooster & his hens were very happy in it straight away. Really recommend:)

Jos Roozendaal
Mini apex hen house

Well its on the pad and looking good, my pullets arrive next week so will see if they like the coop. ;-)

Brian Bargh
Mini Apex henhouse and feeder

Excellent service and great kitset with clear instructions. Great service to get it to us before Xmas (only took 5 days from the time we ordered it) and reasonable price from a NZ supplier (YAY!)
Brian and Robyn Bargh, Rotorua

Janet K
Hen house

Very pleased with the solid construction and easy assembly of hen house.

Wayne Pohe
Happy Chickens

Great chicken whare, easy to put together.