A brilliant compact walk-in timber hen house for up to 10 hens
Two removable single rail perches. Use one or both depending on the number of birds using the house. 3 easy access laying boxes for hens. Fill with untreated wood shavings. Nice and deep, so when hens choose lay their eggs they do not break. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What a great chook house. Incredibly easy to assemble and looks great in the run. Especially love the roof colour as it matches our house!
So easy to put together
Beautiful and sturdy. Has withstood 3 days of gale force winds in Wellington on the same site that a previous garden shed blew away from. Excellent quality and the girls seem pleased.
I am very happy with my chookhouse. I was kept up to date with progress, delivery was as advised and was very easy to assemble with clear instructions
Appletons and team came highly recommended and I know why. Everything from initial order and advice online to support via emails and easy to follow instructions made this birthday treat extra lovely. Hubby is now finishing a little bit of enclosure beautification prior to the Stork arriving with four Chookie Girl chicks next week. Bliss.
Just wanted you to know that the Hen house is perfect. I knew it would be, but I know how nice it is to get feedback - so thank you for designing and constructing such a cool little home for the girls. Form and function!It looks great. Thanks for making the purchase hassle free.