KITSET Premier Hen House

Walk-in, spacious hen house that is easy to clean and ideal for a decent sized laying flock.
If you have a large flock this is the hen house for you!

Features:

  • accommodates up to app. 40 heavy breed hens or up to 50 commercial hybrids (brown shavers or hylines) 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 plywood is H3.2 treated  
  • built on skids for easy towing around the paddock  
  • solid plywood floor - keeps the house dry, draught-free, warmer and vermin out
  • galvanised corrugated iron apex style roof with matching flashings at each end
  • rolled gutters (non-drip) on both sides  
  • large person-sized door for easy access  
  • easy egg collection - nest boxes accessed from the outside
  • 6 x nest boxes - all at one low level (position of nest boxes can be on any of the 3 solid panels)
  • 4 x single rail perch system giving 9.2m of perching space 
  • quality square welded mesh window on front panel for good ventilation and light. (mesh window opening height is app. 60cm - a third netting to two thirds plywood.)  
  • 1 x opening and closing pop-hole for chooks to come and go  

Dimensions: 2.4m long x 2.4m deep x 1.8m high to the apex inside
App. 2.6mm high from the ground to the top outside.   
Nest boxes are external to this measurement.  

Well designed, well built, practical accommodation for laying hens.

Pop-Hole Access

We can place the chicken access pop-hole/s wherever you would like them. Usually with the Premier Hen House the pop-hole/s are best positioned in the front netting panel. Please let us know on ordering where you would like them placed. There are a few pointers worth remembering: You do not want to create a through draught in the hen house so think about where your prevailing wind comes from and position of outside runs. We can also add additional pop-holes to give you more options in the future. Please let us know if you would like additional pop-holes as they do encur an additional cost.

Upgrade Roof Colour

We can upgrade your roof colour to match your house roof colour and that of other outbuildings. This option looks very smart and is worth the upgrade. Colorsteel Endura have a standard range of colours. Select one of their popular colours from their range and we can upgrade from the standard galvanised iron to the colour of your choice. Roof iron, flashings and rolled gutter will all match.

Rolled Gutters

These come as standard on the Premier Hen House. Both front and back. They do a great job of  remove the sharp edge of the corrugated roof. They also make the hen house look more stylish! Also a good way to save water off the roof and run it into a barrel down a chain.

Need More Laying Boxes?

It is worth considering if you wish to keep the maximum number of hens in this house and a few more... to customise the standard design by adding an additional perch and another row of laying boxes. This will give your chooks optimum roost space and plenty of nest boxes to lay in. The general rule of thumb is 4 to 5 hens per nest box. The Premier Hen House comes with the standard 6 nest boxes...should you request more we can create a double row...so 6 nest boxes below and 6 on top...giving a total of 12 nest boxes.

Please note the photo shows a tiered system. All our Premier housing now uses the single rail system as image of classic hen house.

Perching

The Premier Hen House has the the single rail perch system.

Single Rail Perch System
4 x single rail perches giving a maximum 9.2m of perching space. The perches are removable and sits on rails in the house. Can be easily removed for cleaning and allows for more room in the house than a tiered drop-down system. Perches can be added or removed according to the number of birds using the house.


Optional Standard Run (2.6m x 2.4m) 

The Premier Hen House is available with an optional run built off the front. This is the ideal set up if you wish to let your chooks out to sun themselves, dust bath and scratch in the dirt when you are not around to monitor them. A run will give you added peace of mind knowing your hens are safe from visiting predators or a good way to keep your girls off your immaculate flower beds or from discovering your vegetable garden.
Run size as per photo : 2.4m wide x 1.8m high x 2.6m long.
Door to run can be positioned in any panel. Run is made up of 3 full sized panels that are easily screwed together plus two small joiner panels. Will require a level surface for assembly. If you require a customised run to suite your requirements we are happy to assist.
Top netting panel optional - helps to keep the light breeds in and the sparrows out! 

Photo shows run attached to an Apex Hen House - the run fits both the Apex, Duo Apex and Premier Hen Houses.

Optional Extended Run (5m x 2.4m)

If more space is required then two additional panels can be added giving the run a full length of 5m.

Photo shows run attached to an Apex Hen House - the run fits both the Apex, Duo Apex and Premier Hen Houses.

Premier Hen House

$4,499.00

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Appletons Premier Timber Hen House

Walk-in, spacious hen house that is easy to clean and ideal for a decent sized laying flock. If you have a large flock this is the hen house for you! Accommodates up to app. 40 heavy breed hens or up to 50 commercial hybrids (brown shavers or hylines) with daily access to free-range. Professionally built, quality KITSET design with easy-to-follow assembly instructions. Built on skids for easy towing around the paddock.  All timber is treated for long life. Solid plywood floor. Predator proof. Galvanised corrugated iron apex style roof with flashings at each end and rolled gutters (non-drip) on both sides. Person-sized door for easy access. Six nest boxes accessed from the outside and watertight. Chook pop-hole access. Versatile design doubles as a storage shed, feed shed, tack room etc.  If you would like your hen house to blend with your other outbuildings please talk to us about upgrading to a matching coloursteel endura roof.

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Gavin Creedon
Very happy!

Received my new premier hen house just after lockdown. Delighted with how well it went together. Well designed and well built.

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Paula
It is fantastic!!!

We are completely built and the house looks fantastic!!!! The hens are enjoying their new home! Some of them moved in of their own accord when we had the door open. We also had some torrential rain last week and everything is all water tight. It truly is a beautiful hen house!"