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 with easy-to-follow assembly instructions  
  • built on skids for easy towing around the paddock  
  • all timber is H4 treated and plywood is H3.2 treated  
  • solid plywood floor  
  • 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  
  • 6 x nest boxes accessed from the outside and watertight (sealed with a waterproof strip)  TWO ROWS ARE OPTIONAL
  • 3 tiered drop-down perch (app.7m of perch length) designed to swing up for easy cleaning OR a 4 x single rail perch system giving 9.2m of perching space 
  • quality square mesh on front for good ventilation. (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  
  • size : 2.4m x 2.4m x 1.8m high to top of wall, app. 2.4 m to the apex inside/ app. 2.6mm high from the ground to the top outside.  
  • nest boxes are external to this measurement  
  • position of nest boxes can be on any of the 3 solid panels  
  • 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.

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.

Perch Options 

For the Premier Hen House we recommend either the single rail system (our preferred choice) or the three tier drop-down 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 the two tier drop down system. Perches can be added or removed according to the number of birds using the house.

Three Tier Drop-Down Perch System
This system works off the side solid panel oposite the laying boxes and gives 7m of total perching space. The drop-down perch is three tiered and is attached to the wall and supported by a props on either side. It can be folded up against the wall when not in use for easy cleaning. It does, however, take up more room in the house. Please let us know which option you prefer.

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

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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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