Anne and Phillip can trace their chicken keeping heritage back through the generations and their combined experience has lead to Flyte so Fancy's exceptional reputation for quality, customer service, attention to detail and all-round hen-friendliness.
Phillip's early career as a Naval Aircraft Engineer has lead to a methodical, all-encompassing approach to design in which no detail, however small is overlooked. Combine this with Anne's romantic nature and the resultant Gypsy collection was almost inevitable!
Children love to collect eggs and Hens prefer privacy and a cosy environment in which to lay, so we have designed the ideal nestbox to keep both your ladies and any children contented.
At the same time as providing three comfy, secluded and partitioned individual areas within a long, external nestbox, we have not forgotten the human element either; Lift up the nestbox's brass-hinged, lockable lid and voila, your breakfast quandaries are solved! The nestbox section also detaches completely from your Gypsy for easy cleaning.
All our Houses are hand-made by Craftsmen who care, using the best of traditional techniques allied with modern know-how in our rural Dorset workshop.
We are very fortunate in our talented and happy Team, whose experience and pride in their work is reflected in every detail of your Gypsy.
We opt for a traditional approach to painting our Gypsy Willow and Gypsy Daydream, so our resident Artist carefully applies three coats of Heritage colours by brush and by hand for a spotless finish and long life.
Only after these three environmentally-friendly microporous coats are properly cured does the talented Andrew then proceed with the Gypsy Daydream's unique hand-painted decoration, which is completely bespoke and inspired by your own ideas.
For further information please telephone 01300 345 229.
Solid Marine Chandlery Brass hinges, hasps, locks and latches radiate burnished beauty and unparalleled quality, assuring generations of durability. Chandlery Brass is the finest of marine materials, extolled by traditional Cabinetmakers and Yachtsmen the world over for its aesthetic durability.
This minute attention to quality detailing is complemented by the use of Stainless Steel nails and durable double-plated screws throughout.
The wood that we select for your Gypsy is Joinery-grade Scandinavian Timber, pressure-treated with a hen-friendly preservative to ensure a long life.
To further promote longevity, our Timber is fully air-dried before cutting, with any resultantly-exposed end grain then hand-treated with 'ENSELE', an environmentally-friendly preservative for complete peace of mind.
All our Timber is from sustainable sources, certified and approved by the Forestry Stewardship Council of Great Britain.
We use only the highest quality, heaviest gauge fully-galvanized Steel for your Gypsy roof, edge trimmed for complete protection.
Depending on the model of Gypsy that you select and your own preferences, your roof may also be covered with an attractive, coloured UV-stable protective finish. Please telephone 01300 345 229 for full details and colour options.
Wheels & Mobility
No Gypsy Caravan would be complete without fully-working running gear, and our steerable system is designed to be practical and durable as well as attractive. Forged from heavy gauge solid Steel, our wheels and axles are individually hand-made by our local Blacksmith using traditional techniques passed down from father to son. All wheels and axles are then additionally enhanced by two coats of special protective paint.
To steer and move your Gypsy from place to place we also include a steel handlebar attachment which fits to the front axle underneath the Caravan steps which fold up into a locking position.
For a Chook, a Perch should be a comfortable place of rest and repose; think of it as the equivalent of your bed. We therefore design our perches with great care. With the perfect width for tired claws and with rounded edges for a pleasant grip, our perches are also of course highly sanded for a splinter-free finish.
Three ideally spaced perches guarantee a natural roosting environment for up to fifteen of your girls to relax and unwind after a hard day's laying and foraging. These perches are also removable for easy cleaning.
Easy access and an absence of 'food traps' are the essential precursors to easy cleaning, so we have designed The Gypsy with singular features to make cleaning a breeze. The Gypsy's stable door enables easy access to the interior, where removable perches are situated above an easy-pull-out dirt tray. Constructed of high quality Marine-grade ply and additionally sealed for an even longer life, the dirt tray slides completely out of the Gypsy to make changing the floor shavings a synch.
The long external nestbox is completely removable by releasing latches designed specially for the purpose, allowing not only the nestbox to be tipped if required but also opening up additional access to the Gypsy's interior
Last but most definitely not least...
Good ventilation is essential for happy Hens, so your Gypsy benefits from two sliding shutter windows to enable you to ensure an airy, draught-free environment in all seasons.
Inset with our trademark 'Heart of Quality', the windows of your Gypsy are also backed with transparent Polycarbonate which is both durable and UV stable, enabling you to sneak a peek at your girls without ruffling their feathers with a sudden draught.