The Long Legged Maggie's Six Chicken House painted in Fountain White with Jungle Fever roof and accents (don't forget, due to individual settings on your computer screen the colour may be slightly different to that shown so please consult the colour chart or ask for samples).
A beautiful painted chicken house for up to six lucky ladies, with external nest boxes, dirt tray, removable nest box and perches and with the longer legs it provides shelter for your hens.
Protection Pen Timber Sleepers & Woodchip packs
To create a permanent site for your chickens - and to save you having to move the pen every few weeks - why not consider this package to make a secure (fox-proof), level surface for your Pen by raising it on a timber plinth and filling the inside surface with woodchip.
The woodchip is an excellent, hygienic, surface for the birds - almost self-cleaning. Just wash with a hose if we haven't had any rain, refresh perhaps twice a year, and you can just scatter some powder disinfectant over it once a month to keep it fresh. Much more healthy than bare soil for the birds, and much less smelly too.
The packs contain a set of pressure treated timbers, 10in x 5in, to create a raised plinth for a Poultry Protection Pen and the right number of bags of hardwood woodchip to create a clean, perfect surface for the hens. The sleepers (as shown, softwood tanalised - not oak) will be cut to the lengths required and will come with an instruction sheet to aid placement (its just like putting lego together really!).Â
Just level the area needed, sink the sleepers into the ground by a few inches as per the plan provided, put the pen in place in the centre of the plinth and then fill the ground inside with the woodchip. It is not necessary to remove the grass inside or to put 'teram' down first before adding the woodchip. The birds will snap any grass growth off as it comes through, and it will also allow them the scratch about to find worms. They will quite happily move the woodchip from one end of the pen to the other all day long.
(Thank you to James Bruce for the photograph above)