To create a permanent site for your chickens - and to save you having to move the Run every few weeks - why not consider this package to make a secure (fox-proof), level surface for your House and Run by raising it on a timber plinth and filling the inside surface with woodchip.
The woodchip can be placed directly on to the ground, we do not recommend a geotextile underlay, mainly for reasons of hygiene as the 'poo' will not wash/drain through it but also the hens will dig it up.
The hardwood woodchip is an excellent, hygienic, surface for the birds - almost self-cleaning. Just wash through with a garden hose if we haven't had any rain, refresh with new woodchip perhaps twice a year, and you can scatter some powder disinfectant or sanitising powder over it once a month to keep it fresh. Much more healthy than bare soil for the birds, and much less smelly too.
Overall length of this house and run unit is approx 15ft and the Sleepers make a base with external length of 16ft (4.9m) and width of 5ft (1.52m). the base of the run sits centrally on the sleeper plinth.
The packs contain a set of pressure treated timbers, 10in x 5in, to create a raised plinth for your Long Legged Maggie's Dozen Henhouse & Run and 6 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!).
Currently 1- 2 week delivery time. Delivery is via Palletline carrier. if ordered with your Henhouse they will all arrive together within the carriage cost of the unit - if ordered separately then delivery cost approx £39.95 to most of mainland England, other parts of the UK may be slightly more.