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
over it once a month to keep it fresh. Much healthier than bare soil for the birds, and far less smelly too.
The woodchip can be placed directly on to the ground, we do not recommend a geotextile underlay, not only for reasons of hygiene as the 'poo' will not wash/drain through it, but also the hens will dig it up.
The packs contain a set of pressure treated timbers, 10in x 5in, to make a raised plinth for your Flyte Aviary 8 Coop and 4 bags of hardwood woodchip to create a clean, perfect surface for the hens.
The timber sleepers (softwood tanalised) will be cut to the lengths required and will come with an instruction sheet to aid placement. Max. length of any single sleeper will be 4ft to make handling easier. Then simply add the bags of woodchip for the flooring in your run. You do not need to remove the grass first and we do not recommend using a geotextile membrane underneath either.
Delivery is via Palletline carrier. If ordered with your Coop the pack 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.