We have used a tough, phenolic-coated, resin board on the house meaning the roof is completely weather proof, no leaks, resulting in a warm and dry house. The floor is also made of this smooth board and is fully removable for very easy cleaning. We think both of these features will help prevent mite infestation taking hold in those hard-to-get-at places in the house.
The Aviary 6 house has an external nest box with full length perches in which you can expect to comfortably house six birds or eight bantams. The perches are removable and the nest box can be lifted off for yet more access to the house.
The capacious run gives the hens plenty of room to roam and even has the unique characteristics of an outside 'veranda' of day-perches, perfect for enjoying that afternoon nap or chicken chit-chat.
For even more roaming room we offer 3ft long extension panels to add to the run (see below).
A polycarbonate roof can be added to the top of the run to keep the run area dry, providing shelter without reducing light.
To add an Automatic Door Opener to the Aviary take a look at an External VSB Door Opener
or the Chicken Guard Door Opener and, if ordered at the same time as the house, we will fit it for you. The door openers will sit outside the house section itself, inside the run, and directly above the pop-hole door. If ordering to retro-fit then you would only need the opener unit i.e. you do not need a lightweight door or any extra cord, or pulleys.
A 6 inch timber skirt can be fitted to the run to give ground level refuge for our more delicate girls and this is perfect to retain a woodchip ground covering if necessary.
Dimensions, externally, max: 111cm wide (front to back) x 267cm long incl nestbox x 157cm high (approx: 3ft 8in x 8ft 9in x 5ft 2in).
Internal house: 77cm deep x 93cm long x 87cm high. Height under house to ground: 60cm. Run Door: 50cm wide x 121cm high. House door 71cm wide x 60cm high.
Actual Footprint: 98cm wide (front to back) x 232cm long (excl. nestbox overhang).
The Flyte Aviary will be delivered 'flat-packed' in panels, on a pallet, for self-assembly. Full, comprehensive instructions and all screws are included, no carpentry required. Separate confirmation email will detail delivery date. Current delivery is 1 week, and delivery charges start at £39.95 (mainland England).