Sleeper & Woodchip Pack for Flyte Aviary Coops - The Flyte Aviary 4, 6, 8 and Aviary Grand.
To create a permanent position for your chicken run why not consider this package to make a secure, fox-proof, level base for your Aviary Coop, by raising it on a timber plinth, and filling the inside surface with hardwood woodchip.
The Timber Sleepers don't have to be set down or dug into the ground, they are just as effective placed on top of the grass/ground - although, you may find you need to dig them in to make them level, and making them level is important to the stability of the run.
The packs contain a set of pressure-treated timbers, see Details tab, to build a raised plinth that includes sufficient bags of hardwood woodchip to create a clean surface for the hens.
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, renew it perhaps twice a year, and liberally scatter some powder disinfectant like the FSF Run Sanitiser, over it once a month to keep it fresh.
Much more healthy than bare soil for the birds, and much less smelly too. The woodchip can be placed directly onto the ground, we do not recommend a geotextile underlay (not hygienic and the hens will dig it up).
Link here to view a pdf of the Sleeper Layout Plans for Aviary Coops.
Dimensions for Aviary Coop Sleeper Packs:
Aviary 4 and 6 Coops Max. external measurements of plinth (footprint): 2500mm x 1220mm. Includes 3 bags of Woodchip
Aviary 8 Coop Max. external measurements of plinth (footprint): 4180mm x 1220mm. Includes 4 bags of Woodchip.
Aviary Grand Coop Max. external measurements of plinth (footprint): 4180mm x 2190mm. Includes 7 bags of Woodchip
The Pack contains a set of pressure treated timbers, 10in x 5in (250mm x 125mm), to build a raised plinth for the Run frame to sit on.
Included are enough bags of hardwood woodchip to create a clean, perfect surface inside the run area.
The Sleepers are cut to the lengths required to suit this layout. The max. length of any single sleeper is 4ft (1220mm), a detailed layout plan is included.
Delivery is via Palletline carrier. If ordered with your housing the sleeper pack will all arrive at the same time.
If ordering separately, delivery charges for this pallet delivery start at £59 for mainland England. The expected delivery date will be detailed in a separate order confirmation email. Usually approx 2 week delivery time. For more details see our Delivery Information page.
We are very pleased with Flyte so fancy products and would highly recommend them.
Excellent products and quality! The customer service was exceptional 😊
Absolutely brilliant. Easy the put together. Looks great. Chickens love it, so happy digging around and the chipping stay within the coop.
From the moment I contacted Flyte so Fancy I had nothing but brilliant service and nothing was too much trouble. I added items to my order, I moved the order delivery date and rang up for reassurance that I would be able to construct the coop and aviary. At all times my questions were answered quickly, I was given reassurance and the order was changed without question.
The coop and aviary is amazingly simple to put together, (the instructions are excellent), alot easier than furniture from a well known Swedish company and it is solid, it is going to keep my girls very warm and snug. I would recommend the timber skirt as it prevents the girls from flicking the woodchips everywhere because they love scratching through it.
Thank you everyone at Flyte so Fancy, I have happy chickens which makes me very happy. The girls love scratching through the wood chip and i have fixed the aviary to the sleepers so it is going nowhere.
Thank you so much for you wonderful feedback, we are delighted to hear all worked well for you and that the chooks are happy. Kind Regards, Anne
Very good service very helpful Create a nice raised level for the aviary to sit on