The Sleeper & Woodchip Pack for a Long Legged Maggie's Six Henhouse and its 6ft or 9ft long Run.
The Pack contains a set of pressure treated timbers (see Details tab) to build a raised plinth for your Long-Legged Maggie's Henhouse & Run and 3 or 4 bags of hardwood woodchip to create a clean, perfect surface for the hens.
For a permanent site for your Chicken Coop 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 hardwood woodchip.
The hardwood woodchip is an excellent, hygienic, surface for the birds - almost self-cleaning in the rain.
Just wash through with a garden hose (if it hasn't rained), refresh perhaps twice a year, and you can scatter some Ground 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!
The hardwood woodchip can be placed directly onto 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 because the hens will dig it up.
More Hardwood Woodchip is available by going to the Hardwood Woodchip page.
Dimensions for Long Legged Maggie's Six Sleeper Packs:
With a 6ft long Run: Max. external dimensions of the plinth frame: 2920mm long by 1120mm wide. Includes 3 bags of Hardwood Woodchip.
With a 9ft long Run: Max. external dimensions of the plinth frame: 3860mm long by 1120mm wide. Includes 4 bags of Hardwood 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 they will all arrive together within the carriage cost of the unit.
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.
Excellent, efficient and helpful service. I would warmly recommend this company and will use them again. Their website is easy to use and informative, the item arrived quickly, well packed and as described. Solid and good quality sleepers that raise the coop and run off the ground creating a decent depth for the wood chip. The coop is also at an even more convenient height than without the sleepers. The run looks and smells much better but most importantly the chickens love scratching around in the chips, which create a natural and interesting environment for them. They do fling the chips into the feeders and drinkers so it's worth having them as high off the ground as possible, and it wouldn't be a bad idea to put a skirting around the bottom of the run. Overall the run is much cleaner (and obviously healthier) than before. Some people suggest a turf protector under the chips - I'm not sure if this would be preferable or not. The chickens do scratch down to the mud pretty quickly so it's a good idea to have a small rake handy to rake the wood chip flat again. I would strongly recommend using a wood chip base for any permanent chicken run - it is an excellent solution.
Helpful throughout the ordering process and delivery, with great attention to detail re access etc. A small glitch in the order was promptly corrected. Worth the trouble, getting the ground really flat before we started.
Prompt reply to queries, helpful, good communication and delivered when expected.
Excellent at the shop and the delivery was everything I could have wished for.Excellently packaged and my friends and neighbours have commented on the quality of the product
Very good although the delivery man was having a bad day and was quite unhelpful and rude. Good idea