A Sleeper & Woodchip Pack to suit the Maggie's Dozen Hen House with a 6ft, 9ft or 12ft long Run.
This Sleeper Pack option will create a secure (fox-proof), level surface for your House and Run by raising it on a timber plinth and filling the ground inside with long-lasting hardwood woodchip.
The hardwood woodchip makes an excellent run flooring for the birds - almost self-cleaning. Just wash through with a garden hose if you 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. Far more healthy than bare soil for the birds, and much less smelly too.
The packs contain a set of pressure-treated timbers (see Details tab) to build a raised plinth for the Run, with matching blocks for the legs of the Henhouse, and the required bags of hardwood woodchip to create a clean, perfect surface for the hens.
The woodchip can be placed directly onto the ground, we do not recommend a geotextile underlay, mainly for reasons of hygiene as the 'poo' will not wash/drain through, but also the hens will dig it up.
Dimensions for Maggie's Dozen Sleeper Packs:
With a 6ft long Run: Max. external dimensions of the plinth frame: 2134mm long by 1586mm wide. Includes 3 bags of Hardwood Woodchip.
With a 9ft long Run: Max. external dimensions of the plinth frame: 3074mm long by 1586mm wide. Includes 4 bags of Hardwood Woodchip.
With a 12ft long Run: Max. external dimensions of the plinth frame: 3964mm long by 1586mm wide. Includes 5 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 run base frame will sit centrally on the plinth. 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 a tthe 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.