We have found a local carpenter who will make quality bespoke hen housing to YOUR designs and requirements. None of the flimsy imported "pet shop tat" that doesn't last a couple of winters- Neil's will outlive your hens!
Neil has experience in making homes for ex battery hens and the quality and detail is fantastic. He keeps ex battery hens himself and so knows their requirements.
Please contact Neil Thompson on 01406 359917 or 0777 451 8333 or he can be emailed on firstname.lastname@example.org
Neil is based in Sutton Bridge and here are some pictures of the work on his own hen house which I have seen for myself and I imagine it will last forever.
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You could look for some inspiriration on an American site called Backyard chickens, just click on each section depending what size coop you intend to have and there are loads of designs, many with instructions too.
We are great fans of inspiration and building our own that we love this website.
We love wooden houses, designed with love and care rather than shiny plastic boxes that need polishing and look like microwaves or portaloos.
We LOVE the inspiration here from Michael Thompson. What a fantastic idea!
If you live near The A17, Lincs; we know of an excellent supplier of hen houses. None of your "pet shop rubbish" but good strong hen houses for around £80 upwards, which is amazing value if you actually look online at prices elsewhere. Please contact them ;
Mr & Mrs Cole
Greenacres Lodge, Washway Road, Saracens head, Holbeach, Spalding PE12 8AH Telephone 01406 422 679
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These are chunky hen houses (not flat packed) and in a village called Saracens Head just off the A17 in Lincolnshire.
Please bear in mind they are from a farm shop who make these for a hobby and they are not mass produced. You WOULD need a large van or trailer.
I'm sure that if you tell them they are for ex battery hens, they will quite happily put a lower perch in for you (about 8-9 inches off the ground)
If you purchase one of these, please mention that you saw them on the Lincs Little Hens website.
We had one of these donated to us by a friend. They are strong, long lasting and solid.
We do not endorse Eglu's as we have not seen them "in the flesh". We are just showing the alternatives available on the market.
Alternatively there are Eglu's and Eglu Cubes made by Omlet which are far from cheap but should last a lifetime. We have never seen these "in the flesh" so cannot pass a personal comment on them.
People do seem to like them and they hold their price well second hand but suspiciously there do seem a lot for sale on ebay. Surely if they were that good, people would keep them forever?
We do not endorse these Chicubes having personally inspected them,
we are just showing the alternatives on the market.