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Specifications

No. of Large Fowls, No. of Bantams,

Specifications

No. of Large Fowls:
Up to 8 Large Fowls
No. of Bantams:
Up to 15 Bantams

Description

Our Chicken Lodge Large is made from recycled plastic and will hold a maximum of 8 large fowl or 15 bantams. It has 2 removable wooden perches. It is identical to the Chicken House, except that it has integral legs that raise it off the ground.The door is designed so that it won't trap dirt in the door slots, and it can be easily opened and closed, either manually or with a Chickenguard auto-opener. Access to inspect the birds can be gained via a full width back door which detaches using quick release pins. When the door is removed, there is no 'lip' on the floor edge. This, and the fact that the roof removes in seconds as well, makes regular cleaning a breeze. Access to the nesting box is quick and easy - just remove two quick release pins and lift off the lid. The entire nest box can be completely removed for cleaning by undoing more quick release pins.This lodge has permanent under-eave ventilatipon, as well as two adjustable circular vents. Even though the sides are made from black plastic, the house remains surprisingly cool, even in strong, direct summer sunlight.Being plastic, the houses require no maintenance. There are few crevices for pests (such as red mite) to hide in, and the house can be thoroughly cleaned very easily - in seconds if you have a pressure washer. And it will dry out very quickly, too.Carry handles are cut into the roof, so it is easy to move. But, even if you need to dismantle your hen house for any reason, perhaps because you are moving house for example, you can easily do so and then rebuild it just as easily. Your hen house will not be damaged by this process.

CAPACITY
Poultry Club of Great Britain Guidelines indicate that this house would be suitable for 8 large fowl or 15 bantams. However, we prefer Soil Association Guidelines which require a little more space per bird, and suggest that it is ideal for up to 6 larger birds or 10 bantams.

AUTOMATIC OPENER (Optional Extra)
This house has been designed to work with a Chickenguard Automatic Opener. This simply bolts to the front of the house (holes are pre-drilled for you) and the cord attaches to a split ring in the door, replacing the manual draw cord and handle.
We supply the Chickenguard Premium opener, which has the following features:

- Auto Open - Specify Time or Light Level
- Auto Close - Specify Time or Light Level
- Manual Open and Close - Large Buttons
- Simple to set up and reliable to use
- Weatherproof housing

- Runs on 4 x AA batteries with low battery warning
- UK designed and manufactured
- 3 Year warranty

The Chickenguard opener can be bought with this product, or can be bought later (see our Spares/Accessories section). It costs more to buy later, as extra shipping costs will be incurred.

LEG SET, WHEEL SET & RUN
Sorry, but none of these accessories are available for our Lodges

DROPPINGS TRAYS (Optional Exra)
Droppings Trays are offered as an optional extra for this product. In certain atmospheric conditions or if the chickens come into the house after being outside in the rain, condensation can form inside the house. Normally, this evaoprate or drains straight out of the house and is not a problem at all. However, if you use an absorbent bedding material such as newspaper or wood shavings, this will 'wick up' any moisture. This moisture will react with the droppings to give off ammonia, which is not good for the respiratory health of your birds.

The solution is really quite simple, and it is to use droppings trays to contain the bedding.  Incidentally, we generally find that wood shavings are preferable to newspaper as a bedding/litter material.

Droppings trays also make it easier to clean the house. They are easy to to handle and you can simply tip the droppings and shavings into a wheelbarrow.

Our Droppings Traya are made from black recycled plastic (ABS - the same material used for car bumpers). We use 2.5mm thick ABS, which make trays quite rigid and surprisingly tough. The trays are approximately 25mm (one inch) deep, so hold a decent quantity of bedding, such as wood shavings. The surfaces are smooth and they have sloping sides, so they are easy to clean and can be stacked if required. Please note that the trays are not an exact fit, and there will be small gaps between the edges of the trays and the sides of the house.

CONSTRUCTION
The house is made primarily from 9mm thick recycled polyethylene (the roofs and nest box lids are made from 6mm). It is delivered flat-packed and can be quickly assembled by following the comprehensive instructions in our User Guide - you should allow about an hour for this if it is the first time you have assembled one of our houses. Most parts are held together using clips made from our own waste plastic, though quick release clips (linch pins) and some other parts are metal.

DIMENSIONS
Overall Dimensions: 141 (w) x 100 (h) x 137 (d) cm (including ramp, roof overhang and nest boxes)
House Dimensions: 141 (w) x 100 (h) x 100 (d) cm (excluding ramp, including nest boxes)
Internal Floorspace: 91 (w) x 80 (d) cm (excluding nest boxes)
Ground Clearance: 22.5cm
Perches: 2 wooden perches, each 91cm usable length
Nest Boxes: 2, each 28 (w) x 23-30 (h) x 30 (d) cm (internal measurement)

COLOURS
This product is available in Green, Blue or Yellow.
This colour applies to the roof and the nest box lid only - all other plastic parts are black.
The door is aluminium (unpainted).

USER GUIDE

Here is the User Guide for this product. It includes full assembly instructions adobepdf.jpg.

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  • Mrs Aitken - 28th Jan 2021

    5
    Brilliant Product

    This is a marvelous product. We have been going through rather expensive wooden coops for years, they never last, and are difficult to clean. What a joy it was to receive this, it is so easy to clean and looks very smart in the garden. The fact that it is made in the UK and from recycled plastics is another bonus.

  • Liz Smith - 10th Jan 2021

    5
    I am very pleased with the large chicken lodge. It is a very high quality heavy duty plastic. Putting it together was a joy as everything just fitted perfectly. Well designed and produced.

    Easy to clean and wash out to eliminate red mites.

50 Reviews

  • Mrs Aitken - 28th Jan 2021

    5
    Brilliant Product

    This is a marvelous product. We have been going through rather expensive wooden coops for years, they never last, and are difficult to clean. What a joy it was to receive this, it is so easy to clean and looks very smart in the garden. The fact that it is made in the UK and from recycled plastics is another bonus.

  • Liz Smith - 10th Jan 2021

    5
    I am very pleased with the large chicken lodge. It is a very high quality heavy duty plastic. Putting it together was a joy as everything just fitted perfectly. Well designed and produced.

    Easy to clean and wash out to eliminate red mites.

  • Huw - 10th Jan 2021

    5
    Chicken lodge large

    Excellent design and build - chickens love it and it’s very easy to clean.

  • stephen ruxton - 12th Dec 2020

    5
    An excellent hen house

    Well designed,fairly easy to asemble,The hens love it. NB.The nest boxes could be detachable. (GFD - Not sure we understand this comment - the nest boxes are detachable!)

  • Penny - 24th Nov 2020

    5
    Chicken Lodge Large

    I chose this coop to replace my little wooden one following a bout of red mite, plus the wooden one didn't stand up to wet weather at all well and got mouldy on the inside roof. This was fairly straightforward to assemble - the video helped. I did spend rather alot of time trimming the plastic hairs from the edges though! I requested to have the nest boxes on the left side (as opposed to right as per the picture) and got sent the correct configuration. I also have it raised higher off the ground on breeze blocks, so the access and overall cleaning out is wonderfully easy and gives extra run space to my 4 hennies. The gals prefer to perch in this coop too (they were all squishing into the nesting boxes in the wooden one!). It is expensive but roomy and very solid and I see it lasting for years. Am confident it's keeping them warm enough in cold weather - hopefully the vents will keep it cool in hot weather. Overall very happy with it!

  • Kathryn Young - 27th Oct 2020

    5
    Large chicken Lodge

    Fabulous product, video instructions helped greatly when putting it together. Keeps the girls clean, dry and warm. Easy to clean

  • Michael Hornby - 27th Oct 2020

    5
    Chicken Lodge Large

    Prompt delivery and very easy to assemble with the help of my 5 year old granddaughter. My 7 hens took to it from day one

  • Kedi Simpson - 16th Oct 2020

    5
    I love it!

    I am so pleased with my coop and keep raving about it to any poor soul who will listen. It was dead easy to put together, so easy to clean with the trays and so far we've been red-mite-free. The chickenguard door means I don't have to get up at dawn. It also feels properly sturdy. The girls are happy too - they trot up to bed without a fuss, signalling their happiness with a daily egg. And I do like sneaking the back off when they're asleep to watch them all dozing on the perch. Even the lynchpins have such a pleasing little snap to them! Wouldn't be without it.

  • Karen Lawrance - 6th Sep 2020

    5
    Lodge Large

    My hens are thrilled with their new accommodation. It's so easy to clean out, ten minutes tops. During the recent heavy rain and wind their house was dry, even in the doorway. I also got the automatic door meaning I'm not stressing that the hens aren't looked after when I'm out or away relying on a teenager to get up or remember them. I also pleased to be reusing plastic waste.

  • Louise Norris - 4th Sep 2020

    5
    Chicken Lodge Large

    I have two of these. They are sooo easy to assemble and disasemble for cleaning and moving around. The are sturdy and smart. My chickens love sitting underneath and have had no trouble adapting to their new environment. I recently purchased the trays which certainly make cleaning out easy. Would have liked to have plastic perches as well but a minor criticism. Customer service excellent. Many thanks to GreenFrogDesigns

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