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Specifications

No. of Large Fowls, No. of Bantams,

Specifications

No. of Large Fowls:
Up to 5 Large Fowls
No. of Bantams:
Up to 9 Bantams

Description

Our Chicken Lodge Medium is made from recycled plastic and will hold a maximum of 5 large fowl or 9 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 ventilation, 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 5 large fowl or 9 bantams. However, we prefer Soil Association Guidelines which require a little more space per bird, and suggest that it is ideal for up to 4 larger birds or 7 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 options are available for our Lodges.

DROPPINGS TRAYS (Optional Extra)
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: 106 (w) x 100 (h) x 137 (d) cm (including ramp, roof overhang and nest boxes)
House Dimensions: 78 (w) x 100 (h) x 100 (d) cm (excluding ramp, roof overhang and nest boxes)
Internal Floorspace: 59 (w) x 80 (d) cm (excluding nest boxes)
Nest Boxes: 2, each 28 (w) x 23-30 (h) x 30 (d) cm (internal measurement)
Ground Clearance: 22.5cm
Perches: 2 wooden perches, each 59cm usable length

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.

45 Reviews

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  • Mrs H Compton - 16th Oct 2020

    5
    Medium chicken lodge

    Well made, easy to put together and keep clean and hygienic.

  • Iain Stewart - 5th Oct 2020

    5
    Chicken Lodge

    I’d seen our friends Lodge and spotted a product I liked. It is well designed. Assembly shows how neatly a recycled material can be re-purposed, cut accurately and be cleverly and simply connected. Those pins are great. After a very short while I left our 11-year-old to complete the job. 4 things I look for in a coop are water tightness, ventilation, ease of access for cleaning, security and longevity, all integral parts of the Greenfrog Lodge. Add to that it can be disassembled, deep cleaned and may well still be a functioning coop in 50 years’ time, would’ve said 100+ but we’ll need to see what the weather up here does to it! Superb coop, robust and fit for purpose!

45 Reviews

  • Mrs H Compton - 16th Oct 2020

    5
    Medium chicken lodge

    Well made, easy to put together and keep clean and hygienic.

  • Iain Stewart - 5th Oct 2020

    5
    Chicken Lodge

    I’d seen our friends Lodge and spotted a product I liked. It is well designed. Assembly shows how neatly a recycled material can be re-purposed, cut accurately and be cleverly and simply connected. Those pins are great. After a very short while I left our 11-year-old to complete the job. 4 things I look for in a coop are water tightness, ventilation, ease of access for cleaning, security and longevity, all integral parts of the Greenfrog Lodge. Add to that it can be disassembled, deep cleaned and may well still be a functioning coop in 50 years’ time, would’ve said 100+ but we’ll need to see what the weather up here does to it! Superb coop, robust and fit for purpose!

  • Susan - 17th Sep 2020

    5
    Chicken Lodge Medium Blue

    Great product - this is my first ever coop, but I bought it knowing that a friend has had one for 8+ years and it is still going strong.

  • Brendie O'Connell - 31st Aug 2020

    4
    Great product

    This is my first coop so I don't have anything to compare it to but it ticks all the boxes for me. Its made of recycled plastic so no guilt. It took myself and my son about an hour to put together. Its sturdy and very easy to clean.

  • Anna - 30th Aug 2020

    5
    Great chicken house

    This is an amazing product. It is so very easy to clean, simple to remove all parts when needed, the chickens love it and the electric door really makes it all very easy. I strongly recommend this...only our rabbits are very jealous and now want one too!

  • Ruth - 19th Aug 2020

    4
    Chicken Lodge Medium

    I am extremely pleased with the medium chicken lodge, purchased a few weeks ago. It was fairly straight forward to assemble using a combination of the instruction sheet and video. It probably took 2 of us about 2 hours. I bought it because of a problem with red mite in my old wooden chicken hut. After 3 weeks I did find a few red mite in the hole in one of the perches but they were easily cleaned away and there has been no sign of the little horrors since! The hens are much happier. I would have awarded 5 stars except that the ramp has started to bend (maybe my hens are too fat!). It's not really a problem but perhaps the ramp should be reinforced or made of thicker plastic? All in all I think that this is an excellent product.

  • Sharon Ness - 11th Aug 2020

    5
    Chicken Lodge Medium

    Had my lodge for a few weeks now and I’m very pleased with it. It was relatively straightforward to assemble (two of us). It’s very sturdy and I’m confident it will be durable as the material appears robust. It’s so easy to clean compared to wooden coop and dries super quick which will be particularly good in winter months.

  • Dena Proctor - 11th Jul 2020

    5
    Chicken Lodge Medium

    I have 2 mediums and the large version. I also have 3 other coops from other companies. I must say that I wouldn't buy any other than Green Frog coops in future. They are easy to erect, take apart and move. They are easy to clean and extremely durable. My hens and cockerels have taken to them straight away. They have completely removed my fear of vermin attack. The best I have found and I can't think of any improvements.

  • Jithu - 29th Jun 2020

    5
    Excellent product!

    Not only is this chicken coop excellent, the customer service is just as good! Mr Morgan was not only very helpful but also accommodating. I received the coop just in time for my daughters 7th birthday. My daughter was over the moon and helped me to build it as it is not that difficult to build. Highly recommended!

  • Keith Wheeler - 17th Jun 2020

    4
    Great house for my hens

    Easy to follow instructions, all parts fitted well. Easy to clean with full width door, removable nest boxes and roof. My hens have settled in very quickly and seem to be happy with their new home. I have made a 200mm plinth for the house to sit on to give the hens more headroom. 1 star off for the time needed to remove the excess plastic around the components even though I appreciate this was not strictly necessary. All in all a high quality coop. (GFD - Sorry about the swarf. There is always a little left, though we try to clean off as much as possible. It is not harmful).

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