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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.

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  • Nicky Holt - 20th May 2020

    5
    Chicken lodge medium

    Very robust, easy to put together and very easy to maintain!

  • Jenny Robertson - 14th Mar 2020

    5
    Chicken lodge

    This is the second chicken lodge I have purchased as a replacement for one which was damaged in the recent storms. As before, I am very pleased with the product. It was easy to assemble (second time round) and well designed. I would recommend the chicken lodge.

45 Reviews

  • Nicky Holt - 20th May 2020

    5
    Chicken lodge medium

    Very robust, easy to put together and very easy to maintain!

  • Jenny Robertson - 14th Mar 2020

    5
    Chicken lodge

    This is the second chicken lodge I have purchased as a replacement for one which was damaged in the recent storms. As before, I am very pleased with the product. It was easy to assemble (second time round) and well designed. I would recommend the chicken lodge.

  • Craig - 20th Sep 2019

    4
    Chicken Lodge Medium

    Delivery wasn’t great, as TNT failed to let me know when it was arriving, so I couldn’t meet the parcel. Had to re-arrange delivery. I also didn’t expect to have to ‘clean the edges’ so much. It took over 2 hours to trim excess plastic off every piece. However construction and design of the lodge is great and I look forward to many years of service. (Sorry about the trimming - can happen when tools get blunt. Doesn't actually need to be done and won't affect birds - GFD)

  • Unknown - 15th Mar 2019

    5
    Fantastic

    This chicken lodge is absolutely perfect. Easy to assemble ,great design and easy to clean and use. Our four rescue chickens are very happy. I can only recommend it.

  • Perris - 19th Oct 2018

    5
    Chicken lodge medium

    This is my 2nd Green Frog lodge (I already have a large one; another needed with flock expansion). Some minor changes to the design have been made and are good - wider ramp, smoother closing door, more enclosed lid to nesting boxes, wooden perches, new ventilation method and deeper overhang to side eaves. Most members of my flock like it as much as or more than the large lodge, as do I. Easy to clean (esp. with droppings trays), no mites, steady moderate temperature year round, good ventilation. Robust. And this size is more easily portable than the large without disassembling it. Worth every penny.

  • Richard Stewart - 6th Jul 2018

    5
    Chicken Lodge

    We were having problems with red mite infestation with our old wooden chicken house and looking for an alternative. Having reviewed the market, we opted for a GreenFrog medium chick lodge - we have 5 layers and there is plenty of room for them. We are really pleased with it, it was easy to assemble, looks great (we opted for the green roof), simple to clean and the auto door opener works well. Very happy with our purchase and would highly recommend.

  • Unknown - 13th May 2018

    4
    Great chicken lodge

    Very nice design and it didn't take me too long to assemble. It helps if you watch the video a couple of times before assembly. It would have helped if the drill holes for mounting the chickenguard actually went all the way through so it could be bolted on rather than screwed in. I haven't got my chickens yet, so am unable to comment further.

  • teresa - 13th Apr 2018

    4
    great chicken coop. easy to use and clean . the chickens love it.

    To make the coop it helps if you’re good at Lego construction but once up , it’s sturdy , easy to use with easy access to nest boxes. Added bonus is the back comes off for cleaning but also easy access to chickens who won’t leave the coop! I think it’s brilliant .

  • Unknown - 3rd Dec 2017

    5
    Fantastic!!

    I purchased this house for my girls, plus the automatic door opener. It took me and the hubby about an hour to put together. The girls have been using it now for the past month and they love it. The ease of cleaning it out is fantastic. No more bending down and hurting my back. Would recommend whole heartedly. Thank you Green Frog Designs!

  • Amanda - 8th Nov 2017

    5
    Worth every penny

    LOVE LOVE LOVE our new hen lodge, which arrived super quick and took my son and I about an hour to assemble. We've had wooden coop's in the past but cleaning them (and getting them dry in winter) was a real chore, plus we got the dreaded red mite which was impossible to eradicate. Cleaning is now a 5 minute job (the litter trays are a must). We also purchased the automatic door opener which is fantastic. We have an automatic feeder, so when we go on holiday all our neighbours have to do is give our girls fresh water and enjoy their eggs! Do not use Poultry Shield when cleaning the automatic door, it will tarnish it. I would highly recommend.

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