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Hen Houses

Pamper your hens with our, rather special, hand made Hen Houses.

With our experience of our own flock of very spoilt hens we have designed our hen houses to be as practical as possible - easy enough for young children to clean out and collect the eggs and gorgeous to look at.

Solidly built using quality pressure treated softwood timber throughout and treated with 2 coats of Sadolin Superdec. Any colour combination undertaken - the choice is yours. Our most popular colourway is the Jungle Green and Cream as pictured in our gallery.  We recommend Sadolin for it's durability but if you prefer another company, such as Farrow & Ball, we would be happy to paint the house to your choice of finish.

Each Hen House has a detachable ladder and sliding 'front' door. The front panel of the house is hinged to one side and opens completely, with no internal 'lip', for easy bedding change. The rear of the houses are hinged at the bottom to enable the panel to open fully for easy egg collection. There are also two sliding ventilation openings to each side. Each Hen House has a high pitched wooden roof for generous roosting space. The perch runs the width of the house and is situated up in the eaves. The 4ft house has four nesting boxes and the 3ft house has two. Our Call Duck House can also be adapted to accommodate 2 small hens, ideal for the small or suburban garden.

We recommend our 4ft House for a maximum of 10 hens and the 3ft for a maximum of 6, although this obviously depends on the size of breed. Please contact us if you would like help on choosing your breed of hen and we will be delighted to recommend local suppliers.

If you would like a smaller Hen House we also make a 3' x 2' Hen House which is perfect for 4 hens.  Built to the same design as our Pink Ribbon Hen House this can be painted in your own choice of colour.

Please note that as a natural product wood may shrink and expand in changes of weather. Our painted buildings may require repainting or retouching within the first 12 months. Please call us if you have any concerns.  We are now able to offer, at an extra cost, slate composite roofing, with a lead ridge as an alternative to the standard treated wood.  Please contact us for more information.

Bedding materials vary. We use a deep bed of straw for our hens and ducks which works very well. However, as the houses are entirely constructed of timber some materials - especially sawdust and shredded paper - can make the floor very damp depending on the depth of bed. If you are concerned we can supply a removable liner for your hen house which will keep the base dry. They cost £20 + postage and packing.

Our wheels are now made locally in Dorset at the Bridport Foundry from cast iron.  They can be purchased separately if you have already purchased a hen house from us without wheels and would like them added.  Please contact us for more information.

If you move your Hen House often we do recommend that you order a House with wheels. As all our buildings are sturdily made they are all extremely heavy.

As each Hen House is unique and made to order, we can undertake any additional requirements. Please contact us for a no obligation quotation.

Dimensions (as every house is handmade measurements may differ slightly):

4ft Hen House = 1.3m wide, 1.25m depth and 1.8m to the highest point. Pressure treated timber used throughout. 50mm x 50mm framework.
3ft Hen House = 1m wide, 0.9m depth and 1.3m to the highest point. Pressure treated timber used throughout. 50mm x 45mm framework.

BUY ONLINE

Unless specified, all our produces are delivered via palleted service already assembled. However, we are able to delivery our hen and duck houses flat packed for a considerable saving.  Please contact us with your postcode for a quotation.

FOR CUSTOMERS IN SOUTHERN IRELAND, THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS AND THE CHANNEL ISLANDS PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A DELIVERY PRICE.

(Delivery is free within a 20 mile radius of Dorchester)

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Bespoke Duck House

Cocka Hoop Latest Creation

This 3' Duck House was designed for a client who had 2 pairs of warring ducks!

It has an internal partition to stop any nonsense and 'dropstyle' doors. The ultimate Duck Semi!

The cost is £474 excluding delivery