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Domestic Fowl Trust
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t: 01789 850046

e: dft@domesticfowltrust.co.uk

Maxi Poultry Housing

£2,399.00

 

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The largest Poultry House in our range

This house has been designed and supplied to commercial poultry keepers, free range egg producers and large scale breeders up and down the country.
Towable by a 4x4 or tractor and packed with great design features this house is suitable for up to 130 birds*.
There are 8 removable perches. Each is 8’ long. They are ‘raked’ or tiered upwards towards the back.
The perches have a removable droppings board underneath that is just under 2’ above the floor and the first perch is aprox 6" above the droppings board.
The boarding is 5/8" tongue & groove treated softwood.
The framing is 2x1, 2x2 and 3x2 depending on the location.
The standard house has 4’ internal height at the back, going up to just over 5’ at the front.
The floor & droppings board are formed from moisture resistant ply, which can be upgraded to a plastic coated structural plywood for a modest extra cost. It can also be fitted with a slatted floor if required.
The house has three 3x2 treated timber skids, with holes in the ends to receive a steel bar (Can be supplied at extra cost).
There are two external nest boxes. One on each end. They are each 8’ long and double depth at just over 2’ deep. Meaning each is fitted with two ‘corridor’ style communal next boxes, giving 32’ of nesting space in total.
The house has great all-round ventilation and is supplied with fixed louvres on the front as standard or variable sliding style as an option if you prefer. The rear ventilation is variable sliding as standard. Inside there is plenty of space for tube feeders, or ramps or other bespoke features.
As standard the house is supplied with two large capacity pop holes, one to the right hand side of the front door and one to centre of the rear panel. All pop holes operate horizontally as standard. The rear pop hole can be changed for a vertical operation if required. A chicken guard automatic door controller can be fitted to a vertical rear pop hole as an optional extra. A third additional horizontal pop hole can be added to the front left hand side as an optional extra.


External dimensions of the standard house are 12' x 8' x 5'6"
(366 x 244 x 152cm)

Custom Houses

All our large houses are built to order, so we are able to incorporate all sorts of features. If you have specific requirements please do give us a call to find out if we can deliver exactly what you are looking for.

* The suitability figure quoted is for guidance only and depends on legislation in force at the time of use, chosen production method and other factors relating to the intended use. If in doubt about suitability for your particular situation, always consult with your local APHA office.

 

We have a unique range of poultry housing developed through nearly 35 years of experience. All are made in high quality materials and to precise specifications which we have found to provide the most convenient, comfortable and vermin-proof accommodation possible. All designs take careful consideration of :

• The internal positioning of perches, popholes, droppings boards and nest boxes.
• Accessibility, both for you and the chickens.
• Ventilation without draughts
• Weather proofing and stability in windy conditions.
• Weight and manoeuvrability.
• Vermin control.
• Aesthetic appearance.

Many sizes and configurations of poultry housing are available and we are able to incorporate bespoke customer requirements in some models.
Most are produced with Onduline roofing sheeting. This is a washable, light-weight, hard-wearing bitumen board.
Designed by us, built by us, delivered by us. We have never made houses or coops for anyone else!
 
A note about wooden houses:- Timber has character and charm and that is why we like working with it. But it is a natural product subject to variations such as shrinkage when it is hot and dry, and swelling or expansion when it is persistently humid and wet. Our carpenters have used their expertise to built tolerances into the designs to accommodate most situations, but you may still observe occasional seasonal and weather movement in the timber. Our head carpenter selects timber carefully, and it will still have some character features such as knots. Our carpenters try to position these so they look great, but don’t cause problems. You might find though, that over time a smear of mastic will be required here or there to re-seal any areas where water seeps in. Before delivery the wood parts of your house are treated with Timbertex by AquaTec Coatings Ltd. This is a water based stain and protection specially suitable for pet and animal houses. It doesn’t last forever though, and you should consider painting with a good quality treatment annually to maximise the life of your new house.
 
Designed by us, built by us, delivered by us. We have never made houses or coops for anyone else!

The delivery prices [click here] include delivery and full assembly of the house in your garden. So you will get the house of your choice delivered and erected, all within the delivery price quoted. This means you won't have to lift heavy weights in and out of your car and you certainly won't have to struggle with self assembly flat pack instructions!!! If you would like two or more houses delivered to you at the same time, then you only pay one delivery charge. Delivery to your location is calculated at checkout after you have entered your address.

If you would like to collect your chicken house in your own vehicle please select “Click&Collect” at checkout. We hold many of the houses in stock, and lots will fit in the back of a family car, fully assembled or flat packed.