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Large Walk In Coop And Run
This listing will take you a couple of minutes to read - If you are serious about keeping a few chooks, it could be time well spent. - you may find some useful information here.
GENUINE FOUR SEASONS BRAND - RENOWNED IN THE PET INDUSTRY FOR INNOVATION, DESIGN, QUALITY AND VALUE FOR MONEY.
We've designed and built this coop and run in response to customers requests for a larger walk in set up suitable for up to half a dozen chooks - (more if free ranged).
This unit is also suitable for use as a cat house and run - (see other listings) OR, for bunnies or guinea pigs - and we've also sold it as an aviary for finches and canaries.
The coop is set over the run = added security from pests and predators. There is a gently sloping, non slip ramp leading from the coop to the ground. There is a balcony set on the front of the coop, beside the ramp - handy for feeders etc. - off the ground and away from pests. The coop has three access points - 1/ via the nesting box (child proof lock) 2/ an "easy access" side door - and 3/ a sliding door at the top of the ramp - this door is operated via an external metal handle = easy lock up at night time.
Access to the run is by a large door at the front of the set up. Six footers can use this door with ease.
Some listings on eBay claim their coop/run is fox proof - sadly - not true. foxes dig! It is possible to provide more protection by placing a run on a panel of wire netting, or mesh. - if you use reinforcing mesh with a square spacing of around 100mm, you still allow your chooks to scratch around and "do their thing" - whilst preventing foxes from digging underneath. - It's important to extend the mesh around 300mm out from the edge of the run. Having the coop well above ground level - as with this set up - is an advantage.
It's still important to close the coop at night.
Ventilation in a coop is important - there's a sliding panel in the rear of the coop = open in hot weather - closed in cold weather.
The floor of the coop is in three pieces - makes it easy to remove for cleaning - Over the years we've experimented with many methods of cleaning animal enclosures - Most people use a litter in the coop - if a tray is used there has to be a "gap” for removal allowing access to vermin. Also we found that during the tray removal process the litter did not come out cleanly. With this set up, you can place a tarpaulin - (or one of the cartons this coop comes in - recycling is good!) under the coop and turn the floor over - The litter (read chook poo!) makes great compost.
The mesh used is heavily galvanised. The roof is laminated timber with a waterproof asphalt tile finish.
All necessary hardware is enclosed (bolts, screws, door furniture) along with comprehensive assembly instructions - PLUS a "hint sheet" to make the job easier.
All you need is a screwdriver and shifter - Average assembly time is about one hour.
NOTE: coop can be assembled with the nesting box on either side!
We offer a money back guarantee with all our products - if you are not happy with your purchase - send it back and we'll refund the price of your item.
We have been in the Pet Industry for 40 years.
Message from Graham
Customers often ask our advice on getting started with a few chooks - There's a lot of information on the net. In order of importance our advice is - Start with a couple of chooks and see how you go. There WILL be the occasional drama. Buy point of lay pullets from a known source. Day old chickens are cute - but you don't know what you're getting.Don't expect to save a lot of money by growing your own eggs - buying supermarket cage produced eggs is cheaper - BUT - there's no comparison in quality, taste, freshness and importantly, welfare. - PLUS - it's very satisfying to feed your chooks table scraps. PLUS - the kids (grandkids in my case) love collecting eggs, feeding etc.- great fun!
Precision manufactured from cedar stained fir. All weatherboards are tongue and grooved for superior strength and stability. Finished with an animal friendly, UV and weather resistant coating. For more information on the timber used in this product - durability, termite resistances etc. go to www.conifers.org/cu/cun/index.htm
Large Walk In Coop And Run
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