Hen Housing Hero

MODERN HEN HOUSING

WHY CHOOSE A MODERN HEN HOUSE… WHY NOT WOOD?

These days hen housing isn’t what it used to be…. its SO much better!   With the introduction of plastic hen houses, hen keeping got so much easier for you and safer and warmer for your feathered friends.   

The modern and innovative designs, include so many features, its almost unthinkable to go back to the traditional style of wooden housing.  Dropping trays that slide out, removable lids/roofs for easy cleaning, smooth, easy clean surfaces that can be hosed down and wiped dry in minutes , drinkers and feeders that can be filled from outside the house, and no hiding / breeding places for red mites.   This is hen keeping at its best!

WHY ORDER FROM US?

We are authorised by both Green Frog and Omlet to sell their housing, these are the 2 leading companies in the UK for hen housing and accessories.  And yes, they both have their own websites where you can order direct from them…. but let me STOP YOU THERE!!!   When you buy from us, you can visit us and view the housing in real life, let us give you a demonstration of how it all works, and after you’ve purchased from us, we will give you ongoing support by phone / email / messenger, and lastly… you get to help a small local company.   All these extra benefits at absolutely no additional cost to you…. the real question should be “Why Wouldn’t You Order From Us”

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GREEN FROG HOUSES

Recycled

Green Frog Houses are made from recycled plastics making them  environmentally friendly, and their price point is pretty budget friendly too.

A Little Bit of Thought

Green Frog have carefully designed their housing to suit both you and your hens. Access to the nesting box is quick and easy – by removing two quick release pins, you’ll be collecting those eggs in an instant. By removing a couple more quick release pins gives you access to your hens via the full width back section.

Cleaning is an important part of keeping your hens happy and healthy, and the design of Green Frog Housing makes this a quick and easy task. The doors have been designed so that they avoid trapping dirt in the door slots. When the back section is removed, there is no ‘lip’ on the floor edge, this, and the fact that the roof removes in seconds, makes regular cleaning a breeze.

To keep your feathered friends cool there are fully adjustable circular vents which provide plenty of ventilation. Even though the sides are made from black plastic, the house remains surprisingly cool, even in strong, direct summer sunlight.

Say Goodbye to Maintenance and Red Mite

Being plastic, green frog houses require no maintenance and survive the Scottish winters without issue. The use of plastic also reduces the number of crevices in the hen houses, which means fewer places for pesky pests (such as red mite) to hide in. The houses can be thoroughly cleaned with ease – in seconds if you have a pressure washer! AND it will dry out very quickly. Carry handles are cut into the roof, making it easy to move if your hens need a new view on the world.

How Many Hens?

There are a range of options available for your new hen house – from 2 hens to 10 hens, once you’ve started hen keeping and you’ve collected your first fresh eggs you’ll be hooked. Trust me, your hen house can never be too big! Green Frog make houses and lodges which are available in various sizes – almost too many options to mention here, but once we’ve established how many hens you’d like to keep, we can point you in the right direction and talk you through the pros and cons.

Raise the Roof

The lodges are raised off the ground which gives room underneath for shelter from both the sun and the rain…. ideal when you’re in Scotland and can experience 4 seasons all in one day!

The space underneath the house gives enough room for most birds and they will naturally scrape out a dust bath here.

Moving Home

If you’re moving home the hen houses can be dismantled and rebuilt in your new garden, and this process won’t damage your hen house. The hen houses can be set up on grass or rough ground, or you might prefer to have a permanent place in your garden and use chunky wood chippings.

GREEN FROG CHICKEN LODGES

Green Frog Chicken Lodge Small
Small Chicken Lodge

£325

Green Frog Chicken Lodge Medium - Blue
MEDIUM Chicken Lodge

£380

Green Frog Chicken Lodge Large
LARGE Chicken Lodge

£450

Additional Options

Auto Door Opener  – £140

Droppings Trays  – £10/20/30 depending on coop size chosen

DUCKS || GEESE || LIVESTOCK HOUSES

Duck House Small
SMALL DUCK HOUSE

£245

Duck House Large
LARGE DUCK / GOOSE HOUSE

£315

Live Stock Ark
SMALL LIVESTOCK ARC

£390

OMLET HOUSES

All in One Simple Package

The Eglu hen houses are incredibly well thought out so you don’t have to worry about a thing. It comes complete with roosting bars and a discreet nesting box which can be filled with shavings.  Your daily egg collecting task is simplicity in itself with access via the easy access back door,just sliding out the nest tray. Letting your chickens out in the morning and shutting them up at night is done by using the handle on the top of the Eglu. Sound easy? You’d be right – it is!

If you’re hen keeping for the very first time we can supply you with our hen starter kit which not only includes the Eglu Go or Eglu Go UP but also all the essentials for feeding your hens and keeping them happy and healthy.

Quick & Easy Maintenance

Keeping hens in traditional wooden housing can be a messy job. With straw on the floor mixed with hen droppings, feed and water it can get pretty unpleasant pretty quickly. Bring on the Eglu! Its slide out tray collects all the droppings and you can dispense these straight into your composter to make fantastic fertilizer for the rest of your garden.  It has smooth plastic surfaces that can be hosed down and wiped dry in minutes, with no awkward corners or absorbent materials, and unlike wooden houses there’s no need to treat your Eglu which saves you time and money in the future.

Keeping Your Hens Cool & Cosy

The twin walled insulation and draught free ventilation keep your hens warm during the winter and cool during the summer. The run also has a large, detachable shade that shelters your hens from the wind, sun and rain – an essential item for hens in Scotland when we can often have 4 seasons in one day!

Keeping Mr Fox Out

The run is made from strong steel weld mesh and has a anti-tunnel skirt that sits flat on the ground preventing animals digging their way into the run. The run can also be extended in 1m sections if you want to give your hens more room.

Grub & Glug

These are the unique food and water containers that come with your Eglu housing. They are easy to fill from outside the Eglu and keep the feed clean and dry, while avoiding spillage. These hold enough food and water for at least 2 days so you can leave your hens to look after themselves if you’re going away for a weekend.

Moving Home

Both the Eglu Go and Eglu Go UP are easily moved so your hens can move home in a matter of minutes… if only it was that simple for us humans! The hen houses can be set up on grass or rough ground, or you might prefer to have a permanent place in your garden and use chunky wood chippings.

EGLU GO & GO UP

Eglu Go With 2mtrs Foxproof Run
EGLU GO WITH 2MTRS FOXPROOF RUN

£385

Eglu Go Up with 2mtrs And Wheels
EGLU GO UP WITH 2MTRS FOXPROOF RUN & WHEELS

£530

Eglu Go Up - coop Only
EGLU GO UP - COOP ONLY WITH STAND & LADDER

£330

Eglu Go Up 3mtr Foxproof Run
EGLU GO UP WITH 3MTRS FOXPROOF RUN

£570

Eglu Go Up with 2mtrs And Stand
EGLU GO UP WITH 2MTRS FOXPROOF RUN

£480

Eglu Go Up with 3mtrs And Wheels
EGLU GO UP WITH 3MTRS FOXPROOF RUN & WHEELS

£620

Additional Options

Omlet Fencing – 12 Mtrs – £80

Omlet Fencing – 21 Mtrs – £100

OUR STARTER KITS

Kits to get you Started

If you’re new to hen keeping, it can be a little bit daunting in those early days…. but we love that!  We have packaged our housing with the essential accessories that you’ll need to get you on the first rung of the chicken ladder; couple that with our support, you’ll soon be wondering why you ever had anything to be concerned about.

Endless Options

We have devised 3 kits to suit the beginner hen keeper – we find its a great way to start and keeps it to the simple but necessary equipment.  But remember that the options are endless… almost too many to list!  If there are items in the kit that you don’t want, just tell us and we can remove them and reduce the cost accordingly.   If there are optional extras that you might like, we can add them in for you at whatever the cost of the item is.  We want you to have your ideal setup, so we can discuss your ideas, answer your questions, and offer you all the options that will make hen keeping the perfect past time for you.

 

GREEN FROG STARTER KIT - £495

Green Frog Chicken Lodge Small

Green Frog Small Chicken Lodge.  Suitable for up to 3 hens.  Easily moved / re-sited.  This coop is raised off the ground which offers you hens shade and shelter.

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.

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 in around 1 hour.

Available in 3 colours – green, yellow or blue

 

Individual Item Cost : £325

3 Hybrids Hens are included in the kit cost.  If you woould prefer fancier fowl you can select them from our flocks and the kit cost would be adjusted accordingly.  The additional cost per hen would be approximately £15

Individual cost per Hybrid Hen : £20

Feed Pack (3 items) – assuming you are feeding 3 hens, this pack should feed your feathered friends for approximately 6 – 8 weeks..

Layers Pellets – 20kg sack – regular feed

Mixed corn – small bag – maximum of one handful between your birds  each day for an afternoon scratch feed

Oystershell/Mixed Grit – small bag to put in separate small container in a dry place and refresh occasionally

Individual item cost :  £20

Health Pack – All the basics you need to keep your hens happy and healthy.

Individual item cost – £40

Wood Shavings (bedding/nest) – a large compressed bale for the coop floor and deeper in the nest boxes

Individual item cost – £10

Omlet Feeder & Drinker & Stand – easy to access and fill.  Keeps all food and water off the ground

Individual item cost – £40

Eglu Go Starter Kit - £515

Eglu Go With 2mtrs Foxproof Run

Omlet Eglu Go coop, with 2 mtr foxproof run and comes complete with drinker & feeder.  Suitable for up to 3 hens.  Easily moved / re-sited.  

The Eglu Go hen house comes complete with everything you need to get started. It has plastic roosting bars and a discreet nesting area which can be filled with bedding to make a comfortable nest for your chickens. The freshly laid eggs can be plucked from the nest simply by opening the door at the back.

Keeping your Eglu Go Chicken Coop in tip-top condition simple due to its innovative slide-out dropping tray and wipe clean surfaces. Made from energy efficient polymers, it’s a hygienic home for your hens that will last for years and at the end of its life can be 100% recycled.

Available in 2 colours – green (as shown in pics) or purple

 

Individual Item Cost : £385

3 Hybrids Hens are included in the kit cost.  If you woould prefer fancier fowl you can select them from our flocks and the kit cost would be adjusted accordingly.  The additional cost per hen would be approximately £15

Individual cost per Hybrid Hen : £20

Feed Pack (3 items) – assuming you are feeding 3 hens, this pack should feed your feathered friends for approximately 6 – 8 weeks..

Layers Pellets – 20kg sack – regular feed

Mixed corn – small bag – maximum of one handful between your birds  each day for an afternoon scratch feed

Oystershell/Mixed Grit – small bag to put in separate small container in a dry place and refresh occasionally

Individual item cost :  £20

Health Pack – All the basics you need to keep your hens happy and healthy.

Individual item cost – £40

Wood Shavings (bedding/nest) – a large compressed bale for the coop floor and deeper in the nest boxes

Individual item cost – £10

Eglu Go Up Starter Kit - £481

Eglu Go Up - coop Only

Omlet Eglu Go UP Coop.  Supplied with stand, ladder and drinker/feeder; a foxproof run can be supplied at an additional cost.  Suitable for up to 3 hens.  Easily moved / re-sited.  This coop is raised off the ground which offers you hens shade and shelter.

The Eglu Go UP has all the benefits of the Eglu Go, but at a convenient, raised height. Your hens will love roosting up off the ground and laying in the private nest area, while you will appreciate not having to bend down to collect eggs or clean the coop, making chicken keeping even more of a delight!

The Eglu Go UP is designed for zero maintenance. Unlike wooden housing, you will never need to paint or re-roof your Eglu – saving you time and money. 

Available in 2 colours – green (as shown in pics) or purple

Individual Item Cost : £330

3 Hybrids Hens are included in the kit cost.  If you woould prefer fancier fowl you can select them from our flocks and the kit cost would be adjusted accordingly.  The additional cost per hen would be approximately £15

Individual cost per Hybrid Hen : £20

Feed Pack (3 items) – assuming you are feeding 3 hens, this pack should feed your feathered friends for approximately 6 – 8 weeks..

Layers Pellets – 20kg sack – regular feed

Mixed corn – small bag – maximum of one handful between your birds  each day for an afternoon scratch feed

Oystershell/Mixed Grit – small bag to put in separate small container in a dry place and refresh occasionally

Individual item cost :  £20

Health Pack – All the basics you need to keep your hens happy and healthy.

Individual item cost – £40

Wood Shavings (bedding/nest) – a large compressed bale for the coop floor and deeper in the nest boxes

Individual item cost – £10

Omlet Feeder/Drinker Stand – as there is no run included to attach the feeder & drinker, a stand is required.  Keeps all food and water off the ground

Individual item cost – £21