Our Chicken Loft Small is made from recycled plastic and will hold a maximum of 8 large fowl or 15 bantams. It has 2 removable perches.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 Chicken guard 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.Permanent ventilation is provided under the roof, and it also has a fully adjustable circular vent. 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. Even though the Loft is quite large, it can still be readily moved by two people. 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.
Poultry Club of Great Britain Guidelines indicate that this house would be suitable for 8 large fowl or 15 bantams. However, we prefer Soil Association Guidelines which require a little more space per bird, and suggest that it is ideal for up to 6 larger birds or 10 bantams.
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.
Overall Dimensions: 146 (w) x 118 (h) x 187 (d) cm (including ramp, roof overhang and nest boxes)
House Dimensions: 124 (w) x 118 (h) x 90 (d) cm (excluding ramp, including nest boxes)
Internal Dimensions: 91 (w) x 77(h) x 85 (d) cm (excluding nest boxes)
Ground Clearance: 38cm
Perches: 2 perches, each 69cm usable length
Nest Boxes: 2 nest boxes, 34 (w) x 23-28 (h) x 25-36 (d) cm (internal measurement)
This product is available in Green, Blue, Yellow or Black.
This colour applies to the roof and the nest box lid only – all other plastic parts are black.
The door is aluminum (unpainted).