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Would this be fox proof do you think?
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Titsalinabumsquash · 27/05/2014 20:00

I'm looking into getting a chook or 3 for our little garden, I'm hoping DS's resp consultant will agree if it's an easy clean plastic one.

I have seen this house that looks the tight size for us and doesn't cost the earth!

Our garden is small but has high fences on all sides and I'd only let them roam free when I'm in then put the in the coop when I'm out and at night.

Does it look safe from Mr Fox though?

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Titsalinabumsquash · 27/05/2014 20:02

Or something like this with the run that goes with it?

Of shall we just suck up the cost get the Eglu? Grin

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bochead · 27/05/2014 23:43

That top one is VERY small I wouldn't keep more than a couple of bantams in it.

These are cheaper than than omlet
www.solwayrecycling.co.uk/recycled-shop/pig-poultry/hen-houses/solway-mini-hen-coop + wee run for when you need to pop to the shop www.solwayrecycling.co.uk/recycled-shop/pig-poultry/hen-houses/extension-run-for-mini-coop

Or the smaller arkhaus and eglu Go and classic can all be found second hand on gumtree or ebay on a fairly regular basis as people upgrade to larger houses.

Easy enough to disinfect cos they are plastic. Or argos has a sale on plastic garden sheds at the mo that you could add a perch, pop hole and nest box to. www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/7204751.htm
www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/1924501.htm

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Titsalinabumsquash · 28/05/2014 07:27

Thanks for replying!

We are not handy unfortunately so I don't want to go down the route of adapting something ourselves, if a fox got in I'd never forgive myself.

I was planning in getting something smaller like a bantam and only having 3, they would be. Getting a minimum of 2 hours out each day although I guess they need safe incoop space for the in nitery if it's very cold.

What's the minimum size I need, our garden is tiny. :)

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MyICDiscalledsparky · 28/05/2014 08:00

I would look out for a second hand eglu on ebay, gumtree and preloved. Their second hand value is much higher than the other plastic hen houses, so you could probably recoop your costs if/when you sell it. Make sure you get a mark 2 one not a mark 1 as they have much more room inside and are much easier to clean. Space needed for an eglu is about 3m by 2 metres and an extra metre lengthwise if you get a run extension. Here's mine with my three silkie bantams in it.

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