The Orpington - Large Fowl Hen House
The Orpington is a modified Orchard Hen House, designed specifically to accommodate larger breeds of chicken. Larger door, deeper main body and bigger, roomier nest boxes with reinforced mounts are the primary modifications as well as internal changes to ensure sufficient room for larger hens to perch comfortably.
Robust & Functional
As with all of our products, The Orpington is designed and built to last. We use high quality Red Pine timber and Zinc plated screws to hold it all togeather. The floor is made from 12mm exterior quality ply. All of the wood used is treated with your choice of 'New Formula Creocote' of the totally environmentally freindly 'Green Leaf' wood preservative. Heavy duty galvernised bolts and fastenings keep everything closed and fox proof and the same quality of hinges ensure long term easy opening.
A Hen House On Wheels
The Orpington come on strong timber skids as standard because moving your hens house regularly can help to protect the ground around it. We also offer wheels as an optional extra. Two axles and four wheels with or without a rear handle make moving house simple over any distance. The robust and smart looking rubber and plastic wheels are large enough to cope with even rough terrain. If you choose to have wheels fitted to your hen house then the door will be a side hinged version with a separate ramp to accommodate the extra height.
Have A Look For Yourself!
Please browse through the pictures below, we hope they will help to give you an idea of the quality of our products. If you have any questions or would like to visit our workshops to see what we do before you order, please call us on (01283) 813 706.
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We want to make sure that our hen houses will be serving you well for many years to come. That is why we offer a choice of timber treatment on all of our timber products.
Our Standard Treatment
All of the timber we use is clear pressure treated. On top of this our standard treatment is 'Creocote', the new version of Creosote wood preservative. This colours the wood nicely bringing out the grain as well as helping to keep Red Mite at bay. Each product treated with Creocote gets multiple coats internally and externally and should not need re-coating for at least a couple of years, at which point it is easily available and very easy to apply (When re-coating the interior, which should help keep Red Mite at bay, chickens should be kept elsewhere of 4-7 days)
Custom Colour Finishes
Using Cupronol Garden Shades
Some of our products can have custom colour finishes.
If you would like you hen house coloured we will apply 3 coats of Cupronol Garden Shades as we hand build it for you. Three coats ensures the wood is well protected and provides an excellent finished surface quality. We use a well know brand of 'paint' so that in a few years time when the house could do with a touch up it will be easy for you to find the matching colour.