SOLWAY RECYCLED PLASTIC CHICKEN COOP £190 DELIVERED @ Solway Recycling
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SOLWAY RECYCLED PLASTIC CHICKEN COOP £190 DELIVERED @ Solway Recycling

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Found 31st Jul 2016
Great price for a plastic hen house. Purchased one last week and it arrived within 3 working days. Great customer service as they ring you about your order and to confirm delivery which is by pallet as they are pre built. All you need to do is attach nest box. More than happy with mine as so much easier to clean and no worry about getting red mite like with wooden coops.
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Other size solway coops here they are much nicer in person than on the website, mine is the maxi version solwayrecycling.co.uk/rec…ses
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 31st Jul 2016
these look great
glen01554

these look great



​They are, I had a wooden coop with a slide out tray and it took much longer to clean, this is so much easier, you just remove the roof rings (30 seconds) and you have full access also easy to hose down or jet wash. and unlike wooden coops this should last a life time.
ahh the over priced sucker the new chuck keeper into buying coops...

modded kids playhouse is how I chose to go, most people go with the small plastic storage sheds..

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/strumstrum/coop_zpsp44h0zkm.jpg
[quote=jough]ahh the over priced sucker the new chuck keeper into buying coops...
modded kids playhouse is how I chose to go, most people go with the small plastic storage sheds..

I might agree if I had paid over £600 hundred pounds for a omlet eglu cube. https://www.omlet.co.uk/shop/chicken_keeping/eglu_cube/f/734d345274ea62b544c16b08b61b504d/
I did think about making one out of a Wendy house but at solway prices I could not complain.
This is my chickens enjoying free ranging. They thank me every day with fresh eggs. The best part about free ranging is they find a lot of there own feed so cost less to feed. There poop also fertilisers the grass. I think every home should have a couple of chickens.

http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b431/powysrider/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160711_151847_zps7muublig.jpg

When I can not free range them when at work etc they have a 28 ft run to keep them safe.

http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b431/powysrider/Mobile%20Uploads/20160726_171221_zpsid6ttqyb.jpg

Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 31st Jul 2016
Also for anyone that rents there home and thinks they can not keep chickens please note the garden and allotments act 1950. Providing there are no convents on the property which is unlikely then even a private landlord or housing association should not stop you keeping hens.

(1)Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in any lease or tenancy or in any covenant, contract or undertaking relating to the use to be made of any land, it shall be lawful for the occupier of any land to keep, otherwise than by way of trade or business, hens or rabbits in any place on the land and to erect or place and maintain such buildings or structures on the land as reasonably necessary for that purpose:
Provided that nothing in this subsection shall authorise any hens or rabbits to be kept in such a place or in such a manner as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance or affect the operation of any enactment."

http://www.justanswer.com/uk-law/2364w-hi-tell-whether-allotment-act-1950-chapter.html
Also see
http://nearlylegal.co.uk/2011/04/oh-cluck/
..


Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 31st Jul 2016
Love the black armchairs, you really spoil those chickens.
POWYSWALES

Also for anyone that rents there home and thinks they can not keep … Also for anyone that rents there home and thinks they can not keep chickens please note the garden and allotments act 1950. Providing there are no convents on the property which is unlikely then even a private landlord or housing association should not stop you keeping hens.(1)Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in any lease or tenancy or in any covenant, contract or undertaking relating to the use to be made of any land, it shall be lawful for the occupier of any land to keep, otherwise than by way of trade or business, hens or rabbits in any place on the land and to erect or place and maintain such buildings or structures on the land as reasonably necessary for that purpose:Provided that nothing in this subsection shall authorise any hens or rabbits to be kept in such a place or in such a manner as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance or affect the operation of any enactment."http://www.justanswer.com/uk-law/2364w-hi-tell-whether-allotment-act-1950-chapter.htmlAlso seehttp://nearlylegal.co.uk/2011/04/oh-cluck/..



But please if you live close to a neighbour, do not keep a cockerel. We endured 4 years of hell with a neighbours cockerel 5 meters from our childs bedroom.

Cock a doodling from dawn until dusk or later.
What do you mean by "No Convents"? Excuse my dumbness X) My housing association are pathetic and my neighbour got a letter yesterday for welding and also having a gas cannistor. No barbecue so i dont think they would take kindly to having chickens
clnsndrs

What do you mean by "No Convents"? Excuse my dumbness X) My housing … What do you mean by "No Convents"? Excuse my dumbness X) My housing association are pathetic and my neighbour got a letter yesterday for welding and also having a gas cannistor. No barbecue so i dont think they would take kindly to having chickens



Why they may not like the idea of you keeping hens they should not stop you even if it says no poultry on your contract, providing you can look after them properly. As for a convent, most are void these days as the person's who put convents on older propertys have usually passed away, it would be up to that person to take you to court and if they are 6ft under that will be impossible. Why landlords may say no dogs they can not say no chickens or rabbits, well they can but they can not enforce it as the law of the land says you can providing you can meet there needs. As I say the convent is highly unlikely.

Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 31st Jul 2016
Thanks powyswales, we will hopefully be getting a few chickies soon when we move house, automatically looked for a wood coop but these do seem more sense will def consider
POWYSWALES

Also for anyone that rents there home and thinks they can not keep … Also for anyone that rents there home and thinks they can not keep chickens please note the garden and allotments act 1950. Providing there are no convents on the property which is unlikely then even a private landlord or housing association should not stop you keeping hens.(1)Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in any lease or tenancy or in any covenant, contract or undertaking relating to the use to be made of any land, it shall be lawful for the occupier of any land to keep, otherwise than by way of trade or business, hens or rabbits in any place on the land and to erect or place and maintain such buildings or structures on the land as reasonably necessary for that purpose:Provided that nothing in this subsection shall authorise any hens or rabbits to be kept in such a place or in such a manner as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance or affect the operation of any enactment."http://www.justanswer.com/uk-law/2364w-hi-tell-whether-allotment-act-1950-chapter.htmlAlso seehttp://nearlylegal.co.uk/2011/04/oh-cluck/..



Anyone that rents should focus on saving for a deposit, not waste money on plastic sheds for chickens.
Is it a fair bet they'll always stick around where they're fed if you let them free range?! Garden is a reasonable size but backs onto a lot of other gardens and don't really want to go knocking round the neighbours herding them up!
convent
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a Christian community of nuns living together under monastic vows.
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a clause in a contract drawn up by deed.
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an agreement which brings about a relationship of commitment between God and his people. The Jewish faith is based on the biblical covenants made with Abraham, Moses, and David.

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verb: covenant; 3rd person present: covenants; past tense: covenanted; past participle: covenanted; gerund or present participle: covenanting

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HTH.
Wish I could have chickens, new house we moving to has covenant for another 70 years or so preventing keeping of birds (also says no conservatives or sheds but doesn't seem to have stopped the neighbours). Don't know what would happen if we were to break it, chickens taken in to foster homes?
POWYSWALES

Why they may not like the idea of you keeping hens they should not stop … Why they may not like the idea of you keeping hens they should not stop you even if it says no poultry on your contract, providing you can look after them properly. As for a convent, most are void these days as the person's who put convents on older propertys have usually passed away, it would be up to that person to take you to court and if they are 6ft under that will be impossible. Why landlords may say no dogs they can not say no chickens or rabbits, well they can but they can not enforce it as the law of the land says you can providing you can meet there needs. As I say the convent is highly unlikely.




This is one of the worst pieces of legal advice I have seen on this forum. Of course a landlord can stop you having chickens, you even confirmed the point in your earlier post

POWYSWALES

1)Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in any lease or tenancy...



A tenancy agreement that says no animals/pets is a provision to the contrary.....

A landlord has every right to stop you keeping chickens, they make a right mess of lawns over time. When winter rolls around that 28ft run will be all mud.
skisop

Is it a fair bet they'll always stick around where they're fed if you let … Is it a fair bet they'll always stick around where they're fed if you let them free range?! Garden is a reasonable size but backs onto a lot of other gardens and don't really want to go knocking round the neighbours herding them up!



​yes just keep them in a small run for the first 2 weeks so they know were home is, also when you first let them out do it 1 hour before dusk that way they will not want to go far as they want the security of there coop before dark. I only have a 3 ft fence but they like the security of not going to far so have never gone over the fence. you can also cut the flight feathers. also avoid flighty birds such as Leghorn's, instead get Rhode island reds or a hybrid from this bird such as Rhode rocks or bluebells as they are more friendly especially if you have children.
POWYSWALES

Why they may not like the idea of you keeping hens they should not stop … Why they may not like the idea of you keeping hens they should not stop you even if it says no poultry on your contract, providing you can look after them properly. As for a convent, most are void these days as the person's who put convents on older propertys have usually passed away, it would be up to that person to take you to court and if they are 6ft under that will be impossible. Why landlords may say no dogs they can not say no chickens or rabbits, well they can but they can not enforce it as the law of the land says you can providing you can meet there needs. As I say the convent is highly unlikely.

POWYSWALES

1)Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in any lease or tenancy...



​The allotment act is an act of parliament. it overrides all other laws accept EU laws.

Section 12 states that regardless of clauses in leases/ tenancies/ covenants/ contracts or agreements to the contrary, the occupier of any land can keep hens and rabbits on it, for their own use, so long as they set up and maintain adequate housing and so long as they make sure that the hens/rabbits don't become a nuisance or pose a threat to health.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 31st Jul 2016
Quite fancy chickens...maybe 3...would they be okay with NO cockerel (and safe from foxes, cats, greedy magpies and seagulls?)? Thanx.
so much easier cleaning out a plastic coop and no worry about red mite. Looks a bit like a chicken prison though! not sure how fox proof this is
I've loved the complete misuse of the word "convent" on here and the total ignoring of the post pointing out the correct meaning of it! I'm just laughing at the possibility of having one in your garden, and random nuns stumbling out and tripping over the chickens! Pure quality typo.
Edited by: "DominicPTS" 31st Jul 2016
I remember as a (very young) child my uncle having chickens.. and collecting the eggs. Then my family also invested in the same. The whole exercise of cleaning out, collecting eggs, feeding..etc. has stuck in my mind - whilst I struggle to remember other more mundane things of that time. I recall thinking how wonderful it was to be able to provide for oneself..
Nice, innocent, yet naive memories.


Oh... and then there was the Donkey ....!

... no we did not eat it !.. Yet it seemed to be able to eat virtually anything and Everything


Edited by: "kinell" 31st Jul 2016
tomba

Quite fancy chickens...maybe 3...would they be okay with NO cockerel (and … Quite fancy chickens...maybe 3...would they be okay with NO cockerel (and safe from foxes, cats, greedy magpies and seagulls?)? Thanx.



Definitely no cockerel as that will upset the neighbours, also cockerels are not covered by the allotments act. Cats usually don't bother them but foxes can be a problem this is why you need a secure coop, foxes can chew through cheap wooden coops. Foxes mainly hunt at night so as long as you lock them away at dusk you should be ok, although a very hungary fox will hunt of a day. If you know you have foxes near by it may be best to keep them in a secure run with strong chicken wire. Also keep in mind foxes can dig so you want to bury the chicken wire several inches into the ground. They can also climb. Don't let this put you off. I have not had a fox take any of my chickens but I know people who have.
Go on you tube and search ( daylight fox attack ) it from a security gate camera.


Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 31st Jul 2016
Many thanx for your help. It's mainly visiting cats and greedy magpies but occasionally a fox will appear. Will do the youtube search as suggested before committing. Cheers
POWYSWALES

​yes just keep them in a small run for the first 2 weeks so they know w … ​yes just keep them in a small run for the first 2 weeks so they know were home is, also when you first let them out do it 1 hour before dusk that way they will not want to go far as they want the security of there coop before dark. I only have a 3 ft fence but they like the security of not going to far so have never gone over the fence. you can also cut the flight feathers. also avoid flighty birds such as Leghorn's, instead get Rhode island reds or a hybrid from this bird such as Rhode rocks or bluebells as they are more friendly especially if you have children.



That's great Thankyou, yes have 2 young children so will look into those breeds
BenderRodriguez

Anyone that rents should focus on saving for a deposit, not waste money … Anyone that rents should focus on saving for a deposit, not waste money on plastic sheds for chickens.



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DO NOT FEED THE TROLL

feed the chickens instead
Peace
For anyone unawares, do not make the mistakes of people who are ignorant of the effort needed to give hens and cockerels their rights. Their more like humans than you would first imagine. People think of eggs and completely under estimate how much love, care, attention, safety, cost etc. they require to look after them properly and as a result, harm them and oppress them. Be prepared to take on the responsibilities for their care before you act.

once a fox is in the run it really does not matter about the coop it is pretty much guaranteed to get the chickens..

the safest you can be is a 1m electric fence, a fox will not get into the run, I don't lock my chooks in at night the door stays open (no way am I getting up at 4am in the summer to let them out).. with the leccy fence there is no way a fox will get in, I have seen them(Leicester is a fox haven) many times going up to the fence and most times the sense of the current scares them off but some have touched it and they absolutely bolt off as fast as they can.

POWYSWALES

Definitely no cockerel as that will upset the neighbours, also cockerels … Definitely no cockerel as that will upset the neighbours, also cockerels are not covered by the allotments act. Cats usually don't bother them but foxes can be a problem this is why you need a secure coop, foxes can chew through cheap wooden coops. Foxes mainly hunt at night so as long as you lock them away at dusk you should be ok, although a very hungary fox will hunt of a day. If you know you have foxes near by it may be best to keep them in a secure run with strong chicken wire. Also keep in mind foxes can dig so you want to bury the chicken wire several inches into the ground. They can also climb. Don't let this put you off. I have not had a fox take any of my chickens but I know people who have. Go on you tube and search ( daylight fox attack ) it from a security gate camera.


Most of the stories are just that, Stories, I have two cockerels in with my 14 girls (recued from BHWT) the boys were hatched and grew up together, they do not fight but do get together if there is any girls bullying the others, yes they do crow and at times they seem to compete in the who can make the loudest noise, but my neighbours all seem to love them, there have been cockerels around here (neighbours) for about 20 years, they tend to start with false dawn and intensify up until 0630 then it is just the occasional crow.

If a fox gets in you will lose more than one, unfortunately I free ranged mine generally an hour after false dawn as this is when fox sighting around here ends, but one morning one came in at 0730 and killed 5 but only took one, they are horrible creatures and seem to be one of a handful of predators that will just kill instead of killing to eat. very upsetting but you go on and get some more to give the girls a better life the returns are great, eggs and without humanising them, they really seem to like human contact and will run to you and follow you in tp the house (not a good idea!)
jaydeeuk1

Wish I could have chickens, new house we moving to has covenant for … Wish I could have chickens, new house we moving to has covenant for another 70 years or so preventing keeping of birds (also says no conservatives or sheds but doesn't seem to have stopped the neighbours). Don't know what would happen if we were to break it, chickens taken in to foster homes?



​No conservatives. Sounds blissful.
BenderRodriguez

Anyone that rents should focus on saving for a deposit, not waste money … Anyone that rents should focus on saving for a deposit, not waste money on plastic sheds for chickens.



Well seeing as the almost sole reason to have chickens is to have eggs. How much money would someone save while renting on eggs in say 3 years?
Ive got 2 cockerels at the minute if they got together id only have one,some might not fight but mine definitely will.
Chickens are cheap enough to keep once youve got the pens,sheds built.Just the cost of birds and feed which is reasonable enough.
jaydeeuk1

also says no conservatives



A new form of Gerrymandering?
EagleUK

Well seeing as the almost sole reason to have chickens is to have eggs. … Well seeing as the almost sole reason to have chickens is to have eggs. How much money would someone save while renting on eggs in say 3 years?



I buy a dozen every two weeks from a local farmer. Organic, free range, £3 per dozen.

That makes it £234 over 3 years. I doubt it would cover a shed, fence, chickens, food for 3 years, any medication and whatever else is required. And I'd end up with a noisy and stinky garden covered in s**t that can't be used for anything else.


What a great plan, I think I'll stick to growing fruit and veggies.





Edited by: "BenderRodriguez" 1st Aug 2016
Flora82

​No conservatives. Sounds blissful.


Haha wish I could blame it on spell check.
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 1st Aug 2016
BenderRodriguez

I buy a dozen every two weeks from a local farmer. Organic, free range, … I buy a dozen every two weeks from a local farmer. Organic, free range, £3 per dozen. That makes it £234 over 3 years. I doubt it would cover a shed, fence, chickens, food for 3 years, any medication and whatever else is required. And I'd end up with a noisy and stinky garden covered in s**t that can't be used for anything else. What a great plan, I think I'll stick to growing fruit and veggies.

#

You don't eat many eggs! We go through 6 a day (a least).
POWYSWALES

This is my chickens enjoying free ranging. They thank me every day with … This is my chickens enjoying free ranging. They thank me every day with fresh eggs. The best part about free ranging is they find a lot of there own feed so cost less to feed. There poop also fertilisers the grass. I think every home should have a couple of chickens. When I can not free range them when at work etc they have a 28 ft run to keep them safe.


Grass that long needs fertilizing??
[quote=POWYSWALES]This is my chickens enjoying free ranging. They thank me every day with fresh eggs. The best part about free ranging is they find a lot of there own feed so cost less to feed. There poop also fertilisers the grass. I think every home should have a couple of chickens.

Love the pic's..especially the one with the two chairs so that you can sit and watch ones land. Beautifully rural and countrified luv it. So close to the road too .. so cool.
Edited by: "kinell" 1st Aug 2016
you may have found a good deal in your opinion but its not really a deal is it. its just the normal price they sell for
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