Wire Mesh Flooring
Our mesh floors are ideal for keeping out snakes, foxes and other predators.
We use a heavy gauge 20mm x 20mm welded galvanized wire mesh which is cut to size for each individual chicken coop. We ensure it is cut 150mm longer and wider than the footprint of your coop so that it fits well, and adds an extra external barrier from persistent foxes or snakes.
Your hens will not have any problems with our mesh floors. The mesh size is large enough for them to peck through for unsuspecting worms but small enough to prevent predators from digging under and getting inside your chicken coop. We always recommend a mesh floor as it’s a cheap but very well proven method to keep your hens safe. So to help keep the girls happy, we advise you throw in your grass clippings each time you mow, this will give them something to forage through when you aren’t able to let them out. Also, we like to put a medium to large pot filled with dirt in the coop, the hens then jump into the pot to take a dust bath. Safe and happy hens are healthy hens!
What you need to know
Protect your girls from chicken coop predators
Keeping your chicken coop safe from prowling predators is a top concern for all chicken keepers. Whether you live in an urban, suburban or rural area, predators like foxes and snakes pose a threat to your chicken coop, day and night. But don’t fret, caring keepers! There are many ways to prevent these fiendish foes from attacking your fabulous flock.
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Nothing is too good for your girls! Treat your chickens right with these Optional Extras, specifically designed to suit our coops!
Chook Feed Drum
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Auto Door Opener
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Chicken Starter Kit
This is the perfect kit if you are first time chicken owners. We have scoured everything at wholesale prices, making it extremely cost effective for you compared to buying everything individually. It includes a 60L heavy duty air tight plastic drum, premium lay mash, auto feeder, auto drinker, shell grit, cracked corn, scoops, straw and a book on How to Keep Pet Chickens which is great for kids…
Free-range Chicken Feeder & Drinker
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Wire Mesh Flooring
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Chicken Coop Shade Cloth
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Free-range Chicken Drinker
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Did you know?
- Free-range hens lay eggs with; 2 times the omega 3’s
- 4-6 times more vitamin D
- 3 times the vitamin E
- 7 times more beta carotene 2/3 more vitamin A
- 1/3 less cholesterol
- 1/4 less saturated fat PLUS they’re guaranteed to taste better!.