Walk in run used with an Omlet Cube
This is a recent chicken run we built for a customer for use with their Omlet Cube chicken coop.
The overall size of this is 9′ wide (2.75m) x 15’6″ (4.72m) and includes a 12″ solid base plinth that will contain any litter used in the base and stop it blowing around your garden.
The run is fitted with an anti dig skirt to protect the edge of the run from predators. We’ve found that protecting the area immediately adjacent to the run is sufficient to stop most predators digging into the run.
The main run is constructed from smooth, 63x38mm, construction graded, pressure treated timber. This is covered with 19g high tensile european weldmesh. This run also features a pophole to allow the hens out of the run and into the garden.
The roof is corrugated bitumen sheeting. Not only does this stop the run becoming a smelly, muddy mess it doesn’t give many places for red mite to hide and any that do find their way in there can be easily accessed.
We have also built similar runs where the Omlet Cube is on the outside of the run.
Compared to the runs supplied by Omlet:
We use 1×1/2″ mesh compare to the much larger holes of the Omlet product that will readily allow vermin access to the chicken run.
Our run comes with a roof as standard so the run will stay dry (we can supply a mesh roof run if you want for well under £1000 for the same size)
We offer our run with a solid base plinth to contain any litter and keep the garden tidy. (We can also supply the run without the base plinth)
Our construction grade timber will probably outlast plastic coated steel tubing and mesh as once the outside coating is damaged and exposes the bare steel it will begin to corrode. Our run panels all sit on a sacrificial timber – should this start to deteriorate it can easily be replaced with timber that is readily available from most DIY stores before any ill effect on the actual run panels. With most other runs once the bottom edge deteriorates the whole run needs to be replaced. In fact, all of our runs can be repaired with fairly basic hand tools and supplies from the local DIY store
Our run does require more time to assemble as the one in the photo took approximately 4 hours for us to assemble.
The cost of this walk in run is only £1204 + delivery compared to the £1215 + delivery for the nearest size run from Omlet.
Should you want us to put this up for you we can travel to most of the UK and charge according to the distance travelled and the time taken