Chartley Chucks Poultry, Coops and Supplies



Frequently Asked Questions about Chicken Coops

Are your Easicoop chicken houses fox-proof?  Yes we are confident they are we have not received any reports of a fox getting into one of our houses when the door has been closed.  HPL is bite proof and used in the manufacture of dog kennels.

Are your Easicoop chicken houses red mite-proof?  Red mite are tiny, and live in cracks and joints in poultry housing. Our coops are made from solid HPL, there are very few suitable places for them, unlike wood and felt which provide a great environment for them to live and breed. We recommend sprinking some Diatom powder around the house when refreshing the bedding, so that any mites are quickly dealt with before they can multiply. HPL is also easy to clean, should you be unfortunate enough to see evidence of mites.

So, while any chicken coop is not red-mite-proof, ours are less prone to them than majority of those in the market.

Our coops are solid walled coops which greatly reduces the risk of red mite infestations residing inbetween the walls of twin walled coops which have many inaccessible areas ant cant be thoughly cleaned.

Do the Easicoop chicken houses get cold in winter? HPL is a surprisingly good insulator, it is resistant to thermal shock, even though it is a solid material. The internal temperature of and HPL constructed coop is more stable than a wooden coop would be. Chickens need good ventilation are are perfectly comfortable in temperatures down to minus 20 deg C provided they are not wet and out of strong winds.  Our coops are solid walled coops which greatly reduces the risk of red mite infestations residing inbetween the walls of twin walled coops which have many inaccessible areas ant cant be thoughly cleaned.

What maintenance is required for the Easicoop chicken coops?  The HPL Easicoop is as its name suggests, has very low maintenance requirements.  We suggest a yearly strip down (15 mins) and thorough clean with a disinfectant, a monthly deep clean while assembled using a imilar disinfectant.  As there are no screw, clips etc, disassembly and reassembly is a very quick operation.

What maintenence is required for Wooden chicken coops? Wood requires a yearly treatment of preservative on the outside to remain waterproof.  We recommend cedar oil for domestic use or creosote for agricultural use.  The inside either needs very regular spraying with redmite disinfectants and or use of DE powder or the application of lime wash.