Apex Hen House

Designed with 'looks in mind’ this hen house will appeal to those that want practical yet stylish accommodation for their chooks.
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I couldn't recommend this enough.  The product turned up as described and is incredibly ro...

09/09/2019 by Damion

We were over the moon with our purchase, the quality was much better than we expected. Was...

31/07/2019 by Crystal

Hi Fiona and Gordon. Just wanted say a big thank you; my partner and our neighbour put the...

27/06/2019 by Michelle

Hi Appletons team.  Just wanted to say thanks for the speedy and efficient delivery of the...

09/01/2019 by Guest

Awesome Chicken Coop.  Easy to put together. Very impressed. Will definitely shop again.

31/05/2018 by Vanessa

From start to finish it took three hours to assemble this great chook house. That included...

03/03/2017 by Allan

From start to finish working with you has been such a simple process. The house went toget...

11/07/2016 by Sally

As always excellent service and great products from Appletons. This is our second hen hous...

29/06/2016 by Guest

The 'girls' & I are thrilled with their new house..so roomy & it looks great in the paddoc...

11/10/2015 by Shelley


Walk-In, Easy to Clean and Looks Good!

* accommodates up to 20 heavy breed hens or 24 commercial hybrids (brown shavers or hylines) with daily access to free range.
* professionally built, quality KITSET design with easy-to-follow assembly instructions
* all timber is H4 treated and H3.2 for the plywood
* built on skids for easy towing around the paddock
* solid plywood floor 
* corrugated galvanised iron roof with flashings at each end and a rolled (non-drip) gutter on the front netting side
* person-sized door for easy access
* 3 nest boxes accessed from the outside and watertight (sealed with a waterproof strip)
* 3 perches removable for easy cleaning
* quality square mesh on front panel for good ventilation and light
* one pop-hole for chicken access (we place it where you want it!)
* pop-hole is opening and closing and lockable at night
* doorstop to prevent shavings spilling out.
* size  :  2.4m long x 1.2m deep x 1.8m high to the apex inside/ 2m high outside.
* nest boxes are external to this measurement
* doubles as a garden/storage shed when not being used for chooks!
* position of nest boxes and door can be placed at either end.
* If you would like your hen house to blend with your other outbuildings please talk to us about upgrading to a matching coloursteel endura roof.

"Well designed, well built with attention paid to every detail"

Pop-hole Access

We can place the chicken access 'pop-hole' wherever you would like it. In the front netting panel below the nesting boxes OR in the end panel alongside the person door would be the recommended places. Please let us know on ordering where you would your pop-hole placed. There are a few pointers worth remembering: You do not want to create a through draught in the hen house so think about where your prevailing wind comes from and also the position of any outside runs. We can also add additional pop-hole/s to give you more options in the future. Please let us know if you would like additional pop-hole/s as they do encur an additional cost.

Apex hen house with optional run

Optional Run (2.6m x 2.4m)

The Apex Hen House is available with an optional run built off the front  or off the back. This is the ideal set up if you wish to let your chooks out to sun themselves, dustbath and scratch in the dirt when you are not around to monitor them. A run will give you added peace of mind knowing your hens are safe from visiting predators or a good way to keep your girls off your immaculate flower beds or from discovering your vegetable garden.
Run size as per photo : 2.4m wide x 1.8m high x 2.6m long. 
Door to run can be positioned in any panel. Run is made up of 3 full sized panels that are easily screwed together plus two small joiner panels. Will require a level surface for assembly. If you require a customised run to suite your requirements we are happy to assist.
Top netting panel optional - helps to keep the light breeds in and the sparrows out!  Or grape netting can be stapled across the top if required.

Extended Optional run for Apex Hen House

Extended Optional Run (5m x 2.4m)

If more space is required then two additional panels can be added giving the run a full length of 5m. We also offer the option to fully enclose the extended optional run with wire mesh netting panels. Panels will fully enclose the top and an small additional panel will sit nice and neatly between the rolled gutter on the roof and the top panel. This will ensure all cats and other predators are kept out and your chooks are secure within.

Upgrade to coloursteel endura *new denim blue*

Upgrade Roof Colour

We can design your Apex Hen House to match your house roof colour and that of other outbuildings. This option looks very smart and is worth the upgrade.

Colorsteel Endura have a standard range of colours. Select one of their popular colours from their range and we can upgrade from the standard galvanised iron to the colour of your choice. Roof iron, flashings and rolled gutter will all match. 

The photo shows a Colorsteel Endura *NEW DENIM BLUE* roof. An additional pop-hole has been cut in the front to give the customer more options regarding chook access. Additional pop-holes can be cut please let us know where you would like them positioned. 

Upgrade to coloursteel endura *karaka*

Another Roof Colour Upgrade...

...This time *KARAKA* has been used to blend the Apex Hen House in with the natural suroundings. Karaka and Rivergum are popular Coloursteel Endura choices if wanting to blend your hen house in with the natural landscape.

The other advantage of a Colourteel Endura colour is that it minimizes the early morning or late afternoon glare of the sun refecting off the  roof. So consider if positioning your hen house anywhere within your livingroom view or favourite vista an upgrade to coloursteel is definately worth contemplating.

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Give careful consideration as to where you are going to position your hen house. Think about positioning solid walls into the prevailing wind and rain. We recommend facing the front mesh panel towards the sun. Here at Appletons our hen houses face north/north west. Sun in the hen house is a good thing! Think about making access to nest boxes easy as this will be a daily trip for egg collection. Plus allow enough space for the human door access when cleaning (enough space for a wheelbarrow!) Select positoning if looking at mesh front panel. 

Each 1.2m perch will accommodate 6 brown shavers or 5 heritage breed hens.


The roof, flashings and ridge capping are all galvanised corrogated iron. Should you prefer to upgrade to a specific roof colour please select your preferred colour option from the Coloursteel Chart below. A Coloursteel Endura roof upgrade looks smart, takes away the glare you can get with galvanised iron and works well to blend in with your house and other outbuildings.

One rolled gutter comes as standard on the front side with the netting panel.  We can add a second rolled gutter in galvanised iron if required or if you choose to have a roof colour then select the coloursteel version. A rolled gutter look smart and also take away from the sharp corro iron edge which for some folk can be at head height. If purchasing a duo apex with nest boxes in the rear panel we will position the rolled gutter at the rear over the nest boxes. In this case we highly recommend opting for 2 rolled gutters.

One pop-hole is adequate BUT if you are wanting to alternate your flocks free-range time then consider adding another pop-hole or two. For example: If you have a paddock to the rear of the hen house and a run off the front then alternate their free range between these two areas. Keep them safe in the run whilst you are at work and give them access to free range at the weekends. This would require two pop-holes; one in the front (as standard) and an additional one at the rear. Please select from the options below and note in the comments where you would like your additional pop-hole/s placed.

Adding a run to your hen house will give greater control of your flock plus keep your birds safe and secure. We have two sizes available: the Optional Run (2.6m x 2.4m) and the Extended Optional Run (5m x 2.4m). We can also fully enclose the run should you wish to have mesh roof panels over the top. Please see options available below.

We recommned opting for a slot in your run to accommodate the Easy Care Drinker. This means whenever you need to fill the drinker you do not need to go into the run. Also the bulk of the drinker sits on the outside of the run and gives your chooks more space to scratch!

The run has a human access door but no pop-hole.  Should you require a pop-hole for chicken access to further free-range we can add one for you. Please select from th eoptions below and let us know in the comments where you would like it placed. 

$1360.00 (NZD) incl GST
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