Duo Apex Hen House

Two hen houses under one roof. Keep two small flocks alongside with the option of easy blending.
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Just wanted to let you know that we were over the moon with our chook house!!! It took ab...

03/04/2018 by Val

Hi Fionna and the Team, Our chook house arrived in Napier in very good order, we decided i...

01/03/2017 by Rose

We, and our chooks, love our new Duo Apex Hen House. It is well made, easy to assemble, an...

13/02/2017 by Markus

Chicken house is awesome thanks very much.

12/08/2016 by michael

Thanks so much for quick completion, and delivery.  It was amazing to see Gordon lever tha...

11/07/2016 by Guest

So, 6 months on: I'm a happy camper! The only advice I would offer re: your marketing was ...

16/12/2015 by Andy

Just a quick note to express our sincere thanks for a tremendous chook house. Our ladies j...

16/12/2015 by Les and Jill


Accommodate 2 Flocks Side by Side All Under One Roof.

Makes Adding Birds a Breeze!

* each house accommodates up to 10 heavy breed hens (or a breeding group) 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 flashing at each end and a rolled (non-drip) gutter on the front netting panel
* 2 x person-sized doors for easy access - one at each end to enter each house.
* 3 x nest boxes for each house accessed from the outside and watertight (sealed with a waterproof strip)
* perches can either be a single rail perch or drop-down two tier perch - please let us know preferred option
* quality square mesh on one front panel for good ventilation.
* opening and closing pop-holes for chicken access, one for each house (we place them where you want them!)
* comes with a third pop-hole in the middle (divider) panel between the two houses.
* size :  2.4m long x 1.2m deep x 1.8m high to the apex inside/ 2m high outside.
* each house is 1.2m by 1.2m square
* nest boxes are external to this measurement
* plus comes with 2 x timber 'doorstops' to prevent shavings spilling out.
*  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, easy to assemble and looks smart - 5 star accommodation for your chooks!"

Pop-holes under nest boxes in front netting panel

Pop-Hole Access

We can place the chicken access 'pop-holes' wherever you would like them. In the front netting panel below the nesting boxes OR in the end panels alongside the person doors would be the recommended places. Please let us know on ordering where you would like them 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 position of outside runs. We can also add additional pop-holes to give you more options in the future.
Please let us know if you would like additional pop-holes as they do encur an additional cost.

Two tier drop-down perch

Perch Options

Single Rail Perch
If you are keeping up to 6 birds in each house we recommend opting for the standard single rail perch system. This is one single perch 1.2m long and can sleep a maximium of 6 birds. The perch is removable and sits on a rail in the house. Can be easily removed for cleaning and allows for more room in the house than the two tier drop down system. 

Two Tier Drop-Down Perch
If you are going to keep your houses 'packed to the max' with chooks then the two tier drop- down perch system is the one for you. This works off the back panel or divider panel depending on where the nest boxes are situated. The drop-down perch is two tiered and is attached to the wall and supported by a prop off the floor. It can be folded up against the wall when not in use for easy cleaning. It does, however, take up more room in the house. This option works best with drop down perch attached to the back wall and the nestboxes situated on the front netting panel. Please let us know which option you prefer.

Go for a coloursteel endura roof upgrade

Upgrade Roof Colour

We can design your Duo 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. Photo alongside shows a Karaka roof upgrade to an Appletons Apex Hen House. 


Optional Run for Duo Apex Hen House

Optional Run (2.6m x 2.4m)

The Duo Apex Hen House is available with an optional kitset run to go off the front or rear panel of the house. Please remember laying boxes need to be accessible from outside the run so needs to sit on th eopposite side if you choose an optional run. Let the chooks from one house free range out in the paddock/garden whilest the chooks from the other house are confined to the run. Having a run is the ideal set up if you wish to let your chooks out to sun themselves, dust bath 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 vege garden!
Optional run size : 2.4m wide x 1.8m high x 2.6m long.
The person door to run can be positioned in any panel. Please remember a  level surface is required for assembly. If you require a customised run to suite your requirements we are happy to assist. The optional run can be extended by additional panels to make a bigger run. Our Extended Optional Run is app 5m in length. Top netting panel/s are optional - helps to keep the light breeds in and the sparrows out! 

Double Optional Run for Apex Duo Hen House

Double Optional Run (2.6m x 2.4m)

Depending on your poultry needs we can customise our hen houses and runs to suit your requirements. The hen house in the photo is our standard DUO Apex House but with nest boxes at the rear and a double optional run off the front. We also offer the option of a Double Extended Optional Run which takes the mlength of th erun out to 5m.

We recommend opting for the fully enclosed versions as it makes the run predator proof and allows all us chook fanciers to keep all types of breeds. Also keeps possums and climbing predators out!

Extended Optional Run for Apex Duo 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 a fully enclosed version of the run. Netting and timber panels fully enclose the top and a small additional panel sits nicely and neatly between the rolled gutter on the roof and the top roof panel. This will ensure all cats and other predators are kept out and your chooks are secure within.it also makes the enclose more structurally solid.


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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. 


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.

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. 

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!

$1645.00 (NZD) incl GST
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