Mini Apex Hen House

Looking for a compact walk in hen house with a small footprint that houses 6 to 10 birds?
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Appletons and team came highly recommended and I know why.
Everything from initial order...

24/07/2019 by Louise

Just wanted you to know that the Hen house is perfect. I knew it would be, but I know how ...

12/08/2018 by Eleanor

Our new mini apex hen house is all up and looking very good! I have also just seen a newsl...

21/06/2018 by Pamela

Many thanks for the hen house and fencing.  Fast delivery (excellent service by Mainfreigh...

24/07/2017 by Yvonne

I just wanted to let you know, we received our Mini Apex one week after placing the order ...

05/12/2016 by Iona

We love our new mini Apex chook house. Nice and easy to set up and boy, does it look smart...

11/09/2016 by Gabrielle

Hi Guys, Thanks so much for the excellent service. Our new hen house is very well made and...

03/09/2016 by Gillian

The hen house arrived in good order today and was erected straight away. A breeze with the...

25/07/2016 by Han

Thanks once again to Appletons for supplying me with a quality and user-friendly housing o...

24/05/2016 by Guest

Very impressed with assembly.So quick and easy to put together.

15/03/2016 by Vivian


A Mini Version of Our Best Selling Apex Hen 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
* wide person-sized door for easy access
* 3 x laying boxes in one external bay accessed for collection from the outside and watertight (sealed with a waterproof strip)
* 2 x single rail perches 
* quality square mesh on one front panel for good ventilation.
* opening and closing pop-hole for chicken access
* size:  1.2m 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 a timber 'doorstop' 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 fowl!"

Upgrade to coloursteel endura *new denim blue*

Upgrade Roof Colour

We can design your Mini 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 on a standard Apex Hen House.

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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. 

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.


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.

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. 

Make life easy and go with the Appletons Easy Care Drinker.  A good drinker is essential when keeping chickens.

If you opt for a run with your hen house then we recommend you go with the slot. This feature requires that we make a slot in the run to accommodate the drinker. If you are purchasing a run please also tick the option for the additional slot as their is an additional charge. The drinker will sit on the outside of the run for easy filling. Please NOTE we do not recommend sitting drinkers in the hen house hence we do NOT cut slots in the hen house itself to accommodate drinkers.

$1095.00 (NZD) incl GST
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