Chicken Sitters in the UK

Interactive map of UK Chicken Sitters

Below is a map of chicken sitters in the UK.  If you know of one that isn’t included please Leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

If you’d like to be added to this list please send us your details

Other options when you go away are to automate everything as much as possible so that a neighbour can look after your hens.  We suggest they are looked at at least once a day.

With a secure run, automatic door openers, large feeders and automatic drinkers all that is normally needed is the eggs being collected.

The AST Chicken Guard Door openers can open and close the door on your chicken coop according to light or time. There is as manual controls if you want to operate the door manually
An automatic drinker can save lots of work and they are also one of our cheapest drinkers. They can be feed from any large water container. Personally, I use these fed from a water butt that collects water from the coop roof.
A large chicken feeder that will hold enough food for while your away is not a big expense – these are only £10.50. Allow 120 grams of feed for each bird. This feeder is large enough to feed 6 hens for 20 days.

How to make a Chicken Swing

Many people have been interested in the Chicken Swing that is available in the USA but have found that getting one to the UK is too expensive.  So we’ve put together a simple, how to  build a chicken swing instructional.  Dimensions can be changed to suit whatever materials you have to hand, this just happens to have been made from timber we already have in the workshop.

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How to build a chicken swing – An infographic on Chicken Swings by Green valley Poultry Supplies

Fitting Suggestions for Automatic Chicken Doors

Mounting Examples for the VSB automatic chicken door opener from AXT

These installation diagrams would also be applicable to other door opener systems such as the ChickenGuard Door opener that we also supply.

They will also probably work with other system such as Hensafe, Titan door opener or Chuxaway chicken door opener although we haven’t tested all systems.

When fitting the VSB door openers, the cord must be connected to the door in the open position.  When it isn’t possible to connect directly to the door the simplest way is to add extra cord between the cord loop and the door.  When fitting the chicken guard there may be enough cord to not need to do this.

Automatic chicken door fitting