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.
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
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.