Dorset Chicken Run
- Tried and tested designs
- Durable heavy duty materials
- Thick 1.5mm fox-proof wire
- High quality fixtures & fittings
- Supplied direct from Dorset
- Backed up by our famous customer service
Dorset Chicken Run
This run (designed to fit both the Kent Coop and Dorset Coop) is made from the same high quality wood that we use in all our coops. At 137.5 cm in length and 82.5 cm wide the run gives your hens over 11 square feet of run space.
The versatile run has two large doors on either side making it easier to access the internal area from any side - whichever is more convenient for you at the time.
Each door has strong locks positioned in the middle of the door frame. This added safety feature is there to prevent a persistent fox or aggressive dog from pushing in on the door to gain access.
Accessing all areas of the run is an important feature we wanted to have so we added a large lift up roof which can be folded back giving you easy access to the end of the run.
The large folding roof panel can be securely closed when it is not in use thanks to a heavy duty metal latch.
The chicken run has also been fitted with a higher grade type of wire mesh. In fact, the heavy duty wire mesh is 50% thicker than many of the other online suppliers.
This increase in quality and thickness gives you peace of mind in knowing that this is a more fox proof run. The heavy duty wire has also been set into the wooden framework which adds to the rigidity of the run structure.
We have designed the Kent and Dorset Run in such a way so that it is now possible to attach two, three or even four units together to create one extra long run.
Two large double lockable doors - easily access the run from any side, great for a quick water change.
It can be attached to your coop with screws or pushed up against it - this lets you decide if you want a permanent run or one that you can move.
High quality woodwork with strong joints and screws - means that this hen run won't fall apart if you move it around.
Easy assemble instructions - all you need is 10 to 15 minutes of your time.
Comes flat packed in one easy-to-lift box.
Measurements & Maintenance
Our runs use 1.5mm thick wire supported by a strong 35mm x 25mm timber framework.
Dorset Run Dimensions
Dorset Run external dimensions : L138 cm x W 82.5 cm x H 75 cm
Dorset Run external dimensions (in inches): L 54.1" x W 32.4"
Dorset Run internal dimensions : L137cm x W 80 cm x H 73.5cm
Dorset Run internal dimensions : L 53.9" x W 31.4" x H 28.9"
Dorset Run Area: 11.79 square feet
Approx mesh size: 19mm x 19mm (approx 0.5" square) & diameter of wire is 1.5 mm
Box 1: 142.5 x 86 x 12 cm @ 16kgs.
The Dorset Chicken Run is supplied flat packed for easy home assembly. This set comes flat packed in one box :
Wood & General Maintenance
The wood we use in this product is a highly durable and scented softwood which is noted for its resistance to decay and rot. Our wooden coops are treated with a base coat of wood preservative but as with all outdoor wooden structures, we recommend that you treat your coop with a high-quality varnish or wood preservative once a year (preferably before the winter season) to maintain the applied preservative and water repellent properties. We also highly recommend that you try and position your chicken coop in a protected area which is not overly exposed to high winds and the elements.
* All measurements are approximate and are provided for informational purposes only.
There are two delivery options available at checkout for large items (coops and runs).
Standard Delivery (£12.95): Orders are usually delivered within 3 to 5 working days.
Express Delivery (£17.95): Orders are usually delivered within 1 to 2 working days*.
Small Items (£3.95): Like assessories are usually delivered by the Royal Mail within 3 to 5 working days.
* Deliveries are typically made Monday to Friday between 8.00am - 6.30pm.
* All Express Delivery orders placed after 12 pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched the next working day.
* Working days are: Monday to Friday (and don't include public holidays or weekends)
* You do not need to be in to accept delivery. The courier driver can leave your order in a safe location.
* Small items ordered separately like hutch covers and run covers are typically sent via Royal Mail.
Where can we deliver to?
Orders can be delivered anywhere in mainland England, Wales and most areas in the lowlands of Scotland. If you live outside these areas we then, unfortunately, cannot deliver our products to you. This includes the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland (IM , GY, JE, BT)
Like most online companies we rely on (3rd party) courier companies to deliver all our orders around the country. As much as we would love to get our products in the hands of as many people as possible the cost of getting our coops to anyone who lives outside mainland England and Wales is prohibitive - sometimes more than the actual cost of the product!
Delivery to Scotland
We can deliver to most lowland areas in Scotland. These include the following postcodes: DD , DG , EH , FK1-15 , G , KA1-26 , KA29-30 , KY , ML , PA1-19 , PH1-9 , TD
If you live outside these areas then unfortunately, we are unable to offer delivery due to the high extra charges levied by the courier companies we use. You are welcome to arrange your own courier to collect from us, or we can deliver the items to a courier up north for onward journey to you.
Delivery to the Isle of Wight
The courier company that we use can deliver to the Isle of Wight. However, there is a delivery surcharge of £15.95 per order.
1. Can I join a single Dorset Run onto the one I already have?
Yes, you can join as many runs together to form as long a run as you like. It's just a matter of leaving off the square end panel on the run that is joining the one in front. The Dorset Run comes with all the necessary screws and instructions to do this. It quite straight forward.
2. How does the run attach to the coop?
Screws are supplied to secure it to the coop but you can just leave it pushed up against it if it safe to do so. Some customers use these hook and eye latches which allow you to secure the run to your coop for security and then simply unhook the run if every you need to move it.
3. Is the wood treated?
Yes, the Dorset Run comes with a base coat treatment of wood preservative.
As with all outdoor wooden structures in our harsh climate, we recommend that the timber be treated on a regular basis to ensure a long life. There are many popular products available with Cuprinol, Ronseal and Wilkinson amongst the better known brands.A lot of customers use and recommend these: Brand Option 1 or Brand Option 2.
4. How do I purchase a Double Dorset Run?
The double Dorset Run is simply two single runs joined together with the end panel of one of the runs left off. If you wish to purchase the Double you just need to order 2 x single Dorset Runs.
5. Is the Dorset Run fox-proof?
We would like to think that our coops and runs are made to a higher standard than most other suppliers in this price range. While we have purposely used thicker, sturdier wood, wire and locks with the aim to make it as safe and secure as possible for your chickens we cannot absolutely guarantee that foxes and other predators won’t try and target them.
Foxes are by far the biggest threat that your pets will face so if you are going to keep your chickens then we also urge you to take these added precautions especially if you know you have foxes in your area.