What is a Walk in Chicken Run?

We are a family run business offering a large selection of steel framed walk in chicken runs. The Garden Life walk in chicken run is made from very strong galvanised 38mm tubular steel with a timber door frame. They are then covered in strong 20 gauge hexagonal chicken wire mesh. (optional stronger 19g welded mesh upgrades available) with a mesh ground skirt all round to deter tunnelling. They are self assembly runs designed to allow easy access for you but keep your little ladies in one place, as well as offering protection from predators when you can't be with them.

Worried about a fox attack?

It is a sad fact that we receive many phone calls from owners after they have suffered a fox attack. Don't believe anyone who claims to have a 100% fox proof chicken run, but our 19g welded mesh with half-inch hole is probably our safest option at a reasonable cost.

Will it ever happen to you?

Two of my most memorable phone calls were, one from an unlucky lady who had made a run with 6ft high steel mesh, only to wake up one morning to discover a fox had climbed up a near-by tree and literally dropped into the run. It couldn't get out so I'm sure you can imagine the destruction it caused. The second was from a very excited lady who called me from her kitchen. She was standing there looking at a fox in her garden which was sitting looking very pitiful on her lawn just staring at her little ladies strutting around inside her Garden Life Walk in Chicken run.
It's a very satisfying sight to see a Garden Life walk in chicken run and coop, along with our half inch welded mesh offering a very safe environments for your little darlings.

But how many birds can I fit inside? 

This is a very common question which we really can't answer. Everyone has their own thoughts on this and a generally accepted size is 2 square metres per bird, but my usual advice is to mark out an area of ground yourself, then stand back and look at the area to decide yourself how many birds you would put in that space. We can supply our steel poultry runs with spans (looking at the door) of 2, 3, 4 or 6 metres (6ft, 10ft, 13ft or 20ft) and the depth of the chicken house can be almost any size. DIY assembly is required but I have personally written the step-by-step instructions with tips and pictures right through the process. (no special skills needed) - See our FAQ's. 10%, 15% and 20% sale now on.

Our runs come complete with our 1-inch hole, hexagonal chicken wire mesh but each run can be upgraded using the drop-down menus on each items page. Our options are a much stronger welded mesh (19 gauge) with either a one inch square hole or, our ultimate option of a half inch hole.

We also supply optional part-covers to give shelter for your birds and help keep coops, feeders and drinkers dry. These covers are made from very strong PVC material and secure to the frame with strong elastic bungees for quick removal in strong winds. The part-covers are placed over one bay of your run so they don't completely cut off sunlight from your birds.

All items are shipped by 1-2day courier to UK mainland addresses (slightly longer to remote addresses and during busy periods). Select your required span from the menu above for more details and prices.