Practical Affordable WATERFOWL AND POULTRY HOUSING available throughout United Kingdom
Argyll JACOB SHEEP, raised here on the farm for their lamb, mutton, fleece and rugs
Ardchattan parish : Benderloch, Barcaldine, North connel, Bonawe - Past and Present
Keeping Chickens, Ducks and other poultry : The Perfect Family Activity all year around
Grow your own Food, Perfect Pets, and A Gift that lasts for years.
Smallholdershop : Housing - OPTIONAL EXTRAS
These houses and runs are designed for the animals, and the people, using them.
They are built to order in the UK, by an long established company, with decades of experience.
They are not the cheap poorly designed models imported from China, nor are they built by one of the new joiners, who do not know what is best for the birds, that are now so common online and in garden centres.
We offer a full range of models tailored to the varies kinds of birds, and the variety of situations found in real life.
We know that one design cannot fit all, and that fashion is not good husbandry.
We offer FREE experienced advice available to find your perfect solution.
This is an important investment.
please contact us to PLACE YOUR ORDER and check on your choices.
ALL HOUSES DELIVERED THROUGHOUT THE U.K. from John O'Groats to Land's End, and all points between, including covering the islands.
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10% off each house (not including optional extras or delivery) from all orders placed 21st November to 31st December 2016
For customers who can collect from Kintaline, we have free range reared Muirfield Black, Brown and Grey Rock pullets & a few Light Sussex for sale from now, while stocks last.
We can also supply poultry, horse, wild bird feed & bedding to local customers.
Explaining the Optional Extras
Slide out floor
The houses for which the Slide out floor as standard are : Weeford; Lynford; Swinford; Aylesford; Hereford, Oxford, Hintsford.
Also the Windsor, Grosvenor, Stafford, Argyll, Ranger , Dartford,
The houses which have solid floors only are : Budget Bantam, Westford, Brentford, Cambridge, Highland
The slideout floor means you are removing the whole floor when you clean out the house. It comes out from the back of the house and there is a handle for easy use.
The advantages are that its easier on the back for cleaning than stooping into the house and you can give the inside a complete wash out once in a while. It is not necessary to do this more than once or twice a year with a solid floor and well managed bedding. Much more preferable to being forced to wash out horrid plastic muck-caked units every week.
You will always make a more thorough job of cleaning out a small house using a slide out floor, there are less likely to be residual corners of bedding which are hidaways for populations of mites and lice to build up. The bigger units without the slide out floor are easier to get right into so you can clean them thoroughly.
External Nest boxes
Chickens need Nest boxes but ducks and geese don't, so for the models that can be used for either species we have the External Nest boxes as an option instead of as standard.
While we call it "a" nestbox it is, in fact, a unit which has the correct number of nestboxes for the bird occupancy of the house. So the smallest houses have 2 divisions in the nestbox area, the medium ones have 3 or 4, the larger ones have 4 or 5 and the big mobile laying units have up to 10 seperate laying box sections. This makes individual areas for the hens. Chickens happily share nest box, even if they are wanting to lay at the same time. The standards are to provide one for up to 10 birds. Most of our houses have one to 3-4 hens.
The black composite plastic lids prevents any leakage, or twisting and delaminating so commonly found with timber lids in time. The unique hinges and rain strip design protect the nestboxes from the rain. The birds access the nestbox area from the inside of the house, where it is the perfect place related to the light and pophole
The houses that have a External Nest box included as standard are designed specifically for chickens: Stafford, Grosvenor, Windsor, these are not suitable for ducks.
The rest of the houses, which have an external Nest boxes as an option, are units that are more flexible and can be used for a variety of species depending on the options you choose.
There is no internal Nest boxes in any of these houses. This means you are not scrabbling around inside a mucky house trying to get your eggs. Being readily accessible and having easy clean features means that you don't have spoiled eggs.
If your house is going to be a solely brooding unit, or a house for growing on table birds or pullets up to 18 weeks old, you do not need any Nest boxes.
If you are choosing a house for laying chickens, laying/brooding turkeys, etc then you need to include an external nest box.
There are various sizes of nestbox depending on the species you are going to keep.
The standard size is 12 inches by 12 inches and is perfectly fine for all the small and medium sized birds up to most Marans, Light Sussex and Rhode Islands. All commerical hybrids are included in this group.
If your birds are very large versions of their breeds then look to the larger 15" External Nest boxes. This is predominantly for Brahma's, Orpingtons, Cochins and similar.
For laying turkeys we can also provide an 18" by 24" External Nest boxes for the bigger units, like the Brentfords.
Not everyone needs carry handles but they are very useful to manouevre the house about.
If you simply want to lift it onto a sheet of polythene to clean it out, for instance. Also to take the house to a new clean area of the paddock or garden.
For ducks particularly, as they are muckier and by the time you go to move the house, the area around it, where you would put your hands to lift it, is usually a bit gooey!
This feature allows you to let the birds roam around the garden from the run. On the Grosvenor it is a standard feature, but for the other runs, whether integral or free standing it is a option you can choose. Runs are fine for temporary confinement, shelter in bad weather, protection from visiting dogs and children, but if you are having birds in your garden its best to give them as much space as you can. Its hard on the birds to be caged with all the stimulation of the garden around them but denied to them. It you need to manage their activity or are worried about daytime predators then electric netting is the best solution.
We only offer wheels for the long units of houses and runs [ Grosvenor, Aylesford, Lynford] because experience has shown that they are very ineffective for square units and usually end up being more trouble than they are worth.
For the bigger units where lifting them by hand is inpractical then skids are offered as the best method to move the house to clean pasture, which also helps to manage the grazing better and keep the birds more entertained.
Free Standing Run
For the stand alone houses, most have a free standing run to match them. These runs have an open end to abut to the house at the pophole, and a closed end opposite, although an end release can be added as an option. The lid lifts off, this is in several sections for the larger runs.
These are really handy for acclimatising new birds, for protecting young birds from predators, for creating a safe area, by simply covering the run tops, and, with some adaptation protecting young seedlings from the birds !
To order :- We welcome the following Payment methods :-
Postal Orders and Cheques made payable to Kintaline Poultry and sent to Kintaline Poultry, Benderloch, Oban Argyll PA37 1QS
and all the following debit and credit cards - Please Contact Us and she will take your details. All our prices include VAT where applicable [number :554 5831 27]
At the farm we also welcome cash.
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Tim and Jill Bowis
Kintaline Mill Farm,
Benderloch, OBAN Argyll PA37 1QS Scotland
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