Customer story: Chicken Coops for Day Old Chicks

Nov 08, 2023

When Michelle Gyde had acquired 100 one day old chicks at her Taranaki Farm, she needed another Chicken Coop as soon as possible, so she reached out to Outpost Buildings. As a former customer, she knew she could trust them to deliver. 


Pecking Order Poultry is a nine acre lifestyle block with a bit of everything. Their free range poultry consists of Orpington and Hyline Brown that range from one day old chicks to older rescue hens. They sell pullets from 16 weeks of age and have free range eggs available throughout the year.  

Quality built hen and chick housing is a must here and in 2019 when they Google searched chook houses, they found Outpost to offer the best product. 

They originally purchased a 2 Bay Chicken Coop for their three chickens but this time they decided to go for the larger 4 Bay Chicken Coop. 

“Outpost kitsets look smart, are not flimsy, the staff are reliable and trustworthy- it is the whole package.  It was a no brainer to upgrade to a larger chook house of the same brand from our original purchase, as we knew what we were getting. It was no stress and a smooth process.” 

Michelle says the main reason they chose Outpost once again was due to quality. 

“Quality has to be the biggest factor for us. The next was that it came as a kitset to there was no need to source materials, measure and cut to size or design our own.” She says. 

When it came to the process of putting together the kitset, Michelle says it was super easy with little DIY skill required. Kitset assembly

Outpost’s Chicken Coops are designed to be relocatable. The durable 2x4 inch treated timber framing and skid mounted base makes them a super strong design which can be easily moved around your property. 

Michelle says being able to move the hen house when needed is her favourite feature. 

Outpost Chicken Coops also have a wire mesh front panel for ventilation and light, a chicken door for easy free ranging, a person size door so you can get in easily to clean out the coop as well as easy to access double nest boxes, which make it easy to collect eggs without disturbing the chooks. 

Michelle says she knew she had made the right choice by purchasing another Outpost product. 

“The Customer service is faultless.” 

She says the comprehensive website also makes it easy to make a decision on what you need. She also likes that they’re made in New Zealand and could see some great feedback from other people who had dealt with the local business before. 

When it comes to meeting expectations, Michelle says, totally! 

They have prompt communication, a professional attitude and are really friendly when you give them a call.  Considering the kitset was freighted from Washdyke in Timaru to New Plymouth, it didn't take long at all which was a real bonus.” 

Outpost Chicken Coops & Hen Houses 

Happy hens are housed in high quality chicken coops and Outpost provides a wide range of options for portable, kitset chicken coops from small backyard shelters to commercial free-range hen house designs. All constructed from locally sourced and sustainable New Zealand timber. 

They are supplied as easy to assemble kitsets with step-by-step instructions and some parts pre-assembled. Delivery is free to Toll transport depots nationwide. 

The 4 Bay Chicken Coop that Michelle has is suitable for up to 60 free range hens. To find out more visit 



“You couldn't ask for a better experience from this company, absolutely A1 from the order through to delivery. No hassle, communication was excellent. We would definitely use them again, two chook houses so far, you never know what we will order next! Great functional website to navigate too. Well done team Outpost. Well done team Outpost from us in New Plymouth.” Michelle & Greg Gyde. 

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