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Some pictures and comments from customers over the years.
If you would like to add your own pics and comments we will be happy to put them here.

3m x 4m walk in chicken run

Hi There

Thought I’d send some pics over of our coop recently purchased through you. 

Instructions were very clear to follow. I would say as an idea going forward that you possibly put a ‘how to’ YouTube video together. 

I honestly have no complaints and am very impressed with how solid and sound the coop feels!

Thanks again



We bought our run from you a couple of years ago now and given the recent terrible weather I think a thank you is long overdue.

It’s seen our girls through some flock downs (they are free to come and go in the absence of bird flu) and it’s survived the recent storms unscathed.

Most importantly it’s given us peace of mind that they are safe and comfortable.

Thank you so much. S&J




” We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Garden Life Ltd.  Our chicken run was dispatched promptly and clearly labelled. After an error in calculations on our part Jon was extremely helpful speedily dispatching additional parts.  Nowadays it makes a refreshing change to communicate directly with a friendly knowledgeable person who is happy to help.  Excellent product, excellent customer service. “,  Sharon & Andy December 2021.

Its not just chickens that need protection outdoors, take a look at Betsy below in the new home. 

Great pics of a 6m x 6m run below, from Claire B. Bristol. May 2022.


The frame, wire, cover, are all of excellent quality. Although it took me a couple of days to build and bury the wire against fox incursion it was time well spent. I have had numerous compliments from other chicken keepers. My hens are happy and laying and I feel relaxed about leaving them at night knowing they are housed in this sturdy enclosure.

Thank you garden life. A very nice product.  SB.

We bought a chicken run off Garden Life Direct towards the end of last year, we have had chickens in it since before Christmas but have landscaped the garden around the chicken run and coop over the last few days and are very pleased with the final result. I thought you might like to see the finished product given you were kind enough to modify an off the shelf unit to match our specific requirements.

We get battered by south westerly gales in the winter so it was important to have a very sturdy and robust structure, we also found it easy to link the coop to the outside of the run to provide additional space.

Hope all goes well,

Best regards, Paul

(pictures below)

Dear GardenLife

We just wanted to thank you for our poultry run that you recently supplied.

We are very impressed with both the quality and the speedy service. The delivery arrived so quickly, and as promised on your website the instructions were really clear and easy to follow.

We are two women, one in her mid 60’s and one in her late 50’s – erecting the 4 x 6m run couldn’t have been simpler. Aside from a little help from friends to pull the wire up and over the apex we put it together over a weekend.

The finished run is secure and sturdy and will last a long time I am sure.

Thank you again

T.C. (pictures to follow)

Gardenlife Chicken Run

Four awesome pictures above.  Well done Peter from Cambridgeshire. October 2020

‘Having kept poultry for many years we were looking for an off the shelf solution to replace our ageing wooden framed structure that had become unfit for purpose. We researched many alternatives and made the decision to purchase a couple of chicken runs from Garden Life Ltd as it looked to resolve our problem with continued fox attacks. The key factors were that the structure was made using galvanised 38mm tubular steel and we decided to take the option to upgrade to the welded mesh, the addition of the part covers free with the upgrade and the sizes available. The ability to increase the sizes with the additional spans is also helpful for the future. We have also constructed a wind barrier around the pens which lead to an outer fenced area protected by an electric fence so that we can let them out whenever we are about. We have had many positive comments about the runs with interest from dog owners as well as other poultry keepers. The pens were relatively easy to construct but you will need patience, time and space and you definitely need to read the instructions which are well written and easy to follow. In time we will replace the plastic ties that are used to connect mesh with wire but the ties get you started and will last a few years. We have not been disappointed with our purchase as it has turned out to be ideal for our chickens and pheasants. So very pleased, value for money and a great solution for us that should last very many years’. 

A couple of great pictures above from Liz. The original 6x8m run has been extended by another two mtrs. Thanks Liz.

Hi John
Just a short email to let you know how delighted we are with our chicken run.  I have included a picture. You may notice that it is not perfectly level, this is because our field is very steep and we had to make this level area.  We were very impressed with the quality if the run and fixings. The instructions were clear easy to follow, so good in fact that the run was constructed without any arguments. 
We are impressed and delighted with our 4x6m walk-in chicken run and would recommend GardenLife chicken runs wholeheartedly. 
Thanks for a brilliant product.
Anne in Devon – May 2020

Customer picture of a completed chicken run

I bought my run approx 7 years ago and it really has stood the test of time and kept my chickens safe. I did manage to put it up myself, but it would have been much quicker and easier with 2 sets of hands.  I linked my run via a small frame wire tunnel to the chicken house.
I would recommend buying the roof sheet as it is made from very tough lasting material (yes I did try using  a cheaper tarp style sheet but the wind got the better of it).  John and the team offer excellent customer service and respond quickly to answer questions.  Great products and service.
Many Thanks
Jason C.


Hi, John
We finally finished the 4 x 4 meter run and have added in a few bit as you can see. Very happy with the result and looking forward to getting our chickens soon. We are looking forward to them free ranging in a bit but until then, the 4 will have a lovely space and stimulating area to explore.
We’ve even created some herb beds at the front for the chickens and surrounded with local Yorkshire stone which will fill up with loveley weeds and bugs over time, again should add some interest.
The run is very well made and easy to erect – time just needed to be taken to ensure all the wire was completely secure and the perimeter super safe!
Many thanks for the prompt delivery and excellent instructions you included.
April 2020

6x8m walk in chicken run
6x8m walk in chicken run

Here are a couple of photos above of the finished run.  Please feel free to use them in your advertising.  I found looking at your customer photos very helpful when deciding to what to buy.  I have posted photos on my ex battery hens forum. My fellow hen keepers are very envious and many have asked where I bought it.  I have of course told them and hope you get some more business from them.  

Best wishes,

Liz and John, 25 happy hens and Colin (the disabled cockerel).

3m x 4m walk in chicken run with half inch welded mesh.
Walk in chicken run with half inch welded mesh.

Look at this luxury pad above. There are some very spoilt hens living here. Many thanks Martyn.

Size really does matter ! As Clive from Coventry shows above.

2x4 walk in chicken run
Completed chicken run.

Looking at these great pictures above, some chickens live better than me !!

Moved in now and loving the walk in run!! Easy to erect with detailed instructions, great value for money – can highly recommend. Thanks John.

Best regards Sheila E, Cheshire, September 2018.

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5 stars. Excellent product quickly delivered to here in Scotland Very good and easy
to follow instructions and a lovely, light but robust product. Heavy price
to pay for delivery, especially as I do not live in the highlands of
Scotland, although quite well up the country.  I had no options. However
this was offset by the discount offered on line. Would thoroughly
recommend this product and this company.

Celia M, Scotland, August 2018

Very very pleased, looks good, and more important fox proof. Love it. Easy to erect, cannot fault.

Nicola T. July 2018

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I am extremely happy with the structure and our hens are too. No more hens getting out into the garden and digging up plants etc.!​​​​​​​


Hi I have just purchased a 4 meter by 3 meter run from yourselves and I would like to thank you for your quick delivery and the quality of this product and how easy it was to assemble from the instructions the girls are over the moon (hens) I know were to come the next time and I will let everyone else know were to go

Kind regards Wayne​.​ Nov 2017

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gardenlife chicken run gallery with coop

Hi John

Thank you so much for sending the replacement bracket, particularly grateful as the previous bracket broke due to my clumsiness . Our Run is up and despite being a bit of distance from the House we sleep easy knowing the girls are safe . Many thanks

Jon and Susan May 2017

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Hi John, Sorry for delay, but here is chicken enclosure with the new cover. Thanks so much for your help, now my chickens are safe and dry.

Regards Paula M

We have recently ordered a 4x4mtr enclosure and it was delivered faultlessly. It took some time and patience to construct but we followed the instructions to the letter. We live in the south of Spain and were keen to separate our ducks from our chickens.We are delighted with the new area and thought you may like to see a couple of pics of the finished article.

Thank you soooo much. C and G, Spain

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chicken run gallery

“Originally I bought a 2×4 run which arrived very quickly. I then had problems with the chicken coop I had purchased elsewhere and had to ring up Garden Life and ask if I could possibly purchase the extra poles, fittings, mesh and ties to make the bigger 4×4 run. John couldn’t have been more helpful and as I didn’t live to far away I was able to pick the poles up the same day.
I decided I was going to paint the poles etc so that it blended in to my garden but it isn’t necessary. It was very easy to put together and took us no time at all. Attaching the mesh is more fiddly but we wanted to make it as fox and rodent proof as possible so took our time over it. I went back a second time to purchase a cover for the run. Even I managed to put that on and tie it on with the elasticated fittings, easy enough for a woman to do! Everything is just great quality! I can’t recommend John and his wife highly enough for their customer care and eagerness to help! I know my chicken friends are very impressed with my whole set up and I have been asked many times where I got the run from and I have eagerly told them.

Thank you so very much!” Angie T 

Edwinstowe Notts

My 4m x 4m chicken run, now with an additional 2m x 4m added, is a fabulous home safe home for my chicken on the allotment.  Where allotment friends have had badgers and foxes get into their runs, and where they have chicken wire which has quickly rusted, my spoiled chooks have so far been safe in their sturdy run.   Quality housing for my quality chickens…!  Thank you.

Christine, Exeter

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Walk in style chicken run

The run looks great in the garden and will be great to support climbing roses and honeysuckle as well as housing the hens safely. Thank you. It really is the best chicken run out there!

M.C. Suffolk

I am absolutely delighted with my chicken run for dogs! John patiently answered what must have seemed like my never ending questions. The kit arrived in South West France is less than a week. It would have cost me 1000s to have my garden entirely fenced so the chicken run is a cheaper alternative, as well as separating the dogs from my guests, who don’t always love dogs. My run was put together by a friend’s son so is not the most professional finish BUT the structure is strong, secure, excellent assembly instructions, and my dogs can’t wander. Am gradually going to add some shade from the sun, and a raised bed as the dogs love it so much.
Excellent value for money, superb service.

P H-D Dordogne France

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Fabulous chicken run. Safe from foxes & even my pointers can’t get in. Prompt delivery and easy to erect. Even by my diy-a-phobic husband!
Thank you.

Karen Isle of Wight

After suffering 2 ninja chickens ‘owning’ the back garden, I bought the chicken run from Gardenlife. Delivery was fast and John at Gardenlife was very helpful with rapid responses to emailed questions. The instructions were easy to follow and the result is a safe, secure chicken run that gives me back my garden.

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gardenlife chicken runs

D. Smith Norwich

“Very good construction and materials, superb quality and relatively easy to build. Great communications and service from Garden Life. Buy with confidence and feel confident leaving your animals free to roam!”

DC. Herts