You’ll see from our website of which type we’re more fond but this is an important debate in the poultry keeping world so we’re going to discuss the pros and cons of each material. Fantastic plastic or wonderful wood – the debate between poultry keepers continues on a yearly basis and there are strong supporters on both sides. Remember, which ever style of house you choose it’s important to make sure you buy a good quality house that gives your chickens the space, comfort, and security that they need to stay happy and healthy. Let’s take a look at wooden chicken houses first: Wooden chicken houses Wooden houses are obviously more traditional and some poultry keepers would say prettier too. A high quality wooden chicken house will robust, practical, and less likely to blow away in a storm than a plastic coop. One of the most common complaints about plastic chicken houses is that they aren’t breathable and reports of condensation are frequent. You won’t get this problem with a wooden design as wood is naturally breathable. If you have specific needs you’ll also find that a wooden house is more flexible as they can be built to order. In fact, our own bespoke order service is very popular with our customers! Customisation in terms of colour is also easier when you have a wooden house. You can paint them any colour you like and if you change your mind you can sand the paint off and start again, or simply paint over the original colour. And now for the plastic chicken houses: Plastic chicken houses In recent years plastic houses have become increasingly popular, especially with urban chicken keepers and school or college poultry projects. The bright colours make them popular with children and removable lids make it quick and simple to collect your delicious eggs. They’re also easy to clean, give a contemporary look to your outdoor space, and can be cheaper to buy and maintain than their wooden counterparts. Plastic coop fans often tell you that the biggest plus point of having a plastic chicken house is that the risk of pesky red mite is removed. However, if you think that a plastic hen house will make your flock red mite proof, unfortunately you’re wrong. Red mite can not only live on the bird but it can also live in the cracks of the house, hiding from prying human eyes. Lurking in the cracks allows the red mite to sneak out at night and feast on your flocks’ blood whilst they sleep so the truth of the matter is that a plastic house isn’t always a red mite free house. Plastic or wooden? We’d love to hear your opinion on which material you prefer for your chicken houses.
Returns, Refunds and Cancellation Policy
Notification must be made to Jim Vyse Arks (JVA) within 7 days of receipt of your goods, in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and fully outlining the cause for the return of the goods and must be accompanied by photographic evidence of any damaged goods.
It is the Customer’s responsibility to inspect and check the received Products or part thereof as soon as reasonably practicable after delivery and in any event, not more than seven (7) days after delivery to ensure that the Products conform to the confirmed Order. Goods must be unused / un-assembled . In circumstances where You consider that the received Products do not conform with the confirmed Order, it is the responsibility of the Customer to return the Products to JVA in their original packaging, all carriage and transport costs being payable by You.
JVA shall not be liable in respect of any claim unless the aforementioned requirements have been complied with except in any particular case where the Customer proves (i) it was not possible to comply with the requirements and (ii) advice (where required) was given and the claim made as soon as possible.
We do not offer refunds except in the case of JVA being at fault resulting in delivery of an incorrect Product or the Product delivered in a damaged or faulty condition
As a consumer You have a right to reject any Product You receive within a period of 30 days from receipt. If a Product is faulty, we may offer to repair, exchange or refund as appropriate in accordance with your consumer rights. If You require more information on this, please contact us by email at email@example.com or call us on 01264 356753.
Within seven (7) days from receipt of any returned Products, JVA will conduct a quality inspection and test of the Product (s) and if corrective action is required, will replace or refund the products at the Customer’s election and where we will then re-issue the Products in question and forward it to You at no extra cost. Where a refund is due we will refund any monies to You within a maximum of 14 days of our receipt of the returned Product(s).
The UK Consumer Protection Regulations allow you to cancel your contract within 14 working days from our receipt of your order to receive a full refund of any payments made to Jim Vyse Arks.However, if the Goods have already been despatched to a carrier and are already in transit, you would be liable for the cost of the return of the goods to us.
Order Cancellations must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or letter quoting your name and address and your order number.