I wish I had bought this when I bought my Eglu. Always wondered why my hens didn't want to use it - they hate living on the ground! Now they are happy and snug, cheerfully climbing the stairs to go to bed.
Love the product. Is the perfect size for our Bantam hens.
Arrived very well packaged. Masses of instructions a bit daunting at first. Follow them step by step and it's not too bad. The whole thing works very well with enough room for our three birds with easy access to feeders and to clean housing. We move ours about every four days, the wheel system works very well. No sign yet of foxes or other undesirables trying to break in. Altogether a very well thought out product.
We had two home-made runs attached to Eglus in our old garden and planned to build new ones after we moved house. We purchased two 2M runs as a temporary solution while we moved as they were very easy to assemble, disassemble and transport (and I do mean really easy!) However now we've used them for a few weeks we're in no rush to build larger runs, these are ideal for our needs with two chickens happily roaming in each.
I have two minor gripes:
The shade supplied is very small. In order to provide some permanent shade and to protect the feeders from rain, I had to create some custom sized tarpaulins and attach using the Omlet supplied bungees.
The other issue is the access doors are small. They are perfectly adequate for accessing food and water, but if you need to delve a little further into the run (when the hens are cheeky and lay in the run!) it can be tricky to squeeze in.
But overall we are very pleased and would certainly purchase more should the need arise.
I love it the mobility and light weight. I have been using it as a way to clear new garden beds of grass and weeds as well as fertilizing the soil. Besides the chickens are never short on bugs and are entertained with their new surroundings.
I bought this package for my 2 hens having always had wooden pens. It's great to clean particularly easy to access but I was a bit annoyed the eggs kept getting dirty. For overnight the hens bums overhung the nest area and messed in the nest area. Solution was to put in a plastic mini shallow garden trug secured with bugee cords and now I have clean eggs laid in clean straw!
Although it took time to put together, it was well worth it. I live in the country, and nothing can get through the cage. My hens are safe and healthy.
My Eglu Go Up was delivered on Wednesday - very fast delivery! The coop was fairly easy to put together, the run, however was a little more difficult. Once erected its fabulous! Got my 2 girls today (16 were grower hybrids) and they settled immediately! Were only in the coop/ run 3 hours and put themselves to bed! Obviously happy with their new home! Thank you Omlet for a wonderful addition yo my garden!
OMG!!! Love, love, love this gorgeous chicken house and run. We have had chickens for over 25 years and hubby has always done a Heath Robinson and built 'quaint' and 'quirky' houses. I can tell you now, the chickens are so much happier in their new home. Warm, easier to keep clean, comfortable and super stylish. I cannot believe that we have waited so long to treat our hard-working chickens to what they deserve xx
A bit fiddly to put together but then, I'm not good with plans.
Works well and looks good.