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The Omlet guide to keeping chickens

Can chickens be pets? 20 years ago, Omlet began with questions like this one. Jump ahead and chickens are rightly gaining global popularity as backyard pets of choice – and it’s no wonder, with their quirky personalities, egg-laying proficiency and pest control prowess. The Omlet guide to keeping chickens, like our products, is designed to educate and empower you throughout your chicken-keeping journey. Whether you’re a seasoned flock-raiser or are in the research phase of keeping chickens, we’ll share how you can create and foster a bond between you and your backyard flock – while keeping your workload to a minimum.

Man wheeling a large Eglu Cube chicken coop and run easily across the garden.
The Eglu Cube chicken coop is perfect for both newbies and advanced hen keepers.

Inside the guide

From the history of chickens, chicken care, caring for chicks, and state laws about chickens, to how eggs are made, the Omlet guide to keeping chickens will chart your course or improve your methods for successfully raising and caring for your very own flock of chickens.

Omlet and your chickens

At Omlet, we’re proud chicken experts. We never stop asking questions that help us invent better ways to care for our flocks. Can a chicken coop be quick to clean? Can free-range be worry-free? With 20 years in design, we’ve invented a world of new ways to enjoy chicken keeping, with extra-large hen houses, easy-to-clean chicken coops, formidable free-range chicken pens, perfect chicken perches, and top-of-the-line chicken toys and accessories. Come on in.

Customer Images

Struppies in altusried
Chickens on the run
My girls love my company in the garden, they call to me!
Sweetest Easter Egger “Cookie”
Easter Egger  “Stormy”
Easter Egger Chick
Easter Egger Rooster
Buff Orpington
Light Brahma
Black Copper Maran
Waiting for our treat
Favorite chicken!
Are you girls comfortable
Laying eggs at Eglu Go up with gerda
Pick toy inspires
Dwarf wyandotte
The door is installed and operational.
Two chickens in their run
my hens love omlet usa!
What you looking at?
My hens
Silkie Pair
Chicken standing on Eglu Go chicken coop wheels
Ania Isańska, Poznań
2nd day
Yolkham Hall....perfect name for North Norfolk chooks
Loving their greens
Making new friends
Love our Omlet fencing - keeping my ladies safe and sound with lots of space
An Omlet chicken run attached to a coop.
Miss thang  the chicken.
Maran Black Copper Cockerel 12 weeks old
Chicken in run
Lots baby ducks in the run.
Chickens in garden
Little chick testing out the new Cube
Chickens standing in their chicken coop.
Omlet green Eglu Cube large chicken coop and run in garden
A flock of chickens enjoying their large run.
A chicken perching on my shoulder.
A door within a door!
A white chicken with back specks in a mud garden
Betty Boo and Wilma
Susie and Betty the Silkie
hens chilling
Arthur and Boris the Bantam
Mrs Doyle says hello!
Boys and their chickens!
Boris our 10 month old Dutch Bantam cockerel
Welsummer and Leg horn
Leg Horn
Lovely Flock, 2 brown leghorn, 2 show summers, and 2 crested creme legabars
Charlie the polish cockerel
Coco the White Sussex X Polish Bantam hen
Pingu the chick
Belgian Mottled D’Ucclés our pride and joy
Chicken on towel
Baby orpingtons enjoying the sun
5 day old orpington chick
Chicken in Eglu Cube large chicken coop
Chickens in Snow
Omlet green Eglu Cube large chicken coop and run connected to Omlet walk in chicken run
The early bird catches the worm
My silkie hens
Serama 8 weeks old
Chicken in run
Chicken in run
Chickens in run
Chicken in run
Chicken sitting down
Chicken being held
Chicken looking into camera
Chickens in run
So Eggcited with our new home
Our first incubated hatch
A chicken sitting on some grass
Two chickens roosting in a chicken coop
Two chickens walking on a field
A chicken walking on a garden looking at a wall
Chickens in run
Feeding time
Being nosey
Snack time
Close up of chicken
Omlet grey automatic chicken coop door attached to wooden chicken coop
Faith my cockerel
Backyard Chicken


Ali, 31 May 2024

Hi, I did not know about the roughly cost of keeping chickens in the UK, but I now quite understand what I have to consider. Your guidance is easy to understand and follow; thank you for your assistance in making people aware of pets.

Mudassar, 6 December 2023

The Omlet Guide to Keeping Chickens is a must-read for any aspiring or experienced chicken keeper! Packed with valuable insights, practical tips, and expert advice. It's become my go-to resource for maintaining happy and healthy hens. Thanks, Omlet, for simplifying the journey to successful chicken keeping!

Gina, 18 September 2022

I’m interested in the Ixworth chickens. I’m a new chicken owner and have five Easter eggers and one Jersey Giant. I am interested in the Ixworth, because it’s considered an endangered species. I would like to start raising them and help their numbers to increase again. Can anyone point me the right direction to accomplish this?

Sophie, 22 February 2022

Hi, I am wanting to get some chickens and I am new to it, the area I am wanting to put my chickens doesn't have any grass will the be ok on woodchip?

Rachel, 21 February 2022

Is there a place I can get a power cord in to supply heat to the coop?