Weight: 73.500 kg
We love this coop. We had another coop prior because I was hesitant to spend this amount of money, BUT I totally regret that. I wish I had just gotten this coop to begin with. It was easy to put together and my girls love this coop. It's got a ton of space for my girls and after we moved them over, my oldest FINALLY started laying eggs. I'm even looking to get another extension and other accessories for them too.
The coop was easy to assemble and move around our yard! We originally assembled this with just the 6 foot run and then later added a walk-in run to give our chickens a larger protected space.
While searching for the perfect coop, I initially dismissed plastic. But as I ruled out one wooden coop after another, I finally explored the Eglu. Reviews were excellent, You Tube videos helpful, and I am a fan of modern design.
It took me two days to assemble, and I'm proud to say I did it myself. It's a solid structure I know inside and out. Hens took to it immediately.
I have a light layer of sand in the poop tray, so daily cleaning is like scooping a cat litter box. I wipe down the roost bars and I'm done.
I purchased the automatic door and I love it. While I do check on my flock in the morning and evening, I know they are safe when I can't be there.
The only modification made was to add 1/4" hardware cloth over the mesh. I live in a wooded area with every kind of predator and wanted to be sure nothing could slip in, including grabby racoon hands.
Eglu is pricy, but well worth the investment.
The coop works very well in the small area I have available for my chickens. The coop itself was easy to put together and very secure - the run a bit more fiddly. Expect it will take a couple of hours at least. It is very easy to clean and maintain. My only "gripe" would be the plastic inserts that go over the stairs don't fit very well. This is minor - just a small irritation, but I wonder how long they will last. The coop and run are pretty and blend in with the yard. I chose the Eglu for its design and ease of cleaning. I live in a neighborhood near to a wilderness area, so we get predator animals such as foxes, coyotes, hawks, raccoons, and the occasional bear. I am quite sure the coop and run will hold up to anything but, perhaps, a determined bear. I keep an outside light on to foil the bear and I bring the feed in every night, which the bear can smell from a distance. After about a month, so far, so good.
Ordered a cube, run, autodoor and fencing during COVID quarantine, had to wait a long time but it was worth the wait and the cost. So well designed, the Omlet designers really worked through all the details... made our first experience of chicken keeping so much easier and our girls are so happy and healthy. Assembly definitely takes a long time, but it's not hard... just use the videos and don't rush, it all comes together exactly as described. Being able to move the coop around the yard with the wheels to fresh grass is brilliant and the chickens love the change of scenery and fresh grass. Had a couple of minor issues with the run extension but was really pleased with the responsiveness and friendliness of customer service... they absolutely stand behind the product, which is important when making this kind of investment. The autodoor is a life-changer if you work outside the home... makes the whole thing so much more possible and stress-free.