I love my omlet set up, I have two rescues from The Hens Trust and an Andalusian Grey who is 6 years old, I have mobility problems and cleaning and using the Eglu Cube is very easy for me, I like the nest box and they took to it immediately going in to lay their eggs. I have a sunshade and weatherproofs for under the run, I went for a 2 metre run and have the 12 Metere netting surrounding it so they can free range, With the heavy rain we had I put the heavy duty windbreak over the top and this seems to keep the rain out.
Very pleased with my purchase.
I must say, so far I love the coop. It was easy to assemble and maintain. We actually fit 12 chickens, mostly Ameraucanas, in ours and they have plenty of room. Have had a few hot days recently and the coop has been cool for them at night. Looking forward to see how it does in a Buffalo winter. Also bought a walk-in pen but have not been able to assemble yet. The only reason I am not giving 5 stars is due to the delays in receiving my products without updates from the company. I had to inquire each time to figure out why there were delays in delivery, without the company giving me updates that items were out of stock. My coop was a couple weeks delayed, but the fence was about a month delayed. Each time I reached out to customer service they were friendly and able to answer my questions. Overall very satisfied and just ordered a second coop for the chickens we are adopting from another farm!
Everything was included in the shipment, which was a lot!! It was pretty well laid out. There were a couple of places where there were questions on assembly, but the online video was a good supplement to the assembly process. So far, after three weeks of usage, everything seems to be working well. aut
Took 6 hours to build but that was the worst part. Easy to clean and well thought out my 3 hens love it.
No more worries of wood rot. Well designed coop and run. I wished there was a roost bar for inside as I don't like that they crouch on the slotted floor, which is almost always coated with their droppings, so I created one and that helps. We will have to watch the plastic fasteners to make sure they hold up over time
It was very fiddly to build. With the 3m run, it is not easy to move around. Clips fall off every time we move It. The guage of the mesh is not small enough to keep out mice. Other than than It is easy to clean.
Omlet Says: Hi Michelle,
Re the clips they shouldn't fall off when you move it, I wonder if you have them on properly, as usually they are exceptionally difficult to get off the run. I will email you regarding them. Re the mesh to keep out mice, the mice are attracted to the food, it is best not to throw food on the ground or give them too much that they don't eat it all and mice won't be encouraged to come.
Lara @ Omlet
Great product. Excellent quality and function. Our hens love it.
The end product is excellent and I & my chickens couldn't be happier. 4 items of mesh for the run were missing from the original order, but this was promptly addressed by S. from customer service dept. I found the construction complicated, particularly the run & extension. On my own it took me approx. 20 hours to build. The instruction manual is 68 pages of pictures. The materials are of a first class quality, very strong, well made & finished
We ordered the Eglu cube after foxes killed 10 of my chickens. Since putting my new birds in their new home we have had a fox try its luck again but to no avail! We looked out the window one morning to see a very disappointed fox lying on the grass next to the cage!! After a lot of sleepless nights it is great knowing that they are safe. It is a good size and looks great in the garden. The only downside is that it is not suitable for chicks. The chicks can squeeze through the bars so we have had to put chicken wire around the bottom temporarily until they grow a bit. They also fall through the roosting bars in the house so we have had to adapt that too. This shouldn't be a problem in a few weeks though once they have fattened up a bit but worth noting if you have very small chicks.
The clips which clip the run together are not particularly sturdy so we re-enforced with cable ties. Think we used about 600 in total but it is now as sturdy as a rock.
The plastic is very easy to clean and reduces issues with mites etc.
Despite the few adaptations made, i would definitely recommend. It is certainly the best thing i have seen on the market after lots of research. It is expensive but worth every penny if my birds are safe. They certainly have a posh pad now.
Have had a wooden hen house but was plagued by redmite. This design seems mite proof as its washable, sturdy material, well made but a shame about the colours, gaudy green and garish purple