Well I have not gotten my chickens yet. I am waiting till it's a bit cooler. I'm in Texas! But the coop is assembled and waiting. The pros are it is attractive and I think it will be okay. My husband helped me assemble it and honestly is was no easy task but we managed. After putting it all up and securing it I really wish I had gotten the Eglu Go Up. This one will be very difficult to clean the run since it sits on the ground. Very difficult to get a rake inside the run to clean it. I have never kept chickens before so it is all a learning process. I know there is a "conversion" kit but I cannot justify another $400.00 so I will make do. The coop itself is very nice! It will be easy to clean and gather the eggs. It's just the run that will be difficult.
I bought this for the size & look of it & was not disappointed I have 3 lavender Peking Banthams who are very happy to live here and have plenty of room. Both the hens are laying in the nest box everyday
We are first time chicken keepers and wanted a coop that was easy to maintain and to access so that my little boy could help to look after our ladies. We chose an Eglu Go in purple - it looks bright and cheery in the garden, can be blasted off in a jiffy with the jet wash and doesn't require the maintenance of keeping red mite at bay like a traditional wooden house would. We bought the 2 metre run to attach to it, which is plenty of room for the ladies for a couple of hours until they go free ranging for the day. It is well made, sturdy and most importantly, fox proof. A brilliant product, I think I just might need another one for some more hens.... :)
The Eglu Go is the perfect size for my 3 ex battery hens. It is easy to clean and put together. The cover is perfect for shade and protection from the rain.
Our Eglu Go is now 2 years old and looks as good as new. It was a Go Hutch for guinea pigs (with 2-metre run) until recently when we converted it to a Go Coop (with 3-metre run) using the integrated roosting bars and nesting box - and both our hens and us love it! It's very quick and easy to clean. And no red mite; what's not to like?! :-)
This is a really excellent chicken coop. A bit fiddly to put together, but now my chickens are really happy in it! It is very easy to clean and has proved resistant to our quite persistent foxes. Highly recommended!
Our Eglu Go is now 2 years old and still looks brand new. We used to have guinea pigs in it but recently converted it for chickens with the simple, yet highly effective, integrated nesting box and roosting bar set (just £20). We've added an extra 1-metre extension and have the whole thing on hardwood chippings. The hens took to it from Day One and seem very happy. Its easy to clean. We sprinkle the Bokashi Bran (available from Omlet) on their layers pellets and on the droppings tray, which almost completely eliminates the odour and firms up droppings for easy removal into the compost bins. Happy hens, happy me!
My only (constructive) criticism is that I wish Omlet would produce a 'connection kit' (following the slope of the ladder) to allow me to convert this 'Go' to a 'Go UP', using my existing run. The only thing stopping me is the sheer cost of replacing all that perfectly good ground-level run to the taller UP runs. Come on Omlet; please make conversion simpler and cheaper, than I'd do it - and many other customers I reckon.
Fantastic set up for newbie chicken keepers like myself! I opted for the delivery and set up service, purely for time saving peace of mind! It is easy to keep clean, and my chickens soon settled in, and laid us an egg, getting to us!
great coop, could do with being slightly bigger for the amount of chickens they say will fit. i would say up to three chickens or four bantams.
It really is a great coop although I only received three run clips and it is jarder to clean than first assumed, it is also hard to assemble but it is such a great coop and my girls just love it. Very satisfied!