It took a little longer than I thought it would to build, mostly because the ceiling of the run won't slot into the house, as easily as it looks in the instructions. That said we've made it work and the chickens love their home. I'm glad we chose green over purple in the end too. The eglu is great and so easy to maintain.
My purchase experience was a little trying - issues with offer codes and broken parts - however, the Omlet team were very patient and obliging and I eventually had everything I needed. The build took some time, (I was probably being a bit too precise about it!) but, after a couple of days of on/off activity, I was the proud owner of a beautiful Eglu Go Coop and Run. The girls arrived a couple of weeks later (ex-bats) and immediately took to it - although we had a fair few crazy moments as they learnt how to be chickens and I learnt how to be a chicken keeper!. The run caging is a little "soft" in places but then it's probably not meant to be leant upon when trying to fix shades in place! I have found that I've needed to line the inside of the run with sunshade material since, without it, the girls simply ejected most of the woodchips! (Quite a challenge to do that from the inside!). We live near the North Cornwall coast so it's often wet and windy, hence opting for a plastic coop. I absolutely believe I have made the right decision, the Eglu is so easy to keep clean and it's resistance to the weather is pretty good. 2 months in, we've got some small signs of rust on the run and the shade eyelets, however these are purely cosmetic and in no way compromise the overall look and/or security of the run. I'm very happy to leave the girls in when we go out, the run is spacious enough and very secure. Next time (yes, I'm already planning for a bigger flock!), I would look at buying a raised coop and, if I added another run, something that is a little easier for me to get into and out of for cleaning/maintenance etc. The option of an electronic opener would be a luxury too. I guess I need to start saving for a new Cube!!!
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.
I was fighting a losing battle with red mite as the wooden coops had to many little hiding places I bought my Eglu go and and it has solved it I just take it apart and jet wash it every three days problem solved AMAZING nowhere for the little creepers to hide
Coop is brilliant but didn't come with instructions and would of cost an extra £100 to have them put it together on delivery so had to put it together by guess work and took us all day as it all comes in pieces and it's not that simple without instructions, it's a good product but would of been helpful with them
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!