I had an original Eglu when I lived in the UK and ever since moving to Australia had wanted another Eglu. The Eglu Go Up is a great chicken house, with the same great design, and build that I always expect with Omlet products. Eglus are by far the easiest pet housing to keep clean. No worries about mites or invaders. A larger range of colours would have been nice but always prefered the purple anyway. I just need to save and buy myself an Eglu Cube next, as I have always wanted one. I would recommend these products to anyone.
Love all we have purchased, they do the job keeping cats happy and safe outdoors. Chickens have the run of the farm during the day and then safely locked up if we are out or people come with their dogs to visit, etc. We also had constant worry with foxes and were not convinced their old house was fox proof. Their new house and run has us sleeping easy now, no more listening for break in's at night. Now recommend Omlet products to family and friends.
As per my earlier review i love this coop. I found it a little cramped if the girls we ere locked in for a while i have to admit to not being an early riser. I purchase this extension and I'm so pleased as it allows that bit more room for my 3 girls. Can really recommend and very easy to add.
Also i noticed in a recent review someone was having problems getting the feedbox to the back of the coop. Put it in while the shelves are out for cleaning. Also now with the extended run i bought a small light tarp from Bunnings ($3) that covers coop and first run and provides shelter from the rain so now i have even happier girls who are laying well.
We have had our chickens for a month now and could not be happier with the Go Up Coop and Run. It was delivered on time and the guy who assembled it was most helpful with advice on care of our new additions to the family. The coop is so easy to clean and totally fox proof (they visit our garden daily!).
I bought this coop with safety in mind as i lost my previous girls to a fox. I am wrapped how easy it is to clean, they worked the steps out instantly and even worked out to shelter underneath when it rained. Very happy with my purchase. Might try a swing under the lemon tree.
Unfortunately the go up wheels only come with two clips to fix the wheels, it needs four, the instructions are wrongly printed. Phoned and received two in post.
I am pleased with the eglu but there are a few things that could be improved. The house itself is great, I like the fact it is easy to clean and wont rot or harbour mites. Less good is the ladder - my little bantams cant walk down it, so they fly/fall out and crash into the wire of the run. Maybe they will learn but they have been in it about a month now. The other thing is lack of shelter from wind and rain - we have had to add on some windbreaks, as it has been windy and the rain blows straight under the house. If I put the food hopper where i can reach it from the door, the rain gets in it and the food goes mouldy. If I tuck it under the house, I have to crawl into the run to refill it, as there is no hatch to access it. So overall the eglu is 5 stars but the run and ladder 3 stars.
It took much longer than the estimated 2 hours to put together, however end result was good. I had hoped for one of the "fun" colours (pink, red) but only green or purple available in Australia. Have not yet purchased the chooks so can't say how they will like their home!
This Eglu has been fantastic. Love the rain proof feed container, the little rain tight house they have with adequate roosting perches, a comfy egg laying spot,great easy access to get the eggs,the slide out tray has been brilliant for ease of fertilising the garden with chicken manure and it 's so far been fox proof because of the skirt on it.
One improvement which could be incorporated is a triangular piece of plastic moulding easily attached to the coop floor to contain the shavings/straw within the egg laying area. Also it might contain a superficial bubble which could be used initially to stop the hens sitting on the nest box overnight. Then removed once they have learnt to roost on the roosting area.