4.5 Out of 5 Stars (Based on 61 reviews)
Makes for such easy cleaning and mobile, had been looking at getting chickens for over a year, when this product came out it swung my decision - i got some!
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We are happy that our chickens are secure in this run. It is unweildy to move and could do with something to keep the run rigid. We would also like perches in the run. However we are happy enough to buy another extension should we need it.
I was really looking forward to my eglu arriveing, it gradually arrived over the course of about a week, but I didnt realise that having paid all that money I would have to build it, Im sorry but I found it very tedious. Also after being locked down in it for 4 days the chickens decamped to there other house I think they find the ladder uncomfortable to walk down and the ribbed nature of the base of the eglu uncomfortable. I thought that I would be able to move the eglu around easily but this requires 3 people and the structure of the run is not very robust.however I will try again to like the eglu
An excellent product …. enables me to move the eglu and run every couple of days without having to rely on anyone.
Having the eglu off the ground also gives the hens extra space and a snug area in which to shelter from adverse weather conditons!
Bought this with the 1m extension back in march. Delivery time from order was approximately 1 month but we were told of this with in a day or two of the order which was fine.
The gentleman who delivered it was professional and assembled it efficiently. He gave us a brief talk over how to handle and look after the three cooks we also bought and then left us to it. Whole thing took approximately 1.5hrs.
The coop is lovely and easy to clean. We ended up getting a Walk in run as although they say you can fit 3 in the Up and run, it was a bit cramped and difficult to clean. It was especially hard trying to get hold of the chickens at first as you can't really get inside the run. The WIR has made it much easier and more sociable.
The chickens have been fantastic but it has been a steep learning curve and its amazing how much you can spend on trying to keep them happy and healthy. They also poo FAR more than I ever expected.
We've settled into a good cleaning routine of cleaning the bars twice a week and then giving the whole thing a good clear out once a month. Whilst you can just slide the bottom drawer out to empty the droppings, my chickens don't seem to understand that their poo is supposed to drop between the bars. We end up scrubbing both the tray and the bars at each clean.
If I were to buy again then I would probably buy the Cube rather than the UP as it has a separate nesting area (the hens like to poo in their nesting box which means the eggs need a good clean) and Im already wishing I had more room for a few more hens. It really is addictive!
My entire package has been a great success, the chickens are producing four eggs now after just five weeks. They seem very happy and i try to let them go free range when I am able to supervise them. Unfortunately we are inundated with foxes and we have red kites so are not safe untended.
It seems the design of this has changed and there is no return on the foot pedal making it awkward to push down and, unless you have a hard soled pair of shoes on, is hard and sharp. Otherwise, the set, once you have engaged the pedals in the slots, makes life so much easier for wheeling the Go Up around
When i am away for the day i know they are safe
This is what my hens have been waiting for.
They never really liked not being able to go up and perch at night and often would perch on top of the Eglu Go, before going in at night.
This is just perfect, ideal height, easier for me to clean out too.
The ladder is amazing.
We attached a bit of our old un-used run to the legs, so now is perfect for attaching the feed and water under the GO
I use Omlet chicken fencing, so didn't need to buy the run, which would have been very expensive, but the price of the frame and ladder is great value.
Also used my old plastic cover to go around two of the legs so it keeps dry under there too. The hens love going under there when its wet and windy.
I wish Omlet, you would produce a separate nesting box.
The one in the Go gets too dirty overnight, so I have bought a small wooden weatherproof rabbit box for them to lay eggs in, They usually lay after they have been let out in the morning, so this way I get clean eggs. A small Omlet one would be much better though. perhaps like a mini GO?
Also the feeders for the GO are too large and deep. Something half the size would be ideal for 2/3 hens.
Thank you Omlet
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!
Attaches to my existing Eglu Go easily. Hens hopped up straight away and happy to shelter under it, too. Best of all; easy on my back.
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