WALK IN CHICKEN RUN
Are your chickens cooped up? We designed the Walk In Chicken Run to give chickens more space, without compromising on style, security or size.
We’re Omlet and since 2004 we’ve been rethinking every aspect of keeping and caring for chickens. Inspired by the magic when humans and animals connect, we watch, learn, ask and invent. Our products will make you wonder: why hasn't it always been done this way?
five standout features
Does your flock love to frolic?
Curious explorers at heart, your hens love bug chasing, wing stretching and feather preening. The Walk In Chicken Run makes room for their roaming, with plenty of space and height inside for you to join their adventuring.
TRUSTED BY hens AND THEIR humans
No one in the world loves your chickens as much as you do – except for us. That's why we've engineered the Walk In Run to keep them safe. Raccoon proof mesh, anti-tunnel skirting and a hawk defying roof come as standard.
- All-round heavy duty steel
- Raccoon proof mesh
- Unique anti-tunnel skirt
we've got you covered
Wind, rain, sun and snow should not stop play. That’s why we’ve created the perfect set of tailor made run covers for your hens’ run. Clear covers protect from chills in fall and winter, and dark green shades will keep your flock cool in spring and summer. Whatever the weather, we’ve got you covered.
Chickens need stimulation and enrichment, especially if it’s not safe to let them roam. We have designed accessories that instantly and ingeniously turn your chickens’ run into an adventure playground, with maximum motivation in the form of tasty treats:
coMpatible with all coops
No matter what kind of chicken coop your hens call home, it can be integrated with the Walk In Run. All you need is one of our connection kits to add the Walk In Run to any of our Eglu chicken coops. Or simply place your current coop inside of the Walk In Run for instant, all-encompassing protection.
Grow with your girls
Don’t let chicken math get the better of you – the Walk In Run’s unique modular design lets you effortlessly expand your run at any time. Grow your flock’s enclosure along with their numbers through our customizable expansion kits.
We set out to engineer an enclosure to eliminate all hen keeping concerns, that’s why every detail has been meticulously considered.
The Walk In Run arrives flat-packed and ready for backyard building. Follow the step-by-step instructions and build-along videos to construct your run just like our engineers (no degree required). Apart from a brief stint with a screwdriver (for the door latch) all you need is your hands and our remarkable, patented mighty clips.
Frequently Asked Questions
While the strong materials and thought out design make it extremely hard for predators to get to your pets, no run is 100% predator proof.
From September 2023, Omlet's Walk in Chicken Run comes with a smaller mesh pitch at the lower half of the run to stop dexterous predators like raccoons from reaching in.
If you live in an area with lots of predators, including wild cats, coyotes and possums, as well as smaller animals like minks and weasels, you might want to consider adding additional protection to the run. If you've seen raccoons around your yard, it's also a good idea to secure doors and latches with extra locks to stop them getting to your flock.
The metal chicken runs are designed to be used outdoors for years to come. However, we recommend that you check the run regularly for signs of corrosion, especially if you live somewhere with extreme weather conditions or close to the sea. Corrosion will occur if the coating has been scratched or scraped for example. If you do see some, remove any loose rust and touch up with a weather resistant paint.
If you have covers on your run and experience heavy snowfall it's advised you clear the snow off the roof to avoid the panels being damaged from the weight.
The size of run you need depends on how many chickens you have, the size of your chickens and how much they are allowed to roam free outside the run. Always aim to give your chickens as much space as you can, either by letting them free range in the garden/backyard or by extending the run. If you’re having troubles deciding on what run size to get, feel free to contact our customer services team who will be happy to guide you!
The Walk In Run can be attached to your house or another building, you can see examples of how other customers have done this in the customer images below. We do however not currently have a ready made solution for this, so we recommend you speak to a DIY specialist to make sure it’s done safely.
All of the Eglu chicken coops can be attached to a Walk In Run using a connection kit. For the Eglu Cube and Eglu Go UP, you need to have a 6 ft. run or longer in order to attach the coop. If you have another type of coop it will be possible to attach it, but again you should consult a specialist.
You should wait until the chicks are at least 6 weeks old before you take them outside. It might be a good idea to keep them separate for the first week so they can get used to being outdoors before having to interact with the rest of the flock, but this depends slightly on the breed and your setup. If it’s cold and wet you might want to wait a bit longer before you introduce them to the outside world.
The bottom 20in of the mesh have a mesh pitch of 0.5 in x 2.9 in, and the upper half mesh and the roof panels are 1.9 in. x 2.9 in.
speak to a walk in run ambassador near you
Omlet Ambassadors are customers turned product experts.
They can answer all your questions about the Walk In Run and share their experience using it with their hens.
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walk in run Size & Specs
1.9in. x 2.9in
0.5in x 2.9in