While searching for the perfect coop, I initially dismissed plastic. But as I ruled out one wooden coop after another, I finally explored the Eglu. Reviews were excellent, You Tube videos helpful, and I am a fan of modern design.
It took me two days to assemble, and I'm proud to say I did it myself. It's a solid structure I know inside and out. Hens took to it immediately.
I have a light layer of sand in the poop tray, so daily cleaning is like scooping a cat litter box. I wipe down the roost bars and I'm done.
I purchased the automatic door and I love it. While I do check on my flock in the morning and evening, I know they are safe when I can't be there.
The only modification made was to add 1/4" hardware cloth over the mesh. I live in a wooded area with every kind of predator and wanted to be sure nothing could slip in, including grabby racoon hands.
Eglu is pricy, but well worth the investment.
The coop works very well in the small area I have available for my chickens. The coop itself was easy to put together and very secure - the run a bit more fiddly. Expect it will take a couple of hours at least. It is very easy to clean and maintain. My only "gripe" would be the plastic inserts that go over the stairs don't fit very well. This is minor - just a small irritation, but I wonder how long they will last. The coop and run are pretty and blend in with the yard. I chose the Eglu for its design and ease of cleaning. I live in a neighborhood near to a wilderness area, so we get predator animals such as foxes, coyotes, hawks, raccoons, and the occasional bear. I am quite sure the coop and run will hold up to anything but, perhaps, a determined bear. I keep an outside light on to foil the bear and I bring the feed in every night, which the bear can smell from a distance. After about a month, so far, so good.
Ordered a cube, run, autodoor and fencing during COVID quarantine, had to wait a long time but it was worth the wait and the cost. So well designed, the Omlet designers really worked through all the details... made our first experience of chicken keeping so much easier and our girls are so happy and healthy. Assembly definitely takes a long time, but it's not hard... just use the videos and don't rush, it all comes together exactly as described. Being able to move the coop around the yard with the wheels to fresh grass is brilliant and the chickens love the change of scenery and fresh grass. Had a couple of minor issues with the run extension but was really pleased with the responsiveness and friendliness of customer service... they absolutely stand behind the product, which is important when making this kind of investment. The autodoor is a life-changer if you work outside the home... makes the whole thing so much more possible and stress-free.
Very helpful staff answering my queries via email before I ordered it and it arrived before the due delivery date, well packaged, I was concerned as it seemed a lot of money to spend on a hen house but I have not been disappointed, I needed something to keep my girls safe and secure should we be out at lock up time. My neighbour had always done this for us but they have moved house. The eglu is very well made and whilst it took us some hours to put up, we were very pleased. Cleaning it is a dream, I'm sure we won't be bothered with mite anymore. The auto door means I get a lie in and let the girls out of the run just before I leave for work and coax them back into the run with some corn when I get in. The first few weeks I still went out to check the door had closed correctly but I now have full confidence in it.
We go on holiday soon and the real test will begin. They will stay in the run with my son just popping over once a day to check on food and water and collect any eggs.
I got this to replace two smaller coops and it works perfectly. Particularly like the raised egg collection door
Putting it together was more of a challenge than we expected with lots and lots of clips!
However I am well aware fox has sniffed around it most nights and my chickens are all alive to tell the tale, so it’s a big ???? from me ????
I was pleasantly surprised of the quality of the product, how well they went together, and the superb Engineering. I will be very happy if the price was little bit lower ;-)
My chickens and I are very happy with my coop and run! Thank you all so much for this great product and wonderful customer service!
I love the simplicity of the eglu chicken coop. It's really easy to clean and the chickens love it.
I bought the Eglu cube with 6ft run. I am very impressed with the quality and ease of set up. I have 4 good size hens so I added the 3ft run extension. The ladies love it and i am looking forward to years of enjoyment and a safe home for our flock.