I love my Eglu Cube set-up. This coop is so easy to clean, and my flock of 6 love it. I have the auto door and coop light, and I never worry about my chickens at night - this coop is like Fort Knox. I love the size of it and the way it looks. I am so happy I didn't get a wooden coop, the Eglu gives me peace of mind.
I've had chickens for a few months now, and the Cube is so easy to clean. Every day I knock the poo off the roosting bars into the tray, give it a spray and wipe, and then change the newspaper in the tray. Once a week I take the bars and tray out and give them a good clean, and change the nesting material. I have 4 large hybrids and there's plenty of room. My Cube has the 2m run it came with attached to a 4x2m walk in run. They are pricey but worth it.
Overall we are happy with coop and the 9ft run, however the product design could be improved to allow the run to be added / removed to/from the coop without virtually having the coop entirely unassembled again especially when you have the auto door. It would also help to include extra screws as found 2 of the long ones were dud and some extra zip ties would have been helpful. In terms of the instructions we found steps could have been clearer in areas especially with regard to adding the plate brackets for the run to be fixed and stressing vital to join run at this point before going further building the coop!
The coop is excellent quality and the chickens love it. I also bought and fitted the coop light and the automatic door. The door works brilliant and I am considering a second one to fit to the inner door to stop the birds from sleeping in the laying area. The light could do with being on for 20 minutes before the door closes as it normally comes on after the chickens have gone to bed, I have fitted a motion light to help the birds settle.
The perch I have fitted under the coop for the chickens to use whilst having some shade in the summer heat. The 2 metre perch is good quality and the two poles have a well made attachment to make the full length. The end connectors are good quality and easily attach to wooden posts or to the pen wire as long as it is a thick wire with little to no movement.
Definitely recommend the coop, perch and the door.
Easy to move around and cleaning is so simple and very easy to do. My chicken love it!!
What can I say, fantastic product, so easy to keep clean, highly recommended.
A great piece of design. Easy to assemble and even easier to use. Really fit for purpose = happy hens.
This is a super coop! My chickens love the layout especially upstairs sleeping/laying and sheltered underneath space where they feel safe.
As with both the Omlet coops I've had, cleaning and accessibility are brilliant. Really easy to keep an eye on everyone, perfect height.
I only have one criticism - the wheels are not great for moving the coop. It's easy, if rather heavy, on totally flat grass BUT any kind of slight bump, little bit longer grass or slight undulation makes wheeling the coop really hard work. I needed a coop that I could move very easily but the size of the wheels and especially the clearance off the ground make this difficult. Omlet designs are so fab, I did expect a better wheeling system from them.
I live in Chicago, IL and, when I first got into backyard chickens, I was gifted with an Eglu Go Up.
I had a great time with the Go Up and I highly recommend it for anyone just getting into the hobby who isn't keen to make a major daily time commitment: while assembling the attached fencing can be a bit tricky, the coop itself is extremely easy to setup and maintain on a daily basis.
At any rate, I liked my Go Up so much that when I decided to use some of my recent pandemic downtime to upgrade my run and grow my flock a bit, investing in the Cube and the automatic door seemed like a no-brainer.
I am extremely happy with the Cube. I have been pleasantly surprised to find that it is even easier to install and maintain than the Go Up, and that's really saying something, considering how easy the Go Up is to manage.
In fact, the design of the Cube is so refined that the thing practically manages itself and my daily maintenance time for my flock of 10 is, at this point, five minutes or fewer.
Beyond the time savings, I also find that the partition between the roosting bit and the nesting bit helps me save on pine shavings. In the Go Up, the birds nest and roost in the same area with the ultimate consequence that the nesting medium needs to be changed every day. With the Cube, however, the partition in the middle keeps the birds out of the nesting part at night (which prevents them from soiling it) and thus requires less frequent changing.
At any rate, the Cube is great. I find that it is one of the rare purchases one makes that not only meets expectations, but manages to exceed them in unanticipated ways over time.
This is a really excellent product, well made and an ingenious design. It was easy to put together. The instruction book is clear and comprehensive, similar to the ones that come with IKEA products in fact. The little door between the sleeping area and the nest box is a neat feature as it keeps the nest box clean. Our hens have taken to it very quickly and seem to be very happy with it.