I bought a cube with extension, my 3 chickens enjoy it and it is easy to clean... but it is certainly not easy to move (possibly due to the 1m extension). The nesting box also gets wet when it rains, so not great for the amount of money it costs. The rain covers are a bit pathetic too. However, it looks cool in my garden! Review for: Eglu Cube Mk1 Chicken Coop with 2m Run Package - Purple
Omlet Says: Thanks for your review, we have now launched an updated version of the Eglu Cube which has solved all these issues.
Great that our girls are now fox proof BUT given the cost of the Cube, it ought to be perfect by now. To my mind there are 4 main design faults:
1. No internal night perch - why ever not? Our girls end up sleeping in the nesting box which means that the eggs and they get covered in poo - not good
2. Not enough steps on the ladder - it must be easy to add one more, surely?
3. An external day perch would be excellent at the back of the run underneath the coup to ensure they could perch somewhere when locked in the run. This would give them a bit of comfort when the ground is wet.
4. The grub is great but the glug doesn't provide them with water quickly enough especially when the weather has been but. I've ended up abandoning it and hooking a water container up instead.
Overall, great for peace of mind from a safety point of view but still lots of improvements to be made on the design front. Review for: Eglu Cube Mk1 Chicken Coop with 2m Run Package - Purple
Bought the cube to move the girls into from the Eglu. They haven't yet moved so this is based on building only. It was a PIG to put together. TWO HOURS? You have GOT to be joking. It was at least twice that with both of us working flat out and we had to resort to a hammer in the end. We were a washer short and the run didn't want to fit. The ladder was a nightmare because the holes didn't line up. One side piece really didn't want to fit flush and all I can say is that if that's how you keep draughts out the hens must like a lot of fresh air. The lid was awful because no matter how much you adjusted the runners the only way to engage the lid properly was to put it on backwards. It did eventually go together and I hope the girls will like it but they will have to be ecstatic about it for my husband to forgive it the trauma of its assembly! Review for: Eglu Cube Mk1 Chicken Coop with 2m Run Package - Green