At 75 I believe we should keep trying to learn something new. Friends moved away and could not take their chickens with them so I volunteered to have them. Thanks to the Omlet site I seem to have learned quite a lot and my pleasure in Rosemary and Thyme was certainly increased when our Eglu Go-Up arrived. Since then we bought an extension for it and a perch and the treat caddies as well. We are being given two beautiful eggs a day in gratitude from the girls. We have only had them a few months so we suppose the eggs are costing us at least £15 each, but what fun and giggles we have with them!!!
The reviewer has 2-4 No idea pets
I love this coop! Three dogs got into my yard and could NOT get to my chickens, who bless their hearts were so terrified! It’s so easy to clean and I love the easy open door. So far they’re not getting how to walk in the ladder but I think with time they will. It’s so cute!
The reviewer has 2-4 pets
We upgraded as have been so impressed with the 2nd hand Eglu Go we had originally, wish we had stopped using wooden coops years ago.
I love that I'm not having to bend to clean the tray/ get eggs any more.
The girls love the extra height. We transferred in the Omlet perch we got them and they really like being able to see when sat high up, they were blocked by the all weather cover in the Go. They also flap from the door of their Eglu to the perch to the end of the run so its been great during bird flu lockdown.
I absolutely love this coop BUT, it wasn't nearly as easy to put together. The zip ties that came with it were flimsy and broke easily and the plastic clips I decided not to use because the West Texas sun would make them brittle. I just used fence wire and it worked great. Thank goodness there was a UTube video or we would have been lost. Other than I love it, it seems to be very safe from critters.
The reviewer has 4-6 Delaware, Easter Egg pets
We bought this a month ago now for 2 chickens my children were gifted by the grandies... Communication was initially excellent. One part was packed in the box incorrectly. The part had to be shipped from the UK and was apparently returned due to customs. We had to follow this up on several occassions, but eventually received the correct part and coop is finally fully functional.
The reviewer has 2-4 Bantam Australorps pets
Omlet Says: Hi Rebecca! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review.
I'm sorry you experienced some delays when waiting for your replacement part. Unfortunately given the circumstances we did have a few teething problems with customs, however, we have worked really hard to prevent any delays caused by this again. We're so glad to hear you're happy first time customers!!
The coop is ok, watertight and relatively compact but it's the run I have issues with. It's held together by flimsy little green clips & cable ties. We bought this coop and run to keep the chickens closer to the house during the winter where they will get more sunlight so it's not a permanent fixture but breaking it down to store is going to be impossible. You cannot unclip the ties or clips that come with the run and they are likely to break. This is a huge waste of money unless you are happy to keep the run up all year round but they will degrade with age as they are green plastic and the sun will make them brittle.
This is just a huge amount of money for a quite rubbish piece of kit.
The reviewer has 4-6 chickents pets
Omlet Says: Hi there! Thanks for your review.
I'm really sorry to hear that you aren't very happy with your purchase. You should be able to remove the clips that come with the run if you would like to and if any did break we would be more than happy to send out some replacements for you. Also, one of the great things about the Eglu Go and the Go Up is that you can purchase a wheel set and handles separately, should you want to of course, and this will enable you to move the coop and run around the garden to fresh grass, into more sunlight or even a garage for the summer if you didn't want to take it down completely.
Bought our 1st eglu second hand just over a year ago and wish we had tried them earlier, fantastic. So much easier to keep clean, we've had NO red mite this last year and it looks better at 5 years old than the last expensive 1 year old wood one we had. Considering we had 3 wooden coops in 7 years as despite painting with wood protection, they rooted, the Eglu is cheaper and cleaner!
Also its stood up to our very active fox family of 4, where wooden ones had not at other houses with less active foxes. I'd got a rabbit run with the run floor thankfully, and we can see where they have been trying to dig under the run or chew / scratch open the door every night. We were gifted some more rescue hens plus with bird flu wanted more run space, so I bought a new Go up with run extensions.
We are using mesh and the old run to floor it, just incase, as I've never had such active foxes as we do in this garden. I wish I got better pics but several times we have had 2+ foxes sat on the eglu roof glaring at me in frustration.
The Go Up run the birds definitely prefer, they have a view when on their Eglu perch now, and often flap-fly from the top of the steps to the perch or swing at the other end. Love the double door too, far easier to feed and change water without them escaping than the original not Go run door was.
The reviewer has 2-4 Mixed pets
Fantastic coop for our chickens. They have the benefit of safety from predators while also being able to access fresh grass every day. My dog loves being able to sit outside the coop and watch them during the day; I know that he can not hurt them.
The reviewer has 2-4 pets
My daughter keeps chickens (Liddy's Lovelies). They help her to regulate her emotions, as she has a rare syndrome. Our friends ended up with an escaped chicken in their garden, and had no way of housing it until the owner could be found. We looked after it in a temporary ark, however, it soon became apparent that the owner was not forthcoming, especially when it began to crow! I'm no longer making eye contact with the neighbours!
We ordered the Eglu Go Up, as he was too timid to join the rest of the bunch, who are in lockdown. It took ages to arrive, due to issues with suppliers, but it was definitely worth the wait. You need a degree in engineering to work out the instructions on how to put it together, but luckily YouTube came to the rescue. We only have a small space to fit it in (behind the handrail of our front garden) but it fits in beautifully. it doesn't look out of place, and our little chap loves it! Sadly, he hasn't learnt how to use the steps yet, so I have to carry him up at night! all in good time though. He is currently on his own, but we hope to have a couple of Orpington ladies to join him later this year. I'd very happily buy more!
The reviewer has 1 Silkie pets
Great coop! Easy to clean, well engineered and thought out. The little bantam girls love it.
The reviewer has 6-8 Bantams mixed pets