Having had a wooden ark previously decided to go for omlet for easy cleaning and maintenance ! Brilliant on that front, very quick to clean out! !
Girls Sussed out the steps up straight away but one still insists on throwing herself off the top rung and lands with a splat coming down in the morning!
Love the door, easy to shut them in at night!
Run was slightly complicated to put together, hubby was in charge of construction and the number of pieces did seem to make the job harder than maybe it need to be!!
Regardless of that will probably get the extension to give them more space soon!!!
Love the colour...brightens up the garden and makes me smile!!!
Would definitely recommend ( and have done to friends!!!) looking forward to the eggs arriving now!!!
I purchased my go up before our winter. We have very snowy winters. I live in the Northeast US and before the up I saw rodent evidence under my go. I got the no more road and evidence my girls love being up off of the ground and very little snow got into their coop. Love love love!
An excellent product …. enables me to move the eglu and run every couple of days without having to rely on anyone.
Having the eglu off the ground also gives the hens extra space and a snug area in which to shelter from adverse weather conditons!
My entire package has been a great success, the chickens are producing four eggs now after just five weeks. They seem very happy and i try to let them go free range when I am able to supervise them. Unfortunately we are inundated with foxes and we have red kites so are not safe untended.
This is what my hens have been waiting for.
They never really liked not being able to go up and perch at night and often would perch on top of the Eglu Go, before going in at night.
This is just perfect, ideal height, easier for me to clean out too.
The ladder is amazing.
We attached a bit of our old un-used run to the legs, so now is perfect for attaching the feed and water under the GO
I use Omlet chicken fencing, so didn't need to buy the run, which would have been very expensive, but the price of the frame and ladder is great value.
Also used my old plastic cover to go around two of the legs so it keeps dry under there too. The hens love going under there when its wet and windy.
I wish Omlet, you would produce a separate nesting box.
The one in the Go gets too dirty overnight, so I have bought a small wooden weatherproof rabbit box for them to lay eggs in, They usually lay after they have been let out in the morning, so this way I get clean eggs. A small Omlet one would be much better though. perhaps like a mini GO?
Also the feeders for the GO are too large and deep. Something half the size would be ideal for 2/3 hens.
Thank you Omlet
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!
Attaches to my existing Eglu Go easily. Hens hopped up straight away and happy to shelter under it, too. Best of all; easy on my back.
This is my first ever egg coop and I have to say that the Omlet team couldn't have been more helpful and with the Eglu is fabulous. I put the Eglu and run together myself in just under 2 hours with relative ease (much easier than Ikea flat pack!) and minimal bad language. I have 2 hens who have plenty of room and,although one of them can't work out how to use the ladder, they both appear to be very happy in their new home. The wheels help me move the setup around the garden easily and design makes cleaning out fast and easy to carry out. One difficulty I'm having is with the food compartment. I'm finding it very difficult to open it to clean it effectively and once I have opened it I then find it difficult to close. I think I might have to buy another feeder. Otherwise, I've had the Go Up for about 6 weeks now and would highly recommend it.
Once assembled this is a very good run. It fits next to the Eglu without any gaps.
Unless your Eglu and run will be static, the wheels are a godsend. Originally we didn't order the wheels, without them it is impossible to move. We ended up getting the wheels, so easy to move with them. No strain on your back.
When you move it you need to keep an eye on the ladder, it can become slightly misaligned.
Assembling the run wasn't easy. There are lots of mesh panels, some with very similar sizes. Instructions are included, if the parts were numbered It would be much easier. The cable ties are really fiddly.
I think a delivery note should be included with your purchase. All it arrived with is the instruction manual.
The coop is very nice and easy to clean. Took a long time (3 weeks) to get my ladies used to,it but now they're happy going into it. The ladder is my bone of content.....I have Orpington and Light Sussex, large breed chickens, and the ladder is just not made for that size feet....I had to abandon the idea of getting them to use the ladder,they got their feet tangled up despite jumping nearly to the highest. There should be a ladder with wider steps.
Apart from that the coop is good, the customer service responded to queries immediately and all is well.