We have a Siamese kitten who became more adventurous with age. We live near to a busy road and his journeys led him into neighbours gardens (over high fences) where his efforts to return meant the road was the best bet. We decided to improve his life chances and mine through stress we needed an enclosure/run to keep him safe. The Omlet run is well made and easy to construct. The company was efficient and kept us informed of delivery which also arrived as stated. We would recommend without hesitation.
I received the 2 x 3 x 2 run as a gift and I am very happy with this product!
Beyond building your own custom run, there is no better animal run on the market in the UK. This run is absolutely perfect for its purpose. It is incredibly strong and durable. I was so impressed by how it all fitted together when building it.
Me and my partner worked on building the run over a few days (weather permitting!) and admittedly we did quite struggle with the ground level part of the run. Niether of us have any DIY skills, and we found the skirt very fiddly, especially the double clips! We ended up soaking the clips in warm water because they were very stiff, but I learnt that just by leaving the clips inside a warm house they weren't so stiff either and easy to clip on.
Bar the ground level, the rest was very straight forward and I managed to put the rest up on my own.
Unfortunately some parts were missing on the door but omlet responded immediately and had them sent right out which I was very satisfied with. I put the locks on the doors OK but for some reason one of the locks is very stiff and hard to use. Otherwise fine.
The only reason I haven't given 5 stars is in the sheer difficulty of moving the run from one place to another. With this size and weight of the run you need at least 4 people to help move it and even then its a massive struggle. It twists and contorts and the poles separate if you are not super careful. So if you plan on moving your run around alot onto fresh patches of grass be prepared to call on as many helpers as you can!
This is a great product that I recommend highly to anyone looking to keep their pets safe outdoors. It looks great in the garden and gives you so much potential for hanging things from the cealing or adding perches etc. I love it and look forward to extending it too!!
We have the large egloo coop with the 6' run combined with the walk-in 9'x9' run. It is strong, protective and built to last. We shopped for months, finally went with Omlet, and four months later we are so glad we did. Thank you!
Very well engineered and manufactured -- ingenious system. Amazing it stands up so well being held together with loose fitting plastic clips! The powder coating is strong and easy to handle with no sharp edges. I have three engineering degrees, two at the masters level and I'm 81 years old -- in my day I've never seen any thing so well designed, functional and durable. A++ for your product.
Such a great product. I feel confident that my chickens are safe and as close to nature as they can be as pets. Previously I had a coop and separate run and was picking them up to put them out which would stress them out and me. Now they’re happy, and I can sit out watching them with a glass of wine.
I bought in to the Omlet system because my friend has a Mk2 with a 2 metre run which I like. But she has 2 chickens and I wanted to keep 4 so I wanted more room.
The 2x2x2 has turned out to add much more than just floor space however. I've put in 2 perches at different heights, and my birds fly around from one to the other. Also the stable doorway makes safe access very easy. I can re-fill water and food by leaning over the bottom stable door. And I can also from outside easily refill feeding trays that I hang from the ceiling.
My girls are very happy.
Pleased with finished result smart looking and strong materials.
it is a good product, robust netting, the double clips are very difficult if your fingers are becoming artheritic, but guess that is not everyone! Took a while to assemble, needs 2 to assemble, and 4 to move, which could be an issue, but overall happy
When we purchased our house in Wisconsin, it came with a huge and very elaborate hen house. The previous owners even said that their relatives called it the "chicken palace." However, they only kept broilers a few months a year, so never added a run. I was somewhat intimidated about trying to build a run myself that would be large enough and nice enough to be a match for this beautiful little building. And I was finding that the cost of just the green welded wire fencing was not insubstantial. So I was so happy to see this kit online. It came very quickly and the system for organizing the parts into lettered boxes is clever. However, as others as noted, the instructions are a bit vague. Do I assemble sections on the ground and then put them upright? Or do I put the frame up first and then add the panels? Or just start at one end and work my way around? I hadn't a clue and was assembling this by myself, but somehow managed to figure it out (start at one end and work your way around is the correct answer). I was surprised it does not attach to the ground but just rests on top, which is a good thing given the slight slope of the ground I had to deal with. I just wish the kit came with ground screws for the center poles. The grass has already grown up and concealed the skirt. Because I attached one end of the run directly to the hen house with pipe straps, I had some extra panels left over, which I zip-tied together to build a little howdy cage inside the hen house for introducing new poultry to the flock. I have no worries about the chickens (and now turkeys too) during the day, but here in Wisconsin our predators are on the larger side (e.g., coyotes), so I lock them up inside the house at night. The double stable door is really nice for feeding them treats. Great product if you want something sleek and professional looking rather than barnyardy.
They said it takes two to build, and yes it would’ve probably been a lot easier and quicker with two, but there is only me, it took all afternoon, but I did it....
It may be a little expensive, but now I see why. It’s sturdy, a great design and looks fantastic. My chooks are living in a posher pad than me..
My three new chooks are called Scramble, Sunny and OMLET