We had an Eglu classic with 3 metre run for 5 years and we've been very satisfied, but the walk in run takes chicken keeping to a new level (literally) The hens are happier and so are we.
Construction is straight forward, but it's a good idea to read the instructions carefully first. The run is thoughtfully designed and well made.
It took us a bit more effort than we thought it would to assemble it but once it was up the hens and I were very pleased. We have a fox problem and the hens have been very safe in their bigger run.
True to form, Omlet have thought of everything. Design, quality and ease of use. It would be good if you could purchase 'kick boards' to clip to the base of the frame so that you could optionally fill it with something the chickens could forage in as I have installed it on the patio. My boys loved building this.
Good quality walk-in run. Looks very smart in the garden. Build time is abit under-estimated on the website I think. A 3x2 walk-in run took more like 3 hours to assemble.
Perfect for giving the chickens more space and allowing the children to interact with them in a safe environment.
The walk in run is an excellent design. I have nothing but praise for this run which can be extended/added to by choosing the appropriate parts on the easy-to-use Omlet web site. The stable doors with an easy, quick to use latch are great. The welded mesh with anti fox skirt mean I can confidentially leave my chickens secure and safe from predators when I am not home to let them free range.
We purchased the run as our chickens had become escape artists and were getting over and through the netting fence despite clipped wings! They are now contained though we have not put the roof panels on as they would collect twigs and leaves.
Our only criticism is that the instructions and diagrams are not clear enough at the start as I started with the poles on the inside of the panels and needed a bit of sleight of hand to correct this.
Wonderful extension to our Eglu Classic run. Not that easy for 2 of us (over 60s) to put up but our 4 bantams love the space.
I would recommend clearing and flattening the area, before beginning. Hummocks, hillocks, long grass and cold wet weather made our assembly very difficult.
The clips can be very difficult to open and close, especially with cold hands. Putting them in warm water does help (the clips, not the hands!)
No more crawling, bending, dirty knees etc. The walk in run has transformed our chicken keeping and the hens seem very happy. It's easy to move around and maintain the bark chipping on the floor, we've installed some branches which the birds love to sit on whilst they preen etc. and they're perfectly safe. Easy to open the top part of the door to deliver treats.
Well done Omlet - a perfect house for urban hens.