I was looking for a run that would last, was as fox proof as possible and wouldn't look horrendous in the garden. This run ticks all those boxes. It's height means walking in and around the run is easy and with two young children we can easily spend time in with our chickens. The only negative would be the plastic clips. They do the job but are an environmental nightmare. I can imagine them floating around in the seas in the future. I wonder if there's another material that could be used for that, or could they be sent back and recycled into new clips? Food for thought about an otherwise great run.
We purchased the 3x3 chicken run to add to our existing eglu cube. We are very happy with the run. Our chickens love the extra space and the extra height with the run makes it so much easier to interact with the chickens. The run was easy to put together but was hard to move once put together so I recommend building it where you want it to be placed. It is well designed and the doors are great with really secure hinges. Overall we are very happy with our Omlet products and they look great in our backyard.
The walk-in run was quick to put together once you understand the instructions and provides fantastic safety for my girls. The ability to extend at any time means we can change the configuration if we increase the flock.
Great product, we have 2 cubes attached to ours . Plenty of room and easy to put up, would recommend
So there are a lot of clips to snap into place for this, but once that was done this thing requires very little maintenance. The mesh is strong - strong enough to hang things that are a few pounds a piece, like feeders and waterers. Attaching tarps for shade and protection from the rain is dead simple and they hold fast. The doors and latches are simple to operate and stay closed when you close them. The skirt around the bottom has been sufficient enough to deter any predators in our neighborhood. The wider spacing of the mesh on the top half of the enclosure means mice and small rats can get into the coop, but other than stealing some food they weren't a menace. We dealt with them with some traps and they haven't come back since, but if the problem persisted it would have been easy to strap some hardware cloth or chicken wire to the outside of the run to make it harder for them to get in.
I do recommend installing some concrete blocks under the posts - we found that after about 6 months of the chickens scratching away at the edges of the run the posts started to sag down and kept having to be pushed back up and repack the dirt underneath. With the cinder blocks installed underneath them this problem goes away completely, and it would have been much easier to do before the run was assembled and in place.
Feel so happy to have purchased this walk in chicken run. It is very strong and secure and gives me confidence to let the girls out exploring without the fear of foxes. This has a strong well designed construction which was easy to erect. We did, however, watch the YouTube videos to help us to put it together.
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.