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Hi I'm just thinking about buying my girls a eglu home from omlet does anyone have one if so what do you think of them would u recommend buying one as they are very expensive. Thank you
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Greetings, momachick, and welcome-byc.gif. Happy you joined us. I had heard of the eglu before but that's about it. So I typed eglu into the BYC search box. Lots of others have asked the same question as you. Try typing that in and I'm sure you'll get a list of pros and cons. Good luck to you.

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I never considered a difference in opinion, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.  - Thomas Jefferson
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.  - Ben Franklin
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.  - Teddy Roosevelt
 

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Hi and welcome to BYC. Redsoxs has given you some good advice. They don't look that great to me - certainly for the high price tag, at least! Hopefully your search will help guide you further.

 

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I know they are very expensive and don't have much room. If money is no object they would be cute as an isolation area or for a broody hen but the money could be better spent getting a REAL coop of size and a run to go with it.

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I have the Eglu Go Up with 3M run. My three girls have been in it since May.  They are very happy and healthy. All started laying between 18-20 weeks. I get about 20 eggs per week, even in summer temps near 100 and high humidity.

 

Pros:

-Easy to move, important if you want to tractor your chickens (we do).

-Great for small spaces.

-Super easy to clean. I just empty the droppings tray every morning and wipe down the roosts with a wet wipe. I line the tray with newspaper for even easier cleanup. Everything (except wipes) goes into the compost  bin. I've never had problems with odor, which is good because my neighbors are 20' away!

-Happy chickens.

 

Cons:

-I feel the run is too small. We free-range for a few hours a day but when they are penned in it looks cramped to me. We are adding a 6x6 walk-in addition for the winter when then will be in the run for longer periods. I'll cover with heavy, clear plastic to insulate.

-Small coop. I wouldn't put more than 3 chickens in the coop. But being in a development, I'm not allowed more than 3 chickens!

-Expensive. BUT I have no time to build a coop at this stage of my life.  The Eglu is durable and will last much longer than a wood coop so I think the $$$ spent is a good investment.

-I wish there was more than one nest box. All three chickens seem to  lay at the same time each morning. But they've learned to take turns/share.

 

I love my Omlet. Fits my needs perfectly and my girls are healthy and happy. Good luck with your decision.

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Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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