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post #11 of 17
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So this morning I attempted the assembly with a friend. It definitely doesn't take just 2 hours as Omlet claims! We worked for 2.5 hours, until my friend had to leave, and we didn't finish. I don't know yet if it leaks, because after my friend left, I tried to get the roof on and couldn't do it. I'm not sure if this is a warping problem or just an adjustment issue that will take a second person to help fix (one person juggling the roof while the other adjusts the bolts). Hopefully will get some more help tomorrow and be able to test the leaking for sure. It won't be good if the roof is always this hard to get off, since one of the big selling points of the Eglu is easy disassembly for cleaning! I'm a bit concerned about the run too - it doesn't appear particularly stable and the various pieces don't meet up perfectly, but that's not totally done yet either so I'm attempting to reserve judgment. 

post #12 of 17
I'm hoping they are ok as orderd an eglu cube yesterday and now just read this thread. I orderd from a third party as omlet was unhelpful and wanted £35 for delivery on top of the £699 for coop and run. So I got free delivery from one of there stockist and still cost £699 same as omlet
post #13 of 17
Update: we re-assembled the cube for the fifth time but this time we angled the outer walls out a bit by not tightening them as much as before. We have had two torrential rain storms here in Buffalo, NY and there has been no leaking.

Thank goodness!!!!

My roof goes on easily...try adjusting the side rails to help it out
post #14 of 17
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Update: we re-assembled the cube for the fifth time but this time we angled the outer walls out a bit by not tightening them as much as before. We have had two torrential rain storms here in Buffalo, NY and there has been no leaking.

Thank goodness!!!!

My roof goes on easily...try adjusting the side rails to help it out

 

Interesting about the walls. I finally got mine together and tested it for waterproof-ness with a hose and it did leak. Not sure about an actual rain, but we're supposed to get thunderstorms this weekend. I'm hoping that part of the leaking might be due to the difference in hose ''rain'' vs real rain, and also that the coop isn't on perfectly level ground yet. It's pretty flat but not totally, and its eventual location will hopefully have been completely flattened by the excavators who are coming soon. I was surprised by how perfectly flat it seems to need the ground to be.

 

Anyway glad you've solved the leak issue - will update on mine after the rain! 

post #15 of 17
Any updates?
post #16 of 17
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Any updates?

Yes - it doesn't leak!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Frankly, I'm amazed. There was a torrential rain yesterday afternoon, though, and steady rain most of the night. This morning I went out and opened the roof and the only water in the coop was drops coming off the roof when I moved it. Now, the coop still isn't in its final location, and it's definitely tilted (with the back end down) where it is now, so that may have helped a bit in that the water ran off in the right direction. Still, I would have expected to see some drops inside if any had gotten in in the first place. I'm going to see if I can move it into a flatter position before the further rain that's expected tonight and tomorrow.

post #17 of 17

I have the Eglu Go Up coop and the Eglu Cube. LOVE them both. The Eglu Go Up was delivered to our door in good shape. It was fairly easy to assemble, looks good, works good, our 3 chickens are happy in there.

A year later I decided to buy the Cube.

It was delivered to the Greyhound station. It just barely fit into our minivan and the boxes were very beat up. I brought them home and did an inventory to make sure all parts were there. Not a surprise, several items were missing. I contacted the Omlet customer service by email, a person named Clare. She was very helpful and very apologetic. She sent me the missing parts quickly. I proceeded to put it all together. It did take longer than they said, but it went together fairly easily. The little clips on the run had my fingers sore by the time it was all together, but it does seem very secure. After it was all together I noticed that they had given me two waterers and no feeder, so I once again contacted Clare, and she was very nice again and said that they will send us the feeder in ten days. I have 6 hens in there, and they seem pretty content. I can move them around my yard easily. Very easy to clean, empty the trays, get to the eggs. Just what I wanted. No smelly run to rake out, or coop to clean out. And my lawn stays fairly intact and they fertilize it for me. I am really happy with both of them. The design is great, the cost is a bit steep but the ease of the care makes up for it.

They do need to find a better way of shipping the Cube though - I will say that.

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