[FONT=trebuchet ms,geneva]My First Coop - An Eglu Cube[/FONT]

[FONT=trebuchet ms,geneva]The Eglu arrived in 5 big boxes via Greyhound. I had to go pick these up at the Greyhound station which was challenging with a Camry, not a minivan! I put the biggest boxes on top of the car on my roof rack and strapped them down. It rose about 5 feet above the car so I definitely could not have driven on a freeway! I drove on city streets (very carefully) to get it all home.[/FONT]

[FONT=trebuchet ms,geneva]This is the Cube after I took everything out of the boxes to begin assembling. It took longer to assemble than I thought. Though their site says about 1-2 hours it took me 3 and I'm pretty handy! [/FONT]

[FONT=trebuchet ms,geneva]This was taken after I covered most of the cube with 1/2" hardware cloth. I have since added a layer of hardware cloth over the top as well, to prevent raccoons from sitting on top of the Eglu and reaching inside.[/FONT]


[FONT=trebuchet ms,geneva]My gals - Myrna Lorp (Australorp), Maybelline Marans and Millie Americauna. [/FONT]

[FONT=trebuchet ms,geneva]Our first egg! January 24, 2010. This beautiful specimen was laid by our Americauna, Millie. Yay Millie![/FONT]

[FONT=trebuchet ms,geneva]Backyard flooded after huge storm in Northern California January 2010. I had to move the coop to a higher point in the yard for now since it's sitting in a pool of water. Even with the additional layer of 1/2" hardware cloth on it the Eglu was pretty easy to move once I got it out of the 4" deep mud. It was actually harder to move the rain canopy I put up than it was to move the coop!I love the cube. It's so easy to clean, easy to move and looks cool.[/FONT]

Updated Jan 26, 2010