1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Anyone else heard of Omlet Eglu...?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by RBRchicken, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. RBRchicken

    RBRchicken Out Of The Brooder

    12
    1
    24
    Dec 2, 2011
  2. J's Orpingtons

    J's Orpingtons Chillin' With My Peeps

    408
    1
    103
    Nov 14, 2011
    Somewhere in NI...
    Yeah I live in UK but there around everywhere [​IMG] I wouldn't buy one because their very expensive ! [​IMG] and you could get a nice traditional coop that could hold 6-10 LF Chickens for much less ... So I would stick with the Traditional type [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2011
  3. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,170
    40
    153
    Jun 29, 2011
    The Peak District, UK
    They also seem tiny with the runs being tiny too. Not a big fan, I'm afraid. I bought a wooden one and added a nice big window to it. You can't do that with an Eglu [​IMG]
     
  4. pamcpitts

    pamcpitts Out Of The Brooder

    25
    0
    22
    Sep 16, 2010
    West Palm Beach Florida
    I bought one and its in my attic, used it for a little while, worked out ok for maybe two and the run is very nice, If you are interested in one, I'll sell you mine for $100.00 with the run included just pay for shipping. (its the red one) [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. ChickenBoy17

    ChickenBoy17 Out Of The Brooder

    22
    0
    22
    Nov 30, 2011
    Pamcpitts.....do you have pics?
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2011
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Do a search on here for eglu, as some have posted some wonderful pictures if they are still up.
     
  7. Johnboy78

    Johnboy78 Out Of The Brooder

    97
    0
    39
    May 16, 2011
    I have the eglu cube.
    [​IMG]
    Price is high compared to the wooden offerings I've seen.
    But in terms of materials and design I feel it is an excellent value.
    It is well engineered and comes apart easily for cleaning.
    I can't imagine cleaning out a traditional coop but I can completely
    clean my cube with lysol down to the shine in under a half hour
    and thats with the girls clucking about and getting in my way.
    Sliding trays under the roosting bars means I can do a quick clean
    in under ten minutes, trays are perfect size to line with newspaper.
    Three days of driving rain has left the inside totally dry.
    Construction is double wall and it is insulated, construction is very secure,
    ventilation is designed in, as well as rain gutters. I can roll it to move it if need be.
    It's made of that type of plastic that proved indestructible in the kid's products
    my three boys abused for decades. I'll never have to paint it or repair it.
    I can see that a lot of thought went into the design, and it works well for
    ease of use and maintenance. It looks okay next to the house.

    I love mine. I'd buy it again. Every time I clean it I'm glad I got it.
    Every time I see the wooden coops at Agway and see the prices
    I'm glad I got mine and I wonder how it is to clean a wooden one.

    Ipods are expensive if you determine what you are buying is a few ounces of plastic with bits of metal and glass.
    They are a miracle if you examine what they can do. The design is what you are buying. Same here.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2011

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by