Eglu anyone???

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by momachick2, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. momachick2

    momachick2 New Egg

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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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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, momachick, and :welcome. 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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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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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.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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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.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. GRB73

    GRB73 Out Of The Brooder

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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.
     
  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

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

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