1. siriradha

    siriradha Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there! I'm new to chickens and I've ordered an Eglu.
    Now that it's been ordered, I'm wondering if there's anyone here who has used a small sized Eglu (not the Cube)through the winter as their chickens' sole home. I'm in Colorado, and it gets cold and snows here. A friend has two (possibly three) Wyandottes that he's willing to part with as soon as I get my Eglu assembled.
    Will the chickens be okay in there? I read the ads that said they are suitable for cold climates, but I'd like to hear it from someone who doesn't work for the company! Anyone here able to set my mind at ease?[​IMG]
     
  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
    Not sure about the eglu, but [​IMG].
     
  3. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    I think if you put straw bales around the coop, they should be ok. They are winter hardy birds. Although I've never used the Eglu.
     
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    agreed. point it away from the coldest winds in your area. here in Michigan, i point my coops away from the North.

    use a deep litter, well, as much as you can with the Eglu anyway and that will help also. you can do two bales thick with the straw.
     
  5. angels4

    angels4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here is a picture of my Eglu during a cold New England winter. As you can see the girls were perfectly content with their accomadations.
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    I've since upgraded to a cube, but not because I didn't like the Eglu but because I wanted to expand my flock. The only issus I had was the water freezing, but a galvanised waterer and heated base sorted that out just fine.
     
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  6. Little Chicky

    Little Chicky Out Of The Brooder

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    The Eglu is insulated with a double layer of thick plastic and claims to be suitable for both hot and cold weather. It is used all over England and it can get pretty cold there, so I think it will be fine.

    BTW - The Eglu really is a small coop and if you plan on keeping your chickens inside it at all times you should really only keep two large chickens, or possibly three if they're bantams. If you do plan on letting them free-range, 3 large chickens will be fine.
     
  7. siriradha

    siriradha Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]Thank you all so much! The pictures really helped a lot! I'm planning on starting with only a couple of hens, so I'll have to save the Cube for later...when I know I'll want lots of the girls around!!

    Carolyn (currently with 2 parrots preening on my shoulders)
     
  8. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    Good Luck with your Chickidies! [​IMG]
     
  9. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Those Eglus are great. I love mine. It saved our duck quite regularly before he flew away! What color is yours? Mine is pink.
     
  10. siriradha

    siriradha Out Of The Brooder

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    I waffled between green and pink, and pink won! They say it should be here by the 28th![​IMG]
     

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