1. Melgrj7

    Melgrj7 New Egg

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    Jan 19, 2008
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  2. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    well, its a very cute product.

    but to me, way expensive. you could build something way bigger for a lot less. or even pay someone else to build you something a lot bigger and still come out cheaper i bet.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    For a chicken home, I always thought the eglu was over priced and too small. Better off with a kennel and a dog house for 4 birds and much less cost for more space. I think the eglu is good enough for maybe 2 birds. Others have used it though and if you search eglu, might be able to find the old posts that rate it with peoples experiences.
     
  4. Melgrj7

    Melgrj7 New Egg

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    Thanks for the links and info! Found some other things I like better:)
     
  5. gobbles!

    gobbles! Out Of The Brooder

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    Ooooh way, way too expensive! I like building stuff, anyway. [​IMG]
     
  6. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    If I were only going to keep 2 -3 chickens I would buy it. I really like the design. I think it is functional and I do not mind the price. I say get it.
     
  7. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    I have 3 chickens, and I wouldn't ever buy it, sure, it's cute, and semi-functional, but it is way too small. Even if you had 3 bantams it looks too small.
     
  8. okto

    okto Out Of The Brooder

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    when i was first looking at having a couple of city chickens, the eglu looked like the ideal solution. then i saw the price.
    frankly, i was a little ticked. i mean, i love mother earth too and all that, but come on, its made of plastic. i also read
    their website and it says that you can put around four standards or six banties. having seen one in the flesh, i dont think so.

    there are some good ideas there. the cleaning system, the door, the additional run. but for $665 shipped, most of us can
    do better for less. you could hire a carpenter and buy some wood for less. how much does plastic cost?

    i applaud their design. i admire the features.

    i am dismayed by the initial cost and the additional price for accessories. i also think that they are a little misleading in the
    amount of chickens that can fit.

    i really want to like the eglu, but just cant seem to find it in me.
     
  9. Melgrj7

    Melgrj7 New Egg

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    Yeah, after doing more reading, mostly on size, I think its too small. I would like to have 3-4 standard sized chickens so will probably build something or maybe buy the chick n barn with run. The eglu is cute, but small.
     

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