1. Melgrj7

    Melgrj7 Hatching

    Jan 19, 2008
    Rochester NY
  2. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    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

    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 Hatching

    Jan 19, 2008
    Rochester NY
    Thanks for the links and info! Found some other things I like better:)
  5. gobbles!

    gobbles! In the Brooder

    Dec 30, 2007
    Ooooh way, way too expensive! I like building stuff, anyway. [​IMG]
  6. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    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 Songster

    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 Chirping

    Jun 30, 2007
    los angeles
    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 Hatching

    Jan 19, 2008
    Rochester NY
    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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