Eglu Classic Chicken Coop by Omlet           

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Eglu Classic Chicken Coop

Beautifully designed and great for chickens, the Eglu Classic Chicken Coop is the only chicken house in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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We think the Eglu Classic is a great home for our two new chickens, it is a good size, looks great in the garden, and seems easy to maintain and keep clean. Julia

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A Complete Chicken House Package

The Eglu Classic Chicken Coop is everything you need and want from a chicken house. Offering a standard of living not seen before in chicken house design, it is fitted throughout with a slatted floor that allows droppings to fall cleanly away, protecting your chickens from walking on a soiled floor. The integrated nest box is comfortably curved in all the right places to provide a cosy place to lay eggs. To make collecting your eggs easy, the Eglu Classic has an eggport which you can open from the outside giving instant access to the nesting area.

Low Maintenance

Routine upkeep of this fantastic chicken coop is a simple 5 minute task thanks to the slide-out dropping tray and fully removable lid. You can also be sure of the time and money saving benefits of owning an Eglu because it's made from modern energy-efficient polymers that never need to be treated. The Eglu Classic is naturally weather resistant and will last for years. At the end of its life it can be 100% recycled.

The Eglu Classic comes complete with everything you need to get started.

Everything you need to start keeping chickens

The slide out droppings tray makes cleaning your chicken coop easy

The slide out droppings tray makes cleaning your chicken coop easy

Easy To Clean Plastic Chicken Coop

The Eglu Classic Chicken Coop is quick and easy to clean with a slide-out tray that neatly collects all the droppings. The droppings are naturally high in nitrogen which makes them a great source of food for your plants. Add to your composter to make a fertilizer that your garden will love. For a top to bottom clean you can also remove the Eglu's lid. The smooth plastic surfaces can be washed with a hose – no difficult corners or absorbent materials to hide anything unpleasant.

It comes up like new!

It comes up like new!

The Fox Resistant Chicken Run!

The optional (yet recommended) 2m run is made from strong steel welded mesh, impossible for predators to break. A unique anti-tunnel skirt sits flat on the ground and prevents animals from digging in. The run has spacious vertical sides and gives your chickens plenty of room. You can extend the run in 1m sections if you wish. The Eglu can be positioned on grass or any other surface such as wood chippings or rough ground where the chickens can rummage.

The unique tunnel-proof panels have been proven in rigorous testing to be fox and badger resistant. The run means that when you are out and about you can be sure that your chickens are safe. The dark green coating is designed to let the run blend into your garden and is fully bonded to the steel mesh, ensuring an extremely durable finish that looks great.

The run comes in sections for easy transportation or storage and can be assembled in minutes. The end panel opens for access to the feed and water containers and to let your chickens out. The Run can also be attached to our Walk In Run.

The Eglu Classic has the most fox-resistant run on the market.

The run has a free-ranger door so you can let your chickens roam the garden.

Easy Operable Front Door

Let your chickens out in the morning and shut them away at night using the front door. Easy to use, and perfect when you want to keep your chickens out in the run while you clean the inside of your Eglu or collect those freshly laid eggs!

Nest Box and Roosting Bars

The Eglu has roosting bars for your chickens to perch at night and a discreet nesting box which can be filled with straw, shredded paper or wood shavings.

Access to Fresh Eggs

Collect your eggs easily using the Egg Port on the side of the Eglu. Collecting your eggs every morning is such a thrill. You will get between 8-12 eggs per week from 2 hens.

The Eglu Classic is warm in winter and cool in summer with it's innovative twin-wall construction.

Twin Wall Insulation keeps your chickens cool in the summer, and warm in the winter!

Keep Your Chickens Warm in Winter

The Eglu is specially designed to keep your chickens warm in winter. The Eglu has a unique twin-wall insulation system which works in a similar way to double glazing trapping a pocket of air which provides a very effective means of insulating the house.

...And Cool in Summer

In summer your chickens will be kept cool by the Eglu's draught-free ventilation system, carefully designed to avoid air blowing directly over the roosting area whilst allowing fresh air to circulate.

Draught free ventilation for your chickens

Draught free ventilation for your chickens

Six Great Colours

To celebrate 10 years of the Eglu Classic we have brought back the original yellow colour! You can also make a statement in red, be pretty in pink or keep it subtle with an Eglu Classic in green. Whichever colour you choose, you can be sure that it will look great in your garden now and in years to come.

The Eglu Classic Chicken Coop comes in a choice of six bright colours

The Eglu Classic Chicken Coop comes in a choice of six bright colours

Fabulous Free Extras

When you buy an Eglu Classic with a 2m Run you also get over £50 worth of accessories absolutely free! Not only that, we’re so confident you’ll love everything about the Eglu Classic and your new chickens we offer a 30-day, no-quibble money-back guarantee.

Unique Feeder and Drinker

Created for use with the Eglu Classic run, these food and water containers clip neatly onto the run, maximising floor area and they are dishwasher proof. The covered design of the Grub prevents food from being spoiled by the rain as well as minimising wastage. You can gain access to these easily using the Run's front door.

All-Weather Chicken Run Shade

Like ladies at Ascot during a downpour, chickens don’t like getting their plumage wet. Luckily the all weather shade is a perfect gentleman protecting your chickens from wind and rain. In summer this useful device keeps the delicate ladies out of the heat of the midday sun. (This shade comes free only if you are buying an Eglu with run.)

10 Free Omlet Egg Boxes

You will soon find that your home grown eggs are in high demand from friends and family. You will be able to make giving them even more special with your own egg boxes! Your Omlet egg boxes will do just the job, and with space for only four eggs, instead of the standard half dozen, you will be able to make your eggs spread further.

The Omlet Guide to Keeping Chickens

Written by Omlet and packed with straight-forward tips on looking after chickens, this guide is an invaluable information source for the beginner and advanced chicken keeper alike. It includes information on buying chickens, feeding chickens, chicken health care, the pecking order and egg production, as well as other great chicken advice.

30-Day No-Quibble Money-Back Guarantee

If for any reason you are not entirely satisfied with the Eglu Classic or the chickens you can send them back to us for a full refund. This does not affect your statutory rights.

And Let's Not Forget… Free Supply of Eggs!

Each chicken will reward you with an egg most mornings. What could be better than that?

How much space do I need to keep chickens?

Garden size recommendations

If you want to keep your chickens on grass we recommend that you move your Eglu around every so often to keep your lawn in tip top condition.

Ideally your garden should have a fence all the way round, this will prevent your chickens wandering into the neighbour's garden and, more importantly, ensure that all the eggs are laid on your side of the fence! The fence should be about 1.5m (5ft) high.

If you do not have grass, it is possible to keep a couple of chickens but you must provide them with a layer of wood chippings to rummage about in as this will give them the right type of surface underfoot.

Happy chickens underfoot

Happy chickens

Eglu Classic Specifications

The Eglu Classic House is suitable for 2-4 medium sized chickens or 2-3 larger breeds such as Buff Orpingtons or Cochins. When setting up your Eglu, you should allow 60cm of space behind the house to enable the dropping tray to slide out easily.


House: 100% Recyclable UV Stabilised Polyethylene
Run: Fully Coated Welded Steel Mesh

Packaging Dimensions:

House: 84cm x 81cm x 69cm (25kg)
Run: 115cm x 36cm x 100cm (16kg)

Eglu Classic Dimensions

An Eglu and Chickens, Delivered Right to Your Door.

Our friendly chicken chauffeur delivering an Eglu and Chickens

Our Optional Chicken Delivery Service

We can deliver a fully assembled Eglu complete with chickens within two hours of Oxford. You can choose from two breeds of chickens - Miss Pepperpot and the Gingernut Ranger. All of our chickens are good layers, friendly and fully vaccinated. Our driver will also teach you how to hold a chicken, clip its wings (completely painlessly) and answer any questions you have.

When you order an Eglu, we'll automatically check to see if you're within our chicken delivery area.If you're outside our delivery area, we'll dispatch your Eglu via our courier and recommend a local chicken breeder to you.

Miss Pepperpot and Gingernut Ranger

Miss Pepperpot and Gingernut Ranger


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The Pink Eglu Classic Chicken House With 2 Metre Run

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           Not proof against rats

- Bill, 23 May 2015

Couple of design flaws: 1) The mesh needs to be smaller as rodents can get through the current mesh. 2) The 'nesting' box has a hole in it leading outside of the unit, again not rodent proof - gluing smaller mesh on the underneath solves this problem. 3) Where the tray comes out at the back, there is sufficient gap for rodents to get inside the unit.

           Badger proof!

- Judith, 04 May 2015

The three chickens arrived and settled in beautifully and then were visited by a badger on their first night. He persisted for about a week, even digging completely under the coop so that it was balanced in mid air. He has given up now, but I have purchased the Go Up so that they can have a better nights sleep. Amazingly sturdy, as badgers are renowned for demolishing most things.

           Pleased overall

- Sang, 05 April 2015

I am pleased with the product overall but there are minor problems with it. The locking bar doesn't go all the way through to the other side where the lynch pin should go. The feeders keeping falling off as the chickens feed.

           Easy care starter home

- Kathryn, 04 March 2015

I have 2 ladies in residence, it's super easy to maintain, I line the dropping tray with paper to make it easier to keep clean and give the house a thorough wash with a hose from time to time. I agree with some other comments that it's difficult to move, it would really benefit from little hand holds to make it possible to grip it, fortunately my husband has long arms so he can reach around but otherwise moving it would be quite a problem. In general though, both the ladies and I are happy, it really is a great design.

           Secure hen house

- Frances, 01 March 2015

Little disappointed with certain aspects of the hen house and run. Although the house is well built and secure the fit was not perfect and the ventilation holes need some means of closing in the cold winter winds. The handle to the side hatch is very stiff but hopefully will ease with time. It would be helpful to have handles on the house to make it easier to,pick up and move. The rin was a little flimsier than expected and the clips not very sturdy. As this was a expensive purchase would have expected these things to have researched and ironed out.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Need Help? Call Us: 0845 450 2056

Where can I download the instruction manual for the Eglu Classic?

You can download the instruction manual for the Eglu Classic here.

Will the chicken get on with my other pets?

Chickens get on well with most animals including cats, dogs and rabbits. Other pets are often curious at first but soon befriend the chickens. You don't need to worry about the chickens being attacked, they can generally hold their own - a small peck on the nose normally does the trick.

I am outside your chicken delivery area - where can I get chickens from?

If you live outside our chicken delivery area, we can put you in touch with one of our 70 recommended breeders. If you would like to check where your nearest breeder is, please call us on 0845 450 2056.

Will we be breaking local bylaws?

You do not have to contact the council if you want to keep chickens. However, it is worth checking the deeds of your house, which can sometimes prohibit you from doing certain things in your garden - such as putting up sheds, green houses and keeping rabbits or chickens. Any by-laws and covenants are meant to protect your neighbourhood from the disturbance of cockerels crowing. As we only supply female chickens and not cockerels; the only noise you will hear is a gentle clucking as your chickens' search for worms and a satisfying cluck as an egg is laid. So we suggest you ask your neighbours if they would mind, explaining the lack of noise and perhaps a promise of a share of the eggs.

What happens if I go away for a holiday?

Depending on the number of chickens you have, the feeders and drinkers will hold enough food and drink for two to three days, so if you have the optional 2m run you can leave your chickens unattended over the weekend. Simply leave the door of the Eglu open so they can come and go as they please. The chickens will be fine with the door to the house open in all but the coldest weather.

If you are going away for longer periods of time, you must get a friend or relative to look after the chickens for you - just like any other pet. The Eglu is light and easily transportable, so if they do not live nearby you can simply take the Eglu to them. They will love collecting the eggs and you might find it hard to get your Eglu back!

Do I require a lawn to keep chickens?

Grass is the best surface to keep chickens on, but they can also be kept on a patio or concreted area provided they have a suitable layer of wood chippings to scratch around in.

Do I require any special knowledge to keep chickens?

You'll be surprised how easy it is to keep a few hens in your garden. The Eglu has everything you need to get started and we're always on hand to discuss your worries. You'll also have access to the Omlet Forum where you can swap tips, share problems and meet like-minded people. You can also have peace of mind with our no-quibble money back guarantee - if you don't absolutely love the Eglu or chickens, you can give them back.

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