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. Designed over 10 years ago, this plastic chicken house turned chicken keeping into a hobby suitable for every person and every garden. The Eglu Classic hen house and fox-resistant chicken run is an easy to move starter chicken house suitable for 2-4 birds.


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The Eglu Classic comes complete with everything you need to get started. Everything you need to start keeping chickens

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 slide out droppings tray makes cleaning your chicken coop easy The slide out droppings tray makes cleaning your chicken coop easy

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.

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.

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.

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

A view of the Eglu Chicken Coop nesting 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

Removing an egg from the nesting box, through the egg port

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 its innovative twin-wall construction. Twin Wall Insulation keeps your chickens cool in the summer, and warm in the 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.

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
Feeder, Drinker, All Weather Shade, Omlet egg boxes, Omlet guide on chicken keeping, 30 day money back guarantee.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to start keeping chickens, which is why you'll get lots of free extras with every Eglu Classic chicken house. Whichever type of Eglu Classic you buy, you'll get an innovative feeder and drinker. These fit neatly to the run, maximising floor area, the covered design protects food from rain, and both are dishwasher proof, for ultra easy cleaning. You'll receive 10 Omlet Egg Boxes, suitable for giving away four eggs at a time to family and friends, and easy to follow instructions to help you build your Eglu quickly. If you choose an Eglu Classic with a chicken run, we'll throw in an all-weather shade, to attach to the run and protect hens from wind and rain. It's very hendy in the summer too, to keep your girls protected from the midday sun.

The biggest reward of an Eglu chicken coop, of course, is the free eggs you'll be treated to every morning. Nothing beats that! Not only that, we’re so confident you’ll love everything about the Eglu Classic chicken house and your new chickens, we offer a 30-day, no-quibble money-back guarantee.

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.

Dimensions of the Eglu Classic Chicken House and Run Eglu Classic Chicken Coop Dimensions

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)

An Eglu and Chickens, Delivered Right to Your Door. Our friendly chicken chauffeur delivering an Eglu and Chickens

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.

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Perfect home for our back garden chickens - Laura,

The Eglu Classic is so great, I have TWO of them! - Sandra,

I've owned my Eglu Classics for 10 years now, and they are fantastic in every way! So easy to move and clean, and visitors admire their appealing design. They hold up magnificently in the harsh winters in upstate New York, and we just love them!

Well on the way to being indestructible! Still going strong 13 years on - Stephanie,

I hope there isn't a time limit for reviews! I bought my Eglu in 2003. I was living in Ireland at the time and about to enter the world of chicken owning. Now I have hens, turkeys, ducks and geese and live in France, and my faithful Eglu is still in permanent use. As well as all the above-mentioned varieties of fowl, it's also housed rabbits, guinea-pigs and kittens at assorted times over the years! The Eglu is superbly made, every bit of it. Even after two international shippings and 13 years of being exposed to every weather condition from 40 degrees Celsius in summer to minus 20 in winter with plenty of plain awul weather thrown in between those extremes, everything from the clips upwards is still in good condition. I count my Eglu amongst the very best things I ever invested in. It's safe, sturdy, practical and ingeniously designed, and at this rate it will be handed down from generation to generation for many years to come! In a nutshell, Eglus are awesome.

Great product - Katie,

I love the orange eglu classic chicken palace. It's exceeded my expectations as to how easy it is to use and how we'll the ladies have settled into it . There is plenty of room for the 4 of them although I am glad I got the run extension as I think the standard length would only suit 2 chickens unless they were out in a bigger area every day . The chickens are obviously v happy with the whole set up as they started laying on day 1 and I feel safe leaving them in the run even though I am not home till after dark as it seems so secure . I will definitely by another or maybe the cube if I get my way and have more chickens !

TL;DR: Everyone loves the Eglu Classic - Amri,

We bought the Eglu Classic almost seven years ago while we lived in the city, and were immediately impressed by the clever design and solid construction. Our bantams were protected many times by that house, when raccoons were on the prowl, and the house never ceased to look good while doing its job. Later we moved out of the city and got more chickens, and everyone moved into a larger house to sleep. The Eglu was set aside by the garage, subjected to rain and wind and tall grass, occasionally brought back into service for housing young birds, moved about rather roughly at times, but largely ignored because it just isn't big enough for the number of birds we own. But recently the bantams' son has been bullying his father brutally, chasing him about and generally keeping him from eating, so we decided to bring it back into use once again as a safe, warm retirement home for the older bantams. We located all the pieces and reassembled them, as always grateful for how portable the pieces are, and how easy it is to figure out where everything goes. Everything still works fine, the Eglu's color is almost as bright as it was the day it arrived despite years of weather, and the bantams are happy to not be pushed about by their larger and/or meaner relatives. They love the Eglu, I love the Eglu, the other birds envy the Eglu. There is no cleaner, safer, and more durable house for three chickens to use.

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