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.
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
From From £314.99
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How much space do I need to keep chickens?
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.
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
House: 84cm x 81cm x 69cm (25kg)
Run: 115cm x 36cm x 100cm (16kg)