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.

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)

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Looks great. - Jayne, Highland,

I love this hen house. It is very easy to clean out and looks really good. The only downside is that they always seem to poo in the doorway and it's really difficult to get to with the run attached. Apart from that it's great.

All good - Sonja,

Love my eglu classic and more importantly so do my chickens. Can't believe I waited this long to get one. Love that you can move it around the garden every few days to fresh grass and only takes 10 mins to clean daily. So low maintenance and looks good too. Happy customer.

Door problem R - Iain,

My Eglu Classic and run was easy to assemble, the whole job took about 30 minutes. Living in the Scottish Highlands our main concern is the threat from fox, pine marten, mink, and buzzards, but I am satisfied that the run and coop will be a satisfactory barrier to these predators. The only downside and the reason I give only 4 stars was is that the door does not close snug, there is a 2 to 3cm gap which in a Highland winter will allow wind, rain and snow in. Omlet are sending me a bracket with instructions which should solve the problem and if so I will give 5 stars. Otherwise 3 Blackrock hens happy and laying well.

Super - Kim,

I used this as an extra house and run for our chickens after they had a chick earlier in the year who was unable to use the ladder of the eglu cube for some time. I am delighted with our purchase and have kept it as extra accomodationfor using in another part of the garden or for emergency use should I need to separate any of the girls. It is well made, looks good and I feel confident that the chickens are safe and secure. They love it & so do I!

Quite simply, an eggcellant product! ( apologies, had to be said) - Sian,

I have had an eglu classic with standard run for about 8 years and have always been thrilled with it. Really easy to keep the coop & nest box clean, so when we moved house and had more space we didn't hesitate to enlarge our chicken empire with a large walk in run. The team at Omlet were really helpful with advice on which connecter piece we needed to attach our eglu classic to the new run & all went together with no trouble. Needless to say, as most chicken owners will understand, after a few weeks of our 3 original Girls; Sam, Merry & Pippin living in the lap of luxury with what must have seemed like acres of space, we decided to add another eglu classic & connecter panel along with another 3 girls! We have also acquired an Eglu Go as an extra coop for their free range run/ isolation wing!. Again the Omlet team have been great with advising me which pieces I needed to make it into the Go Up with the frame and wheels. Brilliant by the way, so much easier to clean out at hip height! Also spares of roosting tray with nest box and the top to food tray( otherwise my girls thoroughly enjoy dancing in their food.)all in all, Omlet products are great, easy to clean, move around if necessary & extremely hard wearing. The team are always helpful, chatty & polite when I ring. My only bug bear is the website doesn't list all products available, the roosting bars/ nest box & top to feeder for the eglu go we're on a 'hidden' page I was informed by staff and the cost of postage has nigh on tripled in the last year! Combine this with who ever they are now using for delivery appear to be unable to comprehend the number of packages they are supposed to be delivering, if you do get the correct number, the boxes are broken & battered, we had one delivery that had split the feed bags, not great 20kg of feed all over our porch! So, Omlet, fantastic products, seriously brilliant & I will when we move to our small holding be looking to purchase at least 1 eglu cube, But please please please tweek your website & sort out your delivery issues .

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