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-proof chicken run is an easy to move starter chicken house suitable for 2-4 birds.


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

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

A chicken drinking from the Glug chicken 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

The all-weather shade on the Eglu Classic Chicken Coop

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

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

Free Omlet Chicken Keeping Guide

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 Money-Back Guarantee

30 day 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.

Free Supply of Eggs!

Keeping chickens will reward you with delicious eggs

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

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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Loving our Eglu in North London - Holly, London,

The Eglu and chckens arrived 3 days after our beloved 16 year old Jack Russel died so it was a wonderful distraction for us. Within days the chickens, Henny Penny and Mother Clucker, became a part of the family. They love roaming the garden and we find it hysterical that they tuck themselves safely in bed every night. We are the only people in our area with chickens but we think the idea is spreading. Thanks for making our 'Good Life' existence in North London suburbia a reality.

Excellent hen house - Cheryl,

I love my Eglu and my girls are happy and comfortable. Extremely easy to clean and no problems with mites in the 3 years I have had my girls (so far)! The only flaw for me is that the extended run I have is very difficult for me to clean out. I have a small inner city garden and no room to move my coop elsewhere. My girls demolished the grass in the run in a matter of months so I now use wood chips which they love to rummage through. However, I like to replace the chips every 4 months and it is impossible for me to get at the part of the run that is at the coop end. The run would benefit from an extra door at the coop end for easy cleaning access.

Not proof against rats - Bill,

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, Bristol,

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, Cambridgeshire,

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.

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