At last, someting which keeps our girls safe and also they cannot escape and attack the garden flowers. The net is so flexible too so can make the run large or small . Great design.
This netting is well-designed and very easy to assemble and move around. However, don't put it too close to your vegetables, or your chickens are likely to put their heads through and nibble them! (To be fair, they can manage this with ordinary chicken wire too).
My plants and beds can now recover from the frantic digging and raking up that has happened over the last 3 weeks since I first got my hens. The hens are perfectly happy in the enclosure and it was easy to put up, even without instructions.
This product seemed great on purchase and for a couple of months. I had noted all the problems mentioned by others and was prepared for sagging and need for extra supports. But what I wasn't prepared for at this huge price was a design error that has small netting holes at only the bottom 3 rows and very large ones above this that the hens can walk through with a push. It only takes the slightest sag, or the chickens putting a head through one row up and pushing, or even better, they learnt to step on it and pull it down and they just walk through the larger holes! It took them a little time to work that out and that if they push their big tummy against the netting as they push through a hole and they eventually pop through, or the netting snaps. What is even worse is that with all this pushing their heads through to reach the 'greener grass' on the other side, the netting has snapped in many places.
Got it six months ago. But far too expensive to have to replace. May work for the odd occasions, but not for every day.
I was so excited when this arrived I really was looking forward to it then I opend the box and it had been just stuffed in as usual not packed propperly at all. I set it up myself and none of the poles stand up propperly and cause various areas to sag even with the clips and put in propperly. It causes a danger to not only my birds who have walked into it and got stuck (mine are Brahmas) But my Polands can walk straight through the holes. Cats aslo have difficulty with the hole size mine managed to get herself stuck as well this thing is unsafe chickens and other pets the holes are too big. Ive only had it a month and want to send it back -.- Its certainly not at all easy to store away.
I brought this with my cube to use as a "day area" where the kids could sit with the hens in their area and all be safe. All the birds flew out after a short time. Despite stretching it to the max and ensuring it was completely "tall", it never worked well.
Well I just don't get what is meant to be so good about this product. It came with no instructions (and none are available). The netting sags, the poles don't stay upright, it comes with no way of securing the bottom unless you buy (extra and not included) the pegs. A fox or anything other creature could breach it in moments so you have to keep a constant watch out when your chickens are in it. The chickens themselves constantly push their heads through the very large gaps and our chickens have learnt that they can get on top of the eglu and fly over. My guess is that you'd be better off with chicken wire which is half the price for the same length.