An easily erected, light-weight and moveable addtion to the chicken-in-the-garden situtation. Netting can be easily cut to fit anywhere, and the poles are easy to position. It has worked perfectly with my four hens, enabling me to rescue an area of lawn which they had previously raked up, making it out of bounds while the grass re-grows. It looks good and is unobtrustive in a domestic setting. A well thought-out and designed item. Bought it on the reccomendation of a friend - and she was right!
Took about 2hours to put together... by straight forward to assemble. I've had the eglu cube for three weeks now. Brilliant design so easy to maintain, my girls are so very happy and so am I.
Extra poles were excellent and necessary when electrifying.
Should however had some way included to secure closed at entrance. I use cable ties, which are nylon, i.e insulated, which have a release and can be readily opened and closed.
...In that it's good in parts.
It's easy to put up, once you've untangled it.
It's easy to add the extra poles, although you WILL need them all, to prevent sagging.
It's only through experience that you learn to weave the poles in and out of the netting and to ensure that the poles end up on the outside...this allows you to place the bottom of the netting inwards.
The chickens will still find a way underneath, so you should use the pegs, of which there are not enough.
Finally, all text relating to this product should state "Unsuitable for Bantams", who are able to walk through the netting with no difficulty whatsoever. We lost two of ours, not realising just how small they actually were, beneath those feathers.
I have two lots of this netting which I use to separate two flocks of chickens and to protect my fruit and veg beds. It is a two person job to set up initally though I have set it up on the lawn myself. The chickens can get their heads through at the bottom so you need distance from your plants to protect them. It is durable and flexible and very mobile.
Great product, very easy to use, versatile. Only took a few minutes to set up!
Great netting giving my hens the freedom of the garden. However they try to dig under the netting if it is close to a flower border. Very easy to put up and the extra poles give you the flexability to move the netting more around more corners.
We have only had the netting since yesterday but so far seems great. The fitting instructions were very clear and I found it easy to set up on my own. The extras poles are a must - I used all of them, otherwise the top of the netting sagged a lot between the poles.
The green netting / black poles make this much less conspicuous than the orange / yellow combo it is replacing. Definitely an improvement in the garden.
I bought this netting to give my ladies more freedom without upsetting the neighbours in our huge common garden.
The setting up took only 15 minutes with some help from my husband. The netting had no problem dealing with a 2m level difference in the field, including a 1m. steep embankment, which I wouldn't have managed without the 17 extra poles provided. This was also the reason why I bought it off the omlet website instead of somewhere else. It is definetely worth the little bit extra you pay.
I love the flexibility this netting gives you allowing to fence of different area and the easiness it will give me when moving house.
The netting itself is 105cm in height, but the poles have an extra 15cm to be secured in the ground, hence 4ft (120cm).
With the awful wet winter we have had, moving my Cube daily was making a horrible muddy patchwork of our grass. I read all the reviews on the netting and decided that I would give the chickens their own very small 'paddock' consisting of some grass and a rockery. They have eaten most of the greenery but I've given them piles of cut branches and leaves to scratch around in. The netting has done exactly what I intended. We did have one or two aerial break-outs to begin with but since trimming one set of flight feathers they have stayed put. They are definitely happier and so am I! We found it easy to put up and being dark green it blends into the garden so you can hardly see it. Just the ticket.