The product is good and does,what it should. However it is quite pricey. My bars were broken when they arrived(no protective wrap). When i rang they were replaced without quibble. However i did explain i needed the replacement quickly due to imminent arrival of hens and was told they would be despatched that day. It actually took a few days for them to be posted which meant they arrived after the hens.
Much better than the wood originals but was disappointed they weren't solid. They are basically a marg tub in the shape of bars. They would be great if they were solid and rubbery. The poo sticks well.
Disappointed that they were hollow and not solid bars.
Nicer than the wooden ones - easier to clean and won't fall apart and need re-nailing. However, they could be improved even more by making them solid so crap doesn't get on the inside sections. You could use that black recycled plastic they make non-slip plastic decking out of. Had the Eglu for two years now - it's been the best designed product I've seen for a long time, and I'm almost tempted to try your beehive, but I've already invested in a National hive - maybe I'll try it next year when my colony swarms and expands. Well done for the innovative products and excellent web site and "community" you have created - you've brought chicken keeping to the masses and I think the Eglu deserves a place along side the Smart Car in the design books.