We have a hen who lost the use of her feet when she was just beginning to lay eggs. She sort of walks on her legs, and we needed a small coop to keep her separated from her flock, some of whom were continuously pecking her neck. She was unable to get up the ramp of the small ramp we tried first, so we purchased this one because she can get in and out as no ramp is needed.
The only negative for this coop is that an automatic door is not available. We have an automatic door on our large coop, and it greatly relieves the anxiety of not locking them up on time, or letting them out at sunrise. But the convenience is now pretty much negated by the need to get our hurt girl locked up and opened up.
We would be so grateful if we could get an automatic door for this coop.
I have admired the Eglu coops for years but thought they were outside my price bracket. After my fourth wooden coop began to disintegrate with all the recent rain, I decided to try an Eglu. I just bought the basic Go with no additions and it is remarkable value. I have a large field and a portion is fenced off for my 4 hens so I didn't need the run. I did find it a bit harder to assemble than I thought and had to enlist the help of a neighbour (a retired Sergeant from REME) who is far more practical than me! I placed it on a pallet and waited. In the evening I was surprised to find they were all in - it can take a day or two and a bit of encouragement to get them in to a new coop. The 4 girls obviously love it! They started laying straight away and I'm up to my usual 3 eggs a day. I cannot state strongly enough how the Eglu has transformed my life and the life of my hens! It is so easy to clean and in this dreadful weather that is so important. They keep warm and cosy inside and it is a joy to see them so happy. Well done Eglu! And as I said in the title, I wish I'd bought one years ago - it was a false economy not to get an Eglu from the start.
Love how easy it is to clean & move around the yard. Use this for new girls before introducing to my established flock & for solitary confinement due to illness, injury or broodiness! I've had it for 7 months & seem to always be using it for one reason or another! Glad I purchased it!
easy to clean, perfect in rain and wind
Easy to put together, well designed as it all stays together and sturdy even after moving it multiple times around the garden. Is great for a first-time chicken owner. Chickens are delighted with their new home, often are left free range around the garden but the run gives us the security when we are out. Open the door and they run straight in, usually to the practical feeder or drinker. Simple to clean and get fresh eggs every morning in the coop.
Easy to put together. Easy to clean (our main reason for purchasing).
Chickens little apprehensive of grated floor but have got used to it!
Happy hens, happy keepers.
Replaced our aging wooden chicken coop with what we hoped was safer and easier to keep clean.
We chose the standard coop with the 2 metre run and wheels for moving around the garden.
To start with the wheels weren't working properly but a quick email to eglu and replacement parts were sent out and now perfect.
My old coop was a core to clean out this is great a hose down and a little brush to get the worst off and back to gather.
We have three chickens ranging from large to medium birds and they fit in fine. And item nice and solid but with the wheels easy to move around.
The 2m run is mainly if we are going to be late back and can leave them in the fox proof run an know our chickens are safe.
We had been having problems with foxes trying to gain entry to our old coop but no signs and been up now for around 18 months and still looks as good as the day we got it.
The wheels are a must if you are sitting on grass enabling for lawn maintenance and reducing wear.
Are currently looking at the automatic door which will help if we are away for a couple of days.
This coop is so easy to keep clean it's lovely. I know it's a lot more money compared to some wooden ones but it is worth it. You can keep it so clean and a little midweek clean takes 10 minutes. Easy to build and maintain. My 2 year old loves it and it's safe for him to be around with no Sharpe edges etc. Fantastic addition to your garden. Would recommend the 3m run as 2m is just to small for 3 hens. Great quality product and customer services team are great if you need any help.
Solves my problem (Fox) and what was needed.very pleased.
Very good product and my hens are happy thank you.