everything came as ordered. seems like good quality. got it for 4 bantam chickens. hoping in 3 weeks I'll be able to put them out. then I can tell you more. Like the idea that it should be easy to clean. I think the only problem I'll have is getting them in the coop at night. that should be fun .
I researched all types of coops and runs before getting my first three chicks a few weeks ago. I had never seen anything like the Omlet coops but after reading the detailed information and reviews and watching the videos I ordered the Go Up with 6 foot run and wheels. The boxes arrived in a few days and the coop /run went together in about three hours total. My husband and I were impressed with the quality and excellent detailed instructions. The clips were the hardest part, but once you install a few it does get easier. By the second day, the chicks, who were about 4 - 6 weeks old when we got them, were going up and down the ladder. They wouldn't go in the coop at night, so I tried the tip in the manual which said to put a torch/light inside at dusk and sure enough in they went and have been putting themselves to bed ever since. I have moved it three times already and it is easy enough for one person to handle. Cleaning is very quick and everyone who has seen it thinks it's a great design. Today it poured and the chicks hung out under the coop and were dry and happy - an added benefit!
I wish I had bought this when I bought my Eglu. Always wondered why my hens didn't want to use it - they hate living on the ground! Now they are happy and snug, cheerfully climbing the stairs to go to bed.
Love the product. Is the perfect size for our Bantam hens.
The coop is excellent, 5/5. Went together easily. I used blue loctite on all bolts and screws for added security then lacquered all metal parts to prevent corrosion. Overkill but I'm an engineer so meh!
The run is good but a bit janky, as you would expect from a wire frame with no braces. It doesn't need braces but I really don't like the rattle in the wind and the very loose fit and finish of the supplied clips. About 200-300 cable ties later everything is as stuff as anything and all the gaps disappeared. The doors swing true and the skirt is perfect. For just a couple of quid and an hour's time this is a must IMO. After sniping the cable tie tails you can't really see them so it doesn't look like a bodge, thankfully. If these cable ties were supplied this would definitely push this up to 5/5. You get a few but not enough to take out all the slack and wobble.
Waited ages to get one of these as couldn’t justify the expense however after numerous cheap wooden coops not lasting 2 mins I took the plunge. Best thing I ever did. Well worth the money and really can’t find fault with it . Hoping to get another one soon. It your doubting spending the money don’t , get it bought!!
I purchased this coop to keep one chicken apart from the flock for its own safety. The coop is small but sturdy. I wouldn’t keep more than two chickens in it, and I feel they would need more foraging space than the 6 ft pen allows. It wasn’t a quick and easy assembly. It took several hours. I’m concerned that the pen isn’t completely predator proof and will use hardware cloth to reinforce it. I think it was a little pricey for what it is but I bought it for a quick fix for my situation.
Arrived very well packaged. Masses of instructions a bit daunting at first. Follow them step by step and it's not too bad. The whole thing works very well with enough room for our three birds with easy access to feeders and to clean housing. We move ours about every four days, the wheel system works very well. No sign yet of foxes or other undesirables trying to break in. Altogether a very well thought out product.
We had two home-made runs attached to Eglus in our old garden and planned to build new ones after we moved house. We purchased two 2M runs as a temporary solution while we moved as they were very easy to assemble, disassemble and transport (and I do mean really easy!) However now we've used them for a few weeks we're in no rush to build larger runs, these are ideal for our needs with two chickens happily roaming in each.
I have two minor gripes:
The shade supplied is very small. In order to provide some permanent shade and to protect the feeders from rain, I had to create some custom sized tarpaulins and attach using the Omlet supplied bungees.
The other issue is the access doors are small. They are perfectly adequate for accessing food and water, but if you need to delve a little further into the run (when the hens are cheeky and lay in the run!) it can be tricky to squeeze in.
But overall we are very pleased and would certainly purchase more should the need arise.
I love it the mobility and light weight. I have been using it as a way to clear new garden beds of grass and weeds as well as fertilizing the soil. Besides the chickens are never short on bugs and are entertained with their new surroundings.