I really love this coop and wish I had bought this as my first coop. This is the fourth coop I have had. The others were wooden. Some fell apart, were no longer secure, and the last one couldn't be moved when we moved. I bought the longest run and can still move the coop by myself. Just watch the youtube video someone posted about how to do it.
For the cons: The food bowl seems... odd. Not user friendly. I don't use the food bowl but wish I had a second water bowl. I found the website confusing for the run. It's not as big as it appears online. 1 meter is counted under the coop space itself. I do wish this coop was more affordable. That's why it took so long to actually buy it. I just think while it's awesome, it's a bit overpriced. I noticed shipping went up after I purchased it.
It seems secure. I do close the nesting box and front door each night. Overall, it's sturdy, user friendly (minus the food bowl) and easy to move and definitely easier to keep clean.
I am an avian veterinarian and will absolutely be purchasing more Omlet products in the future! One of my favorite things is that these are actually great for the birds general health and disease control/prevention. They get a fresh patch of grass every day which decreases any exposure and re-exposure to parasites and the coop is very easy to keep clean and clean! Highly recommended as a consumer and as a veterinarian. Definitely follow the assembly instructions order if you do get one - time consuming but worth it. I do wish that there was a handle to help lift and move the coop and that the wheels were a little easier to disengage but I am still very pleased with the purchase.
Our new Eglu Cube turned out better than I could have ever expected. Very solid parts, assembles with relative ease. Read the instructions carefully though: I missed the bit about attaching the optional run early on and had to back track a bit. Looks great in the yard, and while our chickens aren't quite ready for full-time outdoors, their excursions into their new "poultry palace" indicate that they'll be quite happy there. Thank you Omlet! Wonderfully designed product that also looks great in the yard.
Now how do I get a Beehaus in the US?? :)
Omlet Says: Thank you for your great review, Ewan. We are so glad to hear how happy you are with your purchase.
I am afraid, we can not sell the Beehaus in the US. I know, it´s a great shame, but it´s unfortunately not possible at the moment.
I bought two one metre extension runs for my cube taking the total up to the max of 4 metres. Very easy to put together and gave my girls some more space. However now trying to move it around the garden is very difficult so will have to look at siting it somewhere permently. Have bought a door kit as well for extra access as run is now so long it makes it more difficult to clean out.
Although this is a great run extension, I should have saved the £100 it costs and put it towards a Walk in Run because even with extension (3 meters now), I still feel it's not big enough for my chickens - even more now there is a lock down.
Omlet Says: Thank you for your positive review. I can see you now have a 3m run. In general, 6 to 8 chickens should be happy in it. Of course, you are right, the more space you can offer your animals, the better. However, rest assured that your chickens will be fine, until they can free range again. The Omlet team.