We’re happy with the purchase as it provided a solution not available elsewhere. Biggest single complaint is that the little rounded latches that allow you to connect pieces together are difficult to use, particularly when disassembling. They tend to get stuck inside the pole if you press too hard. We found that a retracted ball point pen was a good shape to press against the rounded edge. In the future dirt/rust may make the cheap latches inoperable. Definitely a two-person job to assemble the fence. We used pieces of rebar as stakes for corners, the provided stakes were pulling out.
I have had the fencing for several months now. My chickens love it and I love that it keeps them safe after clipping one wing to prevent flyovers. Assembly was a bit tricky and the door latch could use some improvement but overall, I am pleased.
Very easy to put up, this is my 3rd lot of fencing. Happy hens. Happy me
This has been the easiest fencing I have put up for the hens. In fact I purchased a second set to make the pen larger for a second flock. It is lightweight which makes it easy to set up. Excellent way to keep hens enclosed. I have a short electric fence around the entire chicken pen area to keep raccoons and opossum out.
I have been using the fencing for some months now. I have pekin bantam hens and they do fly. I would prefer the fence to be higher as in my garden there are no predators and the issue is how to contain the bantams. They sometimes flutter-jump higher than the height of the fence, but to be fair, it seems to me that if they were to find themselves on the other side of the fence, they would be more anxious than me. They have no desire to get out.
I don't think that I could have put the fence up on my own. Fortunately I had help. The fencing is plastic and does stretch out of shape a little. In my opinion it is the excellent poles that you are paying for. I would not be able to give my hens the freedom of the garden without this fence. Take note that the fence supplied is black - not green as in the picture.
The fencing has done the job. one extra pole included in the kit would have been good as my structure was a rectangle rather than a square and one long stretch flops a bit.
The Omlet fence I purchased arrived on time, it was packaged very well and did not have any damaged pieces. It has been up for 2 weeks now and is maintaining 2 chickens and 3 ducks very well. Considering the low cost of the Omlet fence, and the fact it does its job, I feel it is well worth the money. I give it four stars , I feel there could be some improvement in the directions booklet, to make the set up easier. There is also one fence post for the gate which needs to be packed separately from the other posts to prevent confusion to the customer.
Assembly is ok, on a par with Lego or IKEA instructions. Which is to say the information is all there, check the drawings carefully for details.
The kit is designed for an enclosure. If you are using the fence as a strip, the gate/endpiece may not position conveniently, so there may be some amendments required. Likewise if you need 2 openings.
Initially when I received this fencing (it was my 2nd time purchasing Omlet fencing), I was disappointed because it wasn't like the old style; which in my opinion, was cuter. I also had to finagle the two together, as they were incompatible. Many months later, I have decided why the newer fencing (Mk2) is better than the old (Mk1). We've become aware of foxes and some new kits in our area. Today, nearby the fence area, I spotted fox droppings. So I began closely inspecting the perimeter of my Omlet fence line (both newer plastic & older woven cloth), I discovered 7 chewed through places on the old woven fence. None of the plastic fencing had been touched (or at least not damaged). The old woven fencing which I originally favored, will now go away, and I will be purchasing more Mk2 fencing. Also, because of the nocturnal predators which we have in the area, I do shut the Omlet coop door every night to keep my chickies safe.
Being New to backyard chickens I needed a way to let them out of their house. The Omlet chicken fencing was a lifesaver. I'm delighted with this product. My chickens can be set up to kinda free roam for hours. Just today they spent all day cleaning out one of my flower gardens for fall. Money well spent.