This was bought to replace our original Omlet fencing which was broken and tangled after 16 years. The video of the new style looked brilliant so we ordered it via telephone. Customer Services was excellent and delivery was very fast and efficient. The package was really small and the fencing folded in half which still has not straightened out despite guy ropes and waiting. The quality of the fencing was very poor and disappointing. It is what I would use to support my plants. I think it makes it poor value for money. It also makes it hard to.keep straight between the poles and sags in places despite the many hours spent in assembling it. The poles were another issue. They did not fit together easily and got stuck adding to our frustration . We were grateful to get some replacements free of charge. The fencing took us days to assemble and we would suggest that the quality is improved and arrives unfolded and poles come ready assembled. However our mature hens are safe and have not escaped. We like the height too.
This reviewer has 4-6 Hybrid pets
Omlet Says: Hi Rosie, thank you for taking the time to review your purchase.
I'm so glad to hear your experience when dealing with our customer service advisors was so pleasant.
I'm sorry that you aren't as satisfied with the product itself. Your feedback however, is extremely helpful. This is something I will be sure to log and pass onto our product design team for future reference.
We are always looking for ways to improve our products and who better than our customers themselves to advise us!
I bought this a couple of months ago. The netting comes folded in half in a big roll. The instructions say that the bend will straighten out eventually but it hasn't so far and it sags in the middle of each side. The ropes help somewhat but not as much as I had hoped. I am already looking for an alternative, a regretful purchase unfortunately.
This reviewer has 2-4 Chickens pets
Omlet Says: Hi Alisa, thank you for leaving us a review. The bend should definitely straighten out if you give it a little more time! In regards to the flimsiness you're experiencing in the middle of each side, perhaps adding some more guy ropes would stabilise this for you? Please feel free to contact our customer service team and explain the issues you are experiencing.
i wanted to create an area for my new hens separate from dog. this fence doesnt work well on sloping ground. spikes are not deep enough especially when ground is moist. becasue it is plastic the dog just dug a bit and then pushed under it. also attempted to chew through, extra star pickes stakes etc later still useless as a dog deterent and the hens decided to just fly over it.
so now i have 22 metres of quite expensive plastic fencing and accessories and nothing to do with them.
This reviewer has 2-4 dorking pets
Omlet Says: Hi Kerry, thank you for your review. Unfortunately this fencing is only intended as a means of keeping your chickens in a contained area, It is not predator proof which is why your dog is able to get into it.
In regards to the chickens being able to fly over the fence, we usually recommend that you clip their wings. This is completely safe and painless! We have a 'How to' YouTube video which might be of some interest to you? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=750NtdtUgWI&t=1s
I'm afraid I can only give this product 2 stars. I spent quite some time researching products so that my chickens could free range around the garden and picked this one because of the great reviews it had. I found the product quite tricky to put up and as I have undulating ground have had to supplement with additional tent pegs to stop there being a gap at the bottom of the fencing but once up it's proved to be quite sturdy and blends in well with the garden. I've only given 2 stars - 1 for the fencing itself - unfortunately my chickens can get out - I have two Isa Browns, one of which quite happily flies over the fencing and in again as she wishes, I also have Silkies which are quite small and I have seen them jump up to the larger holes and push themselves through the netting. This happened when I first put it up - they didn't understand it was there to keep them in as previously I let them out to roam where they liked or if they get spooked they try to get out in a panic (they seem to have settled now and are happy now to stay in the compound). So unfortunately, for my chickens the fencing isn't fit for purpose. I've also given another star for Omlet customer service which is excellent.