We added a walk in run to our go up so our chickens could enjoy more fox proof space. It is very robust and adding the weather protection roof makes all the difference. Very good product
QUICK DELIVERY , EXCELLENT PRODUCT , FOUND IT QUITE DIFFICULT TO START TO BUILD. ONCE GOT STARTED COMPLETED QUICK AND EASILY WITH PUPILS IN THE SCHOOL.
I know of no other system that can compare to Omlets Aviary. I have found some many uses for the extra mesh panels that we purchased that even keeps the dogs where we want them. The system is so simple yet does the job.
8/10. Fairly easy to assemble. Door works well, attaches to Eglu nicely using connector kit.
As we are using a sheet over it, it could do with an additional centre support pole to stop the roof sagging when the cesuring ropes are pulled tight. Could also be a big issue if we ever get a lot of snow.
We purchased our run because the fox wiped out our flock. We looked around and at the cost of other runs. We are super happy with our purchase as it is light enough to move, sturdy enough to protect and long lasting enough that we won't be replacing every 5 years.
We love our walk in run, but would really like a bigger cover. Are Omlet thinking about a bigger clear cover?
We already have 3 covers but get leaks at the joins
For wild bird proofing we have fixed black plant protection netting on the outside (12mm mesh), it is not visible until you are really close up.
Omlet Says: Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you are happy with your Walk In Run. It seems your covers are the older covers we used to do. Our current Walk In Run covers now all come with a "Gutter Edge", which will stop the leaks in between the covers.
We have moved to a house that has a large open paddock with it and therefore we see lots of wildlife including foxes.
Our flock of five have been used to free ranging & therefore we felt that we should buy a decent size run to keep them happy but safe.
This was straightforward to put together, looks smart and the chickens are both safe and happy.
Delighted with our purchase & would thoroughly recommend.
Due to the larger mesh size in the top half of the run small birds such as Robins can get into the run meaning it is not Biosecure. Quite simply this is not good enough. Why are Omlet selling products that do not meet basic DEFRA guidelines. The runs should be supplied with the smaller mesh panels all over, not just the bottom half.
Omlet Says: Thank you for your feedback.
As the current situation is not an everyday issue, the bigger mesh sizes on the top don´t usually cause for any concern. The DEFRA guidelines have been set for this specific outbreak of the avian flu and are not a general guideline for outdoor runs. To make the run secure, we offer a variety of covers, that are flexible, removable and will offer the needed security for your chickens. Your birds will be protected with the addition of those covers and a smaller mesh size would still require you to cover the roof, to avoid bird droppings falling into the run.
I wanted to move my hens out of a paddock and keep them close to the house after attacks on my flock by wildlife (and a neighbours out of control dog!) but I wanted something that would look attractive in our garden. The Omlet walk in run fitted the bill. It looks great, was easy to assemble and keeps my hens safe. Now that we are also under warning to keep wild birds away from domestic birds due to the risk of avian flu I am especially glad to have my little flock in a covered run. One note - be aware, the anti dig skirt does not keep rats out. Make sure you always put food away overnight.
Got this to add to my Egglu as I have a fox problem. Now assembled it is great and easy to open, walk through and feels safe and secure for my girls. Problem was building it! The instructions are not very good and could be a lot clearer. I live too far North for the "pay to assemble" service which would be well worth it if available!