Well made. Amazing Design. Keeps my yard birds safe and happy.
This has given me fantastic peace of mind ,safe in the knowledge that the chickens are safe and happy, protected from any predator that wanders by! Good quality product complete with all fixings.Nothing missing on delivery which is great. I look after other peoples pets as a business and know how important safety is.
This run was easy to assemble yet so far surprisingly sturdy. And thanks to the larger spacing on the top half and green coloring it blends into the garden instead of looking like an ugly cage. Can’t wait to add on!
We added the walk in run after trouble with hawks in our back yard. This has create a spacious, safe environment for our 8 chickens. We also added the automatic door which made the setup even better.
I LOVE my walk in chicken run! It blends perfectly in my suburban backyard. I never need to worry about the safety of my chickens. It’s great that I can walk right in and give my girls their daily treats. They come running to the run gate every morning when they see me coming!
I'd always had free-ranging hens in the past and eventually they all succumbed to Mr Fox. It was very traumatic and we didn't keep any hens for quite a few years after.
This year we decided to go for it again as we really enjoyed having them about the place.
We went for a 3x3x2 run which is attached to a mk2 eglu cube.
It's great to have a safe space for the girls to spend time in and the height is a massive convenience for us, not having to scramble (sorry, had to get some eggs in somewhere!) about bending down to the floor.
I put the run together on my own, lots of concentration and yes I studied the instructions and laid everything out on the lawn and cardboard boxes before starting. It looked daunting to begin with but I did it over two days, so it helped to get going on the second day as I knew what I was doing by then. I can't remember how long it took but it wasn't two full days, just parts of them!
It's a clever bit of kit and the height gives lots of scope for branches and we have an old step ladder that Betty likes to perch on the top step. Wish we had this the first time around.
I purchased this because I wanted to be able to walk in where the chickens are and let them have ample space. I do not want to free range b/c of predators and this is a great option. Easy to assemble with 2 people. I did add hardware cloth around bottom like others have suggested to further predator proof this (only complaint/drawback). I added a clear tarp to the top to prevent rain from coming in. Chickens are happy!!
My husband and I couldn’t agree about the walk-in run. He said the extra height would be much more comfortable when cleaning out the hens and while I agreed I wasn’t sure that was worth the extra few hundred pounds.
We have a 2 x 3 x 2 walk-in run attached to the cube. We bought seven new hens although we’ve had hens for the last 12 years.
The first thing that we noticed is that they absolutely adore perching! We have both the omlet perch and also a load of branches arranged in a higgledy-piggledy fashion and they really enjoy flying up there. I had no idea how much time they would spend up there and it really extends the floor space as there are often only a couple of hens scratching about on the floor.
Unfortunately only a couple of months later Beyoncé the hen has died. We went to collect Lady Gaga yesterday and were aware that introducing one hen to 6 established hens is very tricky. We cleaned out our Eglu Classic ready to keep them separate but the man we bought her from suggested that we give it a go and then just remove her if they weren’t getting on.
The height of the walk in run has been excellent for this. We sneaked her in overnight and in the morning whenever she was getting a few too many pecks she would fly up to a perch for a bit of peace and quiet! We have even moved a food and water container up there so that she can stay out of the fray or come down whenever she wants!
I’m really pleased that we purchased the extra height of the walk in run. I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anybody with a larger group of chickens as it really does give them more space
I needed a walk-in, raccoon proof run and this has worked perfectly. Even when we're out of town, the chickens can go safely to and from the coop. A little tedious at times with the assembly, but I'm very pleased with the final product.
We bought the walk-in run with our first Cube when we got our first set of chickens. The run definitely needed 2 people to assemble, but was fairly simple to get up once we got started. The ideal situation would be to have the run on completely flat ground (and the instructions do say that), but we had to set the run up in a field which has a small incline and a LOT of molehills that made it a bit more challenging. We got it assembled and as flat as we could and, 6 months on, it's standing just as firmly as when we set it up.
It's great to be able to go in and mingle with the chickens without them flying away and in a safe environment for them. We've had no issues with foxes (despite them being around) and the chickens love their space.