We built this with a neighbour helping (3 of us) and found it quite fiddly. It was a cold day and we didn't warm the clips in hot water (we did when we bought the extension kit later!) so they were very hard to clip. We also found later that we had put the bottom panels facing different ways (they are slightly different on each side). It didn't affect the structure. We would have like the various pieces numbered, perhaps with a tag on each, and then the numbers marked out on the picture in the instruction manual. We originally bought a 2 x 2 x 2 but knew when we had more cash we would buy an extension - it is great that you can adapt it as you go. We now have a 3 x 3 x 2 run. Making the run bigger the second time was much quicker, with the clips in a bowl of hot water. As it was a wintery day the warm water helped warm the hands whilst softening the clips - ideal as it was hard to use the clips wearing gloves. The ordering / delivery was excellent - I think we received both orders within 2 days and on the day promised.
I bought my walk in run second-hand. The previous owner supplied all the clips, but told us that she'd resorted to using cable ties instead. As I have arthritis in my hands, I did the same. The clips were too fiddly. My entire run is held together with cable ties, and they work. Once the roof is on, it seems surprisingly stable. Not difficult to put together and it fitted beautifully to my coop. Looking forward to letting the hens out in it tomorrow.
We invested in this run to ensure a large, secure enclosure for our 3 little chickens when we are at work. Once we got the hang of it, putting it together was fairly easy. The only minor disappointment (and the reason for 4 stars) was that wild birds can get in through the mesh of the upper part of the run. I have had to purchase some netting to ensure it is secure and to keep the wild birds out. I particularly like the fact that I can go in upright and don't have to crawl through the chicken poo like I did with the old run.
I'm absolutely delighted with my walk in run! It is excellent quality and I have 100% faith that my ladies will be safe from those hungry foxes! Once we knew which part went where, we built it quite quickly (it's 24 foot long and it's definitely a two person job)! I don't have to feel guilty about going away for the weekend now as my girls (who normally free range) have so much space! My ladies love it! Thank you Omlet!
The walk in a extension is easy to assemble with very clear instructions. The additional space for the chickens has made a massive difference and given them an improved living environment. I would recommend one for anyone with the standard eglu.
Such a relief that the run arrived and there were no pieces missing. Great run, relatively easy to build but took a lot longer than the 1 .5 hours mentioned. Found the clips a bit difficult. Love the finished product
I live a mile inland from the Atlantic coast in Ireland and brought my chickens inside the house for 36 hours as I was worried about the coop and run surviving the gusty winds of 170kph + from Hurricane Ophelia. I should have had more faith. Fantastic well designed products. Wind went straight over the coop and through the run. I lost some trees and my shed roof was damaged but the coop and run stood up to all the battering.
If you live in an exposed area, it's well worth the investment.
Very good. Easy to assamble. Put cube inside the run as I didn’t like the connection kit, and later extended the run to 2x4x2 to give the ladies more space. They love it.
This run is great. It is much easier to clean out the coop than the lower 2m and 3m runs where you can't reach the front of the coop. However I would say that if you can afford a bigger one it would be well worth it as this one is quite tight (we have the go up in it). Also the poo tray for the go does not fit through the door of the run so you have to tilt it (and some of the poo falls out). The hens do love this run. It is ideal for my 3 Orpingtons (big birds).
I love my Omlet and so does my 9 girls, getting eggs already..
The Instructions where confusing.. Had to spend hours studying them to make sure we got everything do right..