We got this as an addition to our cube and couldn’t be happier. The quality is great and it with the connection kit we can keep the cube on the outside for cleaning and our hens have a great space to enjoy.
Everything I dreAmed of - only wished I bought the bigger one in the first place but the extensions have done the job and we are thrilled with it.
I assembled this all by myself - yes, it would have gone much quicker with two people, but one person can do it. The trickiest part was figuring out which clips go where, and since my terrain isn't perfectly flat, I added more zip ties for additional security. The yard is much sturdier than I anticipated - this is a simple way to give your chickens a comfortable place to wander. I've ordered a swing and perch for added fun!
We can't free-range our chickens very easily as there are a lot a foxes about, so this product has been great in giving the birds a bit more room and allowing us to walk in with them.
Construction took two of us a few hours, but it wasn't too difficult once we got going with it.
I love love love the height and double-doors of this run. I won't lie, I didn't love putting it together (not because it was hard, just time-consuming), but if you just focus on one step at a time, you'll be done before you know it. The chickens love it too; we do allow them to free-range, but we leave the bottom door open so they can come and go as they please, which they do!
This was easy to assemble (one of the few instruction videos online that was easy to follow), and it is a great addition to our coop with nine-foot run. It is so much easier to walk into the run to clean it. I highly recommend it!
I am very happy with the purchase. The 6x6x6 came in 5 or 6 smaller packages that I could easily manage. Two of us put the run together in a few hours. The run is sturdy and attractive.
So there are a lot of clips to snap into place for this, but once that was done this thing requires very little maintenance. The mesh is strong - strong enough to hang things that are a few pounds a piece, like feeders and waterers. Attaching tarps for shade and protection from the rain is dead simple and they hold fast. The doors and latches are simple to operate and stay closed when you close them. The skirt around the bottom has been sufficient enough to deter any predators in our neighborhood. The wider spacing of the mesh on the top half of the enclosure means mice and small rats can get into the coop, but other than stealing some food they weren't a menace. We dealt with them with some traps and they haven't come back since, but if the problem persisted it would have been easy to strap some hardware cloth or chicken wire to the outside of the run to make it harder for them to get in.
I do recommend installing some concrete blocks under the posts - we found that after about 6 months of the chickens scratching away at the edges of the run the posts started to sag down and kept having to be pushed back up and repack the dirt underneath. With the cinder blocks installed underneath them this problem goes away completely, and it would have been much easier to do before the run was assembled and in place.
I bought in to the Omlet system because my friend has a Mk2 with a 2 metre run which I like. But she has 2 chickens and I wanted to keep 4 so I wanted more room.
The 2x2x2 has turned out to add much more than just floor space however. I've put in 2 perches at different heights, and my birds fly around from one to the other. Also the stable doorway makes safe access very easy. I can re-fill water and food by leaning over the bottom stable door. And I can also from outside easily refill feeding trays that I hang from the ceiling.
My girls are very happy.
This is the best thing I have ever bought for my two ragdolls.
They absolutely love their Catio.. I have to bribe them to come in at night..We placed it against our patio door, Without adding the Catio door, so they can come in and out of the house as they please..It’s been a fantastic benefit for us humans too during the hot summer..They are very safe and I can leave our door open without worry from escapees or intruders..