The Omlet Eglu has a metal apron to protect your chickens, is easy to move around the yard, and you can lock up your chickens at night with a flick of the wrist. It is made of plastic and will last a long time. I also like that there is a separate nesting area with easy access to newly laid eggs. The best thing about the Omlet Eglu chicken coop is that you empty a tray to clean the coop in less than 5 minutes.
That's the quick, quick check. Now let's take a closer look at why I chose Omlet's Eglu Coop for my flock and whether it might be the right coop for you.
I have a flock of chickens in my backyard and currently have a wooden chicken coop that I built myself. The coop is still holding up, but I went outside and started building with whatever materials I had on hand.
It has no plans, it has some design flaws. Mainly, I didn't build my "beak" long enough and the feather area is small.
I hate leaving the chickens there all day. As a result, I also let all my livestock roam free in the backyard, thus losing a LOT of chickens.
To keep my chickens safe but still have access to fresh bugs and grass I was looking forTraktorhühner. Chicken tractors allow you to move the coop around the yard while being enclosed in a corridor attached to the coop.
- My first thought was to just build it myself.
- What I like about the Omlet Eglu Chicken Coop
- It's a plastic chicken coop
- The Eglu Coop Omlet is easy to clean
- The chicken coop door is easy to open and close.
- A separate nest box area
- Easy to collect eggs every day.
- Attached tread for Coop
- The chicken coop has wheels for easy movement.
- Anti-tunnel metal apron to protect against predators
- Additional features including likes
- Coop delivery, instructions and assembly
My first thought was to just build it myself.
After reviewing some plans online, I decided it was beyond my current woodworking skills.
While he could have tried, he didn't want to waste the time, money, or frustration building it from scratch himself.
Also, I live in the suburbs and I don't want an ugly chicken coop like the ones that are built out of tires.
This led me to my local Feed & Seed. They make really cool tractor cages, but the barrels are still smaller than I like and are around $1000.
I really wanted to support my local business. However, I've had a rotten wooden cage inside me before and couldn't bring myself to spend that kind of money on something I didn't love. Also, I was worried that it wouldn't last more than a couple of seasons.
Omlet Eglu costs the same but I know it will last.
What I like about the Omlet Eglu Chicken Coop
It's a plastic chicken coop
Well, I'm not a big fan of the look of a plastic chicken coop. I wish they would make it a bit prettier, but appearances take a backseat to the benefits of plastic construction.
Since it's plastic and sturdy plastic (mine went through quite an adventure to get here, if the look of the box is anything to go by). This bad boy didn't have a scratch.
I know it will last and my investment will not rot or fall apart. This is so much better than a previous wooden chicken coop I bought at a tractor supply store that went down the drain.
The Eglu Coop Omlet is easy to clean
The second thing about the plastic chicken coop is that it is easy to clean. Eglu's layout also helps to simplify this. It has a slide-out drawer that catches chicken manure, making adding it to the compost heap a much easier task.
Part of my chicken coop's design flaw was the lack of a sliding tray and the lack of an easy way to clean the coop.
The tortilla also has a perch tray which means the chickens won't sit on their own poop if it lands in the drip tray below! This keeps the chickens clean, happy and healthy.
The perch tray is also plastic and removable so you can hose it down and scrub it down if needed.
can you see that...Accommodationon the right and the separate nested box on the left in the figure below.
The chicken coop door is easy to open and close.
My door is more of a design flaw of my chicken coop, my door swings open so the wind can close the coop on a windy day. This keeps the girls away when they want to come in and lay eggs.
The door of the Omlet Eglu chicken coop opens from the side. You can open it from above the coop, so you don't have to go inside the coop to open the door.
You also have to lift and turn the handle to open the door to protect it from predators that don't have hands.
A separate nest box area
Speaking of maintenance, the Omlet Eglu has an inner door that you can close at night to keep the females out of the nest. This keeps the sand in that area cleaner, which means the eggs you collect will also be cleaner.
Clean eggs do not need to be washed or refrigerated. A clean nesting area will ensure that the chicks are happy to lay and produce eggs.
Easy to collect eggs every day.
In my current chicken coop, it's quite difficult to lift the door and search for the eggs. I dropped more than one egg during collection time.
The Omlet Chicken Coop has a side door that opens to make it easy to collect eggs.
This prevents you from rushing or dropping the eggs as you lift the door with one hand and fumble with the rest.
Attached tread for Coop
The united march keeps the herd safe while allowing the freedom to "roam". I bought an extended run since my chickens are used to being raised outdoors.
The strong steel track has a green coating to prevent corrosion and an anti-tunnel skirt keeps predators out.
The chicken coop has wheels for easy movement.
This frame is lightweight, making it easy to build and easy to move.
Some other tractor kits I've seen ended up not being built to move. They are usually very heavy (built to last, these solid wood tractors often need two people to move).
My friend ordered one and it took about a month before it became a hassle to move. It eventually became a sitting roost.
Since this cage is, again, PLASTIC, let's just say it's easy to move with one person.
The wheels on this chicken coop go down so you don't drag the chicken coop and it's much easier to move. It won't leave rivets in your grass either.
Anti-tunnel metal apron to protect against predators
The anti-tunnel apron keeps predators out, and with the additional purchase of screws, it will keep your herd safe even on uneven ground.
My yard has a lot of ups and downs and can be quite uneven in places. This was another problem I wasn't sure how to solve as I was trying to create everything I wanted on my own chicken tractor.
Once again, Omlet already had a solution in anti-tunnel rock.
Additional features including likes
Eglu also comes with some extra features, I like it! So that the chickens have more space to run in the rain, there is a rain cover that adapts to the run. This keeps your flock dry but still outside.
This includes containers for food and water.
I wish they had automatic feeders and water. But they do have an automatic gate that you can buy, something I would like to have in the future.
Coop delivery, instructions and assembly
A note on actual assembly so far, IKEA has better written instructions. At one point I had to undo the eyelets on the wheels that I was told two pages before in order to put them together.
You have a video on YouTube. However, it is not in the order of the written instructions / small images that you should try to figure out.
Customer service makes up for any misdirection.
I built my daughter's entire nursery out of IKEA furniture so I could play with this build. Cutting and styling this chicken coop yourself is even better.
My order was shipped much sooner than expected and I was delighted that it arrived so quickly! Mainly, of course, it's 2020 and the busiest Christmas shipping time ever, so a box has come a long way to get here.
After the delivery date was changed several times and the delivery was no longer scheduled, I emailed Omlet. Of course, in a few hours, Lucy replied, they would have postponed the delivery of the box.
Excited to finally have my rickety box, I began building my new chicken coop. Unfortunately the box was broken during shipping and the hardware box was missing.
I called customer support and although they are in the UK they don't just carry the hardware boxes in the US.
They sent out a brand new B-box so I could get the little hardware box sooner. (The UK also went into a Level 4 lockdown that day.)
This box arrived within a few days and although it was more broken than the first box, it contained the missing pieces.
Well that about sums up Eglu for now. I have just completed the assembly process for my plastic chicken coop. I'll have more for you later when my chickens have been using the tortilla for a few weeks.
In case you were wondering, I currently have 7 roosters in the coop.
After my experience with this company, I am happy to say that I will continue to offer my business to them in the future.
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