I love the 'sell a kidney' henhouse Porride ... but yes, it is rather ££££! Buy on Wayfair. We carry Omlet Eglu Cube, Omlet Eglu Go and Omlet Eglu Go Up. You do not want to attract them to your house. To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. We have one, which is part of the problem. We have wood, no problems at all, and as they are homemade they were a LOT cheaper! Green Frog DesignsThis firm is relatively new to the plastic poultry housing market and when it launched I was very interested to see what they had on offer. Maybe it's just my fuddled brain this morning but the run options seem a bit complicated and they don't seem very long - I think the other website I linked to lets you choose runs up to 9' long. The rats will not dig through slabs but they might still dig under them and live under there and then pop out to eat food if they can get it. I use both and they each have their pros and cons: in the end it can be down to personal preference. The Omlet Eglu Cube coop and run is an outstanding package that provides everything needed to keep pet hens in the lap of luxury. Red mite will live in either type of coop, but it is easier to pressure wash an Eglu/Cube than it is to scrub a wooden coop with disinfectant. They can also dust bathe in it. I wish our landlord had done that.What ChickensHave said is right about an earth floored run. We tested the Eglu Cube with 5 young chickens – 3 pullets and 2 young roosters. Eglu/Cube vs Wooden Coop and lots of other chicken questions ... (30 Posts) Add message | Report. ... so they don't make their lovely, cosy little homes underneath just to be close to those lovely, cuddly chooks?They will be mostly free-ranging ... well, after a fashion. It has no grass, the poo just accumlates and flies breed and it stinks in summer. Also easy to clean (removable perches and nest boxes). I looked into the Eglu, mainly because Omlet are so user friendly (bringing the whole set up to you, including the hens). No strangers to chicken coop design they launched the first Eglu back in 2004 and over the years have improved and thought of every detail so that this latest model is … We cannot leave any doors or windows open and we are not enjoying our chickens at all because of the rats. With housing available for a flock of three birds through to larger 15-bird houses, it's apparent these were designed by poultry keepers with the backyard keeper in mind. Rats like to live in and eat piles of hen manure. That said, it still doesn't take long. May 27, 2014 - Eglu Classic Chicken Coop is a plastic hen house and fox-proof chicken run in one. Wow ... thanks for all the replies! Preferably put a wire roof on the run as well to stop the rats (and cats and foxes) climbing up and over the fence. My current coop stands on slabs, and the new one will also be slabbed. As long as the house is designed with both the keeper and the poultry in mind, and preferably designed by somebody whose experience of poultry extends beyond a visit to the butcher, then they both wooden and plastic housing serve their purpose in equal measure. I had my heart set on a cube (even if I would be the talk of the country with a plastic hen house at the bottom of the garden ... that was until a lovely Mumsnetter linked to the Flytesoffancy website and I saw and loved this www.flytesofancy.co.uk/chickenhouses/Long_Legged_Maggie_s_Hen_Houses.html and read this www.flytesofancy.co.uk/chickenhouses/FAQ-chicken-houses.html - look at the bottom piece on which is best, timber houses or plastic.I've read and reread all the blurb on the Omlet site re the advantages of plastic housing but reading this piece has really made me reconsider. Place the hen coop on a concrete pad and seal off any gaps underneath so the rats do not live under it or burrow under it. Store spare food in sealed steel dustbins with a lid. We're pretty much decided on getting a few chickens. I'm thinking of chicken wire on the bottom of any gates. Eglu omlet VS wooden coop 218 Replies; 83171 Views; Aunt Sally. I've been keeping hens for two years, and have never had a redmite problem. To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. Takes no more than twenty minutes. Wood absorbs water, does it seem heavier to move in the winter? It's very apparent in the final product that small-scale commercial poultry keeping knowledge has been successfully applied to a garden keeping solution. The consensus is that red mite lives in cracks in the housing and come out to feed on the birds blood at night when they are roosting; but this isn't not the whole truth – red mite can and will live on the bird if the conditions are favourable. Strange!Good tip re coating the inside of the coop Lucky ... it sounds like a lot of cleaning. The cleaning of plastic houses is much easier than wooden housing, and maintenance is practically zero. TBH, its more about aesthetics. Lots of reviews say that their Cubes came with scratches, parts missing, reconditioned wheels in one case and a few comments that they don't assemble properly if the ground is uneven ... and our ground is uneven!I'm wavering again ... mites, wood, plastic. I really like the Eglu range but just have too many chickens! We had been eyeing it for a while, and thought it would be perfect for our latest crop of Brahmas, Speckled Sussex, and Jersey Giant chickens. Saved from omlet.co.uk. It is the smell of the food that actually attracts the rats even if they cannot get to it so I would not put it in your garage. riven - we've got 6 - 2 lots of 3. £200 voucher to be won. The second coop was the Eglu Cube by Omlet. I need to go & study some more.Riven ... you've had bad luck with wooden houses and redmite ... the cleaning of the cube/eglu is what's very attractive. A = Yes, either I’m getting weaker or my coop is definitely heavier in the winter. After many tense moments in my house between me and the OH. Wood is a naturally breathable product and a well-designed wooden house will not suffer from condensation, which can be a problem in poultry housing. What about the tray for poo - does it weigh a tonne or is it a good thing?What do you all do with your chicken poo? One eglu fan on here once commented that you still get mites but it is easier to get rid of them.You would have to be very careful with the inner coating, so as not to provide anything for the critters to hide behind - which, incidentaly, is why I don't use the base tray. The concrete slab run with equine bedding sounds great. Same here LilyBolero. Don't be fooled by this. One of the biggest claims you will see in the advertising literature for these new plastic constructions relates to the poultry keeper's nemesis, red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae). ... whether thats Omlet site or someone who makes wooden houses. We haven't had any rat problems, and the way we have combatted them is to have a heavy wooden coop that sits on paving slabs. I have the bigger one, the nest box comes off, there is a good sized door at the back, there is a sliding panel on the other side and removable perches - I do not use the poo tray.I wish I had coated the inside in something before I put the chooks in, some sort of clear sealant, as it can be hard to scrub the walls off.I mostly use jeyes fluid now, I stand the ends of my perches in it neat and this sorted out the red mite as they were living under the perch ends.I can get right inside it crouching, to scrub or spray into the roof etc.I clean it once a week (until last week I had 11 birds in it) but it can go longer, When ds was in hospital in Dec it went 3 weeks - yes it was a bit mucky but nothing too serious.I put my poo and easybed on my compost heap. Whichever you go for, make sure you use red mite powder regularly and you shouldn't have too much of a problem. Where they get the edge is the house comes flat packed and is easy to build and take apart, and the products are almost entirely constructed from plastic made from recycled industrial waste. Wooden houses offer a far greater level of flexibility and modification with housing available not only to meet the specific needs of your specific breeds, but also the needs of your garden. Based on my research and what I want for my chickens, I have decided to go with the Omlet Eglu Cube with 9 foot run. I totally agree with this advice on rats and chickens. Based on the same revolutionary technology as the original Omlet Eglu Classic plastic chicken coop, with a slide-out dropping tray, wipe clean surfaces, twin-walled insulation, no maintenance and No Predator Allowed protection. There are no gaps to get in through the wood etc, so they simply cannot get inside the hen coop.We use equine bedding as a 'base' on top of the paving slabs and the hens love it, and it is super easy to clean - just shovel it all up and compost. The cost of a high quality wooden ones will be in the same region as the plastic designs (avoid the poorly constructed cheap and nasty wood built houses mentioned in my last post), so there's little in it from a price perspective. No, luckily not. It can be used on the Eglu Cube or on your own chicken coop (you don’t need an Omlet coop to enjoy this product – it works with all coops). You could say it’s agricultural quality in a hobby chicken coop. Agreed, a house that minimises the cracks and crevices stands a fair better chance of not harbouring a red mite population, but that doesn't mean you or your poultry will necessarily be red mite-free: very little other than vigilance and good animal husbandry will stop the charge of the mite brigade. But according to the Country Smallholding index here it doesn't exist... And googling doesn't turn it up either. The food that is put out for chickens and the place the hens roost must be lockable at night with a hatch and completely enclosed with floor, walls and roof that rats cannot penetrate. The egg collector is placed separately as well; it’s called the “eggport” and is made to sit near the rear panel door so that it can give complete access to the rest of th… An easy to move starter chicken house for 2-4 birds. Although, the site Porridge linked to has coops which open right up for cleaning - I don't think the Maggie's houses do that. Next month – preparing your chickens for winter. Does that sound okay? Burying the wire/weldmesh into the soil 30 cm or so stops that burrowing under though. #chickencoop #chickencoopinsulation #winterizecoop Wooden Chicken Coop vs Eglu Plastic Chicken Coop- Which coop will win in this temperature test? Eglu Cube Chicken Coop. I have a Maggies Dozen, and Yes I did have some redmite issues - both times when someone else has been looking after them when I'm on hols, obviously not liberal enough with the poultry sheild!I have mine in a large poultry protection pen from the same supplier but also the have access, or rather did, to a 50m diameter electric fence pen. They give due consideration to combining function and form, producing a house that's not only practical but also makes a pleasant addition to the look of the garden. Works on all wooden coops Owners of wooden chicken coops can also benefit from the Omlet automatic chicken coop door opener as it is compatible with virtually any design of wooden coop. For those familiar with it, you will no doubt be itching by now, in the knowledge that they are not opposed to trying out a human as a potential host. I've been reading the threads on here for months and there is loads of useful information but I'd love to hear some pros and cons of difference types of housing. I'm almost tempted to call Flytesofancy and ask them! Let's face it, the other widely-held belief is that wild birds transport red mite. Bury the fencing at least 30 cm into the ground and at least 2m high. Flyte So FancyThis Devon-based business offer a huge range of wooden poultry houses all handcrafted and finished to a high standard. If the rats cannot get to the food or hen manure/bedding they wil go elsewhere.Sorry to be so alarmist but since July last year I have poisoned, trapped or shot about 20 rats in our garden and the children are frightened to go out. And they can survive without feeding for up to nine months. From reading threads on here, it sounds like 3 is the right number to start off with. Still, I'm gradually getting his arm twisted!! However, it depends on whether your hens would have access to free ranging as to whether its suitable IMO. Food will be stored a looong way from the run, in sealed bins like you suggest in the garage. Pet Food and Health, Modern Pet Housing and Accessories. Omlet Eglu Classic Chicken coop and run in Green. I've seen one or two adverts that stake the claim that plastic housing is red mite-proof. I had just about decided to get an Eglu Cube when I saw this thread, and clicked on the link to the FAQs in the first post. Photograph: Alamy, A plastic chicken house by Green Frog Designs, The Dell chicken ark from Smiths Sectional Buildings. If not, then I'd consider doing that but I know DH won't even consider burying the fencing underground - it's too permanent IYKWIM.Okay - going to read that article. B= Yes, but I solved it by getting someone else to move the coop for me. We have a large garden with orchard being established at one end so plenty of space although I'll start them off in field until the grass gets a bit thicker in orchard, and even then I'm thinking an area fenced off with electric chicken fencing to save not only my beds but also the chooks from foxes which may or may not be passing by. The Omlet Eglu is designed to be as flexible as possible and is well equipped in providing your chickens with the much-needed comfort during the roosting time.It has a very cozy nesting box which is separated from the rest of the coop and can be easily accessed from three sides. Well, I was wrong. I don't think plastic hen houses are bad, but I do think that they're very expensive. The Snaplock Formex is a serious coop, but it is built to house a large flock for a long time. Need help choosing a chicken coop? Red mite will live in either type of coop, but it is easier to pressure wash an Eglu/Cube than it is to scrub a wooden coop with disinfectant. They are a solid twin-walled construction moulded from recycled plastic, making them simple to clean and manage, plus they come in range of colours to suit the liveliest of tastes. We are surrounded by chest high sheep wire with some hawthorn hedging between us and the road (as well as the sheep wire). Also, how high should our fencing be? Omlet Autodoor Fitted to a range of Wooden Coops It’s also more secure than other automatic pop-hole doors. Millie1 - I inherited 4 chickens and a cockerel from my landlord and TBH rats are my biggest problem. I’m Tara, a 5th generation farmer in Northern California. I'm going to read that article now.Lily and CHSM ... do they not burrow under the slabs? This advantage should not be underestimated. They are also far easier to repair should the need arise. I have a wooden coop, and am in the process of getting a large wooden walk in run with integral coop (excited! The Eglu Cube Chicken Coop is the ideal way to keep up to 10 chickens in a town or country garden. Chicken expert Andy Cawthray picks the best of the bunch, The Eglu chicken house: easy to clean, but will it help prevent red mite? This is page 1 of 2 (This thread has 30 messages.). This means that neither foxes nor rats can burrow in. The dead grass and very untidy garden has finally convinced me that … There will be no grass after about a week! That anti-plastic article mentions plastic houses blowing over - I honestly can't imagine an Eglu blowing over, not sure about a Cube - and being badly insulated - but that's why Eglus are double-walled. It’s actually easier to fit onto a wooden coop than any other automatic pop-hole door I’ve come across. In recent years a new player has emerged onto the backyard poultry housing market: the plastic chicken house. Wooden Coop and enclosed run v Eglu and run. The chooks freerange daily, but I know that when we travel/I'm at work, they are predator proof. Best Large: Little Hen Big Chicken Coop. We also use equine bedding. Then we thought best to add 2 chickens to 2, rather than 1 to an established pair, so ended up with 4 (and the coop was a little bit small for this). Eglu Classic on Omlet Web Site. Takes no more than twenty minutes. Many of the plastic designs can be cleaned out, washed and dried in under 30 minutes, while wooden housing will take significantly longer to dry, … I'd thought of getting 50m of electric fencing netting and coralling off areas outside their run in which they may roam. So the 4 of them lived happily for about a year, then the smallest one started getting picked on, by the others, and they cut her foot, so we had to hoik her out (into a rabbit hutch), and then once her foot was healed they wouldn't have anything to do with her. Stopping the rats getting in and eating the eggs is another problem we have as teh bob hole is always open. OmletLove or loathe the contemporary design, there is no disputing the popularity of Omlet's Eglu poultry houses and their appeal to some people. Sadly, there is only so much modification of the chicken run/house that I can do because it is the landlord's property. Many of the plastic designs can be cleaned out, washed and dried in under 30 minutes, while wooden housing will take significantly longer to dry, especially in the depths of winter. Owners love the easy to clean chicken houses which come with everything you need to get started such as the Eglu Go Chicken Coop or the large Eglu Cube Chicken Coop.The Eglu Go Hutch is a brilliant alternative to a traditional rabbit hutch. I cannot let them free range the garden - they would eat everything or they would be eaten by a fox.A hut on legs sounds good if it is rat proof. I had visions of Saturday's being spent in waterproofs armed with rubber gloves, scrubbing brushes and hot water .. finally staggering in at 8pm when the children are in bed - hmmm sounds okay that!ABetaDad ... yikes! We intended to have 3, initially, bought 3, (one for each child), then dd's one instantly got sick and died . It struck me as a fad rather than a serious product. Eglu Classic Chicken Coop. C = I’ve given up trying to move it. In the right conditions it can complete its life cycle of egg to egg-laying adult in seven days, so populations can explode if they're not dealt with quickly and effectively. We're not planning a heavy duty run ... coop with run, the fox skirting around it and crossed fingers. The Omlet Autodoor is designed to be easily fitted to any wooden coop as well as the Eglu Cubes – both the Mk 1 and Mk 2 models. I have wooden housing but spray regularly and use dusting poweders and (touch wood) have not had a problem with redmite. When Omlet’s Eglu – now called the Eglu Classic – was launched back in 2004 I must admit I didn’t like it. It is grass obviously but quite a big area ... will it still be mud after a week? That said, it still doesn't take long. This is the second in a monthly series on poultry keeping from Andy Cawthray, a self confessed chickeneer who writes for a number of magazines, provides talks & courses on keeping poultry at home and shares his experiences on his personal blog TheChickenStreet. Nope, nothing can dig through concrete! Designed to work with any wooden chicken coop, it can also be attached directly to the Eglu Cube Mk1 and Mk2. Smiths Sectional BuildingsWhen it comes to practical wooden poultry houses this small family-run firm produces some of the best, with a range that caters for a small trio to housing for 300 birds. I've just spent ages looking at the Omlet site again and am not convinced. The range of housing has expanded over the last year or so, with new designs being added to the portfolio. It boils down to design. Forsham quality is very good and they're easy to put together. I plan on letting the girls out in the yard outside of the run when they can be supervised. The Omlet Universal Automatic Coop Door is an all-in-one auto coop door, frame, motor, and programming panel. Sign up here, How have you shown your appreciation for the NHS? I have some of these these for my main flock and some of these for breeding pens and chicks. An added bonus is that it is equipped to work with any wooden chicken coop, but can also be attached directly to the Eglu Cube Mk1(model bought before 2016) and Mk2 (model bought after 2016). A beautiful white and ginger chicken searching for some bug in the garden All Omlet’s Eglu chicken coops are made from plastic which make it very difficult for Redmites to make a home. This is a coop door that not only fits the Omlet Eglu Cube coop, but is designed to be able to be attached to wooden coops people already have as well. Designed to work with the best-selling Eglu Cube as well as any wooden chicken coop. Hi All, I would appreciate your opinions on what you think is best. Backyard chicken coops and chicken accessories including the Omlet line of products in Canada. Sorry to go on about this but taking precautions before hand to stop rats will allow you to really enjoy your chickens. Inadequate ventilation coupled with a non-breathable material such as plastic will result in moisture running down the walls, resulting in a damp floor litter that leades to fungal growth and respiratory disorders in the birds. Thanks! Well if red mite are only present on birds when they are asleep, how can they be transported to poultry and poultry housing by wild birds - sleepwalking sparrows perhaps? Thanks for the replies guys! I spread mine on the garden and dig in immediatley. I take my coop apart every week and scrub it. Visiting the website will confirm how seriously they take the construction and specification of their housing. Coop has been thoroughly cleaned with chicken friendly products. I think I described it as an overpriced plastic triumph of slick marketing for the trendy set. Don't want rats ... they're my other worry - and DH's main objection tbh. Introducing Omlet's first ever Automatic Chicken Coop Door - the safest and most convenient way to let your chickens in and out of their coop has arrived! Plastic housing represents a fraction of the market when it comes to available options. things you didnt know, but should... mine is rice :/, Partner has just been arrested for drink driving, £100 voucher to win: Share your stories about your children’s favourite toys, Would you like to test Pura’s eco nappies or plastic free baby wipes? If you will let them roam outside of their run sometimes, slabs are perfect. Is it as bad labour-intensive as it sounds? Maybe they have got the wrong date or something. Have been up there a lot with the mad rabbit catching hound - she would put off anything...animal, vegetable, mineral...due to her excessively, ahem, determined and spirited personality - she must be an indigo dog. I feel a bit that way about the Omlet cubes too tbh ... they're pretty cool but I worry they'll look out of place in this rural idyll . In fact it is so bad I am considering asking my landlord to take them away.The chickens live in a very nice purpose built run and wooden hen house but rats tunnel under the fencing and dine at will on the hen food. I've read it's great for veggies - can you just chuck it straight on or does it need to compost down a bit first? Eglu/Cube vs Wooden Coop and lots of other chicken questions ... Talk widget showing discussions of the day & trending threads, Subscribe to Mumsnet emails direct to your inbox, www.flytesofancy.co.uk/chickenhouses/Long_Legged_Maggie_s_Hen_Houses.html, www.flytesofancy.co.uk/chickenhouses/FAQ-chicken-houses.html. A steel bin properly sealed will be just fine to store spae food even stood outside near the hen run. All types of chicken coops can get red mite however wooden coops tend to suffer from infestations the most. This chicken coop is part of the Eglu range which all feature a twin walled construction providing an insulating layer all round the coop. This might mean a fence between orchard and garden or areas including some beds which they might like to help weed. Millie1 Wed 17-Mar-10 21:15:35. Sadly the not so fantastic mr fox jumped it the other day and had 2.You are right riven about the addiction, I stated with 4, then up to 9, then 11 - sadly down to 9 again now. In the height of summer your flock may not require the house for the whole day and so cleaning and drying times won't be relevant, but on bad weather days you won't want the house out of action for too long or for the birds to face roosting in a soggy house. However, I would get a coop with legs and will lift food every night. Can the wise chicken-keepers on Mumsnet please give me their opinions? For those that are not familiar with this little devil, it's a small ectoparasite that feeds on the blood of poultry and other bird species. You can read the first post here.The Thrifty Forager competitionCongratulations to Barbara Yau, Margaret Wilde and Mary Linnard who were all winners in our recent competition to win a copy of Alys Fowler's latest book, The Thrifty Forager. Cleaning our cube is so ridculously easy. Even if you had a good rat proof coop you would still be wise to clear up spilled food every night. Then I thought I would like to read Katie Thear's original article. The Coop Light can be attached to the inside of your Eglu Cube (Mk1 or Mk2) or any wooden chicken coop and can also be attached to any kind of chicken run. Similar to the way ice chests are made, it feels extremely robust and heavy duty. Here are my top tips. That looks like another lovely website although I would worry a bit about the self-assembly. If you're serious about raising chickens, this is the prosumer poultry palace for you. They make the run easy to clean out and avoid the smelly mudbath of a permanent run on soil (notice I don't say grass. I take my coop apart every week and scrub it. Our rats did that with a pile of bricks near our run. Now you're putting me off! Introducing the brilliant new Automatic Chicken Coop door opener from Omlet. ). Omlet designed the Eglu Cube from the ground up to be the best hobby chicken coop in the world. Thank you so much for watching my video and don’t forget to subscribe! So we didn't want to replace it immediately in case the others were going to come down sick. These houses are designed predominantly with the first-time family keeper in mind, and suited to urban gardens. The Eglu Cube is a large chicken coop that is ideal for backyard chicken keeping.You can comfortably keep a large flock of up to 10 hens in this predator resistant chicken coop. I also love thisbut would need to sell a kidney.. My silkies don't fly (actually mine don't like heights at all)so the electric fence I have keeps them in, if I want them kept in. So what's to be said for wooden housing? Omlet have been designing award-winning pet houses and accessories since 2004. So whether Flytesofancy are merely being careless or actively, um, disingenuous, this undermines their case against plastic henhouses quite badly IMO. EBay is for coop only. May 27, 2014 - Eglu Classic Chicken Coop is a plastic hen house and fox-proof chicken run in one. Testing out Omlet’s Eglu Cube. 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