Everything about the EGLU CUBE Chicken Coop by Omlet is innovative, extremely well thought out, safe and comfortable for the animals, and if that’s not enough you really need to focus on these next few words – ease of cleaning.
Traditionally, chicken coops have been cheaply constructed out or wooden frames and chicken wire, and while some of the chicken coop kits available nowadays may look a little nicer than the home made jobs, we haven’t found one anywhere near as good as the Eglu Cube for a flock of up to 10 chickens for town or country alike.
While some wooden chicken coops are sold for a similar price to the Eglu Cube, none of these will last as long, be as clean, or easy to maintain – and I challenge any reader to present us with a better alternative – for the chickens and their keepers.
The CloserLook team totally agrees with the manufacturers statement that “The Eglu Cube Chicken Coop is the ideal way to keep up to 10 chickens in a town or country garden. It is based on the same revolutionary technology as the original Eglu plastic chicken house, with slide out dropping trays, hose clean surfaces, twin walled insulated, no maintenance and our No Foxes Allowed protection. The easy to move Eglu Cube hen house with extendable chicken run makes it simple to keep a large number of hens in your garden and leaves you with more time to enjoy the pleasures of keeping chickens.”
It Comes Complete
The Eglu Cube Chicken Coop comes complete with everything you need to get started including wheels. It is fitted with roosting bars and has an integrated nesting booth. To make collecting your eggs easy, the Eglu Cube Chicken Coop has an eggport which gives access to the nesting box.
Upkeep of this fantastic chicken coop is made easy via the innovative slide-out dropping trays and fully removable lid and back panel. Unlike wooden housing, you do not need to treat your Eglu Cube Chicken Coop – saving you time and money. Made from energy efficient polymers using modern construction techniques, the Cube Chicken Coop will last for years and at the end of its life can be 100% recycled.
Easy To Clean
The Eglu Cube Chicken Coop makes light work of the weekly clean. Inside chickens have a large roosting area fitted with a slatted floor. All the droppings fall through the slats onto the slide out dropping trays, which can then be simply emptied onto the compost heap.
The lid and back panel can be removed to give good access to the inside of the house for a complete clean. The smooth plastic surfaces can be washed with a hose or pressure washer.
A Complete Package
The Eglu Cube Chicken Coop is a really flexible chicken house, whether you want to keep 5, 6 or even 10 chickens, you can customise it to suit your needs. The standard 2 meter run is suitable for up to 6 chickens. The run can be extended in 1m lengths to suit your requirements allowing you to keep up to 10 chickens.
The optional (yet recommended) standard 2m run is made from strong steel weld mesh, difficult if not impossible for common predators to break. A unique anti-tunnel skirt sits flat on the ground and prevents animals from digging in. The run has spacious vertical sides and gives your chickens plenty of room. You can extend the run in 1m sections if you wish. The Eglu can be positioned on grass or any other surface such as wood chippings or rough ground where the chickens can rummage.
The unique tunnel-proof panels have been proven in rigorous testing to be fox and badger resistant. The run means that when you are out and about you can be sure that your chickens are safe. The dark green PPE coating is fused to the metal wires ensuring an extremely durable finish that looks great.
Letting your chickens out in the morning or securing the Eglu Cube Chicken Coop at night couldn’t be simpler. Using the handle on the side of the Cube Chicken Coop you open and close the door, locking and unlocking is done in one intuitive movement. No fiddly catches or bolts that don’t line up. The Cube Chicken Coop also comes with its own ladder so your chickens won’t have to ruffle their feathers whilst walking down to breakfast or climbing into bed.
More chickens means more eggs and the Eglu Cube Chicken Coop has a spacious yet secluded nesting booth where up to 3 chickens at a time can lay in comfort. The freshly laid eggs can be conveniently collected through the egg port which is on the side of the house.
Collect your eggs easily using the Egg Port on the side of the Eglu. Collecting your eggs every morning is such a thrill. You will get between 8-12 eggs per week from 2 hens.
You can give your chickens even more space by adding a 1m run extension to your Eglu Cube Chicken Coop. It is made of the same strong steel weldmesh with a durable coating and anti tunnel skirting. Each extension comes as three panels – two sides and a roof as well as a support arch made of coated steel tube (the same material as the legs under your Cube Chicken Coop.
Easy To Move
You can move the Eglu Cube Chicken Coop on your own effortlessly around your garden using the special puncture-proof wheels and easy to operate lever mechanism to lift the Cube Chicken Coop.
Warm in Winter
The Eglu Cube Chicken Coop is specially designed to keep your chickens warm in winter. The Eglu has a unique twin-wall insulation system which works in a similar way to double glazing.
Cool in Summer
In summer your chickens will be kept cool by the Eglu Cube’s integrated draught-free ventilation system, carefully designed to avoid air blowing directly over the roosting area whilst allowing fresh air to circulate.
Six Great Colours
Available in six fantastic colours, you can blend the Eglu Cube Chicken Coop into your garden in green or make a statement in pink or purple. Whichever colour you choose you can be sure that it will look great in your garden now and in years to come.
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to start keeping chickens, which is why you’ll get lots of free extras with every Eglu Cube chicken house. Whichever type of Eglu Cube you buy, you’ll get an innovative feeder and drinker. These fit neatly to the run, maximising floor area, the covered design protects food from rain, and both are dishwasher proof, for ultra easy cleaning. You’ll receive 10 Omlet Egg Boxes, suitable for giving away four eggs at a time to family and friends, and easy to follow instructions to help you build your Eglu quickly. If you choose an Eglu Cube with a chicken run, we’ll throw in an all-weather shade, to attach to the run and protect hens from wind and rain. It’s very hendy in the summer too, to keep your girls protected from the midday sun.
The biggest reward of an Eglu chicken coop, of course, is the free eggs you’ll be treated to every morning. Nothing beats that! Not only that, we’re so confident you’ll love everything about the Eglu Classic chicken house and your new chickens, we offer a 30-day, no-quibble money-back guarantee.
Eglu Cube Chicken Coop Specifications
The Eglu Cube Chicken Coop is suitable for 10 medium sized chickens or 6-8 larger breeds such as Buff Orpingtons or Cochins. When setting up your Eglu, you should allow 60cm of space around house to allow the dropping tray to slide out easily and the door to be accessed.
House: 100% Recyclable UV Stabilised Polyethylene, Powder-Coated Steel
Run: Fully Coated Welded Steel Mesh
Base: 128cm x 85cm x 22cm (23.1kg)
Front & Back: 128cm x 70cm x 20cm (15.2kg)
Lid & Sides: 101cm x 89cm x 28.5cm (23kg)
Wheel Set: 58.5cm x 87cm x 23.5cm (15kg)
2m Run: 104cm x 120cm x 27.5cm (19.3kg)
3m Run: 104cm x 120cm x 27.5cm (29.8kg)