We bought this last summer after giving up with wood and red mites. Best purchase we ever made for our ladies.
Originally housed 5 Orpingtons, but unfortunately, after a daytime fox attack on them free ranging, we are left with only 1, who is still quite poorly. The eglu has now shown another quality. Our little Goldie, still in shock, will not eat or drink or come out of the coop. We can take the back off, sit next to her, and tempt her with some food and water. It is slowly working. I could never do this with my old wooden house.
When she has recovered we will be getting her some friends, increasing the run size and keeping them all safely out of harms way.
Thank you Omlet.
We had our gardener help us design a box with a net under it covered in soil to prevent rats. Excited to have it up and running. The new chickens are adjusting. The coop is easy to use and my kid loves being able to help.
I’ve been wanting chickens for a while, but before I bought some, I wanted to be ready. I looked at so many different coops, and took a lot of things into consideration. I wanted something that would stand up to different weather, would be long lasting and would keep my chickens safe from predators ( I live by a preserve). The eglu cube seemed like the perfect choice. The coop itself is easy to put together, the run takes some patience. My chickens have been happy and it’s easy to clean. I do see signs of predators getting close to the coop, but the girls have been safe. I’m really happy with my purchase and look forward to building onto it.
The Eglu structure is an excellent design and convenient. The direction are a bit disjointed! Especially when it comes to the wire walls. As for the fence aspect, the plastic clips are not that good and often break easily, especially the double clips. I resorted to use zip ties for everything. So the coop house is great the cage not very good.
Whilst this took a good few hours with two of us putting it together it's very well made and all areas are easily accessible. I have a bad back and leaning into the old coop to clean it was a problem. With this house everything pulls out for easy cleaning which is great. It keeps out the rain and the girls took to it straight away. The purple is a bit pink but it still looks good. I reckon this will last infinitely longer than the old wooden house I had.
Great product but the instructions seem to explain easy things in too much detail and leave out important little details like lining things up etc. Overall really happy with the result though and will eventually get over the PTSD from the instructions.
Overall I am very happy with the quality of this large chicken coop. While the instructions leave a bit to be desired my major issue is the design of the run and why it has such large opens in the fence. As to design clipping the run together does not make a very sturdy enclosure. I had to add plenty of zip ties to strength it.
Also in the US at least, a raccoon can reach their arms through this fence and grab a hold of chickens because the holes are so big. Because of this I added 1/2" hardware cloth, fencing to the bottom section all around.
As to the value overall, very satisfied.
Chickens are still very young and don’t sleep in the coop yet. They do love to be in the run during the day. Love the coop, and am very happy with the purchase.
Three things though:
The little green clips that hold the run together are flimsy at best. They turn white and get stress when being bent into their functional shape.
Secondly, I wish there was some sort of heating system incorporated into the coop.
Lastly, I keep hearing about the automatics door being available soon. It seems it’s only available outside the US at this point. Not sure why that is.
My 3 hens are so happy with their new home! After stray hold” in a dog run (I work at the County Animal Shelter & their owner had 10 days to reclaim) then another 14 days in huge wire dog crates (shipping delay) they have reached hen Nirvana. Only assembly issues were rain delays. They have fully explored the nesting and roosting areas and seem content. I love that it can easily be sanitized and I can move it by myself. They will appreciate not being put in a dog crate on the deck every night. I may add an automatic door plus another run section to give them a bit more room . I’m not brave enough to let them free range. It would be embarrassing to have them picked up by Raleigh Animal Control and we have foxes, raccoons & hawks all around us. I’m thinking we need a few at work ( you’d be surprised at how many fowl run afoul of the law here). Suzuka, Moa & Yui say “Thanks”!
I highly recommend the Eglu Cube M2. Initially, I was sceptical of a modern plastic chicken coop design. The reviews sold me on the idea. I've had the Eglu Cube for a month now, it has exceeded all my expectations. The product is high quality, extremely well designed, easy to clean, durable, red might resistant and above all, safe from predators. I have now purchased & installed Omlet's auto door opener, which is great and easy to install. Yes, the coop & auto door is on the expensive side however well worth the cost. 10/10 Omlet.