This has been the easiest fencing I have put up for the hens. In fact I purchased a second set to make the pen larger for a second flock. It is lightweight which makes it easy to set up. Excellent way to keep hens enclosed. I have a short electric fence around the entire chicken pen area to keep raccoons and opossum out.
I have been using the fencing for some months now. I have pekin bantam hens and they do fly. I would prefer the fence to be higher as in my garden there are no predators and the issue is how to contain the bantams. They sometimes flutter-jump higher than the height of the fence, but to be fair, it seems to me that if they were to find themselves on the other side of the fence, they would be more anxious than me. They have no desire to get out.
I don't think that I could have put the fence up on my own. Fortunately I had help. The fencing is plastic and does stretch out of shape a little. In my opinion it is the excellent poles that you are paying for. I would not be able to give my hens the freedom of the garden without this fence. Take note that the fence supplied is black - not green as in the picture.
The Omlet fence I purchased arrived on time, it was packaged very well and did not have any damaged pieces. It has been up for 2 weeks now and is maintaining 2 chickens and 3 ducks very well. Considering the low cost of the Omlet fence, and the fact it does its job, I feel it is well worth the money. I give it four stars , I feel there could be some improvement in the directions booklet, to make the set up easier. There is also one fence post for the gate which needs to be packed separately from the other posts to prevent confusion to the customer.
Initially when I received this fencing (it was my 2nd time purchasing Omlet fencing), I was disappointed because it wasn't like the old style; which in my opinion, was cuter. I also had to finagle the two together, as they were incompatible. Many months later, I have decided why the newer fencing (Mk2) is better than the old (Mk1). We've become aware of foxes and some new kits in our area. Today, nearby the fence area, I spotted fox droppings. So I began closely inspecting the perimeter of my Omlet fence line (both newer plastic & older woven cloth), I discovered 7 chewed through places on the old woven fence. None of the plastic fencing had been touched (or at least not damaged). The old woven fencing which I originally favored, will now go away, and I will be purchasing more Mk2 fencing. Also, because of the nocturnal predators which we have in the area, I do shut the Omlet coop door every night to keep my chickies safe.
Very discreet fencing and easy to set up!
The fence was easy to set up, I only used the instructions to confirm that I was connecting the poles correctly, it was pretty intuitive. I’ve had it up for a month now and my 13 chickens and I love it. We moved the fence a few days ago, we did not take it apart, just pulled the ground stakes out and put them back in using the guy lines to show us where the corners go so it lined up perfectly. It was a little awkward at first because it started to get a little tangled but we got it straightened out fairly easily and the move took no more than a half hour including moving their coop and all their stuff. We purchased the largest fence option and it is more than enough room for 13 chickens to graze in for a month, our grass doesn’t even look like they were there except for a few holes they dug for their dust baths. I’m very happy with this purchase
The fence is nice and handy, but a little short. Our chickens can fly over it...would be nice if the fence posts were taller so we could attach a rope or fabric along the length to make it higher. I added some driveway reflector poles and attached a long piece of fabric around so they won’t fly out. Do you sell the anchor stakes separately? I know we should clip their wings, but in the past one was able to fly away from a predator.
Omlet Says: Thank you for your review Judy. We do sell extra pegs here, on our website: https://www.omlet.co.uk/shop/chicken_keeping/omlet_chicken_fencing_spares/11774/omlet_chicken_fencing_-_pack_of_10_pegs/?rf=1dc68aa43c31fdda1fcc42f80ece3a26
Our garden had become a mess and our decking was forever having to be hosed down. It got to the point where we thought it was a bad idea having chickens. But thankfully we decided to buy the Omlet fencing in the hope we could get back to normal. And it did! The fencing is surprisingly well made and although a bit fiddly to assemble the instructions were very clear. Ideally the fencing could be higher as they sometimes fly over the top but that’s a minor issue and we can live with the occasional escapee. Having said that they were used to roaming the whole garden before and it does seem to be getting less and less as they get used to the new set up. And I’m not sure I’d like the look of a higher fence. So overall a very happy customer and can easily recommend.
I ordered this to separate a portion of my backyard for some ducks I was fostering. I set this up by myself and although ideally two people could do this easier, I managed okay.
I recently placed what I would have to say was a negative review of the Omlet Fencing kit. I have been very impressed with the response from Omlet, replacement parts were dispatched immediately without being requested, along with apology and advice on how to get the best from the product. So thank you, I very much appreciate your positive customer service.