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.
I used the chicken fencing to make a permanent run in the corner of my garden. Love that it blends in to the trees and surroundings. Needed some help to start off but then managed on my own to put the rest in place. Only difficult bit was pressing in the buttons to adjust the height of the poles, I found some very hard to push in which was a bit frustrating. Very pleased with the finished look.
The fencing was received quickly and well packed. It was easy to assemble and looks good. It is sturdy and the height is perfect. The door in is also very safe and well constructed.
Set up took a few hours and was a bit frustrating at times, but now that it's set up it looks great. Chickens seem to be happy and now maybe my plants can survive!