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Who has got an Eglu and are they worth it?

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BadGardener · 11/01/2010 17:49

Just can't decide whether to go for Eglu or cheapish wooden henhouse from Ebay....
Are they worth the money? Are they much easier to clean than wooden ones?
I am thinking they keep their value quite well if I don't end up liking having chickens.

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Doodlez · 15/01/2010 21:28

I've just downsized from a Cube (for sale by the way)to an Eglu.

LOVE them both! Couldn't be arsed looking after a wooden job!

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BadGardener · 18/01/2010 13:46

Thank you everyone.
OK well I have emailed the person nearish me who is selling an Eglu (seeing as I may have to wait months for one to turn up on Ebay in my area, even if the prices there are a little better).
Have been into the local pet/animal feed shop to talk about getting all the other stuff I will need.
Now I just have to find chickens!

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BadGardener · 07/02/2010 13:12

Hooray, I now have my Eglu!

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sarah293 · 07/02/2010 13:23

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BadGardener · 07/02/2010 14:08

Good!
Now I just need to get hold of some chickens....

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Lotsofchooks · 07/02/2010 16:04

If you go onto the Omlet website and look under breeds they have lots of chickens and breeder details that may be close to you.

I have both an eglu and a cube, and think they're both fab. Just doing introductions at the moment so hopefully will just be using the cube (and many extensions) very soon

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bronze · 07/02/2010 16:05

Have a cube an eglu and have had wooden housing. Omlet all the way for me

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sarah293 · 07/02/2010 17:32

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bramblebooks · 07/02/2010 20:24

I have a cube, an eglu and wouldn't swap at all.

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BadGardener · 08/02/2010 10:34

Lotsofchooks - many thanks for the tip re Omlet website

I'm dying to go out and put the run together now but it's snowing.

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pinkmagic1 · 08/02/2010 20:11

BadGardener, have you considered adopting some ex batts? We have 3 and they are the most lovely birds. Its amazing watching them turn from little frightened, scaggy things into normal chickens again. Being hybrids they tend to lay well too.

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BadGardener · 09/02/2010 13:18

Eventually I would like to - it sounds like a good thing to do but as I am just a beginner I think I should make things as easy as possible for myself by starting with hens in good condition, and I have heard ex-batts can come with problems.
A friend has some and they are brilliant layers.

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chickmumtobe · 01/03/2010 20:54

Hi Doodlez,
Are you still selling the Eglu cube?
If so, how much?
Thanks

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