Learn About The Omlet Eglu Cube Coop

When choosing the perfect coop for your flock, there are many thoughts that come to mind. You want a coop that is easy to clean with a nest box that is cozy and accessible. It also must keep your chickens safe from predators. Your coop needs to be cool in the summer, warm in the winter with ample ventilation. For some, they may need a coop that can move from one place to another like a chicken tractor. Finding the perfect home for your chickens is a very important decision and one that you want to get right the first time. With all the options out there, there is one coop that stands out above the rest and that is the Omlet Eglu Cube Coop.

Omlet designed the Eglu Cube from the ground up to be the best hobby chicken coop in the world.  No strangers to chicken coop design they launched the first Eglu back in 2004 and over the years have improved and thought of every detail so that this latest model is really everything a chicken owner and their pets need.  

To start, the Omlet Eglu Cube is very easy to clean. The entire coop is made from a high-density polymer that is completely waterproof, you can literally pressure wash this coop and it will be like new in just a few minutes. For a quick weekly clean you can simply pull the droppings tray out, and empty it into your compost pile – great for gardening with your chickens! The Eglu Cube has an innovative roosting floor, so rather than a single perch the whole floor is made of perches. This is great because it eliminates chickens fighting over a preferred perch and your hens won’t ever be walking through the droppings they do at night as these fall straight through onto that removable dropping tray.

The Eglu Cube is constructed to be nice and spacious for your chickens with space for up to 10 bantams, 6-8 medium-sized chickens, or 4 to 5 large breeds such as the Light Brahmas. The unit has a rear door that can be locked and unlocked with ease. When the door is unlocked, it can be removed allowing you complete access to the back of the coop. There is a partition in the Eglu Cube that separates the nesting box area from the sleeping/roosting area. You can even close the “privacy” door to the nesting box area – useful if you have a hen that is broody but doesn’t have any fertilized eggs to hatch! Ventilation is very important in an efficient chicken coop. The Eglu Cube has double-walled insulation to help keep your flock cool in the summer and warm in the winter – it works just like a cooler and is really effective. There are also vents placed around the Eglu Cube to ensure proper ventilation. The Omlet Eglu Cube has a ladder to allow your chickens easy access from their coop into the run. The ladder has large non-slip rungs that are designed for chickens of all shapes, sizes to comfortably use all year round. The larger grips are very helpful for hens that are not as agile as others or are older in age.

The Eglu Cube with a 9 ft run weighs over 300lbs – it’s really a well-built coop – so if you want to move it regularly you’ll be really pleased to know you can add wheels. With the wheels, the Eglu Cube becomes a chicken tractor that is a breeze for one person to move. If you can, it’s a good idea to give your chickens access to fresh grass every few days, they will enjoy it and it saves you having to mow too! When you have the wheels attached to the Eglu Cube, you push the foot levers which raise the coop up, allowing you to freely move your coop from one place to another. After you have found the perfect location, simply step on the foot levers, placing your coop in place. Your chickens will thank you for the fresh area to play!

Moving the coop is best done when the hens are still inside the house and then you let them out using the intuitive and large handle on the top. You just lift the handle and twist it to open the door.n This feature is especially great at night when closing up your coop for the evening. A simple twist and push down and your flock is all tucked in! If you are looking for a more automated option to open and close your coop as well as improve security and insulation, Omlet offers the best auto door that we have seen on the market.

The Omlet Eglu Cube comes with an easy to use door. The handles on top of the Eglu Cube simply lifts and twists to open and close the door to your coop. This feature is especially great at night when closing up your coop for the evening. A simple twist and your flock is all tucked in! If you are looking for a more automated option to open and close your coop as well as improve security and insulation, Omlet offers the Universal Automatic Chicken Coop Door.

The Universal Automatic Chicken Coop Door installs easily onto the Eglu Cube, giving your even more convenience with your coop. The Autodoor can be used in 2 ways. First, you can choose the light sensor setting. With this setting the Autodoor can be set to open and close at dusk and dawn, following the season’s natural light. This is a great option to follow your chicken’s natural patterns. There is also an optional time delay, so the door operates an hour after dusk or dawn, just in case you have a few chickens who like to stay out later or sleep in a bit. The Autodoor also has a time setting. With this setting, you can choose the exact time you want the door to open and close meeting your daily schedule needs. You can also manually override the Autodoor at any time to open the door as well.

A thoughtful feature that we haven’t seen before on an Autodoor is the safety sensor. The unit will detect if a chicken is in the doorway, and try again after your feathered friend is out of the way, keeping your chicken safe. The Autodoor runs on 4 AA batteries that last 6 months, there is no need to run any wiring to the door opener. The control panel is easily mounted in a place that is convenient for you. The Autodoor has a waterproof outer case, and has been tested to work in all seasons.

Got a wooden coop that needs an automatic door? The Omlet Autodoor can be mounted to a wooden coop as well! Omlet notes the Universal Automatic Chicken Coop Door as the “personal chicken coop concierge”, what could be better?!

If you are looking for a truly innovative coop to keep your flock happy and healthy then the Omlet Eglu Coop with Universal Automatic Chicken Coop Door is for you!

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