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Clucking flatpack

I only ordered the coop on Friday night and it arrived Tuesday afternoon. I got home from work to find hubby and the kids had started assembling it and the job was quickly delegated to me. Flat pack is horrendous at the best of times, the instructions were clear enough but all the little clips on the run were doing my head in, my thumbs were bruised by the time we were done. Luckily hubby got back home and helped me or I think I would have still been slaving away at midnight.

We chose the Eglu Cube by Omlet, it is not cheap but thought the timber ones would deteriorate quickly and the plastic construction would be easy to clean. It also has the separate nesting box section and looked really easy to move, which we plan to do a lot to prevent the grass from getting destroyed (ok we have high hopes ask us again in 6-12 months).

Finally finished at around 7pm, slightly harder to move that I was expecting due to how plush our grass is, but won't be moving it as far in practice so should be fine.

That's the "Eggport" on the side there that gives you access to the freshly delicious eggs.

The whole rear opens up for cleaning and there is a slide out tray for easy cleaning. It's going to be quite a few weeks before the ladies can move in but in the meantime they are having some playtime in the run area on sunny afternoons so they can stretch, run and flap a bit... so far so good!


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