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  1. My apologies - price is on the eBay listing but forgot to put it on here (d'oh!) - £450. This includes the Cube, 2 metre run extension, 2 metre combi cover (non perfect), glugs, hanging (non Omlet) feeder, chicken swing and (still boxed, unused) 2 metre perch. I am in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
  2. After 12 happy years of keeping chickens, future plans have dictated that I needed to rehome my feathered friends recently. With that task now completed I am looking to pass forward my eglus to a new home - my Eglu Cube with a 2 metre extension, 2 metre combi cover (has some holes where the sun has caused run clips to 'melt' into the cover - but accordingly at the edge and still effectively 'weather proof'), chicken swing and 2 meter perch (not even taken out of the box). It comes complete with a standard 'glug' and a nipple 'glug' - I have misplaced the 'grub' however, but have a hanging feeder that does that job (see photos).It has been in use for 10 years but - in my opinion - is still in excellent condition (a bit of a pressure wash helped on that front, cat not included - lol). It has been almost completely disassembled other than the cube itself remains on stand/wheels, but no doubt would easily separate (by buyer) if wanted/needed (around 20 minutes or less I imagine). Omlet Eglu Cube Chicken Coop Mk1 With 2m Run and accessories
  3. After 12 happy years of keeping chickens, future plans have dictated that I needed to rehome my feathered friends recently. With that task now completed I am looking to pass forward my eglus to a new home - my Eglu Cube with a 2 metre extension, 2 metre combi cover (has some holes where the sun has caused run clips to 'melt' into the cover - but accordingly at the edge and still effectively 'weather proof'), chicken swing and 2 meter perch (not even taken out of the box). It comes complete with a standard 'glug' and a nipple 'glug' - I have misplaced the 'grub' however, but have a hanging feeder that does that job (see photos). It has been in use for 10 years but - in my opinion - is still in excellent condition (a bit of a pressure wash helped on that front, cat not included - lol). It has been almost completely disassembled other than the cube itself remains on stand/wheels, but no doubt would easily separate (by buyer) if wanted/needed (around 20 minutes or less I imagine - and I will help if needed). Apologies, forgot to mention I am in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
  4. Still available (sorry was waiting to rehome the chooks - now done).
  5. Go Up now available - chooks have been rehomed.
  6. Hi. Not sure if of interest if you have already got your chickens sorted AND I may be a bit too far away. But I have chickens that I am looking to rehome (they currently live in an Eglu Cube Mk1 so would be familiar with yours). I have a four year old bantam Lavender Araucana (still laying), four two year old Laced Wyandottes (one each Buff, Blue, Gold and Silver) and a one year old Cream Legbar and a 'Brown' (breed unknown) - the latter two raised by the broody Silver Wyandotte last year. I should mention though that they are mainly summer layers, not too many eggs in the darker months. I am in Buckinghamshire (Aylesbury)? Let me know if of interest (I am actively seeking homes for them so it would be first come, first served). Many thanks
  7. HiyaWe have a yellow Go Up, without run, available soon (just awaiting rehoming for the chooks). We are in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Looking for £200.
  8. Hi Jeff I'm not sure where you are based but we are in the process of rehoming our chocks (7 birds in all), following which we will have an orange cube mkI including two 1m extensions (i.e. 3m in all) available. Looking for £350, we are based in Aylesbury, Bucks.
  9. Hiya We have a yellow Go Up, without run, available soon (just awaiting rehoming for the chooks). We are in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Looking for £200.
  10. Hi daisymay Have only just seen this thread so probably too late for you but this summer I bought some chickens from Mill House Farm in Stoke Mandeville. I got a Welsummer, a Campine and a Cream Legbar from him but he has a couple of other breeds as well. gazmomay
  11. OBVIOUS mistake noticed. Of course it is HER home....
  12. Why did the chicken cross the road? 'Cos that is where his eglu home was of course.... Okay, a slack joke - and probably done already - but it made me chuck...le!!!
  13. Postscript... I do not seem - on my viewing - you have any 'poll' options. Have I missed something or just simply got the poll wrong?
  14. Thanks Kate. I haven't approached Barbara yet, but I have spoken to Hayley and Jan at Omlet. They gave me a list of my 5 closest breeders, but none were really that close. Those that I contacted - well the nearest actually - didn't suggest that Pepperpot or Ranger' were available. I am visiting nearby farms this weekend but have also posted separately about how big a breed I can accommodate in the cube. I don't want any avoidable problems - obviously! Would it be possible, perhaps, for me to get an Omlet pullet BEFORE they would normally release them? Just a thought that might help me to 'coordinate' my new additions. Thanks, Gary (gazmomay) Ps - I love chickens - hee (but so sad to lose one)
  15. Okay everyone... Having VERY SADLY just lost one of my original Omlet chicks (Posh - the Miss Pepperpot), I am now looking to boost my brood - for two reasons. Firstly because having recently 'upgraded' to a cube, I have more room, but - more importantly Secondly, because I reckon that some new 'babies' will lessen my sadness on the loss of Posh. So, I would like another Pepperpot, but Omlet tell me they have none currently. I would however like to introduce a/some new breed(s). If I can time it right I would like a Pepperpot at the same time as two other 'birds' (same or different, I don't mind). My criteria is pretty much 'entertainment' and 'eggs', so I ask of you all ... What Breed is Your Favourite .. and why? I am 'thinking' about a 'Faverolle', comments about that breed and the 'Dorking' would also be welcome. So let me have it. Your prefernce and why? Oh, I should mention that Miss Pepperpot and Gingernut Ranger are assumed as favourites so are excluded from this poll. Thanks Ps - My first poll, so I hope I have grasped the technology...
  16. I remember when I got my first chooks and an eglu Mk II that it was advised that the eglu was NOT suitable for large breeds. Does the same apply to the eglu cube? Also what constitutes a large breed exactly (eg are Faverolles a large breed and therefore too big for eglus/cubes?
  17. Yes, although very sad I do think it was the kindest thing to do in the long run. I guess I had better get in touch with Omlet to see if they have any more POL chickens in the next few weeks. Two new babies might take my mind off the one I lost.....
  18. ...but Posh continued to look and act unwell and I didn't want her to suffer. On vet's recommendation she was put to sleep today
  19. Hope someone out there can ease my concerns. My 'top chick' (Posh) has not laid an egg now for around 3 months - pretty much coincided with our move to a new property that hadn't had time to stock up on 'pickings' for the girls in terms of insects, bugs and general foraging opportunities in the garden (old house garden was established). Have tried to supplement everyones diet with mixed chickengrit, but they are not keen. Have tried to incorporate same in a mashed potato 'treat' which was partially successful - but much of the grit was left over when the ash was done (it also included crushed eggshells). Pecks also has had a non laying period (about 3/4 weeks) but is now back in production - albeit with very thin shelled eggs. Chooklyn (the youngest by 6/7 months - and not Omlet supplied) has shown no signs of restricted egg production - Posh & Pecks are summer 2005 chooks (estimated on basis of delivery from Omlet December 2005). Chooklyn was hatched on 6th July 2006). Have taken Posh to the vet (not - in my opinion - au fais with poultry, although not totally without knowledge). His recommendation was pretty much that it is difficult to know for sure what is wrong with a chicken until you do a post mortem!! Not wanting to kill the girl in order to find out what is wrong, if anything, I feel somewhat frustrated. So to the symptoms. As I have said, no eggs for some time. Her vent looks a little 'raw' and feathers in that area pretty soiled. There seems to be a slight prolapse, though I could be wrong. She also seems to be 'plumper' than her buddies and almost as if her rear end is permanently lowered as if to poop. I have inserted my own inexperienced finger into her regions and cannot find any suggestion of a blockage - but have to state I'm not sure I would know what I had found if I did find anything. She is otherwise eating normally, though perhaps not as 'energetic' or mobile as her siblings. She rests - it seems - more than the others, and this is where the thread started, whilst resting there is a noticeable 'heaving' of her poor frame - complete with opening mouth - as if she is struggling for air. Almost asthmatic!! So two requests. Firstly does anyone know of a good poultry vet in Buckinghamshire? Secondly, anybody know what might be going on with the poor girl? She is a pet, so notwithstanding no eggs, I have no desire to end her life. I just want her to be well and enjoying her life, but I am concerned that she might be in pain or suffering in such a way that would mean that I would be helping her if I were to end her suffering by death??
  20. I am soon to move to a new property with a blank canvas as a garden. A 'des res' for the chooks has already been planned but I want to add some colour and foliage to the garden in the form of trees etc. Does anyone know of such greenery that should either be avoided in respect of the chickens (who will have regular 'free range' access to the garden) or - conversely - that the chooks will like (but not peck clean, hopefully). Thanks gazmomay
  21. Fellow Omleteers, Later this year I will be moving to a new property still in the course of construction. Among the many and varied conditions & restrictions known as covenants listed by the developers is that only domestic pets are allowed. It seems our delightful chickens are not considered as domestic pets because I have received a letter from the developers solicitors confirming that the chickens would not be permitted on the new estate - either because they are misinformed or uninformed I guess!! I understand from Barbara at Omlet that one or more of you may have come across this archaic viewpoint before and may even have been successful in defeating it - can anyone offer a solution? In the interim, of course, I will 'plead' my case that they ARE pets but any precedent - legal or otherwise - would be most welcome. Please help me move Posh, Pecks and Chooklyn to my new home too. Gazmomay

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