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I thought the price was a joke at first. Omlet are having a laugh :doh::doh::doh:

 

Ouch. Way too expensive...

 

I'm sure you could get a fruit cage cheaper than that and attach your own mesh and things for a lot less.

 

I'm sure you can

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I dont need one as l have a big WIR but l do like the omlet one if l was going to buy it it would only be from reveiws of people who have seen it or brought one.But in the omlet pics it looks ok very tidy or tho l think it should of been around the £300 rather then what it is.well done omlet for listening to us but for me a bit to many £££££££££££

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Just had a look. I can't believe the price! £535 at the moment. That is way more expensive than other WIRS. I bet it is really fiddly to put together with all those clips as well. It isn't even particularly big considering the cost. I can't imagine they will sell many. Look out for special offers on it!

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I agree, if it had been £300 hubby would have said "go for it" and we'd have put an order in.

 

 

Agree again. Like the initial look - but far too expensive to consider, especially once you have covered it/added kick boards etc.

 

Think our chooks can stay as they are, and when we move in a couple of years we will invest in a wooden WIR run for significantly less money.

 

When we bought the Eglu, I thought the prices were comparible to good quality wooden coops - a bit more money, but not much more by the time you had bought all the gadgets that were inclusive with the Eglu package, plus taking into account the life span and maintenance etc. However, this run at first look doesn't appear comparible at all to other WIR options??? Perhaps I am missing something :think:

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When we bought the Eglu, I thought the prices were comparible to good quality wooden coops - a bit more money, but not much more by the time you had bought all the gadgets that were inclusive with the Eglu package, plus taking into account the life span and maintenance etc. However, this run at first look doesn't appear comparible at all to other WIR options??? Perhaps I am missing something :think:

 

Good point!

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I must admit that I looked at it and thought that it seemed the ideal solution for me, I don't have a very big garden and would like a run that blends in and doesn't become the focal point of the garden, my girls are that!

 

But the price :shock: If it was £250-£300 I would order one but even at the offer price it's still way beyond what I can afford :(

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Interesting idea in terms of portability, but for me that's the one and only selling point. Weldmesh isn't the world's cheapest commodity, but really! The price! :shock:

 

My beautiful and very sturdy handmade 12' x 9' x 6' run with kick-board cost me £278.50. We added a plastic roof, guttering and clear tarp to the most exposed side for wind-proofing and that lot came to less that £100. Also, the holes on my weldmesh are small enough that they'll keep all vermin out. So let's say that the run cost me £380 all in.

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How can a machine made 2m x 2m run, with no kick-board and no roof come to £490.00?

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I cannot see how that's possible. There's nothing fancy about it. It's doesn't have any of Omlet's special plastic that makes the Eglu pricier than the competition. Even with the discount, it's still wildly expensive.

 

What gives?

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I would agree that the price does seem very expensive for the run, the extension panels seem a good price though.

I would seriously consider buying one and extensions if the walk in run was around the £300 mark.

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I agree with what seems to be the majority opinion that it's too expensive and doesn't offer enough features...

 

I would have to cover the roof in the winter and I'm pretty sure that this couldn't carry the weight of 2-4ft of snow.

Again - with the snow theme - it would need a kick-board to keep the snow out.

It would need a bucket load of tarps to protect it too.

 

Sorry Omlet - I love you dearly but I don't love your WIR...

:anxious:

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There are specially designed connection pieces, so you don't need to have a run to attach the eglu or cube to the WIR.

 

I do think it is very expensive for the size, but if I was buying for the first time I would consider getting an eglu or cube without run plus the new WIR.

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I think it has a place for someone who wants an " instant" WIR with potentially good re-sale value. I'm still thinking about it...

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I'd agree with the people who say that this is not a viable financial option for the long term.

 

Compared to my small WIR, the Omlet run would cost £750 for the same amount of space that my current run has. My small run cost about £400 but it was made to fit an awkward gap and that included the solid roof and a platform for the eglu to sit on.

 

When you compare this to my large WIR it gets even more ludicrous. My large WIR cost about £1200 and again that includes a solid roof, etc. For the same amount of space in m2, this run would cost £2670.

 

:shock:

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I'd agree with the people who say that this is not a viable financial option for the long term.

 

Compared to my small WIR, the Omlet run would cost £750 for the same amount of space that my current run has. My small run cost about £400 but it was made to fit an awkward gap and that included the solid roof and a platform for the eglu to sit on.

 

When you compare this to my large WIR it gets even more ludicrous. My large WIR cost about £1200 and again that includes a solid roof, etc. For the same amount of space in m2, this run would cost £2670.

 

:shock:

 

Wow! When you put it like that...Easy to get carried away buying all the gadgets isn't it. My DH already thinks I'm bonkers about the chickens as it is without spending that kind of cash on them. Think I'll continue crouching in the extension and letting them FR for a while longer.

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Well, it will be interested to see how well they sell, especially when the special offer ends.

I can't believe how pricy wooden wir's are, I have had several quotes now and I have had to have a stiff drink and lie down to recover!! :doh: So this actually makes the Omlet one not too bad, as I could do it myself with cable ties. I am pretty rubbish at diy and not terribly keen to develop my skills, so I wanted it all doing for me (OH is positive allergic to diy), hence the sky high prices I guess! The chickens will be remaining where they are for now unless I have a sudden windfall!

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I'm interested to see if the connecting pieces will connect to a cube run, i.e. are the panels the same size? If so it means I could securely attach my eglu to the outside of my cube run (rather than the current arrangement of eglu inside cube run with door panels on each end.) :think: Hope they sell them separately. Am awaiting e-mail reply.

 

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So Omlet what do you think after reading all of this??? Would you not think about a roof and kick boards? Without

any such roof it would be a nightmare in the winter and very hot for them in the summer.

 

I am very surprised such a 'naked' run has been put out there in the market by omlet - Has anyone bought one yet?

unless all these 'optional extras' will be released into the market at a later stage making it totally unaffordable......

 

Omlet ?

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Do Omlet respond to Club threads. It would be interesting to hear but I expect they will keep quiet on this one! Unless of course that demand has outstripped supply :wink:

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When I first saw the WIR I thought it was an amazing idea, and so much better than trying to crouch into the cube's run. But after reading through all the comments I have managed to achieve a balanced perspective instead of just drooling(!). It IS a lot of money, especially for those of us who are new to keeping chickens and don't yet realise quite how much we will be taken over by all our little 'chooks'.

 

So after some consideration I've decided to spend less money on getting a classic (and run) to keep next to my cube (and run) so I can socialise new chickens far more easily. Then I can spend the summer building my own WIR at the bottom of the garden for them all (if it doesn't collapse on me - it's been a while since I did much DIY!).

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Well Omleteers have been posting requests for Omlet to make a WIR for ages :?

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I really like the run, it's just a little more than most can really afford at this time I think.

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Well, it will be interested to see how well they sell, especially when the special offer ends.

I can't believe how pricy wooden wir's are, I have had several quotes now and I have had to have a stiff drink and lie down to recover!! :doh: So this actually makes the Omlet one not too bad, as I could do it myself with cable ties. I am pretty rubbish at diy and not terribly keen to develop my skills, so I wanted it all doing for me (OH is positive allergic to diy), hence the sky high prices I guess! The chickens will be remaining where they are for now unless I have a sudden windfall!

 

Have you thought about getting a price for a wooden run and then getting an odd job man to contsruct it for you. I know some of the ready made panels seem very cheap. Think Lewis got some and I was amazed at the price. We'd have gone that route if they'd have been available when we were doing ours.

 

I personally think the price of the Omlet one is ludicrous.

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I am disappointed. I thought it was the answer to my prayers as my OH really wants green weldmesh and it's difficult to source...and also it doesn't have a hefty wooden frame to really make it stand out in the garden...so aesthetically pleasing which will also appeal to OH

...but...

Only one configuration...2m by 2m doesn't work for me...I need something narrower and longer

so no flexibility

and no roof...

and no kickboards

and the price...I can't believe that omlet didn't do their homework and look at the alternatives before developing this..

and yet they still seem to think there is a place in the market for it even at this sort of cost..perhaps newbie's will buy as an alternative to the standard package...but that makes it a mighty pricey piece of kit for a starter......

 

Mmmm I'll be interested to see what happens with the price in future

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Do Omlet respond to Club threads. It would be interesting to hear but I expect they will keep quiet on this one! Unless of course that demand has outstripped supply :wink:

Not actively as the forums are so busy but if someone gives them a message someone might pop in to answer qu's :D

 

 

Yep, I was one of the people that got aviary panels - £12 for a 6x3ft panel 8)

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