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Hi,

 

Were going to look at an eglu tomorrow, and we would like a Mark 2, any quick and easy ways of telling the difference,

 

Thanks

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Hi

 

The difference betweeen the mark 1 amd mark 2 are the roosting bars.

 

The mark 1 has(starting from the door)

4 small single roost bars

3 small roost bars joined togther

5 long roost bars joined togther

1 long single roost bar

 

The mark 2 has two sets of roost bars joined together.

 

There may be other differences but I have not seen a mark 2 in the flesh.

 

Hope that helps you.

 

Good luck :D

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Hi,

Is it a 2nd hand eglu?

I think, and maybe somebody can correct me on the forum, that the Mark 2 is the model that came out in 2005.

If you have acces to the webside in the products section there are some "spare parts" that can be ordered for the eglu. There is a difference between the wooden roosts that they have put in. I have a new version a Mark 2 and the roost size seems to be slighty different. Apart from that I do not know if there is really a major difference.

Hope to have been of little help.

I am convinced you will love the eglu no matter which Mark it is. Keep us informed should you have bought it.

Regards

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If the wooden slats inside are in just two parts it is a Mark2 - if the slats are one piece joined into a panel with the other slats all separate, it is a Mark 1

 

I don't think I've explained that very well :? Hopefully, someone with more brain cells will come along soon.

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Mark 1 - roosting bars all in 4 pieces

Mark 2 - roosting bars in two sections

 

have a look in the eglu shop - there's a picture of them:

 

http://tinyurl.com/be8h9

 

good luck!

 

Phil

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I seem to remember there is a difference between the eggport doors :?

 

The mark 1 has a black foam strip around it and the mark 2 does not :?

 

Could be mistaken, I often am :(

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Another thing - on the Mark 2, the curved door comes right up next to the air holes. On the Mark 1, the door is smaller.

 

I think the ones below from Lesley's album (hope that's OK with you Lesley!) are Mark 1 - see how hte door is only half way up the side?

 

http://club.omlet.co.uk/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=album01&id=Eglu_Towers

 

and this one is a Mark 2

 

http://www.omlet.co.uk/products_services/products_services.php?view=Chickens&about=foxproof%20run

 

Cheers!

Pen

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The eggport is the easiest way to tell.

 

The new eglu's do not have a black foam seal around the door you lift off.

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:P Yes! But I don't know what base a mk2 has. :?:roll:

I thought this topic was about motorways and thought I might learn something about the M2 :shock: I know the M1 quite well.

And the mk1! :P

Anyway, I hope you like the Eglu when you see it!

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I have noticed a couple of things with my mark 2 eglu and before I take pics and contact Omlet I wanted to see if this is usual. My eglu lid (complete cloured top) lifts up at the rear exposing about and inch gap and the eglu door has a gap at the side. It's more gappy than mark 1 and just wondered if this is right.

 

BBx

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I think there is space between the coloured bit and the grey bit. From a few metres away I can see a space at the sides if I look at it head on.

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Just cleaned it and I have found the problem, it's a little rogue greenie but I know the guys will sort it out. Have emailed Johannes :D

 

BBx

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The mark II door is not meant to fit snug, it has been made to have a gap around the edge for extra ventilation from what I understand.

 

The top on the mark II does not have the piece on it that slots into the base to stop it sliding around, the mark I does. Its not quite as easy to fit back on as the mark I.

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I have noticed a couple of things with my mark 2 eglu and before I take pics and contact Omlet I wanted to see if this is usual. My eglu lid (complete cloured top) lifts up at the rear exposing about and inch gap and the eglu door has a gap at the side. It's more gappy than mark 1 and just wondered if this is right.

 

BBx

 

I had those problems with my first mark II Buffie - the top just didn't fit, there was a yawning gap at the back, the eggport door was really loose and the sliding bar didn't go through far enough to get the pin in (even with two people, one pushing at each side). I spoke to James about it and he came to have a look, said that it must have been a rogue one as it obviously wasn't right (nothing fitted properly), and gave me a new Eglu as I had only had mine a couple of weeks.

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Thanks Clare :D I have the same problem and have told Johannes. The eggport is exactly like you described and slides all over the place. :shock:

 

BBx

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mmmmm.....funny you should say that. This morning I came to do the weekly tray clean and it was flooded with water. It's never happened before, and I have no idea where it came from. We've had no rain for ages, so the only thing I can think of is defrosting frost/snow?

 

How it got into the tray though?

 

Ours is also a bit of a pain to get the sliding pin back in. I put it down to the fact that it was on uneven ground on the bark chippings. It did go back eventually after a bit of a tousle.

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