Saturday, February 07, 2009

An Eglu Cube

We're all moved into the new warehouse. The difference is amazing -- there is so much space! My assistant and I are no longer running into each other, and there's enough room to turn around without knocking things over. Everyone's happy!

So I've been thinking about more room and happiness, and I'm 99% sold on the Eglu Cube. It's similar to my Eglu, but quite a bit bigger, and it comes with a wider run, so the hens have more space to move about. I have my eye on a bantam trio as well as a couple of marans, so the extra space would be put to very good use.

It isn't as cute as the Eglu, but it's still a nice-looking piece of kit.

9 comments:

Heidi said...

That is soooo cool! I bet I could talk dh into chickens if we had one of those.

gracefruit said...

Heidi, I'll sell you my old Eglu. ;)

Teresa R said...

This is a really terrific design. Too bad dh would balk at the price (we've seen ads for them in Backyard Poultry, Hobby Farms, and other homesteading magazines).

I soooo envy you!

How wonderful to hear that the new space is working out for you!

gracefruit said...

Teresa, I bet they're horribly expensive there with the shipping and customs charges.

How many layers do you have?

Teresa R said...

We have 9 layers and 1 rooster...would need a pretty big Eggloo for all of them. :)

gracefruit said...

Teresa, the one in the photo can hold 10, but I have seen people talk about having 12-15 roosting in there. I guess when the chickens are asleep, they don't really care.

We still haven't decided on a final number of hens. Do you sell any eggs?

Heidi said...

I'll take it! ;0) Hmmm, I wonder what shipping would be like from the UK?

Heidi said...

Just kidding of course. My husband would have a heart attack... lol

gracefruit said...

Heidi, I wouldn't dream of scaring your DH like that! :)