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Omlet Newsletter – Friday, 3rd June 2011

Fried Egglu now Available!

The Limited Edition Fried Egglu is now on the shop and ready for you to buy. We’ve already sold several and with a total of just 50 available they won’t be hanging around for long.

The Fried Egglu is a unique piece of design that will really stand out in your garden. With all the features of a regular Eglu, it will make a fantastic home for 2-4 chickens, keeping them safe, comfy and cosy. And, of course, you and your girls will be the henvy of all your friends.

The Fried Egglu with 2m Run is just £425 – the same price as the normal Eglu, but for every one sold we will donate £20 to the Battery Hen Welfare Trust. You will also get a signed certificate with your Egglu! So what are you waiting for? Click here to get yours before they sell out!

Tinsel the Turkey

Last month we heard some eggstraordinary news from one very eggcited Eglu owner…her turkey had just laid an egg in her Eglu! Although Tinsel the turkey has her own home in a large wooden coop in the garden, she obviously decided that the Eglu looked like a nicer place to nest, and climbed right in. You’d think it would be a bit of a squeeze for a turkey… but just days later things got even stranger. Tinsel chose the Eglu as her nesting spot for laying another egg and ended up spending the night in there. She must have found it comfy because the next night she chose to cuddle up with the hens again, with no egg-scuse.

Janet Unitt adopted Tinsel the turkey after she saw it wandering the streets in the lead up to Christmas. The Christmas dinner escapee was caught by a local animal shelter and Janet volunteered to rehome her. She’s settled into her new home well and she has been welcomed by Zippy, Penny and Omlet the hens…though they might start getting annoyed with her if she keeps taking up the nesting box!

 

An Eglu Full of Kittens

Now from one unusual Eglu resident to another, with this lovely little bit of news. An Eglu owner in France is currently using her chicken house to keep a litter of young kittens. Llama Lady, as she calls herself on her blog, has had her yellow Eglu for seven years, keeping chickens, ducks, turkeys, guinea fowl, rabbits, guinea pigs, and now kittens in it. Surely that must be a record for most types of animal kept in one Eglu!? But why has she chosen to use the Eglu for all these different animals? Because she says “It’s incredibly versatile, totally secure and generally brilliant.”

The kittens are safe and cosy in the Eglu for now but they will be moving to a stable when they have grown a bit more. Then it’s onto another flock of chickens!

Have you kept anything unusual in your Eglu? We’d love to know, just email stephanie@omlet.co.uk.

Eggsibition for Kids

The Eglu has been in various different exhibitions since it was first designed, but we’re very eggcited about its latest location – an exhibition just for kids! The Life Science Centre, in Newcastle, opened its Under 7s Area back in February and it has been a great success. The hands on area is a fun, stimulating and safe environment where children can play, explore and learn new things. As well as the Eglu and its resident toy chicken, there is a shop, cafe, kitchen, recycling centre and a garden with a tree house, Kids can play grown-ups, growing vegetables, preparing meals, sorting the rubbish and, of course, feeding the chickens.

The Eglu and chicken have proved very popular so far and we hope that these children will be the next generation of chicken keepers. The Life Science Centre is open every day until 6pm and you can find out more information by clicking here.


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