The Omlet Blog

Omlet Newsletter – Friday, 17th June 2011

Brand New Eglu Covers

Eggciting news for Eglu owners – we have just launched a brand new range of run covers. Choose from the Heavy Duty Covers, which will protect hens from rain, wind and snow in the winter and provide shade in the summer, or the Clear Covers, which will prove just as effective against miserable weather whilst letting the light through.

These covers have been designed with you in mind, following your feedback and suggestions and we hope that you are going to love them! There are 14 different covers available, in different shapes and sizes, for the Eglu Go, Classic, Cube and the Walk in Run and prices start from just £9.00. Click here to see the full range and get prepped for the Autumn!

And if you like the new covers be sure to check your inboxes on Monday…

Funshades

Talking of run covers, we still have a number of colourful Funshades at the reduced price of £3.00. These are selling like absolute hotcakes and we don’t eggspect them to stick around for long, so make sure you get yours now before they’re gone for good!

Win a New Cover

Congratulations to Catherine Wilkinson who was the lucky winner of the Omlet Treasure Hunt. She chose to have a green Rabbit Eglu and it was delivered on Wednesday. Catherine tells us they are really pleased with it and her daughters enjoyed helping to put it together. She said their new bunny Jasper is enjoying exploring and has loads of room. Hoorah!

Nicola Jones came in 2nd place and Gavin Armstrong was 3rd. Don’t worry if you didn’t win this time because you can enter this fantastic new competition!

We have three of our brand new Eglu Covers to give away this month – perfect for giving your chickens or rabbits a dry run on these rainy days. To win your choice of cover just answer this easy question: How many new types of cover have we just introduced? Send your answer, along with your name and address, to stephanie@omlet.co.uk by Wednesday 22nd June, using ‘Cover Competition’ as the subject line. Good cluck!

iChicken

Omlet have been in magazines, newspapers, on the radio and even on the tv many times, but never before had we featured in an iPhone app…until now, that is. When we heard that Toby had designed iChicken, an app for chicken keepers, we just had to give it a try.

Ichicken has all the information a chicken keeper could need, right in their pocket, making it ideal for beginners. There are sections on breeds, health, the anatomy, keeping chickens, egg trivia and droppings, with sub-sections including wing clipping, feeding your chickens and housing. Being an Eglu Classic and Cube owner himself, Toby has featured these houses at the top of the list! The app has some pretty clever features too, like the droppings identifier; as well as a gallery of different types of chicken poo, there is the option to take a photo of your own hen’s droppings to upload and compare – great for checking if there is anything you need to worry about.

The most impressive thing is that Toby is only 14, and just 13 when he started designing iChicken. He started keeping chickens due to his allergy to most other conventional pets and his interest in them has grown and grown. Developing the app was a chance for him to combine his love of technology with his interest in chickens and he is continuously improving and updating the iChicken.

To find out more visit this website, where you can also download the app for just £1.19.

Customer Photos

Are you crazy about your Eglu Classic? Do you love your Legbars? Does your Pirate Egg Cup take pride of place in your kitchen? Then why not show us just how much you love your Omlet products by taking a photo? Not only will we use your image on our website but we will pay you for the honour!

Whichever product or breed you have just take a photo, go to the relevant page on the website and upload it using the simple form. If your image is nice and clear and it shows the product, we will display it and send you £1.00. You can upload as many photos as you like so you could make enough money to save up for an Eglu! Have a look at the customer photos on the right for inspiration! We can’t wait to see your photos!

A Happy Customer

It’s always nice to hear from happy customers, and this month we received an email from a very happy Nick:

“My first coop when I started keeping chickens was an eglu classic. It was brilliant and I successfully kept 4 very happy, healthy chickens in it. The classic was easy to clean and kept the girls safe, warm and dry. Having been bitten by the chicken keeping bug, I decided to expand my flock. For various reasons I decided that, despite the success of the classic, my new larger coop would be a wooden one. Big mistake. I was constantly plagued with red spider mite virtually from day one, something I had never encountered with the classic. My chickens lost feathers, stopped laying and were obviously unhappy. No matter how hard I cleaned or what I treated the chickens and the coop with, I could not eradicate them. After months of struggle, I gave in and did what I wished I had done initially – I bought a cube. My girls have been in residence in their new bright orange home for a few months now, and guess what? The mites have gone! As with the classic, the cube is easy to clean (I power wash it down every so often) and in many ways, because it is at a higher level, it is easier to look after than a classic. The chickens made the transition to climbing a ladder to go to bed within 2 days and are thoroughly content.”

Nick and his family have some more good news too – they recently tried incubating some eggs for the first time and successfully hatched 12 healthy chicks.

Click here to watch Nick’s fascinating video of one of the chicks hatching!

The Omlet Team

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