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Omlet Newsletter – Friday, 25th January 2013

The Eglu Go Hutch

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our latest addition to the Eglu family. It is a good size and has a healthy colour, and we’ve named it the Eglu Go Hutch. Click here to see the first pictures.

With the best features of its siblings the Eglu Go and the Eglu Pet, this new Hutch combines style, practicality and ease of use. It is child-friendly (though we don’t suggest putting your child in it), and it is ideal for housing two guinea pigs, 1 dwarf rabbit or even a tortoise. Designed to enable pets to express their natural instincts, it offers a fun environment that will make them feel really at home.

The Eglu Go Hutch offers two main areas for your pet to explore. The house is a wonderful hidey-hole to eat, sleep and snuggle up in, and the secure 1m run is perfect for a run around and for getting some fresh air. The biggest benefit of having a hutch and run in one is your pet’s freedom to go in and out as it pleases, making it happy, relaxed and easier to handle.

The Eglu Go Hutch is in stock and you could have it delivered as early as next week.

Click here to read more and buy for £299.99

Also available in the US, for $399.99

An Eggstraordinary Discovery

Are you one of the 1.45 million people that have watched this eggstraordinary video? We did, and we couldn’t believe our eyes! The YouTube clip, which has gone viral, features Eglu Owner Sean Wilson showing off his chicken Rosie’s humongous egg. He puts his frying pan on the hob and cracks the giant egg, ready for his megga sandwich, when he discovers something amazing…an egg within an egg! His reaction is amusing to say the least.

Rosie’s egg has appeared in nearly every newspaper, and at almost 10 inches in circumference and weighing 181g, it is easy to see why her laying has become so famous. See the egg being cracked open here, and if you fancy a shiny Red Egg Skelter like the one in the video you can buy one here!

Hens and the City

Fancy living the good life in the city? It can be done, as Clare Rogers explains in an article for Baby London Magazine this month. Clare keeps chickens in the back garden of her terraced home in London, and in her words “they are, frankly, the best pet ever”. Her neighbours may have been surprised at first, especially after finding an escapee in their own garden, but over the last 8 years the number of chicken keepers in London has risen and risen.

Clare puts much of the hens-in-the-city popularity down to Omlet, and chicken keeper Cheryl agrees: “I always fancied myself as a smallholder…but being in London, I assumed it couldn’t happen. Then I saw an advert for an Eglu…I realised it was do-able.”

So, what does make chickens great pets? Clare says that they are tame, fluffy and don’t mind being stroked, and of course, they lay eggs. It takes her just five minutes a day to look after them and her kids love them.

Clare sums it up brilliantly. “There is nothing like that quiet moment in the garden, first thing in the morning, when I swap a small pile of kitchen scraps for two freshly-laid eggs. It’s certainly the good life – or as close as I’ll ever get to it this side of the M25.”

Read the full article here! And if you’re interested in keeping chickens why not go on a course, where you can see an Eglu, handle a chicken and ask any questions to have. Click here to find one near you!

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This entry was posted in Newsletter on January 25th, 2013 by admin


Omlet Newsletter – Friday, 11th January 2013

Fancy upgrading your eggsisting chicken house to an Eglu Cube? If you want an easy-to-clean, stylish house for up to 10 hens, the Cube is an eggcellent choice, and this month we have a fantastic offer for you. Buy any Eglu Cube throughout January and we will throw in a 21m Omlet Chicken Netting and a 1m Clear Cover, worth £117, for free! Our Chicken Netting is a great way of giving hens some extra room to free range in, while keeping them out of your prized vegetable patch, and the Clear Cover will provide a sheltered spot in the run when it’s raining.

To redeem this offer just add an Eglu Cube to your shopping basket and enter promo code: CUBEFREEBIES

This offer is valid in the UK, until January 31st.

Win an Omlet Egg Stand!

Get your kitchen in order and your eggs organised this month with a cracking competition. Our new product, Egg Stand, combines prettiness and practicality and is perfect for storing and displaying eggs in the kitchen. We have three to give away and it’s easy to get your hands on one…

For your chance to win, tell us how many eggs the two tier and three tier egg stand hold. Email your answers, along with your name and address, to stephanie@omlet.co.uk using subject line ‘Egg Stand Competition’.

Competition closes Friday 18th and we will select three winners at random from all correct entries. Good luck!

Eglu Owner in Country Living Magazine

It’s always eggciting to see our happy customers in magazines, and this month chicken keeping eggstraordinaire Sara Ward has starred in Country Living Magazine. She was the perfect candidate for their article titled ‘Country in the City’…and here’s why.

Sara moved to her end-terrace home in West London five years ago, and after being on an allotment waiting list for quite some time, she decided to transform her garden into an urban smallholding of her own. Starting with just a couple of chickens, her passion for the Good Life grew. She now has 11 chickens in an Eglu Cube and an Eglu Go, several thousand bees in a Beehaus, numerous fruit trees and a plenty of veggie-filled raised beds. Sara turns her fruit into jams, chutneys and liquers, bakes her own bread and makes her own cheese, and her honey won 1st prize for London at the National Honey Show last year. Sweet!

As if she wasn’t busy enough, Sara writes a regular blog and runs several courses so that you, too, can learn how to live a country life. In the article she says “none of this really has to take that much time if you learn how to weave it into daily life.” Well, that’s a relief.

Sara’s courses kick off again in Spring, and they can be booked through our website. Here are some examples, and be warned, they do book up quickly!

Family Feathers and Fun – 16th March

Introduction to Beekeeping – 1st May

Urban Hens – Keeping Chickens in London – 8th May

Pick and Pickle – 18th September

You can read the article in the February edition of Country Living magazine, on sale now.

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Omlet Newsletter – Saturday, 5th January 2013


Win a Sample Box of Beautiful Breads, a Signed Fabulous Baker Brothers Book and a Large Bread Tin

Enter today’s 12 days of Christmas competition to be in with the chance of winning a some beautiful baking products from Hobbs House. Try their own beautiful baking with a Sample Box of 8 popular breads, complete in cloth bag and with freezer bags included, and try your hand at bread-making with a signed copy of the Fabulous Baker Brothers Book and a Large Bread Tin. This prize is worth £58.50.

Hobbs House Bakery is a family business with five generations on baking experience. Using traditional methods, their expert team of bakers continue to produce an exceptional range of award winning breads, pastries and confectionery to the very highest standards. Their aim is to ensure that there is a solid future for REAL BREAD.

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Omlet Newsletter – Friday, 4th January 2013


Win an Artisan Kitchen Hamper full of Delicious Award-Winning Preserves

Enter today’s 12 days of Christmas competition to be in with the chance of winning a delightful wicker hamper, containing six seasonal preserves and recipe cards, from Artisan Kitchen. This scrumptious prize, worth £35, will see you through the winter, and you adore the award-winning delights.

Artisan Kitchen are passionate about pickles, they cheer about chutneys, are mad about marmalade and go silly over spreads. They use the very best natural ingredients of the highest quality to produce jams and chutneys that look incredible, smell divine and taste sublime.

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Omlet Newsletter – Thursday, 3rd January 2013


Win a Year’s Subscription to your Choice of Magazine from Subscription Save

Enter today’s 12 days of Christmas competition to be in with the chance of winning a year’s subscription to the magazine of your choice, from Subscription Save. Choose from over 30 titles, including Wild Travel, The English Home and Your Chickens, and enjoy having a magazine delivered to your door every month.

Subscription Save helps you save money on magazine subscriptions that you love. Choose from magazine subscription offers which cover gardening, French property, British history, photography, shooting, boating, flying, diving and much more!

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Omlet Newsletter – Wednesday, 2nd January 2013


Win a £30 Voucher for Gourmet Marshmallows from The Marshmallow Lady

Enter today’s 12 days of Christmas competition to be in with the chance of winning a £30 voucher to spend on your choice of divine gourmet marshmallows from The Marshmallow Lady. Choose from seasonal specials such as Eggnog and Mulled Wine, and fabulous flavours like Lemon Meringue and Salted Caramel.

The Marshmallow Lady will change your way of marshmallow thinking. The conventional ‘pink and white’ marshmallows taste sickly-sweet, bland and boring when you compare them to these home-made beauties. Her range of flavours are innovative and award-winning, and she uses fair trade and local ingredients in her gourmet treats.

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Omlet Newsletter – Tuesday, 1st January 2013


Win the New Range of Dorset Cereal’s Porridge and a Set of Breakfast Crockery

Enter today’s 12 days of Christmas competition to be in with the chance of winning the entire new range of Dorset Cereal’s porridge, and a smart set of breakfast crockery to eat it with. Goldilocks would be jealous! With flavours such as Gingerbread, Honey and Raspberry, this prize porridge is the perfect winter warmer.

Dorset Cereals make unadulterated breakfast cereals that are honest, tasty and real. They believe life’s too short to settle for second best, and that simple pleasures are often the most rewarding, which is why they spend time visiting supplies, buying the best ingredients and blending them carefully to product delicious products.

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