Omlet Newsletter 8th January 2015
Happy New Year from everyone at Omlet. We hope you had a marvellous Christmas and New Year and we wish you a fantastic 2015. It’s going to be another eggciting year at Omlet HQ, with some seriously cool, useful and stylish products in development which we can’t wait to share with you. For now, we’re having a sale of the old to make room for the new, so take a peek at what’s on offer for up to 65% off hundreds of items.
Winners of the Advent Calendar Competition
Thank you to everyone that entered our Advent Calendar Competition. Our winners have now been selected and notified and you can see the full list here. Mark Lee was the clucky winner of the fantastic Eglu Classic prize, and we delivered his new green coop, complete with chickens, earlier this week. He was already the proud owner of an Eglu Go and bantams, but he and the family were eggstraordinarily eggcited to welcome the new additions.
Luckily, Mark’s son, Callum, had the day off due to a heating problem at the school, so it was a brilliant day for him. All went well and the hens are happily settled into their new home.
Everybody Loves Honey
What do you like on your toast? Butter? Jam? A little honey perhaps? You’re not alone – in January a survey for The Grocer magazine revealed that Rowse honey overtook Marmite as “the UK’s favourite thing to have on toast”. And it’s easy to see why; not only is honey the bees knees for taste, but it’s got some great health ‘bee’nifits too, including treating wounds, relieving allergies and providing nutrients. It’s no wonder Winnie the Pooh is such a fan!
If you already collect fresh eggs from your own hens every morning, imagine gathering honey from your own hive of bees too. You could make that dream come to life this Spring with a Beehaus – our easy to use, modern alternative to a traditional hive. But, if you’re not ready to take on a new hobby, why not try planting some bee-friendly plants instead? Not only will they fill your garden with colour and fragrance, but they will help to grow our dwindling bee population too! Click here for a list of what to plant.
Facebook Post of the Week
We may have just found our youngest and ‘Qutest’ customer; this little chap is just two years old and he’s a great fan of his new Qute Hamster Cage. Hannah Braimbridge posted on our Facebook page: “Received the Qute yesterday, it’s fantastic, a hit with the hamster and my 2 year old son is loving being able to look after his pet with ease. Thank you xx” And just hours later she shared this video, demonstrating just how easy the Qute is to use.
Homes Wanted for 2000 Chickens
Fresh Start for Hens are having a re-homing day at the end of the month. If you’re looking to add a few hens to your current flock or you are planning to start keeping chickens this year, this is a great opportunity to help a hen that would otherwise come to a premature end.
This commercial hen rehoming organisation has helped with the rehoming of over 30,000 chickens since it was found in 2011. They purchase hens from farmers just before the slaughter date, which is usually after only a year of laying and rehome them in safe, suitable homes where they can live out the rest of their natural lives.
This cracking organisation are currently looking for homes for 2,000 chickens, to be collected on 31st January. They ask for £2.50 per hen to secure their life and you can reserve one today on their website. There are over 70 collection points open across the UK for this date and the list is available on the website. So if you’ve ordered an Omlet Eglu, why not help a hen in need?
Our friends at the British Hen Welfare Trust also help in rehoming hens, and they are also always on the lookout for people to adopt their chickens. Please see their website for more information.
Fab ideas for you and your pets!
Omlet Chicken Fencing – Give your hens some eggstra space with Omlet’s Chicken Fencing. In four lengths, this can be used to create an area in the shape and size of your choice, to keep chickens in or out of an area.
Egg Skelter – Keep your eggs in date order with an Egg Skelter. Add each egg to the back of the queue and use the one at the front first. It holds 24 medium eggs and is available in a range of colours.
Qute Hamster Cage – Your favourite hamster and gerbil cage, now at a new low price. Quick to clean, easy to use and looks hamsterrific. The silent exercise wheel, solid floor and removable tray are a few of the top features.