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Date Archives: October 2015

‘Crate’ news for the BHWT & the Annual Pumpkin Carving Competition

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Earlier this month we decided to celebrate World Egg Day by donating £50 from every Eglu sold that day to the brilliant British Hen Welfare Trust. Thanks to your chicken coop purchases we managed to raise £700 for the BHWT, enough for them to buy 20 new poultry crates. Each crate will allow them to transport a dozen hens for rehoming, allowing even more ex-commercial hens to be given a wonderful new life.

And that’s not the only good news for the BHWT this month. They have just been chosen as the British Veterinary Nursing Association’s official Charity of the Year. Not forgetting it’s their 10th birthday this year, and the fact that they’ve almost reached their target of re-homing half a million hens, 2015 has turned out to be an eggstraordinary year for both them and an whole lot of chickens!

Why the Eglu Cube is a 5* Chicken Coop

We love getting your feedback on our products and it’s great to see how much you’re loving your Eglus this month. If you’ve been thinking about buying an Eglu Cube, these reviews may just help you decide that it’s the chicken coop for you!

“I now have two large eglus, and they are totally wonderful. The design is brilliant, I clean mine out daily and it takes no time at all. I have all the neighbours saving me newspapers, and I hose down the perches. Mites are a thing of the past, there is nowhere to hide, and the chickens seem to love it too. I would not recommend anything else to anyone thinking of keeping chickens and I have kept chickens for over twenty years.” by Penny Murray

“Absolutely love my cube. So easy to clean compared to my wooden coop, well ventilated, doesnt leak, red mite is no longer a problem, chickens love it!” by Katie Morrison

Find out more about our best-selling Eglu Cube Chicken Coop here!

 

Results of the Outdoor Guinea Pig Run Competition

How much do you love your guinea pig? As much as Ella and Ruby Dawes? They were the deserving winners of our recent Outdoor Guinea Pig Run competition due to their clear passion for piggies. We asked you to make a film showing what your guinea pigs mean to you and we got a brilliant response. Your videos included performing pets and sensational singing but we were most impressed with Ella and Ruby’s well-thought mini documentary. When we told their Mum the good news she said “the girls are going to be absolutely thrilled and so are our guinea pigs”.

You can watch the girls’ prize-winning video here and find out more about the Outdoor Guinea Pig Run here!

Pumpkins at the Ready

The time of ghouls and ghosts is upon us again and that means it’s time to pick up your pumpkins and get creative with carving. With a £50 Omlet Voucher on offer for our favourite design, its a great excuse to get in the spirit of Halloween and show us what you’re made of. Email a photo of your petrifying pumpkin to stephanie@omlet.co.uk, send us a tweet or post on our Facebook page for your chance to win. The closing date for entries is Sunday 1st November.

Not sure what to do with the insides? Why not try Tom’s tasty recipe for pumpkin soup!?

Last Few Days of 3 for 2 on All Covers

With autumn well and truly here it’s the perfect time to stock up on some covers for your Eglus and Walk in Runs. With our great selection of Clear, Heavy Duty and Combi Covers, your pets will have the freedom of being able to roam around their run whatever the weather, without the need for a quick blast of the hairdryer afterwards.

Order your covers today and take advantage of our 3 for 2 offer. Just add three covers to your shopping basket, enter promo code: COVERS3FOR2 and the cheapest one will be free. But be quick – the offer ends this Sunday!

 

Brand New Egg Skelter 12

We are very eggcited to have a new Egg Skelter product now in stock. Egg Skelter 12 has all the benefits of its big brother but at a smaller size and prize. Holding a dozen eggs, this spiral storage rack will keep your eggs in date order so you always know which one to use first. This is great for chicken keepers with just a couple of hens, or small families that don’t need to buy 24 eggs at a time. Cream in colour, it will look great in any kitchen while showing off those brown eggs beautifully. Simply add eggs to the back and take from the front – easy!

Egg Skelter 12 is available to buy at a special introductory price of just £9.99. (Usual price £14.99). Order yours by 30th November to take advantage of this eggcellent offer!

This Week’s Customer Favourites

Cat Playhouse Fire Engine – Let your moggy play the hero in this cardboard fire truck – only £20

Cat Playhouse Laptop – Give your cat its own laptop to scratch & keep yours safe – only £20

Cat Playhouse Car – Your pet won’t be able to resist hopping aboard this cardboard ‘cat’illac – only £20

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This entry was posted in Newsletter on October 22nd, 2015 by admin


3 for 2 on All Covers This Week

Welcome the Autumnal weather with 3 for 2 on all Clear, Heavy Duty and Combi Covers this week only. Suitable for all Eglus, Walk in Runs and other coops and hutches, Omlet Covers will keep your furry and feathered friends dry on the drizzliest of days. Stock up today using promo code: COVERS3FOR2

This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other Omlet offer. The offer expires at 11:59pm on 25th October 2015. The cheapest product will be free. Offer applies to Heavy Duty, Clear and Combi Covers. Previous purchases are not eligible for this offer.

Omlet Ltd, Tuthill Park, Wardington, Banbury, Oxon, OX17 1RR.

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This entry was posted in Keeping Chickens on October 19th, 2015 by admin


Buy an Eglu Today and We’ll Donate £50 to the BHWT

Buy an Eglu this World Egg Day and Help a Hen!

Having supported the British Hen Welfare Trust for many years now, we have decided to do something eggstra special this World Egg Day. To celebrate the humble egg, the awesome chicken and 10 years of the BHWT, Omlet are going to donate money from every Eglu sale this World Egg Day to this marvellous organisation.

Order an Eglu today and we will donate £50 to the BHWT! That’s £50 for every Eglu Go, Eglu Go UP, Eglu Classic and Eglu Cube Chicken Coop sold today!

About the British Hen Welfare Trust

Established 10 years ago, the BHWT saves hens from slaughter by rescuing them at the end of their commercial laying life and finding them caring homes around the country. As well as rehoming hens, they educate consumers about caged eggs in processed food so they can make an informed choice when shopping and they actively promote Great British Free Range Farmers.

The BHWT’s work to increase consumer awareness has led to big names, such as Hellmans, switching to free range eggs in their food products. These policy changes have improved the quality of life for tens of thousands of hens. The BHWT have also played a role in improving veterinary care of backyard chickens by facilitating the training of vets across the country.

To date, the British Hen Welfare Trust has rehomed 486,192 chickens that have gone on to have happy, healthy lives, just like Lily, in the photo above. She was rescued by an Eglu owner earlier this year and after just eight months and a little TLC, she is looking fabulous and laying eggs every day.

All in all, our pals at the BHWT are good eggs!

 

Help us Raise £5,000 for a Trailer

We would love to raise as much money as possible for the fantastic folks at the BHWT to help them to continue their amazing work and rescue even more brilliant chickens. Here’s how your Eglu purchase will help…

20 Eglus sold = £1,000 – enough for 40 new crates to transport hens.

50 Eglus sold = £2,500 – enough to set up two new teams with necessary equipment including crates, feeders, drinkers, hen first aid kits, banners, tshirts, stationary etc.

70 Eglus sold = £3,500 – enough for a standard, open trailer to transport 480 hens, with a customer-made tarpaulin that keeps hens ventilated.

100 Eglus sold = £5,000 – enough to buy a larger, fully enclosed stock trailer that can carry up to 600 hens.

So what are you waiting for? …. Buy an Eglu today and help a hen!

This offer is valid from 12:01am until 11:59pm on the 9th October 2015. Previous purchases are not eligible for this offer. This offer applies to UK orders for Eglu Go Chicken Coops, Eglu Go UP Chicken Coops, Eglu Classic Chicken Coops and Eglu Cube Chicken Coops. Orders that are later cancelled will not be eligble.

Omlet Ltd, Tuthill Park, Wardington, Banbury, Oxon, OX17 1RR.

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This entry was posted in Keeping Chickens on October 9th, 2015 by admin


£75 of Free Accessories when you Buy an Outdoor Cat Run

This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other Omlet offer. The offer expires at 11:59pm on

31st October 2015. Previous purchases are not eligible for this offer.

Omlet Ltd, Tuthill Park, Wardington, Banbury, Oxon, OX17 1RR.

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This entry was posted in Newsletter on October 1st, 2015 by admin