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The Omlet Blog Archives: January 2011

Omlet Newsletter – Monday, 31st January 2011

Free Run Extension with Every Eglu Classic

That’s right! With every Eglu order this week we will throw in a 1 metre run extension for FREE! Think of it as a free upgrade to the best room in a five star hotel.

This offer applies to the standard Eglu Classic with 2m run and the Rabbit Eglu with 2m run. Just add it to your shopping basket, enter the promo code below and a free Run Extension Kit A will be added automatically.

This is a great offer, saving you £49.00! So what are you waiting for?

Click here to order yours now!

Your promo code: EGLU-FREE-EXTA

Buy an Eglu and get a free Run Extension!

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Omlet Newsletter – Friday, 28th January 2011

With just a few days left of January we are hoping that we have seen the last of the snow chickens for now. Real hens will soon start laying fully again and the beekeeping season is almost upon us, but for now here’s another newsletter to add to your Friday feeling!

Puntastic Product Review

We receive some great customer reviews of our products and from time to time we find one that really stands out. This has to be our most puntastic review ever and we think Edward would be the perfect candidate for a job at Omlet!

I’m no YOKer but I’m not EGGSactly an EGGspert in customer care but nevertheless I must say the service I received from Omlet UK was EGGcellent,I’m sure my family will be EGGstatic when they receive their gifts. It bEGGar’s belief that people would shop anywhere else as Omlet UK certainly isn’t home to any BootlEGGs.

Anyway I will enjoy my weekend listening to rEGGae music whilst riding around on my sEGGway. .

Take care, EGGward”

Health Products

Great news! Our range of chicken health products is eggspanding! Having listenened to your requests we have now introduced lots of new products, including Aubiose Bedding, Orego-Stim Complete, Barrier Anti-Pecking Spray and Nettex Tonic with Seaweed, as well as lots of new lice and mite treatments, vitamin supplements and housing disinfectants. Keep an eye on our website over the next few weeks for more new items.

We want to become your one-stop-shop for all your chicken keeping needs, so if there is anything you would like to see in our shop please let us know and we’ll see what we can do! Just email


Does anyone else feel like January is dragging on forever? It’s cold, it’s gloomy and we don’t get another bank holiday until April, disaster! We all need a bit of cheering up and we’re hoping that you can help us out. We want you to send in your photos of your colourful Eglus, your chirpy chickens and your beautiful selves to brighten up our dull Winter. Pose with your purple Cubes, eggsibit your finest eggs and say cheese with your chickens. We will put together a gallery of your fabulous photos and our top three will win vouchers to spend in the online shop.

Send your photos to by Sunday 20th February. Good luck!

Valentine’s Day

In case you had forgotten Valentine’s Day is in just over two weeks. The shops are full of teddy bears, chocolates and roses, but if you are looking for a gift with a bit of a difference why not have a quick peak at our Valentine’s section!? You’ll see a few of the fun and funky items on offer at the bottom of this newsletter, but there are lots of other unusual ideas to choose from.

Although Easter is more our thing, we are feeling just a wee bit soppy and this year we would like to know your romantic stories. Did you meet the love of your life on a chicken keeping course? Did someone win you over with a dish of poached eggs? Did you put an Eglu and chickens on your wedding gift list? Whatever your story let us know. We are also on the look out for a special couple to feature as our Valentine special’s Eglu Owner of the Month so if you are interested please email

The Omlet Team

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Omlet Newsletter – Monday, 24th January 2011

Clearance Eglus and Accessories

We are having a clear out! This week buy our best products for silly prices! We have a variety of items on offer that are either ex-display or second-hand. They don’t come about very often and they sell like hotcakes so be quick!

Our marketplace items include:

Eglu Run Extension Kit B for £29.95

Eglu Classic for £200.00

Beehaus for £415.00

Click here to see what’s available and save hundreds!

Save £175 on this pretty pink house for your bunnies!

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Omlet Newsletter – Friday, 14th January 2011

Happy New Year! We know it’s a bit late but we needed a bit of a break after all the eggcitement of the 12 offers of Christmas. The good news is that those promotions were so popular we have decided to introduce a ‘Deal of the Week’ for the rest of 2011. You will be able to find out the details of these on our website and in your inboxes every week so keep an eye out – there will be some cracking offers!

Bee Shampoo

It’s great to hear your feedback on the Omlet Newsletter, and it’s nice to know that lots of you find it highly hentertaining…but last month one reader was particularly amused after reading it with her grandson:

“Hi Barbara and co. This might amuse you. I read through every newsletter with my young grandson, and December’s describes your bee-keeping DVD, closely followed by photo of the animals’ Health Pack. The last item is small animal shampoo. “Gran!” he exclaimed, wide-eyed, “Do you have to shampoo the bees then?””

Thank you Pauline – perhaps that’ll be a new product to look into!

Scrappage Scheme

We launched our amazing Wooden Pet House Trade-In scheme at the end of 2010 and we have already had a fantastic response. It seems that there are quite a number of people with ‘orrible wooden houses and many came out of the closet when we introduced our tempting offer. It’s not hard to see why – the Omlet Scrappage Scheme allows you to get £50 towards a shiny new Eglu or Beehaus in eggschange for any wooden pet house or hive . No matter what age or condition, we’ll take it off your hands!

We’ve put together a rogues gallery of some of the houses we’ve collected so far and you can click here to see it. And if after looking at the photos you decide that you, too, would like to get rid of your old wooden hen house or rabbit hutch and replace with a clean and colourful Eglu, you can click here for more details!

Harry Potter to Keep Bees?

Keeping bees is growing in popularity year on year with even celebrities getting involved. The likes of Scarlett Johansson, Bill Turnball and Ronnie Corbet have all beecome converts to the sweet life of apiary and it is rumoured that even Daniel Radcliffe has been toying with the idea…

Now that all of the Harry Potter movies have been filmed, Daniel thinks his character should be allowed some peace and quiet after a rather hectic life at Hogwarts. After all, a life of fighting Voldemort can really take it out of you! He had two ideas for Harry – to start bird watching (he is a big fan of owls) or to retire to start keeping bees.

Unfortunately Daniel himself isn’t planning on settling down just yet, he’s got a few more years of acting before he plans on getting a Beehaus!

If you fancy taking up beekeeping this year click here to read our guide!

How Eggstraordinary!

The best thing about keeping your own chickens is the eggs, and sometimes Eglu owners open the eggport to discover one or two that are out of the ordinary. When Julia visited her hens one morning recently she had a bit of a suprise, finding a tiny egg no bigger than a quail’s egg. It weighed just 4g – not quite big enough for her breakfast. Luckily this was a one-off and the hens went back to laying normally. That is until she found another shocker a few weeks later. This time it was a big egg she found, weighing in at 118g and measuring around 9cm in length.

According to the Egg Leaderboard on Omlet Forum neither of Julia’s eggs are record breakers – amazingly the largest egg so far was 170g. However, we wonder if she has set a new record for the biggest difference in eggs from one hen.
From the Omlet Team

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Omlet Newsletter – Thursday, 13th January 2011

Run Pegs – 25% off

Thinking of taking your pet camping? Or maybe your ground is just a bit uneven, then ensure the Eglu run is firmly secured with these excellent pegs. Much better than ordinary tent pegs they screw into the ground making it extremely difficult for anything (e.g. a fox with a crowbar) to lift the run. (Colour and style may vary.)

Was £19.95 Now £14.95

Click here to order now!

Run Pegs now only £14.95!

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Omlet Newsletter – Wednesday, 5th January 2011

On the 11th day of Christmas my true love gave to me a brilliant Eglu Classic for my chickens and rabbits …

For one day only you can buy a brand new Eglu Classic Chicken House or Rabbit House with 2m run for just £350! Usual price £425, meaning you save £75!

Choose from green, pink, orange, purple and red… But remember, this offer will expire at midnight so order now to avoid disappointment!

The Omlet Team

P.S. Our VAT rate still stands at 17.5% on all our products!

We can delivery the chickens too…

Its a giant carrot!

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Omlet Newsletter – Sunday, 2nd January 2011

On the 9th day of Christmas my true love gave to me the funniest egg cup I’ve ever seen.

For one day only we are reducing your favourite egg cups by 40%

They will be just £2.70 each instead of £4.50, so you can buy one for all the family.

Choose from the Pirate, Angel, Ballerina, Diver, Shark, Footballer or Tarzan… But remember, this offer will expire at midnight so order now to avoid disappointment!

Boiled eggs make a nice change to turkey and chocolate, don’t you think!?

The Omlet Team

P.S. Our VAT rate still stands at 17.5% on all our products!

Save 40% on egg cups today!

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