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The Omlet Blog Archives: February 2012

Omlet Newsletter – Tuesday, 28th February 2012

5% off Nettex Products

The sun is out and Spring has almost sprung so we have a great deal to celebrate! We are offering you a 5% discount on the whole range of products by Nettex, for two weeks. Choose from the bestselling Poultry Nutri Drops for perking up poorly chickens in an instant, Anti Feather Pecking Spray to prevent pecking and speed up healing, and 5 star rated Liquid Tonic with Seaweed for improving the overall health of your hens. There are plenty of other Nettex health products and supplements to choose from so why not stock up now?

To activate your discount simply enter this code at the checkout: NETTEXSPRING Offer valid until March 13th.

5% off all Nettex products for 2 weeks only!

Faberge Egg Hunt

There’s not long to go until Easter now and that means that preparations are in full swing around the country. In fact, the festivities have already kicked off in London, with the launch of the biggest Easter egg hunt ever! Set to be the most eggstraordinary event in the history of London, the Faberge Big Egg Hunt challenges people to find 200 brightly coloured, giant, fibreglass eggs around London. Egg hunters have until April 3rd to find as many eggs as they can, and the more they find, the more chances they have to win. There is a cracking prize on offer too – the Diamond Jubilee Egg. Crafted by Faberge, it is made from 18 carat gold, encrusted with 60 fine gems, and worth over £100,000. Wow! Well, that puts the Omlet HQ Easter Egg hunt to shame…

Visit the website to find out more, or to bid on a beautifully decorated egg. Our favourite is this one decorated with chickens. But can you do better? …..

How many chickens does it take to paint an egg?

Egg Decorating Competition

Think you can decorate an egg more fabulous than Faberge? Then here’s your chance to show off your meggnificant skills, with our 2012 egg decorating competition. Get your pens, paints, stickers and sequins out and decorate your egg to your heart’s content, then send a photo to including your name, age and address.

We haven’t quite got a £100,000 piece of jewellery to give away, but we do have three £25 vouchers up for grabs for the winners!

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Omlet Newsletter – Friday, 10th February 2012

Chicken Pile-Up

You can tell it’s really cold outside when the hens cuddle up together in the Eglu, and you can’t get much cosier than the hens in this photo! Maria posted this comical pic on the forum, capturing her girls, Snowy and Willow, snuggled up together in the nesting box. It’s very cute, and very funny…but can you think of a caption for this brilliant photo?

Send your caption to by midnight on Sunday and our favourite will win £20 to spend on the Omlet website.

Can you write a cracking caption?

Forum and Facebook Fans

We are very eggcited to announce that we have almost hit the magic million mark on the Omlet forum. Running since the end of 2004, you have joined in your thousands and chatted chickens like there’s no tomorrow, and there are now over 972,000 posts. This is pretty hentastic news, and we would like to thank you all for helping to build such a brilliant community! We hope you all continue to enjoy using the forum, and if you haven’t checked it out yet why not join?

And some other great news, over 1,970 of you have ‘liked’ our Facebook page, which means we are very close to the 2000 point. This is well worth celebrating, so help us reach 2000 and we will give you a 10% discount in return! Click here to ‘like’ us now!

The Tiniest Egg Ever?

Over the years we’ve shared all sorts of egg news with you, and you’ve been happy to send us your facts and photos too. There have been large eggs, coloured eggs, weird eggs, speckled eggs and decorated eggs…so many eggs in fact, you’d think it was Easter! The latest egg to hit our inbox, however, was a teenie tiny egg, possibly the smallest that’s ever been laid!

Three year old Winnie the bantam had always laid normal sized eggs previously, but having gone broody she had a few weeks off laying. When owner Anne discovered that Winnie had returned to laying, she was more than surprised to find the teeniest of tiny eggs in the nesting box. The shell, no larger than a penny, encased an egg the size of a 10p piece, with a raised yolk but all white. Not really big enough to be a breakfast in itself, Anne scrambled it with some other, normal sized, eggs.

Has your chicken laid an egg to amaze? Send us a photo, we’d love to see!

Anne’s nest egg isn’t looking too impressive at the moment…

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This entry was posted in Pets on February 10th, 2012 by admin