Earlier today I posted about how vertical farming might bring locally and sustainably grown produce to population centers, but what about the livestock? The Omlet Eglu has got that covered. The Eglu is posh modern abode for up to 4 chicken's in your yard.
The Eglu's clever design allows for easy setup, easy cleanup, and easy access to farm fresh eggs every morning. The Eglu's double wall construction and draught free ventilation keeps your foul cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Inside the easily removable housing there are wooden perching bars and a nesting box for laying eggs. There is a removable tray underneath the coop for easy cleanup and a removable side hatch for you to access the eggs.
The Eglu also comes with a secure run made from extremely tough 10 gauge steel weldmesh. It features a skirt specially designed to keep foxes out of the hen house.
The housing sports a sleek design and comes in five colors to match your decor. The whole setup will set you back about $495 plus shipping. When I was a kid I always wanted a chicken. My pleas were always rebuffed with "Are you crazy? We don't have anywhere to keep a chicken!" Was I crazy? Probably, but the folks over at Omlet wouldn't think so. If only they had these when I was a kid, then I could have heard "$500!?!? Are you crazy!?!?"
... and if 4 chickens just aren't going to cut it, they have a 10 chicken model, the Eglu Cube. Unfortunately it is only available in the UK at the moment. They also have a model for raising bunny rabbits, but who wants chocolate eggs for breakfast?