To derisively refer to a small apartment as a "rabbit hutch," or to use the expression "all cooped up," indicates that most dwellings for rabbits and chickens are not desirable residences. Here to change that is UK-based Omlet with their uber-designed Eglu, "designed to be the house that the chickens [and rabbits] themselves would choose."
The amusingly well-conceived dwelling features a removable lid for easy cleaning, a pull-out tray for droppings, a top-mounted door handle to keep your fingers peck- and nibble-free, and a reach-in "eggport." And we love the enthusiastic product copy:
The eglu has wooden perching bars and a generous nesting box for egg laying - all the practical features that your chickens need. As well as this come thoughtful extras such as the modern twin walled insulation and draught free ventilation that keeps your chickens warm in winter and cool in the summer.
Man! It sounds better than some apartments I've seen in the East Village.