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About Merlah

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    Freshly Laid Egg

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  1. How exciting!! Enjoy your first egg! I couldn't believe how much they are fussing about when laying an egg, it really is quite a process! Constant going in and out of the eglu, walking around it, rearranging every blade of straw in the nestbox etc...
  2. New flock moved in today!

    The black and white, and the brown one are Wyandotte, the white one is an Australorp an the black-brown one is the Barnevelder. The run is from happychicks. Took us way longer than it should have to build it, we're definitely not the handy kind! We build some perches as well during the weekend, although I haven't seen them used a lot yet! They are settling in so well, and they've caught on to the fact that humans can mean food, it's the cutest thing how excited they get as soon as I head out to the garden, brave little things. Thanks for the IKEA suggestion! This will be a great excuse for a visit, I just had a look at the website and the Melltorp table seems like it might just fit.
  3. New flock moved in today!

    They are pure breed bantams, two Wyandottes, one Barnevelder and one Australorp We really wanted a mixed flock and I am glad that we got the chance to do it. Tree stumps and branches on the ground are a great idea, will definitely keep my eyes open for some!
  4. Hello everybody After I've received some lovely help from the forum when running into trouble during the assembly of our walk in run I wanted to introduce our flock to you! They are Silver, Flint, Harriet and Turret! They moved in today and immediately started digging and eating whatever they could find! I am curious when we will find the first eggs. Over time the plan is to put some perches in the run and a little sandbath. Ideally I will try and find a cheap table that fits the eglu so they have a bit more space to run around. Any suggestions are very welcome! I can't wait to make the whole thing even better for them!
  5. Plum, thanks for your help, that's fantastic advice! (Sorry the reply has taken a while ) The finally assembly is planned for this weekend, so we will see how it goes haha I think your advice regarding guttering and fastening down the run is really useful too, I hadn't really thought about that yet. Thanks very much! I definitely will show it off ) Can't wait for some girls to move in!
  6. Sorry I messed up the links (of course..) Here are the fixed links: If it helps visualising the whole essay a bit, this is the kind of run: http://www.happychicks.co.uk/walk-in-run-4ft-to-12ft-choice-of-sizes-159-p.asp And this is how far we managed to get: https://ibb.co/fSu4cR
  7. Hello there! We have finally managed to start the assembly of a prebuilt walk in run. Unfortunately as soon as we got to the roof it the struggles started! As many of you here have built or been there when one was built maybe someone has an idea and can help! The large panels all had predrilled holes through which 3inch screws went and were secured from the other side (easy). The triangle panels for the roof though don't have any predrilled holes, and there are no more 3inch screws left either... All the other screws provided are much shorter too. So now we are wondering: how do we secure the roof to the run? It can't possibly just rest on top of it, right? Any suggestions? Should we drill some more holes and buy more 3inch screws like the ones that were provided for the large panels? Just screw in other screws? Also: Would you assemble the roof separately and then put it all on top, or just assemble it directly onto the run? Thanks so much for your help in advance!! If it helps visualising the whole essay a bit, this is the kind of run: https://ibb.co/fSu4cR And this is how far we managed to get: