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  1. We get to use natural resources to assist our Eglu cleaning - we have a stream running through our garden and a ford outside our house so we just take a washing-up brush out with the droppings tray and wash it at the ford - a neighbour commented that when he was on detachment in the Middle East he used to see women washing things in the rivers like that!

     

    Luckily, there are some trees covering the ford so can still be done in light/moderate rain.

     

    A child holding a golfing umbrella over you can be a help too! :oops:

  2. Following on from previous post, I let Kochanski out of the Eglu (where I had put her to rest for an hour). She took her time coming out, then walked slowly to the other end of the run where she has just been standing by Glug, taking sips of water - she keeps closing her eyes all the time - what's going on ??

     

    She is not eating, not even mixed corn from my hand. We did put them on a new piece of lawn 2 days ago - could this be an issue?

     

    EDIT: going to post this under 'chicken clinic'

  3. Help! Don't know if it's linked to staying out in the rain (they could have gone in the Eglu) but Kochanski is not well.

     

    She had been sat out in the run looking all sleepy - was still in the same position when we came home 2 hours later (at lunchtime). Doesn't seem keen to stand up - have seen her drink a little water but would only eat a tiny bit of grape that we offered (note however that she has not had grape before).

     

    Anyone seen their hen like this ? I am worried as since we go them last week they have looked very alert. I think she laid an egg this morning.

  4. A lock built into the Eggport handle would be a good idea. Although we live on the edge of a village, our garden is fairly open so anyone could, in theory, come in and mess with our Eglu.

     

    We are moving them around every week but will not put them at the end of the garden as it is near the path/road and out of our view. Maybe a little paranoid but you can never account for a group who have had a few too many bevvvies and what they might do :roll:


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