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MamaCoop last won the day on October 23

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  1. I watched this and loved the message❤ however I'm not sure about using Santa. It sort of shatters the whole story of Santa....which I suppose it was meant to. Left me confused!
  2. Agree with CatTails I'm struggling to understand too. I've got a Go with a 4m run. Each metre is a different height and shape (apart from last 2m from what I remember. I sort of think you can do anything with a few cable ties and imagination!
  3. Have you seen the lonely Bounty one? As in Bounty chocolates from a Celebrations box? It's funny and my favourite so far. https://youtu.be/WtG-5ni6Zjc
  4. You are right. I forget that. (Thank you for reminding me x)
  5. That's OK Cattrall I'm not sure I was clear. Yes I meant taller! It is surprisingly cheap isn't it MulletHunter. But the same as you I like the lo rise as it doesn't interfere with my lovely view across the garden. But am toying with the idea as I think if I can get I my housekeeping will be a little bit more regular than it currently is!
  6. Ha ha even before I read it I thought they will present OMLET as some middle class fad....and there you go the Daily Mail didn't fail 😉🤣
  7. I have an omlet lo rise 3x2. Wondered if anyone had bought the parts to extended upwards to a walk in? I realise may need extra mesh to protect from birds. Thanks
  8. Thank you. Been so frustrating for so long and broken eggs have been horrid to deal with constantly. That's if there were any of them left. Haven't enjoyed chicken keeping lately as couldn't see an end (and had a high maintenance other hen too) but clean coop and eggs makes for a happy me! Thanks for messages and support (on other posts too) really makes a difference xx PS I realise it doesn't look great or even comfy. But will keep it like that for a little while and try and transition back to a cosy nest box again at some point. Hopefully egg eating will stop 🤞 (and the rollaway continues to work.....)
  9. I'm happy to say it's worked....(so far!) 4 eggs the last 3 days and none eaten.... So happy and relieved and the nest area smells fresh for once! It hadn't for months.... Here is a pic of my makeshift roll away... Ther risk another large plastic type box thats popped in from the front that the eggs can roll away underneath and the hens can't get too.
  10. I have a hen of this colouring. She was classed as a Sussex Blue when I bought her. She lays a light brown egg, so wonder as mentioned they are crossed with something to get the blue? She is the chunkier of all of my hens! In fact she is a big gal! But clumsy 🤣
  11. Have been reading your tips as discovered a Rat living under my Coop. Saw a hole in the corner where the paving slabs don't cover. I saw it the other day appear on the feeder....huge it was. Anyway got the hose popped in the hole to flush it out and the thing ran out straight away (too quick for me to grab my spade) to the corner of the coop and squeezed out of the run and bounced up the garden...not a run but a bounce....anyway...annoyed now as not sure how long it's been living there. So food and water supply restricted now. Some traps set and hopefully a goodbye to it. So fat....no wonder...eating all of my hens food 😡
  12. Happy to report she isn't so bare now! Feathers growing back....just a very long and slow molt maybe?! Still will rehomw her though! And can do that as she is looking a lot better.
  13. I bought this from ebay. And it is a perfect width for a Cube MK1. I've been a bit creative with pieces of wood and a box to wedge it all in and ensure there is a slope. Will report back and send a pic through of it in place if it works. This morning girls not too happy about laying on it. It's different I know and with it in their space within the nest area has been limited a little. But with months of eggs eating and only getting around 2 eggs a week from 3 hens then they need to get used to it!
  14. Thanks Cat Tails! I have a 4m cube run then 9m squared low rise....so have been spending lots of my brain time thinking how I could do these easily....even thought about cutting holed in the run so the collection box could be outside! 🤔 Will take the tape measure out and see if I can adapt the cube nesting box in the first instance to have one or two of those nesting trays... Thanks again for your time!
  15. Thanks CatTails I've saved a link to those and need to go out with a tape measure and some imagination!

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