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  1. Sorry, no transporting outside the UK
  2. This is listed on ebay, with two bidders and an end date of Sunday afternoon. It can be available for collection from later on Sunday afternoon; feel free to join the bidding, the ink is in my first post
  3. Slipped Achilles tendon

    Well done, you did right by him It doesn't get any easier - decades down the line, I still hate having to despatch anything, even when it's suffering.
  4. Chicks Hatching

    You can leave the shells there for now. The chicks will be fine for a bit without food as they will absorb the yolks, their mum will need sustenance though. She should sit until the last viable egg has hatched Have the chick crumbs in a shallow feeder at first and put some stones or marbles in their drinker so they can't get in it and drown
  5. Hello, where are you located? It is cleaned, the run is dismantled and it is ready to go. As a new member, you aren't able to send me a PM, but you can bid on it on the ebay link in my original post
  6. Eglu netting

    OK, so I think that we will have to start at the beginning here: Under the trees is good - they need partial shade Put the eglu and run inside the netted enclosure Do NOT assume that the netted enclosure is safe from predators, nor that the chickens can't escape The eglu run will be fox proof PROVIDED it is not on uneven or soft ground, you should peg down the skirt. The eglu run will need to have a clear, waterproof covering, their food and water should be inside this run and protected from the elements Put the birds in the eglu run BEFORE it starts to get dark, they will go into the housing as darkness falls, then you need to close the door and lock it Don't let them out into the netted area until it is properly daylight. If it is dark in the winter and you are out all day, then they will need to stay in the safe run If you want a larger and safe roaming area, then think about a walk in run - there is a section on this forum with photos and ideas for one. Have good read of the forum, there is a lot of good solid advice on here fro a beginner, particularly in the FAQ section - it pays to read up Enjoy your chicken keeping, but above all, research and be prepared
  7. Omlet orange Eglu classic with 2 metre run This lovely zingy orange Eglu Classic mark 2 comes complete with a 2 metre run, and a bag of run clips It has been unused recently, so has been covered and stored under a tree, I took it out this weekend and gave it a good scrub (jetwash broken!) and sprayed and powdered it. It has never suffered with red mites. It's in good condition, there are a couple of marks on the back where the cover didn't quite reach, but those will probably come off with a jetwash. The run is in good condition, with a slight 'mower ding' to one corner (see last photo) and a couple of patches where the coating has rubbed off. Otherwise, it is in good, honest condition and ready for you to collect. This is also listed on Ebay Collection only from OX16 Banbury ** NOTE: this is a large item; you will need a vehicle large enough to transport it**
  8. That's amazing news, what a relief for you It's true, when it comes to the crunch, they are amazing, but on general, every-day stuff, the NHS can be pretty useless.
  9. Eglu netting

    Technically, they 'can', but it's unlikely. I would clip their wings to stop them flying; instructions half way down this page Don't rely on the netting to be fox proof though
  10. Been accepted for a degree!!

    That's brilliant Andy! You might like to connect with my daughter, who is at Edinburgh. Dismayed by the lack of support and resources for mental health issues at uni, and with the help of the faculty, they have set up a discussion and help space plus a facebook page for students. It's also focused on LGBT wellbeing. She'd love to hear from you.
  11. Day 26 and still broody!

    Don't worry about the mess, just clean it up and put her back in. I'm afraid that unless she is in there for 3 days, 24/7, you stand little chance of snapping her out of it. Especially if we get another hot spell.
  12. Eglu as broody coop

    The should be OK with the run. I am assuming that you have taken the roosting bars out. You will need a non-slip flooring in the eglu for the first couple of weeks, while they gain their strength and are still susceptible to splay legs.I tend to use that rubberised webbing that can be used on trays.
  13. Wanted - classic or go up

    I will shortly be selling an orange Eglu Classic with 2 metre run, just need to get it cleaned up as it's been stored, unused for a while. Will be taking pics this weekend I am in north Oxfordshire, bordering Warks and Northants PM me, or reply here if you are interested