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  1. i've tried again to join the Facebook Omlet Community page (after trying 3 months ago) and my request is still pending- are the admins on here too? just wondering why it's still pending after so long!
  2. thanks Beantree- i did read somewhere that putting a bike inner tube around the rails might make them easier to grip but i think still the foot would be in the wrong shape... did you just buy lengths of wood from a DIY shop or buy a pre-made perch? i do have a useful husband who could be roped into a bit of DIY if need be
  3. Hi all, i've not posted for a while and have been looking into perches recently as i'm a bit concerned that my plastic shower rails in the run might not be suitable for the girls as they are very rounded and probably a bit slippy for the feet. i've read lots of articles about having a flatter (but rounded edges) surface to a perch rather than fully circular. and these girls are smaller than my original girls who were Wyandotte bantams so not sure the set up is quite right...can anyone advise what they use as perches and does it really matter about the surface shape that much? Also, how high of
  4. thanks Cat tails, i think so too- at least she had a lovely last day in the garden helping me gardening and pottering about with the other two until she felt unwell. she had quite a lot of fun in a short lifetime so that's comforting i think.
  5. sadly she had to be put to sleep they couldn't get the egg to come out as her oviduct appeared to have twisted, so would have needed surgery, lots of recovery and then the implant which isn't always fully effective so could have caused her to lay again (and have another egg stuck again) in the future. so we had to let her go. I miss her already and she wasn't even here very long but such a lovely little chook.
  6. Firstly- we are going to the vet at lunchtime anyway (and did the last time this happened) so i'm sure they will sort her out, but since i got her, she has gone into this cycle twice. both times she has been broody, so of course stopped laying- i've then broken the broodiness by shutting them out of the nestbox and encouraging her to wander around with the others and she snaps out of it pretty quickly (both times 3 days). then, she has gone a couple of days without laying and suddenly gone all floppy/eyes shut etc etc with full crop. i expect this time is the same, as last time she then popped
  7. A couple of climbing roses and a clematis- I wanted to put them on there to help keep out excess rain and wind. It does need trimming back though and at the front I might need to move that one as they like to look out of the front and there’s minimal places to look out when it’s in full leaf and flower!
  8. Wow some great set ups there! Mine is small but I do have the eglu inside on a table (currently rethinking this as I now have small bantams who are struggling a bit with the angle of the ramp). I’ll put some more pics when I do the changes inside. Just bought a plastic sandpit thing for them to have as a dust bath instead of the current wooden section inside too (they’re so spoilt!)
  9. Oh yes that’s a good idea! Definitely I think it needs to be shallower for them. I considered taking the table away and putting a smaller one in, then looked out yesterday and they were all snuggled up on the table having a snooze! And there was me thinking they didn’t use it much!
  10. I came along today specifically to try and find the pics of the WIR setups as I’m thinking of changing mine around a bit. I’ve requested to join the Facebook page but not been accepted yet which is a shame. Maybe we could start the thread again?
  11. Mine just got scared when it moved and never went near it again 😂
  12. I have an omlet swing which has not been used by the chooks and has only been hung in the run a couple of times- it is nice and clean and as new. Happy to post it out £15 including second class uk post.
  13. Actually I was thinking of moving the table along a bit and giving them a wider and shallower ramp against the side of the run, so that’s probably a good point!
  14. I have a silkie and a booted too and the silkie can’t fly so would get stuck without something there! I agree the serama definitely doesn’t struggle (except for being so keen to fly she flies into things all the time!) Thankyou, the silkie definitely is the one I’m most concerned about but also I think maybe the angle is too sharp- they do seem to fall/slide/flap in different combinations on the way down!
  15. Hi all, been a while since i last posted here, i've got 3 new bantams and i'm worried that my setup might be too high for them. i have my eglu on a table, and a home-made ladder which is a closed back plank of wood with lengths of stick/dowel type stuff for grips. when they come down the ladder they seem to gain quite a pace and i think it might be either too high, or i need a better ladder. can anyone with serama/silkie/booted size bantams give me any advice? do i need to completely change my layout and perhaps lose the table? i have a perch that comes out from the table height which the

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