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  1. Hi gavclojak and thanks for your prompt response. I leave the door open at this time of year. Yes, the Nettex is foul smelling and I would have assumed that would stop anything what is Bumpa bits? Well , I've isolated the pecker for the 3rd night now. Will this help? I'll start using hanging things and such. Thank you Kevin
  2. Hi all, I've recently bought 3 chicks with an eglu. No problems initially. Then I noticed damage to the base of the tails of 2 of my birds. I bought a spray that is supposed to stop feather eating/pecking. (NetTex, anti feather pluck and eat). It doesn't seem to be working. I've got one bird who now has a large bald patch at the base of her tail. I've identified the plucker. She's the only one whose tail feathers are NOT plucked. It seems to be happening at night, when they're in the coop. So, I've separated the little plucker ( ) putting her in a cardboard box on her own at night. My main questions are: Can anyone recommend a spray that works? Also, am I separating the correct hen? Any other comments and suggestions are welcome. Kevin
  3. OMG!! I've not read anything as funny as these reviews for ever.
  4. Thanks for all your responses. She's definitely the lowest in the pecking order. I think she may be getting bullied/pecked once the eglu door is shut. Last night she became a gate guardian: At dusk the other two had to squeeze past her as she wouldn't budge out of the doorway. I left her there with the door open, unfortunately they all emerged at an ungodly early hour. I've ordered some anti pecking spray as the boss chicken won't leave her alone. All day she has been bullying her. Doing it dead sneakily as well. Whenever I go to the coop she stops, but as soon as I go back in the devious chick starts again. On the plus side I've been presented with 12 eggs
  5. Thanks for your responses everyone. I was worried, but she eventually came out and had some food and a drink. I think she is the lowest in the pecking order. I'll keep an eye on her. Kevin
  6. Hello everyone, Yesterday I received my Eglu + 3 Miss Pepperpots. I had no problems getting them to bed last night. This morning, when I let them out, two of them were quite happy strutting their stuff and talking to me whenever they could see me. One, however wouldn't leave the coop. Eventually I managed to persuade her out. She started eating and took a drink, then went back into the main section of the coop. She looks fine, albeit a little smaller than the other 2. Her eyes are bright an she appears alert, but, wont leave the coop, just stands at the door, looking out. My main concern is getting her to drink and come out of the coop. Anyone got an idea as to what is bothering her? Cheers Kevin
  7. My 3 Pepperpots arrived yesterday, with one egg in the delivery box. One yesterday just left in the main coop. One today just after 2 pm.
  8. delivered yesterday, 3 Miss Pepperpots. 2459+ 3 = 2462
  9. Hello everyone, Yesterday I received my Eglu + 3 Miss Pepperpots. I had no problems getting them to bed last night. This morning, when I let them out, two of them were quite happy strutting their stuff and talking to me whenever they could see me. One, however wouldn't leave the coop. Eventually I managed to persuade her out. She started eating and took a drink, then went back into the main section of the coop. She looks fine, albeit a little smaller than the other 2. Her eyes are bright an she appears alert, but, wont leave the coop, just stands at the door, looking out. My main concern is getting her to drink and come out of the coop. Anyone got an idea as to what is bothering her? Cheers Kevin
  10. Well, here we go: eglu, chickens and George arrived today. Everything went smoothly and then he was gone and I was left the sole person in charge of three chickens. I've identified them as, "Big comb", "Middle comb" and "Tiny comb". Big and Medium comb are vieing for leadership. Tiny (or chicken little) is running around as if the sky is going to fall. My neighbours are really interested (could eggs be the reason?) Anyway, the hens survived everything from my neighbours car backfiring. He's got a japanese import hot rod with loads of add-ons. (Loud) to a vicious attack by a cat, Not really, the cat was just curious and chicken little got into a right flap!!!! So, on to bed time.............. The ladies had explored every square inch of their cage and were now looking to roost. They looked longingly at the bushes in the garden, I could see them thinking: "Oooh that's a lovely bush, it's mine, mine! Strangely enough it was chicken little, the little nervous one who went into the main coop first. Followed after about 10 minutes by Middle comb, but big, dominant comb was not about to go into the coop until it was checked out by health and safety, the bomb squad and the NHS. I even put a torch inside to entice them/her in. She would not go in!! It was now officially dark and she still wouldn't go in. Drastic tactics were called for: There she was in the doorway. Gate opened, sneak in......and push! Get in there! Gate shut and I can now go back indoors. What a great way to end a day.

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