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I know a lot of you are in the same position so I’m hoping you can help. Due to the bird flu outbreak my chickens are now stuck in their eglu cube and although they have a 3m run they’re used to running around our garden. I’m unable to get extensions for them and I’m hoping to get feedback from people who are in a similar situation. My main problem is not being able to move the coop but not being able to clean the lawn for months - we do it every week! Also what can I do over the coming months to keep them interested? What about dust baths? Is a lower appetite normal? Toy rotation - hygiene on the floor? They seem to be bored already and just sat in one corner. How can I cheer my girls up?
Hello! New to Eglu, but loving it! Got a cube and created a LOOOONG run - 16 feet or so attached for my 7 little princesses. They are LOVING it and so am I! I call it the Shangri La... We live in Virginia - can get down in the 20s maybe teens in Fahrenheit in winter....I bought the cube blanket bundle so no matter WHERE we go we are set for cozy chicken nights... So Drafts..... the portent of drafts brings ice to my bones! SOOOO... I purchase all sorts of Omlet draft dodging items.... combis and panels and you name it... I bought it. But my apprehensions were not improved upon the reception of said items..... Quality - excellent! Size - allows for DRAFTS! How much wind is too much wind? Im told the girls can stand in a gale, but a slight breeze on their britches and WOAH ! Their demise is inevitable.... Im not concerned about them in the Cube. But UNDER the Cube - the small panels that I purchased for windbreaks and to PREVENT drafts are not adequate if I dont want spaces around the edges where little whisps of wind can fluff their downy bloomers! So is this really a problem? Would it be better to return them and just skin it with 6 mil greenhouse plastic? When does a draft become a draft? Am I just being too much of a literalist? I just spent a fortune on the Shangri La. It would break my heart to have it turn into a SIck Ward! Please Advise!
Hi everyone, we are currently looking into buying an Eglu Go Rabbit Hutch with the 2 m run. We are planning to have 3 guinea pigs live outdoors in it. We have a secure garden area that they can use for free roaming when we are there. Also we would like to transform our former cat outdoor house to link it to the run with one of those zippy tunnels for extra snuggle and hiding space. I have read that the Eglu is fox secure and winter proof. However, think I'm reading too many forums and stuff and now getting doubts that is also preventing smaller predators like martens, weasels and the like to find their way into the run. I cannot find the mesh width on the omelet website, does somebody please know the measurements? In various forums people were saying if an egg fits through it, the marten can go through it easily. Has anyone had any experience with this topic? I would also be interested to know, if you shut the guinea pigs into the hutch during the night? I know that this would probably solve the predator issue, but as the size of the hutch is not too big, I am not so comfortable with shutting them in. And how do you deal with this in winter? I would be really grateful to get some advice as the Eglu would fit perfectly for us, but I also want to secure the little ones as good as possible. Thx, Stephanie