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  1. Hi, I need to extend my Omlet mark 1 walk-in chicken run. If anyone is selling any pieces, please give me a shout. Happy to pay postage or travel to collect in person
  2. Just wanted to share a picture of our new walk in run! I couldn't afford the Omlet walk in run, but found this one on ebay. So far so good. Our hens are on our allotment. They don't have grass, and it's going to be a permanent run, but I give them lettuce and weeds and green stuff on a daily basis. They're really curious little things. I have the Chicken swing, but I've never seen any of them use it. Any suggestions on how to get them to use it?
  3. I’ve a lovely Omlet WIR - 3m by 2m which I have recently relocated onto a brick-paved patio. The patio slopes toward a drain at the end. When it rains, the water runs into the WIR and makes the bedding all wet. I poop-pick daily or two-daily, but nevertheless some gets left and that dissolves into slurry. I’ve tried putting roof flashing along the foot of the side and front of the WIR, and I’ve bought some sandbags which inflate when water touches them and put these on top of the flashing. However the run is still wet after rain. The flashing sticks down well, but where the grout is between the bricks, the water still seeps its way underneath and into the run. I think what I’ve done is making a difference. The wet zone is now only 20 - 30 cm deep. But I wonder if anybody else has this problem or could suggest something else I could try. I have another eglu with tunnel set up in on grass and a third eglu with an open run on dirt so the birds can dust bathe or just have a change of scene, but this WIR is their main home and winter accommodation as it means I get no problems with rodents as the birds aren’t on earth for long enough to attract them. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks Gill
  4. Hello all, This is a pretty trivial one but one I'd love other thoughts on.... Our chooks have a very good sized WIR which they were more than content in. However we have been letting them free range when we are home and can supervise (foxes about) as they love foraging and we had a broody to break so they were out whole days to do that. But they now clamour to come out ALL DAY LONG and wait by the gate. Which I get and don't mind but we are going away for two weeks and I'm concerned that they will struggle being in all tje time when we are away as my neighbours aren't comfortable free ranging them and they are very tricky to get back in. So what I'm trying to decide (sorry essay!) is if maybe they should be let out less now in the 3 weeks leading up to us going so it's the new norm? Or if that is in fact going to make the 2 weeks more boring for them as they've already been stuck in more??? I keep swapping and changing trying to decide the mind of a chicken 😂so am hoping other chicken owners might have some insights for me! Thanks for reading, much appreciated
  5. So I officially completed our WIR and Eglu set up which we started last November. I would love to see other people's WIR setups - I got a lot of ideas for this one from the old WIR photo thread, it was so lovely to see everyone's creative DIY adventures and how people had solved problems such as connecting the Eglu to a wooden run. We made it all from scratch with the help of my lovely FIL. It's about 17ft long and 4.5 ft wide. It cost us more than we initially thought - about £400 but worth every penny. It has a 1ft internal wire skirt as protection from digging foxes which is pegged down with plastic ground pegs so they don't rust. The gutter leads to a water butt with a gravity fed drip-line waterer for the back border of the garden which gets very dry. We also got a Hentronix door opener which we LOVE. The Aubiose bedding is amazing - it looks a bit messy at the moment as it has some old bark chippings mixed in which is what the hens were on previously. Future plans are to add some fairylights using the Hentronix battery and possibly a little shelf level that they can sit (and probably poop) on. The ladies love it. Unfortunately my original beautiful trio of ladies only got to enjoy it for a few months before the fox attack But Rita and Megatron seem to be enjoying it and they deserve the best after living the first 70 weeks of their life inside. Excuse the garden mess - the wheelbarrow and blue tarp are covering up the summer veg patch and we are having the patio re-laid. We've had kerb stones around the coop which makes it look really neat and keeps all of the decorative woodchip in place. Enjoy! Please share photos of your set-ups and WIR's for inspiration!

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