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Hi there,

I've a simple question: Can I leave the eglu cube door open all day & night (e.g. when not at home for one or two days)?

We have a walk in chicken run attached, so there should not be any danger... and I don't want to buy any automatic door opener ...

What so you mean? Any hints or experience very welcome ...

Regards from Germany!

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I always leave the door open to the Eglu.  I work away from home a couple of nights per week (I have a walk in run with roof) and the hens are fine.  When it is really cold, I ask my neighbour to close the door but the Eglu is in a sheltered spot and the hens seem fine. 

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Yes you can . My cube door was only shut last week,at night,as temperatures were so low,otherwise open all year round.

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Yes, I also leave mine open all the time (except in exceedingly cold weather).  I'm lucky in that there's no problem with predators where I am (also Germany) so I can leave the run open also, so that they can free-range all the time.

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Our doors are left open year round too :) 

We used to close the Go with the cockerels in overnight and same for broodies.

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12 hours ago, Grandmashazzie said:

Yes you can . My cube door was only shut last week,at night,as temperatures were so low,otherwise open all year round.

Mine too.

Just to add that mine are getting up at 6.15 am already and they get up even earlier in the summer.

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1 minute ago, Luvachicken said:

Mine too.

Just to add that mine are getting up at 6.15 am already and they get up even earlier in the summer.

The reason why my door stays closed most of the time. Especially in summer when they would start stumbling around in the dawn at 4:30 in the morning. With the accompanying complaints.

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I used to leave it open when I had a WIR, never had any problems until I forgot to shut the door to the WIR :( So we've got a Hentronix door opener as a fail safe. I think as long as your WIR is secure they'll be fine - it won't be too cold. 

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