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I bought an eglu classic without really thinking it through. We have high winds more or less all year here in the Western Isles and I need something to hold it down.  What do others do?

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It’s pretty heavy and close to the ground. I guess the danger may be the wind getting under the run and flipping it.  Can you position it away from the strong prevailing winds? 

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I've never had a problem but if it's on grass Omlet make screw pegs so secure it to the grass.

Alternatively you could use paving slabs or heavy plant pots around the run skirt.

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5 hours ago, Lewis said:

I've never had a problem but if it's on grass Omlet make screw pegs so secure it to the grass.

Alternatively you could use paving slabs or heavy plant pots around the run skirt.

Mine had wooden sleepers around the run to act as kickboards - they are very heavy.

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Thanks for your replies.  Sorry not to have replied before but I hurt my arm and couldn't type.  It wasn't the run I was bothered about, but the Eglu itself.  Are there any ways of securing it?  It's still in the box and the hens aren't arriving until October so I suppose we can assemble it now and see what happens.

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Hi, what kind of run do you have?  If it is one of the ones that attaches to the Eglu if you use the screw pegs on the run it will also secure the Eglu (this is what I do as when it was very windy the wind would get under the cover that was on my run attached to the cube and lift it up a little but the screw pegs fixed this for me, I use them on the run attached to the classic now as a just in case)
If there is nothing attached to the Eglu classic itself then I think its unlikely it would blow over but as you say assembling it first and seeing how it does before you get your hens is probably the best idea.

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