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Day light shines through Omlet holes.

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I have just purchased a Omlet Classic, and as soon as  daylight shines through the ventilation holes, my hens make a real noise. Never had this before in the wooden house where it was dark when locked in. Is there anything i can do ? Really wish i had not bought one now. They are noisy from 6am really worried about the neighbours.

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You can cover the run with a green/dark tarp, blocking some light to the front of the coop. I do this with New Years to shield the from the light from fireworks.

But otherwise, day break is day break and chickens will wake up. I leave the coop open year round, so the chickens can get up when they want, but have struggled in the past with early rising chickens and neighbours. I now make sure their breakfast is ready in the run in one of those Omlet feeding pendulums.

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The air holes are needed to provide ventilation and carry away ammonia fumes from their droppings, so best leave them uncovered. I have never shut the door on any of my Omlet housing (Ok, just a couple of times when it fell to -8 at night) and don't have any problems with noise, except for the odd egg announcement. The neighbours assure me that I worry needlessly as they don't hear them.

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