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I recently upgraded my Go Up to an Eglu mark 1, but my hens keep sleeping in the laying area. I put cardboard in to block it off at night and remove it in the morning, but I can't keep on doing this. Any other ideas to stop them from sleeping in the laying area? 

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I do the same with a plastic Ikea crate. There is not much else you can do about this.

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We just have to go out every night and check and shift if necessary! Moving them once seems to do the trick for the night. 

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On 7/27/2020 at 6:26 PM, Sheila7 said:

I recently upgraded my Go Up to an Eglu mark 1, but my hens keep sleeping in the laying area. I put cardboard in to block it off at night and remove it in the morning, but I can't keep on doing this. Any other ideas to stop them from sleeping in the laying area? 

Try putting a large plastic football in the laying area at night?  The other thing I read somewhere: if the roosting bars are not higher than the laying area, the hens will sleep in the laying area.

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