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Hi all

I hope this forum is the right place to ask this question.

We're just about to take delivery of our first set of 4 rescue hens - their Eglu is all assembled and waiting for them! :-) The hen rescue people say that we should leave then in the henhouse/eglu for the first 24 hours with plenty of food and drink. However, it seems to me that they would knock over any water bowls or feeders inside. I was wondering if anyone had come up with a nifty solution for this - I suppose ideally something that attached to the inside wall of the Eglu?

 

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Simon ( Gateshead) 

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I really don’t get the whole “leave your hens in a dark and confined space for 24 hours”. It will only increase stress levels in already stressed hens.
Just put them in the coop for an hour or so after getting them home, and then open the coop. It gives them some time to adjust from traveling. 
Don’t let them free range for the first 2 to 3 weeks, and be ready to put them to bed at night the first time, as they might not realise the Go is bed.

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Thanks - that's useful. We didn't want to lock them up - after all that's what they've come from - but as newbies you take the advice you're given....

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