Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Moving Home .... and Surprise Visitors


The little broody house that Mother Goose and her two Lavender Pekin bantam chicks lived in for the first two weeks of their lives has now become too small, well for the chicks it was, and still is perfect but their Mum is a pretty big Hyline chicken and needed to be able to stretch her legs more than she was able to in there.


So on Monday we set to and erected the Eglu.  We had been using the house part of it in Chicken World for the layers to have an extra nesting box but the run was still packed away after our move.  After some searching we managed to find all the right fixtures and fittings, the mesh panels were easy to find and just needed a quick wash down, the little screws and clips were rather more elusive, but eventually I managed to find them 'hidden in plain sight' as is usually the case!!


They seem really happy in there now, Mother Goose set too immediately and built herself a dust bath, so we have a hole in the grass that the chicks keep sitting in, giving me heart stopping moments as I think they've vanished!!

In other news I had a surprise visit yesterday from the lovely Kim, a long time reader and commenter and her equally lovely husband Dave.  It was nice to chat about things here and in her world and discuss other bloggers we knew.  The dogs, and Ginger thought this unexpected visit was just brilliant and fussed around them, especially Mavis who can spot a dog lover at fifty paces and convert a non-dog lover at 10.

Lovely to meet you both, and I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday in Llandudno.

Sue xx

7 comments:

  1. Quick tip - we put screws, clips, nuts and bolts etc in a freezer bag and tie or tape them to whatever they belong to which makes them easier to locate. Love the Eglu x

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    1. This is something we usually do but in this instance the wire run was loaded and stored in the stock trailer during the move and we knew the bag of 'bits' would be ripped if left attached to it so we removed it and put it somewhere 'safe' .... yeah right !! :-(

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  2. So nice for the chicks and Mother Goose. Great to visit with a blogger in person.

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  3. Nice comfy looking Eglu. I love meeting Bloggers in real life !

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    1. Eglus are brilliant, safe, secure and easy to clean out and hose down. I was really tempted to just buy two Eglu Cubes when we moved here, but we went for the large chicken shed which proved to be useless. If I had less chickens I would just go for the Cube next time, but we are wanting to expand on the flock size a bit.

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  4. Very glad to hear about Eglus from an experienced chicken keeper. My husband is worried because I've been checking them out on Gumtree, but I wasn't sure if they just looked nice as opposed to being properly functional. My mother keeps chickens, but in a hen house she designed and got bashed together with spare bits of wood. I'm not remotely handy like that!

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    1. They are brilliant for new chicken keepers as you can keep them really clean very easily and no worries about red mite infestations as you can hose them down and get in all the nooks and crannies.

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