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crkm Thu 07-Aug-08 22:45:01

ok so how do you get them in the eglu at night? they refused to go in it all day and no amount of raisins could coax them in. In the end dh crawled into the run grin and gently 'shoved' them through the door. certainly wont be doing that every evening!!

TeeBee Thu 07-Aug-08 23:01:49

They will probably get used to it. We used to have to chase mine around. After about a week or so, they got the idea. If you leave them, they will go in by themselves anyway when it starts to go dark.

OldGregg Fri 08-Aug-08 00:16:01

Perhaps they don't like the colour you chose?

oggsfrog Fri 08-Aug-08 00:23:26

Do you have a cockerel?

handlemecarefully Fri 08-Aug-08 01:11:56

How old?

mumpleasemayi Fri 08-Aug-08 08:43:56

Hopefully it wont take them long to get used to going to bed, we had to catch our chickens and put them to bed the first night but after that they just did it themselves.

crkm Fri 08-Aug-08 13:51:06

its just a boring green eglu! didnt fancy pink or purple!! the hens are between 16 and 20 weeks and no we dont have a cockeral. they seemed quite content when i let them out this morning. guess we will wait and see what happens tonight!

twoGsinBuggerOff Sat 09-Aug-08 01:11:12

aw, theyll get used to it.
at this time of year, as long as they are shut in the run beofre dusk, theyre safe enough. you can go out after dark and close the house door if you like, but i just leave mine at night in this weather.

re treats; try grated cheese. mine go NUTS for grated cheese.

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