Tomorrow is H-Day and the Easichick isn't here!

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Tomorrow is H-Day and the Easichick isn't here!

Post by dianefairhall » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:49 pm

Went to local suppliers last week and they'd run out so ordered from Amazon who promised it for today. The hens arrive tomorrow - what can I use until the bedding gets here? I have an Eglu Classic which is up and ready. Could I use lightweight cat litter?
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Re: Tomorrow is H-Day and the Easichick isn't here!

Post by chrismahon » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:17 am

We use newspaper or publicity brochures in all our coops now and scoop the poo from the surface every day. The paper is changed when it gets wet or too dirty. Can't see a problem with cat litter.

Just thought of a major potential problem with cat litter- they could see it as grit and eat it. Obviously that's going to lead to digestive impactions, so in retrospect DON'T use cat litter.
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Post by dianefairhall » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:15 pm

Thank you. The bedding arrived today so all is well. The chooks are now settling in.
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Post by dianefairhall » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:18 pm

The hens seem fine but reluctant to come out of their house. Is this normal for hens in a new home? When I called them and scattered a bit of food they came out but soon went back inside.
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Post by dianefairhall » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:35 pm

They're getting braver now and all three were out of their run for most of the day - in the rain! They seem happy and lively so I'm very pleased.
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Re: Tomorrow is H-Day and the Easichick isn't here!

Post by Marigold » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:02 am

Great, they're settling in well. Would love some pics!
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Post by dianefairhall » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:38 pm

With luck the weather should be better tomorrow - might get some then.
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Re: Tomorrow is H-Day and the Easichick isn't here!

Post by dianefairhall » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:34 pm

It wasn't - it's been blowing a gale and hissing down. Same tomorrow. Maybe pics Wed/Thur?
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