Thursday, 28 August 2008

Changing Rooms

We've had a couple of days of the Girls all being shut in the Big Run when we go out. There's a bit of pecking, but I don't think it's going to get better until they are all in together, all the time.

We're taking my lovely grandson, Callum, back home one day over the weekend, which means being away for a few hours, so we had to make a decision on whether to keep on as we are until next week, or make the move now so they had time to "settle down" before we leave them.

We decided to take the plunge.

So, after lunch, we moved the Eglu into the big Run. We've left the Eglu Run intact, outside, just in case we need it in a hurry. We then had to find space to put the additional feeder and drinker in the Big Run, somewhere which wouldn't leave the Littlees boxed in if they were using it, and somewhere where it wouldn't be under a perch (chicken poo!).

Then finally we popped the Littles in the Eglu and shut the door, and left them for half an hour; the reason for this is to help imprint on them where "home" now is.

I'm not sure when we'll take the final step of putting them in the Cube together to sleep. I suppose, deep down, I'm hoping that they will make the decision for themselves and we'll find them all sleeping together. I'm not really confident that will happen though.

Anyway. We're not going to rush this stage. Let's see what happens for the next few nights.

1 comment:

  1. All the best with the intros Hazel! I'm sure the littlies will settle in well.

    C x