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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeApr 4th, 2017 12:33pm (Apr 4th 2017)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hi guys! Long time no update (sorry).

    You might notice a little addition to the coop - a huge cat-shaped white Pet Cave! We thought it would add a bit of variety to the coop and the hens would enjoy dust-bathing in it - at the moment it's full of sand and DE!
    We saw it in a pet-shop in Ilkley and it was a decent price so decided, what the hell! I had to take off half the coop's side to get it in - it's bloody massive!

    Of course the hens are terrified of it - although I have seen Hedwig take a few steps into it (for the bits of food I'd scattered in there) - for the smallest hen she seems to be the bravest!

    I hope they get used to it soon...
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 4th, 2017 4:15pm (Apr 4th 2017)
     
    Of course they will - no hen can resist a dust bath!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 4th, 2017 6:35pm (Apr 4th 2017)
     
    I spent a load on a scratching post with a bed on top and it took the cats 3 months before they'd stand on it! They love it now. Maybe cat 'stuff' is made scary!!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2017 4:02am (Apr 5th 2017)
     
    In time they will love it Neil.
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2017 11:28am (Apr 5th 2017) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    It's got 2 bowls of defrosted tesco garden peas in it now, and a full Oregano plant - all to try and tempt them in. :)

    I've seen them stand in it (to eat the treats) - they are stubborn little sods though!
      hencam_petcave.JPG
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2017 2:08am (Apr 8th 2017)
     
    LOL..give them time.:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 24th, 2017 2:10pm (Apr 24th 2017)
     
    brilliant and the hens are looking good also