While the sunny weather continues …

… I went out and washed down the Eglu. But the wind was brisk so I didn’t do much more! We’ve not been completely happy with the Eglu Go … the door sometimes comes apart and the base panels don’t stay in place. And when cleaning, I can’t get to the run side of the coop wall to wash it down. If I tip the whole thing up on its side, I’m concerned I may bend the skirt of the run.

But it’s done as far as it’s going to be done. And still the weather holds …

I made enquiries about woodchip this morning, and my usual supplier (the city council) has none available. So I’ve contacted a local tree surgeon who advertises woodchip and logs for sale (less expensive than from the council, too) so we’ll see … we’ve still no idea of a time scale for the arrival of our new girls, but at the earliest I suppose they could arrive at the weekend?

I’ll certainly let you know!

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