H-Pod Coops....

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Re: H-Pod Coops....
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2012, 20:54 »
Yes, Ideally I will need one that includes a run. I am being a little impatient though, I must admit. I probably need to calm down a bit! I'm watching a few on ebay and keeping an eye out for a second hand eglu as I think really that's probably the best option...and the safest option too! I'd definitely consider a Solway one too though (and I find them a bit easier on the eye than eglus for some reason too!).



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Re: H-Pod Coops....
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2012, 21:33 »
the run on that last one is not even big enough for one hen so if you are going to get that you need to build a proper run to go with it. The bare minimum clear run space should be 1 square meter per hen and ideally a lot more.
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Re: H-Pod Coops....
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2012, 07:47 »
As a few have said don't rush into buying anything, have you considered buying a house, from say Eglu and building your own run. I wish I'd done that now.

I bought a wooden coop off a dedicated website for 170, I'd been on numerous sites, worked out the square footage of the runs vs the price and bought the one I thought was the best value (not the cheapest) and am fairly disappointed. It's smaller than I thought (partly my fault possibly as the website pointed out I'd missed reading the small print, however I'm pretty certain I'd read it all clearly prior to purchase :nowink:), So am gonna have to spend more money on a run attachment for them, not as well built as I'd like, though sturdy enough, and the 'slide out tray' is more than useless - its doesn't slide out now the beddings in there!!

I almost want an excuse to get rid of the whole thing and start again (don't think my boyfriend would be too pleased :D)



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Re: H-Pod Coops....
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2012, 08:47 »
What bedding do you put in the slide out tray?
I use a thin layer of comfybed and the tray slides out easily.
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