Originally Posted by ISSOLA
Hello Lady Henevere! I went through your blog on your eglu cube with a fine tooth comb before I bought the coop. I was very pleased that your blog showed that the coop swing gate was bigger than the original version. One of the selling points.
Hope you rat/ mouse problem gets solved (your other blog). Why aren't you using the GRUB and GLUG?
And thanks -- I love the orange too. Had to choose between orange, red and purple. The omlet company must have gotten some inspiration from apple computers!
I'm so glad my post was helpful! Thank you. As for the "grub" container, I got my Cube shortly before we were about to leave on vacation for two weeks, so I bought a big feeder and waterer so my chicken-sitter wouldn't have to fill them very often. Since the mice found the food, however, I have switched to the grub container since it's easier to take out at night and put back in the morning. I have the "glug" in there now too, but the chickens seem much more comfortable with the traditional waterer rather than the nipple system, so that's what they use. I'll probably just take the nipple system back out. It seems like a good system, although it might be better with a little lid to keep the dust and leaves out. (Well, at least where I am, which is dry and dusty! Your lush, green area might not have the same problem. )
Catalina, here's the thread ISSOLA was referring to, which I posted when I got my Eglu: http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=182478