... Still interested in extending your run?
Just as an FYI, the Cube still has joints or dark corners where mites do like to hide. Although it is smooth plastic and doesn't have the grain and nooks and crannies of wood, mites are still possible, they are just easier to keep at bay by being proactive and keeping the living quarters throughly clean.
Yeah! Still very keen in extending the run. I shall PM you.
The warning about mites even in plastic coop shall be heeded. I am planning a clean this weekend, and will spray it with the mite spray that I have had gotten for my wooden chicken coop.
Your wood pellet advice, garlic powder advice, 1/2 inch mesh advice, and food additive advice have all been helpful. The chicken run does not smell even after 2 weeks. I did not think it possible!
I have also seen raccoon climb up on top of the eglu, trying to pull off the shade that is being attached via bungee-like cords. I think you know what my husband did.
I am not trying to sound like a hired omlet spokesperson, but this eglu cube is a real nifty invention/construction.