Do you need a hutch cover?

(3 Posts)
Curlybrunette Fri 21-Jun-13 22:26:00

Hiya, I'm in my first year of piggydom and have an outside hutch and run for them to go in during the day when it's fine, tho they sleep inside.

I've seen hutch covers and wondered whether they are needed as insulation for the piggies, or protection for the hutch, or both?

It is something I need to buy, the girls only go outside when it's pleasantly warm about 10 times this year so far usually only for a few hours each time.

Thanks
x

I would buy one to keep them dry at the moment.
My boars have their Pighouse so it's covered but if they are in their run and it looks like it might drizzle , then I put an old waterproof shower curtain over the run (It covers the top, secured by pegs. Sides are clear)

You need to make sure they've got enough ventilation.
But I think it's worth it to keep the hutch dry (apart from all the pee. You can't stop that) grin

Do you need to reproof the hutch?

Curlybrunette Mon 24-Jun-13 15:04:41

Great thanks, I'll get one then. They have the type where the hutch is on top of the run but they are too scared of the ramp to go up it I think so I need to do DIY on it to make it less steep. I put a hidey house in the run and they go under that when they want to snooze/hide.

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