Changing Bedding! Fleece cavvy slaves...your help is needed!

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After my bedding bills are adding upto £20 a month just on hay alone, I have decided with the help of you lovely people (thank you) to change the boys bedding to.......fleece! :) (Lol funnily enough i have fours rolls of fleece around 8 meters all together, sitting in my room doing nothing for the past year! )

I'm sure the boys won't mind having flowery, yellow and green fleece for their little feeties to go on, and i have an old pillow case for the washing machine...i hope this can be a more efficient way to reduce on costs, wastage and be a bite more environmentally friendly.

I have a few questions if you don't mind me asking, I'm so sorry if these have been asked before!:

1: In our outhouse we have a utility wash basin, it's huge, we usually use it to wash the dog in, and any delicate clothing etc, so could i wash the fleece by hand if i ever need to? I'm scared it might not 'wash' properly.

2:i have lined the hutch will self adhesive tiles to make cleaning much easier, however it is quite slippery what would you recommend to hold the fleece down? do you use double sided sticky tape? Velcro? String? Lol! I’m clueless at how you would make it stay

3:what would you recommend for underneath the fleece ...puppypads...towels? And how do puppy pads work... do you have to keep buying them ever week? Or am i best buying incontinence pad bedding do dahs and sewing it to the fleece?

4. The boys are housed in a double hutch, they usually use the top floor for feeding, watering and sleeping and the bottom for playing in....however the hay from the top usually falls down the hatch and i end up with a messy ramp and bottom bit... so my idea was to switch it around, the top floor will be their play and sleep area, i was thinking of putting most of their cosies on the top floor and use the bottom part for their hay, pellets and water. Do you think this will work or will it be too confuddling for them?

5. Lastly, can i be a bit cheeky and ask for photos of fleecey set ups?:))

In advance, THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking time to answer my questions and helping a ‘newbie’ to fleece.

:) Laura xx
 

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Oh no! I was really looking forward to hearing the replies!

i'm thinking of changing to fleece in the bed area for my outdoor piggies too.

There is so much waste each week for one thing.

Does anyone have suggestions on how to fix the fleece, or should i line the hutch with newspaper still, and then place fleece on top?

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I blocked the washing machine washing pig fleeces.
 
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I had to chuck out the bit of fleece I was using for Parsley, it was only in there 2 days, and I'd spot cleaned if a few times. But it was soo filthy, it was beyond saving :(
 
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I think some people have used them bull dog clips to keep the fleece down. I tried it for a while a few months back, i had to clean the poo up once/twice a day and then I'd change the fleece every other day and still found it was smelly :)>>> God only knows what it was doing to my washing machine rolleyes. Thats just how i found it :) a lot of other people have prefered it.
 
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