We live on the rural fringes of the town so as well as two very curious cats next door, who visit all the time, we have the occasional fox. The crows are very interested in small furries as well. Our hutch is on the covered patio, just outside the living room so it's easy to keep an eye during the day. At night I cover the hutch with blankets and an old but waterproof PVC tablecloth. A solid child's chair keeps the front of the covers from flapping - even in the really high winds we had over night - and this has kept the piggies safe and any predators at bay. Even a fox would have to be pretty smart to get through all those layers and then undo the bolts on the hut doors !My girls have been indoors since I got them in September but we are planning to get an outside hutch/run so that they can go outside during the day. We are a bit worried about them getting cold and/or attacked by predators if we leave them outside at night.
Hi,Two of my pigs spent last summer outdoors and then I got two more. But the hutch was too small and one of the new pigs I adopted had an UTI so wasn't fair to house them outside. I've bought a bigger hutch (a Bunny Business Grove and thermal cover) and have a 12ft outdoor run too. But when can I leave them outdoors all the time? It's quite nice during the day but I'm worried the nights are a little too chilly here in Lancashire.
They are currently in my living room but I need to get them out as soon as possible. Next winter they'll have the hutch in a new shed but I can't afford one just yet.
Sorry it's such a long post but I just want my pigs to be healthy and happy and I worry so much!