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hi all i am wanting your views on my latest venture to house my G.pigs. I am having a purpose built shed and run built that will be 10ft x 6ft they will be free to roam around this space and for the winter i will put a heat lamp inside. I will use hay as the main bedding and there will be a 2 storey hutch in the shed that will be left open so they can go in and out at their leisure. I at present have a hutch of 8 girls and one boy, i want to add my 2 other boys (once neutered) and my 2 other seperate girls, however i am wondering if 3 neutered boys are too much for 11 girls and i am welcome to any suggestions you may have for this or any ideas for what i can do with my shed. Thanks@)
 

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Great that you're getting a shed. It sounds fab. :) Unfortunately you can only have one male in with a group of girls. The boys would fight and possibly kill each other.
 

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Yeah, there's a very good chance the boys would fight over the girls. But other than that, it sounds great!
 

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Thanks guys i did think that this would be the case, its a shame that my 2 separate boys will have to stay in their hutch and not move into the shed though.
 

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Could you not move the boys hutches in to the shed but not let them out with the girls? Alicia on here has 2 separate boys in her shed in hutches and she just rotates the times they get to free range
 
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My boys are side by side in 2 separate runs in the shed and my girls live next door to them in a big long run.
 

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I like that idea, do you think it will work if i rotate the boys? the one boy has lived with the herd of 8 girls for about 2 years, will it not upset things if i put him in a hutch every now and then to let the other boys out with the girls, will it not upset the harmony of the herd? any advice would be great cause if i could make it work i would be over the moon. xx
 
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