Hutch Cover

Khyem Rahman

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Does anyone else have a hutch Cover for their hutch? If so do you know if the hutch cover actually helps the temperature in the hutch? If so do you know how many degrees higher the temperature in the hutch would be compared to the outside temperature.
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I have thermal and water proof hutch covers on my hutches (one hutch in the shed for the piggies but this doesn’t have the waterproof cover as it doesn’t need water protection given it’s inside the shed) , and two hutches outside (for my rabbits).
The thermal covers are thicker and help hold some heat in but you need to have a heat source within the hutch itself. Heat pads provide a warm spot for piggies to sit but don’t really heat the hutch space (I put the pads under their fleece tunnels of under their bendy log arches and then put a blanket over the bendy logs to help keep that area under the log warm). My hutch in my shed (piggies) has the protection from the shed itself, heat pads under their beds, extra hay, and a few layers of blankets and the hutch cover on the hutch. The temperature in the hutch in the shed usually remains 5-10 degrees warmer than outside temperatures - but the majority of this is the protection the shed provides. My hutches outside have the exact same measures taken but they don’t stay as warm as the piggy hutch in the shed does.
 

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Ok thanks for the info! My piggies are the same as yours they are in a hutch in a shed. I have a thermal hutch Cover so it is warm on their thanks!
 

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I have a thermal cover for our outside hutch which has our rabbits in it.
The temperature in the hutch is usually just a degree or two warmer than outside, except for the bedroom area which is a lot warmer becasue I use snuggle safes in there.
But it does stop continual blasts of cold air and keeps the hutch draft free for them.
 

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Ok I will stay with the hutch Cover I have a thermal one too
 
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