Two storey hutch warning

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Romily

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I thought I should share this to prevent other loving owners making the same mistake as I did.

To keep my piggies nice and snuggly I made sure that the top part of their hutch had plenty of hay in it. The next morning I went in to give them their breakfast and the lazy piggies never even came down stairs ?/, I checked their ramp and it was fine so I thought they were just sleepy.

Forward to evening time and I opened the shed to see a wee row of faces peering out at me from the top of their hutch, all wheeking madly, there was also a bowl of breakfast sitting untouched.

I had been so enthusiastic in keeping them warm that I had put so much hay in that it had blocked their ramp and the poor wee souls had been stuck up there all day :red. So just remember that although you want to keep them warm you also want them to have space to get downstairs :). Just as well they were sitting on a giant pile of edible bedding :))
 
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I've got a 2 storey hutch but I've blocked the stairs off 1, cos there's babies going in there & 2, someone suggested it because of the cold weather as they're outside.
I hope I'm doing the right thing.
 

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It depends how many pigs you have in there. I have 8 piggies free ranging in a shed so my hutch is opne for them to go in and out of as they please.
 

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Awww! Least they were toasty with lots of hay :)) Teehee! I shall remember this for my double hutch as I do fill the top half with more hay than the bottom...last week i had to remove the upside down wooden house that i used to fill with hay and make into a makeshift hay box , this was all fine and dandy until Harvey realised he could move it and block of the ramp exit so poor Artie got stuck at the bottom without any pellets (but he did have hay!) Naughty pig!
 

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Awww! Least they were toasty with lots of hay :)) Teehee! I shall remember this for my double hutch as I do fill the top half with more hay than the bottom...last week i had to remove the upside down wooden house that i used to fill with hay and make into a makeshift hay box , this was all fine and dandy until Harvey realised he could move it and block of the ramp exit so poor Artie got stuck at the bottom without any pellets (but he did have hay!) Naughty pig!

I can just imagine him hatching a master plan to stop Artie getting to the food:))!
 

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Haha Harvey is always upto no good and plotting his plans stashing his food from Artie tish tish! Boys!
 
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