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Tidgy
20-09-2013, 08:10 AM
Do you leave your outside bun run open to the bunnies at night time?

sueny
20-09-2013, 08:14 AM
Yes, we do. Our hutch is connect to the run via a Runaround system.

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suzibunbun
20-09-2013, 08:19 AM
No - mine are all tucked up in their hutches at night

Babsie
20-09-2013, 08:43 AM
Mine have access to their run all the time.

elmoandfern
20-09-2013, 08:45 AM
Mine have access to the run 24/7 via a catflap in the shed. We did take extra precautions though to make sure it's predator proof

Sam and Truffs
20-09-2013, 08:56 AM
Yes the giants have access to their run all the time. Mainly because they would very soon have broken the catflap if they didn't!

Tidgy
20-09-2013, 09:43 AM
Thanks for the replies.;)
At the moment I have a catflap on the side of the hutch leading to the run, but i secure it at night to stop them going out, because i know we have foxes in the area. I've not seen or heard them in our garden though.

I'd love to be able to let the buns roam at night, I know they want to (Peanut is already trying to break the cat flap!), but I'm not sure how i can fox proof the run without destroying the grass. I don't have space on the patio to put a run and i live in a rented house so i wouldn't think the landlord would like me to kill the grass off by laying slabs.

Would a 6 inch wide netting skirt around the outside of the run be enough do you think?

Elmoandfern How have you made it predator proof? Anyone else have ideas?

By the way I love your setup Sueny.:love:

sueny
20-09-2013, 11:11 AM
Thanks for the replies.;)

By the way I love your setup Sueny.:love:

Aww thanks...helps when the father-in-law is a builder/carpenter.

Hope you can manage to get your run predator proof. Good luck!

elmoandfern
20-09-2013, 11:30 AM
Thanks for the replies.;)
At the moment I have a catflap on the side of the hutch leading to the run, but i secure it at night to stop them going out, because i know we have foxes in the area. I've not seen or heard them in our garden though.

I'd love to be able to let the buns roam at night, I know they want to (Peanut is already trying to break the cat flap!), but I'm not sure how i can fox proof the run without destroying the grass. I don't have space on the patio to put a run and i live in a rented house so i wouldn't think the landlord would like me to kill the grass off by laying slabs.

Would a 6 inch wide netting skirt around the outside of the run be enough do you think?

Elmoandfern How have you made it predator proof? Anyone else have ideas?

By the way I love your setup Sueny.:love:

Ours is on paving slaps and bolted into the ground, I think a mesh skirt would delay bunnies digging out but I don't think it would be effective against anything like a fox :(

BattleKat
20-09-2013, 12:15 PM
I would lay galvanised mesh under the entire underneath of the run.

Mine have constant access to their main run, which is meshed on all six sides and attached via a hole in the shed :oops:
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Amy104
20-09-2013, 12:18 PM
My trio who have an attached run have 24/7 access.

My pairs are transferred back into their hutches at night because unfortunately there isn't space to attach them.

tulsi
21-09-2013, 10:25 PM
All mine have 24/7 access. Its all fox proof (I hope) and they are most active at dawn and dusk - unlike me.

i_am_tre
21-09-2013, 10:59 PM
Not 24/7 for me. But they have a catflap and in the summer months the flap opens at at 4am just before dawn and closes at about 11pm just after dusk. I then change it throughout the months to end up in the winter with it opening at about 7.30am and closing at about 5.30pm to keep in the warm. I hardly ever see them out in the winter though even though they have that access. It always closes and opens when its dark though or at least just turning