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loobie_lou
19-07-2007, 08:59 PM
Hey all,

Well I've decided to move Kitt and Jamie to the garden, they'll still spend time in the house with me, but it seems more practical for them to be outside.... so I'm looking for a good home for them.

I've come across this one -

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Chicken-coop-Hen-house-Poultry-ark-Rabbit-house-WCH-001_W0QQitemZ220130727795QQihZ012QQcategoryZ63513Q QrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

What do people think?

xx

Fionabun
19-07-2007, 09:28 PM
I've seen this built up and it looks great. Nicole would be a good person to ask about this as she has built up the whole range and you could ask her what one she thinks is best value for money for space

Fiona x

sarahbarnsley
19-07-2007, 10:15 PM
it looks cool, but the actual area isnt as big as it looks. just wondering about the practicalities of getting in there and cleaning things out as well.

for not much more money you could get a 6x2x2 hutch and 6x4 run combo although i suppose the coop has a roof over the entire run. personally id go for the hutch/run, or even a 6x4 cheapo shed and a run attached

janice
19-07-2007, 11:04 PM
The whole run area is probably little bigger than a 6 x 2 foot hutch. The sheltered area is tiny in proportion when compared to any normal sized hutch, I would assume that this area is 2.5 foot x 2 foot maximum (it looks like it is about a 1/3 of the longest dimension which is 5.5 foot). You might feel it would work in the warm weather, however I would wonder if you would end up replacing it with a bigger sheltered area within a short period of time particuarly to provide more protection in the winter months.

I would agree that there are other larger options for a similiar amount of money.

elve
20-07-2007, 07:37 AM
I still think it's great - I didn't realise the run was covered too! If you site it on concrete they'd have somewhere lovely and cool to lie underneath the house bit, and in winter that house would be small enough to keep cosy - although knowing bunnies they'd use it as a toilet :roll: Which reminds me - I hadn't thought how difficult it will be to clean the run area if it's only 3' high - you'll have to crawl in there :shock:

FriskyClover
20-07-2007, 08:59 AM
They sell that at Jolleys in Milton Keynes. It is not that big really but I do like the idea.

Personally, I think it would be better for a house rabbit.

March Hare
20-07-2007, 09:06 AM
If they at least doubled the size of it, it would be BRILLIANT! It's a really good concept.

I LOVE the little 'front door'!!!:D

Ashley
20-07-2007, 10:42 AM
Looks great and having proper roof is excellent.

My bun loves being outside and in bad weather i have to shut her in her 6ft hutch. I agree with Elve, as my bun prefers to only use her hutch as a toilet too. I think house might be a bit small if you had to close them in, in bad weather.

loobie_lou
20-07-2007, 11:09 AM
How about... if I put another hutch I have for them underneath the little housing box in the coop?... that way they have a choice...

tupperwarequeen
20-07-2007, 11:11 AM
for that price you can buy a shed, then you can always get a run to attatch to the front as well.

norrielian
20-07-2007, 11:53 AM
for that price you can buy a shed, then you can always get a run to attatch to the front as well.

Its not always about cost, she might not have the space for a shed.

I think it is a great idea, but if it were me, would like to see it in person to see the practical side of cleaning it etc...

kim 106
20-07-2007, 12:04 PM
my only coceren is ho the heck do you clean it propley

Thea & Bobbin
20-07-2007, 01:25 PM
It may not be about cost :D but I have ssen this else where at 155 so this one is a good deal :D

loobie_lou
20-07-2007, 01:55 PM
Have I read it wrong? I thought the height of the whole thing was 5ft 5... which is my height... so I would be able to clean it ok wouldnt i?

norrielian
20-07-2007, 02:00 PM
Have I read it wrong? I thought the height of the whole thing was 5ft 5... which is my height... so I would be able to clean it ok wouldnt i?
Dimensions are 5.5 ft x 2.5 ft x 3.5 ft so 5.5 would be the length, heigh is 3.5, width 2.5 so might be difficult to clean out but no more difficult than a normal hutch combi I guess

Becca
20-07-2007, 02:04 PM
I have one and the height is 3.5:D
It is really easy to clean out though i have no problem at all:D