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    Default Cover's for your run

    What kind of cover do you have for your run?
    Does it keep out the rain?
    Does it let sunlight in?
    Is it on all the time or just when it's raining?
    How is it fitted to your shed?
    Sorry for all the questions, but I think I'm going to have to buy some rubber matting for my run (6X8 on slabs). My wee Mhairi has just started to get red and scabby hocks. And I think the slabs my be the problem.

    The only problem I have is how does the rubber matting cope with getting wet?
    At the moment my run is half covered with tarpaulin, I would have to cover the whole run to stop the matting getting wet. But that would stop the sunlight getting in.

    Someone please help me.

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    My run is covered with 2 tarpaulins to keep the rain and wind out. Its also on slabs but I havent noticed any problems with their feet getting hurt or anything

    here is a pic, sorry its not vert good it was taken as it was getting dark!



    The whole of the run is covered apart from the side you can see without cover. Its like that during the day and the light still gets in.

    Its about 8ft long so if it rains in the day only a tiny bit of the floor gets wet on the uncovered side.

    And at night I pull the a bit of the sheet thats folded on the top down to cover most of that side but leaving a tiny bit at the bottom to let air in.

    I have 2 big sheets over it though because a bit of rain was getting in with just one.

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    I have perspex on mine Sunlight gets in and it keeps dry.

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    i dont have a run outside as my bun is a house bun but on the outdoor bun garden which is empty the cage has a perspex screen which am sure you could fix perspex to a run easily.

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    Would perspex not get really hot in summer?
    I had thought of perspex.

    Will have to put my thinking cap on, thanx for your reply's.

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    fit it so it can be removed ours on the cage is on like a sliding system with wood so it can just be removed.

    not sure if it can be seen from this pic (excuse the mess we have now fitted a new ramp to it)



    cant believe the cage has been empty for almost 2 yrs now!

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    Mine has clear plastic sheeting over the run and the front of the hutch when it's rainning. One two side of the run are not covered to ensure good ventalation, one is up agains the the wall and the other is sheltered from the wind/rain. I have my old wire PWS type run sides on the top of the run to hold it on and bricks on the top of the hutch.
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    This is my run

    Would you get perspex 6X8foot?

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    asked hubby and yes you could get it that size but you would have to go to a glass shop for it not a general hardware shop. He says it wont be cheap though

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    second thoughts could you not make a wooden frame and fix plastic sheeting to it doubled up - if that makes sense that way it keeps them dry and if you hinge it you could fold it in half.

    i know what i mean but i cant draw it out on here lol

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