Can I move bunnies to a bigger nesting box?

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  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're 2 weeks old, warm and squirmy. But they're starting to burrow and push all the hay out of the box (small cat carrier). I was thinking it's time to move them into a bigger box, problem is I don't have one that has a top on it so it will be open top but much deeper and have more hay in it and fur.

    Forgot to add they live in my chicken coop, They have their own run and cage and mama gets to free range in the whole coop and in the big run. I honestly wouldn't have any hesitation if it were warmer here in Ohio.
     
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  2. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    can you screw or velcro a small board over the front to keep the nesting material inside, allowing room for mom to slip over the top to feed them?
     
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She hardly fits in it as it is. It's made for a small cat, she actually hops in and backs out.
     
  4. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    You can move them into a diff box, just take all the bedding with the babies to keep the smell for the mom.

    I had to do that a few weeks ago with some I had and the mother accepted the change just fine (and this was her first litter too).
     
  5. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool, this is my buns first litter also.
     

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