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Safe to convert chicken coop into rabbit hutch?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by m.kitchengirl, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. m.kitchengirl

    m.kitchengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am doing a major upgrade of my duck & chicken set up over the next three weeks.
    When all is said & done I will have a reasonably sized prefab chicken coop left over (as well as a few hutches of various sizes).

    I would like to convert the chicken coop into a rabbit hutch & let my Holland Lop spend her summers (at least) out there. She is in her outside play yard now & looks so content. The chicken coop would give her SO much room & I am confident she would do well with all the room to dig & play.

    What is the best way to clean & sanitize the coop/hutch before I move her in? Should I also repaint to make sure that it is sealed again, or should I avoid painting again?
    I know the coop stays dry & warm & I have made a lot of modifications to ensure the chickens safety. I am confident that Macy would be safe out there.

    If I move her outside to the hutch should I also get her a neutered male to play with?
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    I have three unaltered female rabbits in my coop I have vinyl lattice underground as a dig-stop and at the moment I have play sand on top. They lounge in the coop with the chickens all the time.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/gallery/album/view/id/6177963/user_id/44847

    The little cage has been removed and there's a huge roosting system now- the shelves for the doves are all installed and everybunny is happy.
     

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