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The hutch building challenge for Mr and Mrs Johnson.

On Sunday we built the rabbits a new hutch. We ordered the hutch on our computer and it came in pieces with instructions to show us how to make it. Mr Johnson helped Mrs Johnson to put it together. Here are some photos to show you.

 

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What we needed.

What we needed. 1 The hutch came in 3 boxes.
What we needed. 2 The instructions.
What we needed. 3 Some tools and screws.

The hutch came in pieces that we had to screw together.

The hutch came in pieces that we had to screw together. 1

We had to move the rabbits out of their old hutch and into their run on the grass. Then Mrs Johnson cleaned out the old cage and we moved it down to the bottom of the garden out of our way. We will break the old hutch into pieces and take it to the top when it reopens.

This is where Morgan and Violet are going to play whilst we build their new hutch.

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They can munch the grass whilst in their run.

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Picture 1 The mess from the cage ready for the bin.
Picture 2 Carrying Morgan to her run.

Every time I clean out the rabbits cage the poo, newspaper, straw and hay that I take out fills up a large bin bag. 

Building the new hutch.

Building the new hutch. 1 The frame for the bottom of the hutch.
Building the new hutch. 2 The floor goes in next.
Building the new hutch. 3 Now the back has been out on.
Building the new hutch. 4 The doors at the bottom are now on
Building the new hutch. 5 Mr Johnson is making the top of the hutch.
Building the new hutch. 6 Putting the screws in to fix it together.
Building the new hutch. 7 The floor goes in.
Building the new hutch. 8 They get to the bottom of the hutch using the ramp
Building the new hutch. 9 This arch leads to their quiet, dark room.
Building the new hutch. 10 The roof has been out on.
Building the new hutch. 11 Now we need to screw it on.
Building the new hutch. 12 Mr Johnson uses his electric screw driver.
Building the new hutch. 13 The hutch is ready now.

When the hutch was finished I made it comfortable for Morgan and Violet. It is the biggest hutch we could get. It is important that they have lots of room because they need space to exercise in there. I put newspaper on the floor to make it comfortable and in case they wee on the floor. I put hay in their hay racks because they need to eat hay every day. I attached their water bottles and put their tunnel in the bottom floor to play in. I put their litter trays in. They wee in their litter trays and that keeps the hutch clean. 

Picture 1 They have a hay rack and litter tray at the bottom
Picture 2 They have a hay rack at the top.
Picture 3 They wee and poo in the litter tray.
Picture 4 Now the rabbits can go into their new hutch.

A hutch cover keeps the hutch warm and dry.

A hutch cover keeps the hutch warm and dry. 1
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