I purchased this hutch after doing DAYSSSS of research on different hutches AND their reviews ... I'm kinda OCD like that. LOL! I ended up finding this one for $*** but I found a 10% off coupon so I got it for $*** with free shipping, not bad when you consider some of the prices out there. Upon receiving the hutch ( it arrived after about 3 days) I noticed that the top drawer had a split in the wood up the side. It was still useable but that's not the point. I contacted customer service and they got in touch with the manufacturer. A replacement drawer was ordered immediately and I received it within about a week. No big deal ... actually, kind of hassle free. They knew exactly which part, required no pictures and didn't require me to send back the broken drawer .... NICE. Now the hutch .... I use mine for a dwarf rabbit (Cadbury) upstairs and a checkered giant (Oreo) downstairs ..... they don't like each other. In order to use this hutch as two separate living quarters you have to install the ramp in order to support the hatch or it seems like the weight of a rabbit could make it fall in. If you have a bigger bunny, your going to want to reenforce that hatch with something. This hutch is very nice, it looks more like a piece of furniture, it is sturdy. Your rabbits are going to chew on it a little bit if they are bored or if they want out. They are rabbits, it's what they do, they chew. If you plan to keep them in the cage all the time, save yourself some money, don't buy the cage and sell the rabbits, they deserve better owners anyway. I let mine out for play time during the day and cover the hutch at bedtime. The only part they have nibbled on so far is the door, cause they want out. LOL! There is plenty of room inside for a food and water dish. The "bedroom" area has enough room to fit a small pet bed in it or a litter box. One of mine uses the "room" as a bedroom and the other as a bathroom. Keeping this hutch cleaned out is NOT a problem. I found that instead of trying to take out the drawers, I use an old dust pan to scoop it out. As far as the other comments I have read about them using the bathroom and it leaking down the side of the cage ..... hasn't happened once. I use an extra layer of bedding around the edges of the cage (pine bedding) for just in case. All in all, this is a really good hutch and I don't regret buying it for a minute.
This is our first coop and fist experience with raising chickens. It was perfect for our baby chicks but is too small for 3 grown chickens. I did not trust it to proect my chickens, so I moved them into the garage each night. The top 2 hinges are poorly constructed and broke apart after 1 week of use, the roof sections just sit on top of the coop. I don't nail the roof down so I can clean inside. Inside easy to clean, bottom of the coop, under the "house" more difficult, I have to tip the coop to reach under it. Very small coop, but perfect for inside baby chicks. After 6 months, I'm shopping for a larger more sturdy coop, would recommend buying a larger one to start. You get what you par for in this case.
...but hinges on the top wired or side portion of the outdoor run would have been great. I'm using it for my ferrets inside a large screened porch. If I would have hinged the top of the run, it would hit the roof overhang. So, I turned the sides in reverse, screwed them to the housing frame (ferrets can get out of anything not bolted down), screwed the top down and jerry-rigged the end cap so it's removable--though the wood is curved slightly so that was a special hell all its own. Also, it's light enough I built a 1x2 "tray" on the underside and plywood base since their is no "bottom", so I could grow grass and have an easier method for cleanup. Overall, I think it will work great.
Got this chicken coop for my skinny 13 year old cat that has digestive problems and can no longer stay inside the house. My dilemma was that he's on the skinny side and gets cold easily. This product is the perfect compromise since I'm able to comfortably fit his over-sized pet bed, water, and food inside with room to spare. He's perfectly content with his new home and can come and go to do his business through the drop down door. It was really easy to put together in a couple of hours and it's made of good materials so I'm confident that it will stand up to the weather. I really love that the top opens up for easy access cleaning but be sure and lock the hinges before reaching inside -- the bruise on my upper arm is just now going away after three weeks.
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