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Post by Tuckerbunnies on Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:15 am

I noticed on another thread people talking about fly screening the windows in sheds so I thought I'd show you what we have done in our boarding shed to prevent flies and flying insects or foxes or cats getting in when the windows are open.

Mike made wooden frames with wire mesh on one side and fine fly net mesh on the other side (we got a roll of the very fine fly screen net off ebay as we wanted a fine mesh that none of the little flies or insects could get through)



The wooden frames with the wire mesh on one side and fly net mesh on the other you put inside the window frame (below)


Mike cut a piece out of the wooden frame at the bottom to allow the window's to be opened and shut he made sure that when the window was opened and the wooden frame put in place that the fly mesh still covered the opening (below)

The wooden frames are kept in place on our's with metal thumbturns, we have 4 on altogether 2 at each side. (below)




We also have an air cooling unit in the boarding shed so Mike cut a panal of wood to fit the window and cut out a square in the middle and attached an air vent (below)




This enables us to attach the pipe from the air cooling unit to the outside vent so the air goes straight out (below)




We also have an air cooling unit in the garage for the rescue buns and Mike is going to do the same thing in the top window as he has on the boarding shed eventually and put an air vent in, but for now we just hang it out of the window and we have a fly screen covering the window inside. (below)


Hope this has given you some ideas Smile

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Post by NSD on Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:05 am

Um. Oh. Wow. This is just amazing.

Mike is obviously very handy. Everything looks like it fits perfectly, it looks like a professional job!

It looks absolutely amazing and spacious. I'm very impressed with the airconditioning in particular - I'm always aware if I move the buns outside I would need to buy one for them, and since they're so expensive I've used it as a justification to keep them inside.

You have certainly put my set-up to shame! I love the combination of strong wires and flywire. Well done!
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Post by SarahJane on Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:50 am

That is brilliant!



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Post by jolovesbunnies on Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:33 pm

This is brilliant. Unfortunately my hubbie is useless at DIY.

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Post by marleyNfriends on Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:11 pm

Thats fantastic Very Happy

I wish you were closer Sad I want my buns to come have a holiday with you whenever im away! How long do you think it would take to get them from Cleveland (Saltburn) to your place?
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Post by Tuckerbunnies on Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:22 pm

marleyNfriends wrote:Thats fantastic Very Happy

I wish you were closer Sad I want my buns to come have a holiday with you whenever im away! How long do you think it would take to get them from Cleveland (Saltburn) to your place?

About an hour, our vet's are in Fulwell, Sunderland Smile

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Post by marleyNfriends on Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:10 pm

hmmm, im not sure if it would be close enough. Maybe when i can actually drive and dont have to rely on the folks!! Rolling Eyes
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Post by Happy Hoppers on Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:54 pm

Would you mind if I moved this to the housing section and made it a sticky thread?


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Post by KatieB on Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:56 pm

Wow wow wow.

Goodness I wish you lived near me, Daisy would love a holiday at Chez Dolittle.

You both go so above and beyond. Those buns are very very lucky!


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Post by Tuckerbunnies on Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:16 pm

Sooz wrote:Would you mind if I moved this to the housing section and made it a sticky thread?

No not at all I did the thread to give people an idea on how to fly proof their windows so feel free to move it Very Happy

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Post by TeddieBaby on Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:35 pm

Amazing shed!!!

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Post by Catsknickers on Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:21 pm

This is literally the best set up I think I have ever seen x




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Post by Iluvbunnys! on Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:24 pm

Thank you so much!

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Post by The Snowman on Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:50 pm

I am unable to view the photos.. I guess because the age of the post, the photos have now been removed. So I have a question, does anyone know the best way to attach fly mesh to a wooden frame. Is it best stapled etc.. I would like to fly proof my run and hutch before summer and I've seen thin fly mesh on rolls... but how do you attach it to existing hutch weld mesh etc.. Thank You
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Post by Thumper2001 on Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:56 pm

Yeah looks like the pictures have been deleted. I've never done it myself but I guess I would be inclined to staple.

Perhaps others have other ideas tho Very Happy
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Post by The Snowman on Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:04 pm

I thought staple... but all ideas or tried and tested methods welcome! I might request a small sample of the mesh before purchasing to see what its like to the touch and see what may work.
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Post by Tuckerbunnies on Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:04 pm

I'm sorry there are no photo's it's because I went over my limit with photo space on photobucket and deleted a lot of photos
I must have forgot about these ones staying put Sad

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Post by The Snowman on Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:54 pm

no problem Tuckerbunnies... Very Happy do you remember how the fly mesh was attached to the wood?
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Post by KatieB on Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:29 pm

Mine is in a wooden frame, but I don't have it on my run (its a good idea though) I do have it on the window of my bunny shed though.

I don't think you can ever keep flies out 100% but so long as sebasitan is healthy and his litter tray is changed every day, while there is always a risk, its reasonably smallish. The problem comes when they get dirty bums or a messy hutch.

You will find that Nethies are very nosy, so will want to see what is going on on the other side of the run! lol


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Post by The Snowman on Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:38 pm

Thanks KatieB... We will always make sure his accommodation is fresh and dry and that his bottom is in good health lol! I guess as a new, first time rabbit owner I am overly anxious about everything at the moment.
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Post by KatieB on Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:45 pm

Its not restricted to new bunny owners....Im a proper paranoid android when it comes to my bunnies! There is nothing wrong with being over cautious (although I think my bunnies would refer to me being a pain in the behind) lol!

Honestly, I think you are already doing an amazing job. Sebastian is a very lucky boy... although being a nethie, probably won't ever thank you for it. haha


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Post by The Snowman on Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:58 pm

I can't wait to see some of the antics our nethie gets upto! At the moment, he is a very curious, friendly, lovely boy.... early days!!!
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