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Post by Thumper2001 on Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:45 pm

What do uz think of this?

I have a relatively big kitchen/dining area and I'm toying with the idea of moving Molly and Junior in there. I'm not ashamed to admit that it's hard work having them upstairs with Noah being so demanding of my time. They're a pain to get down stairs a lot of the time and Junior is a nightmare to get back up at bedtime. Molly runs up on command but I have to chase Junior every night, which involves him hiding in the castle and all sorts.

Having them downstairs will also contain them (and the endless mess of hay) to two rooms, the living room and the kitchen.

My biggest concern with the idea is the cooking. They would be waaay at the opposite end from the cooker so they wouldn't be in any danger, it's more the cooking smells I'm worried about, would it make them uneasy? I would do my best to ensure they are let out in the living room when we are cooking though.

This is just a thought I'm having at the moment and would appreciate your thoughts on it Smile

If it's a totally rubbish idea I'll just have to leave them where they are!
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Post by c.bolduan on Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:55 pm

Think you gonna be fine as long as there is no rabbit cooked which excludes itself of the menu anyway.
In my childhood I had bunnies and they always had two cages in the flat. One in my bedroom†SleepSleep†For evening/nighttime chilling the other in our kitchen for daytime being involved with family activities. Absolutely fine. Neither buns nor hoomins suffered any ill effect of this!!†Thumbs UpcheersHugs

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Post by gentl on Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:01 pm

Our buns were always allowed to th kitchen entrance. †They always respected the 'door' or opening as a boundary...except Trooper who would get into the chocolate cake.


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Post by c.bolduan on Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:05 pm

Mhmmmm, chocolate cake!!! Nom!!

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Post by c.bolduan on Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:06 pm

Hang on, carrot cake more nooommmm!!!

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Post by Amelia66 on Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:16 pm

we have a open plan kitchen/ living room and that is where the bunnies are. They are no where near the heat of the kitchen/cooker and we have the extractor fan on to try to limit any smokieness and they are fine! took them a while to get used to frying sounds ect but other than that they have no issues
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Post by KatieB on Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:55 am

Daisy lives in our open plan kitchen diner - he doesn't really like sizzly noises but apart from that he is fine. He still has access to the rest of the house and joins us in the living room in the evenings if he wants to.


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Post by BugsBunny on Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:49 am

Sounds like a fine plan to me, as long as they cannot get burnt by the oven it is all good hun. Especially if it makes life easier for you with a baby in the house now too.Solves a lot of issues for you and the buns then. I would go for it.
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Post by iiisecondcreep on Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:40 pm

T and MJ live in our kitchen Smile
T doesn't like the noise of the oven timer going off but nothing else bothers them Smile
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:54 pm

I think it is a great idea hun, I have known several people to keep buns in the kitchen. They will want to sample any goodies that they like the smell of, so be prepared LOL!!

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Post by Tuckerbunnies on Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:31 pm

We have Dolly and Cleo who spend most of the night playing in our kitchen as it's a big kitchen they are great until we cook anything with garlic in and then they are apt to hide. At the moment they have to put up with it I'm afraid as I have nowhere else for them to play till the weather get's better and they can then spend the day in the garden in a run. Luckily it's Mike that has garlic and not very often, most times we live out of the microwave or put the slow cooker on. †Smile

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Post by BugsBunny on Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:40 pm

slow cookers are just brilliant when you are busy arnt they. I find myself using ours much more lately. They cook nicely too and less hassle than the bloody small oven we have.
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Post by c.bolduan on Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:02 pm

Slow cooker and Halogen oven. Have not used the main oven since I moved in. Halogen takes far less energy, cooks faster is easier to clean and I have done all of my Christmas cookies in it too!
Amazon do them from£39.00 onwards.
Best thing since sliced bread

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Post by Tuckerbunnies on Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:05 pm

BugsBunny wrote:slow cookers are just brilliant when you are busy arnt they. I find myself using ours much more lately. They cook nicely too and less hassle than the bloody small oven we have.

Oh they are ideal for us as we can put stuff in and eat when we get time. Our's is about twenty years old and is still going , I love it. †Very Happy

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Post by BugsBunny on Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:15 pm

c.bolduan wrote:Slow cooker and Halogen oven. Have not used the main oven since I moved in. Halogen takes far less energy, cooks faster is easier to clean and I have done all of my Christmas cookies in it too!
Amazon do them from£39.00 onwards.
Best thing since sliced bread

My mother in law loves hers too, her cooker went and she said she always liked her halogen and that had broken too so me and ste a couple of years back got her one from amazon for xmas. I have never tried one, our oven drives me crazy , it is small so cannot fit big trays in so when cooking for more than the 2 of us, even for us 2 it can be a pain in the butt. I love the slow cooker, it was a gift from my sister in law, wedding gift and could not use it for ages as our kitchen although big was designed by a Muppet who did not think to put more than one socket in. We have a good landlady and handy man who got them sorted so a few months ago I got it out and started using it and have used it loads since. Miles easier but may have to try halogen some time, maybe, if we get to treat ourselves, got so much to save for atm, Dougals insurance is due in 2 weeks and all sorts, plus hudads uni course modules etc.
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Post by BugsBunny on Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:16 pm

Tuckerbunnies wrote:
BugsBunny wrote:slow cookers are just brilliant when you are busy arnt they. I find myself using ours much more lately. They cook nicely too and less hassle than the bloody small oven we have.

Oh they are ideal for us as we can put stuff in and eat when we get time. Our's is about twenty years old and is still going , I love it. †Very Happy

wow they last long too, that is great
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Post by Thumper2001 on Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:25 pm

That's all Smile

I think I'm going to try and convince OH. Even if it's just while I'm off on maternity leave it would make my life easier. They could maybe go back upstairs when I go back to work.
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Post by BugsBunny on Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:28 pm

I am sure you can convince him easily enough since it helps you. I hope you get it sorted out. it is a good idea.

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Post by FluffSlave on Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:06 pm

I hope your OH goes for the idea Thumbs Up
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Post by c.bolduan on Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:26 pm

Just remember a friend of mine had her. Unny in the kitchen for years and it was a small one. She had health issues and would only go upstairs at night but had her whole day life fitted on the ground floor. Miss Marple did ever so well. Karina wanted her around in the day time and so she turned into a kitchen bun.
Hope you get it sorted to make your life as easy as possible.

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Post by Ruffin on Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:01 am

Ruffin has free run of the house and kitchen bigest problem is tripping over her when theres food about †Laughing
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Post by Thumper2001 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:00 pm

Thanks for all your thoughts on this Smile

My main worry about them being in there is, with it coming into summer, my OH will have the French doors open a lot and I'm totally paranoid about flies Sad I know Molly and Junior are low risk but fly strike terrifies me.

I keep those sticky fly catcher things in the kitchen anyway but I just don't know if it's enough.
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Post by Sixer on Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:33 pm

Could you fit a stringy door curtain thingy - I have one on our conservatory doors. I am sure it helps keeps flies and wasps out. You can get them in loads of colours on ebay so it could match your kitchen/dining room!
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Post by BugsBunny on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:15 pm

Sixer wrote:Could you fit a stringy door curtain thingy - I have one on our conservatory doors. I am sure it helps keeps flies and wasps out. You can get them in loads of colours on ebay so it could match your kitchen/dining room!

I love your description, I wonder if she typed stringy door thingy on ebay what it would come up with †LaughingLaughingWink†.
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Post by Thumper2001 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:41 pm

Sixer wrote:Could you fit a stringy door curtain thingy - I have one on our conservatory doors. I am sure it helps keeps flies and wasps out. You can get them in loads of colours on ebay so it could match your kitchen/dining room!
I really like this idea but OH won't go for it Sad I'm still going to try though Laughing
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