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Registered: Dec 2013
Location: Nichols Ny
Originally posted by BluetickHound22
I also have a female due with pups 1st of March. Was going to move her into the old barn and fix her a Box with a heat lamp going down through the Top.
But itís been real cold here lately so on her 57th day I will be moving her into the Basement where itís warm. But someone will be home to watch her while Iím at work.
Iím going to fix some sort of a pen, put a tarp down on the floor and get a small kids swimming pool in there and let her have them in there for awhile.
Iíd rather be safe than sorry.
Goodluck with your pups
You can use a tarp I guess but I went to a flooring place and bought linoleum remnants out of the dirt cheap sections. Got a piece for the whelping box and a piece big enough for the x-pen I have. And because the pups were on cold concrete I bought 2" thick foam board and put down, put the linoleum down over those. The linoleum flooring made clean up a lot easier.
I'd also recommend a shelling hearing pad since they're steel overlay they don't get torn up too bad.
I also recommend using a kiddy pool for the birthing for easy clean up.
I only raised a few litters and found out it wasn't for me. So good luck to y'all.
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