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MassAC, hi, you won’t know if your hogs been injured till you keep watch when they come out, they could have been pushing each other, but most like to be something else. You don’t need to cover water as you should be giving rain water only anyway. I have a lovely box for hibernation only they prefer the room off the garage. As for feeding station, there are some good ideas on the gallery with plenty of photos. You don’t need a fancy made box as a plastic under bed box is good enough provided you cut a hole in one corner and place two heavy bricks, one behind the other, inside opposite the hole, to stop cats getting in. A small cat or kitten can still manage it, but most don’t bother. The plastic box is easier to clean out as well, as they can be messy eaters, drinkers and sometimes use it as a toilet as well. As Nic pointed out a while ago and I forgot to mention, go round the cut hole, the size of a cd case, with tape so they don’t cut themselves. Good luck and try not to worry. We all learn by our mistakes.