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Home Forums Champions’ chat Is a house mounted on hardstanding OK? Reply To: Is a house mounted on hardstanding OK?


Hi Nic. Thanks for the reply. The house is solid wood with a base and a (hinged) felt roof. I’ve just added a magnetic catch to the roof so that it requires a little effort to raise it (cursed with night-roaming cats around here!). The entrance to the house is baffled so only a hog can get in. There was some straw supplied with the house and today I gathered a bunch of early fallen leaves and twigs which I intend to add. I’ll take your tip and just leave them nearby and, hopefully watch Mr or Mrs Wimpey-hog (!) construct their own abode. I’m expecting delivery of a couple of wi-fi cameras in the next few days.
One thing I meant to mention is that I read somewhere there should be a ventilation hole put into one of the walls of the house? My house doesn’t have one, but it would be a simple enough task. Just don’t want to do it in case it’s not really necessary – we get really bitter winters up here (Tyneside).
On the feeding station front, I think I’ll install a second one at the other end of the front garden. I also read that sometimes a hog will ‘pop out’ during the hibernation period to forage. It’s a fair old trek around the house to get to the regular feeding station.