The Hedgehog Barn
A beautiful and stylishly-designed wooden hedgehog house made from naturally durable FSC-certified timber.
The unique design of this Hedgehog Barn features an innovative extending porch which helps prevent access by predators and
makes it easier to clean and store, there is also an opening door/hatch at the rear of the hedgehog house. This garden hedgehog habitat has been carefully designed to suit the needs of hedgehogs and help encourage them into your garden!
The Hedgehog House is spacious enough to accommodate family groups such as mother and hoglets.
Position the hedgehog home within cover, out of the prevailing wind. Pile leaves or foliage around the hedgehog house to further camouflage it. Put dry grass or leaves inside as nesting material.
Hedgehog Barn dimensions:
- Max 510 x 380 x 420 mm
- Weight 3.1kg
Hedgehogs in the Garden
The hedgehog is known as ‘the gardener’s friend’ as it will eat slugs, beetles, caterpillars etc., and does no harm, so if you have a garden a hedgehog is to be encouraged. They should not be kept in close captivity, but regarded as welcome visitors.
If you want to attract wildlife to your garden leave wild areas and avoid tidying up too much. Hedgehogs tend to hibernate between November and mid March and may choose the stack of leaves or branches in your garden. For this reason if you have to get rid of such material move it to a different spot before setting fire to it - a hedgehog may be sheltering or hibernating in it. They like to nest under things such as sheds, hedges and brushwood and they need plenty of dry leaves to build their nest.
Why have a hedgehog House?
25% of hedgehogs do not survive from one year to the next due to many things like road kill, bonfires, slug pellets, poisonous pesticides and late born hoglets not reaching the minimum 600g safe winter weight. So please help to provide a safer nesting environment