Thursday, August 30, 2007

Whelping Box: The Reason for Rails

I'm sure by now, many of you have notice the railings that run mid-way along the walls of the whelping box.

You can see them clearly here in the photo of Elsie and the pups.

What you may not have know is the reason the rails are there. These two pictures capture their function well:

Were it not for these rails, these two pups, especially Whitey (in the last picture), could have been crushed between Elsie and the whelping box wall.

Some people use PVC piping to create rails, and it works really nicely, but these 2 x 4 s have worked well, too.

At least no one has complained so far!

'Til next time,

1 comment:

kate Flynn said...

such a simple but essential idea isn't it, but it sure does the trick.