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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #150 on: July 20, 2020, 05:03:42 AM »
Set up a cam, we need a coyote peering through the wire on his tippy toes

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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #151 on: July 20, 2020, 07:06:21 AM »
Might toss in a resting board, give those feet a break from the wire

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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #152 on: July 20, 2020, 08:32:16 AM »
Set up a cam, we need a coyote peering through the wire on his tippy toes

They are set up pretty close to the dog's kennel, but we plan on fencing them, the chickens and the ducks in and running a hotwire to hopefully keep them and the bears out.
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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #153 on: July 20, 2020, 08:32:54 AM »
Might toss in a resting board, give those feet a break from the wire

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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #154 on: July 20, 2020, 03:26:44 PM »
Nice to meet you too Fred!  :hello:  Keep me posted on your upcoming litters.  :)

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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #155 on: July 20, 2020, 03:30:15 PM »
Might toss in a resting board, give those feet a break from the wire

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Always do

Get yourself a few of these. Or a few dozen. They clip into the wire floor and will allow the poop to fall through. Also, the rabbits won't chew them. They're pretty much guaranteed to chew wood, and/or they become pee soaked. Wood and rabbits don't mix.

https://www.woodyswabbits.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=48&zenid=d09adce19dec5fdceb71d479d1b0ae25

Every one of my kid's rabbits has one or 2 of these in their cages.
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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #156 on: July 20, 2020, 03:32:02 PM »
Might toss in a resting board, give those feet a break from the wire

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Always do

Get yourself a few of these. Or a few dozen. They clip into the wire floor and will allow the poop to fall through. Also, the rabbits won't chew them. They're pretty much guaranteed to chew wood, and/or they become pee soaked. Wood and rabbits don't mix.

https://www.woodyswabbits.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=48&zenid=d09adce19dec5fdceb71d479d1b0ae25

Every one of my kid's rabbits has one or 2 of these in their cages.

Good suggestion.  :tup:  :tup: And Great Northern in Spokane has them as well.
https://greatnortherncageco.com/

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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #157 on: July 20, 2020, 03:38:15 PM »
Oh yeah they do. I forgot wrong side of the state.
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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #158 on: July 20, 2020, 03:46:11 PM »
 ;) it's all good. both will ship products too

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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #159 on: July 20, 2020, 04:31:58 PM »
After seeing what Machias built for his bunnies guess mine are residing in High rise condos.
Sorry about photos laying on their sides
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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #160 on: July 20, 2020, 05:35:47 PM »
My kids rabbits live in my air conditioned garage :chuckle:
But they're not earning their living making meat either :chuckle:
They're all freeloading show rabbits. They wouldn't know what to do with themselves if they had to live outside.
She's getting an oversized rabbit shed hopefully by the end of the summer. Time for me to get my garage back.
 
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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #161 on: July 20, 2020, 06:45:09 PM »
Thanks jackelope, just order some, appreciate it!!

Nice hutches Jingles, I'm just not a fan of any wood in a hutch.  At one time my Dad had 1600 does, all NZ Whites for the meat market in Rogers, Arkansas.  Like Jackelope said above, typically wood and rabbits are a bad combo.  Keep an eye out for ear mites down the road.  My guys will be all enclosed in a 3 sided shed before this fall.
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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #162 on: July 20, 2020, 06:53:26 PM »
Here’s the setup my kid uses. She’s got 25 Dutch rabbits. More than she should but she handles them and pretty much the whole operation. She’s decided to move some of her does on to some other kids getting started in the hobby but she’s got up and comers too.
If you have room for hanging cages, they’re the way to go. You have to have a place for the poop to fall though. It can be collected at that point and sold or used in gardens, flowerbeds, whatever. We don’t have the right place for hanging cages though so the condos and trays are what she uses.


 



I figured out at some point that the 2’x4’ fluorescent light covers work well to keep the bucks from pissing on each other, and the dudes all live in the lower cages.  Zero wood.
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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #163 on: July 20, 2020, 07:03:08 PM »
Nice setup!
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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #164 on: July 20, 2020, 09:12:44 PM »
Yeah, beats my wood hutch to pieces

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