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    shanandoah
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    I think I would like to raise rabbits. My idea is making a low, fenced

    in box. any ideas on the cheapest way to build a fenced in box. I've

    seen fences made with sticks and chicken wire,and I was thinking about

    that but I was wondering if anyone else had an ideas they would share.



    thanks,shannon








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    melinda irvin
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    Think recycled items such as screen doors for walls and or a top to make a large outdoor cage. Just hook the doors together with hinges to make it easy to fold and store. If you put it on the ground put wire on the bottom so your bunny can eat grass but not dig free.

    shanandoah <shananbadger@yahoo.com> wrote:
    I think I would like to raise rabbits. My idea is making a low, fenced
    in box. any ideas on the cheapest way to build a fenced in box. I've
    seen fences made with sticks and chicken wire,and I was thinking about
    that but I was
    wondering if anyone else had an ideas they would share.

    thanks,shannon




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    shannon Badger
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    great ideas! thank you

    melinda irvin <moon_goddess129@yahoo.com> wrote: Think recycled items such as screen doors for walls and or a top to make a large outdoor cage. Just hook the doors together with hinges to make it easy to fold and store. If you put it on the ground put wire on the bottom so your bunny can eat grass but not dig free.

    shanandoah <shananbadger@yahoo.com> wrote:
    I think I would like to raise rabbits. My
    idea is making a low, fenced
    in box. any ideas on the cheapest way to build a fenced in box. I've
    seen fences made with sticks and chicken wire,and I was thinking about
    that but I was wondering if anyone else had an ideas they would share.

    thanks,shannon





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    lisa griffeth
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    I'm sure you will, but just be sure to put a top on this pen/cage- we have hawks in our area, and they will try to catch (eat/kill)any small animal- one was "stalking" my 8wk old Boston Terrier the other daywhile she was out side for a potty break...needless to say I grabbed her and we headed for the house. Lisa G.

    shanandoah <shananbadger@yahoo.com> wrote:
    I think I would like to raise rabbits. My idea is making a low, fenced
    in box. any ideas on the cheapest way to build a fenced in box.
    I've
    seen fences made with sticks and chicken wire,and I was thinking about
    that but I was wondering if anyone else had an ideas they would share.

    thanks,shannon




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    Nettie Diediker
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    Just my 2 cents. I've raised rabbits for years. And I have raised them on the ground. Chicken wire is ok, but if tends to rot fairly quickly when the rabbits pee on it (their urine is very acidic). I would use the thicker wire used for making rabbit cages. (1"x2"). However, there are some problems with having them in a pen on the ground. They can't get away from their feces and it tends to stick to their rearends and tails. So make sure to keep an eye on that area to keep it clean. They are prone to ear mites and other parasites. If they do get ear mites a drop or two of sweet oil or mineral oil in each ear usually takes care of it. Predators are another issue--if something wants your bunny they will stop at nothing to get it. No pen in predator-proof unless it's inside a building. I've even had babies pulled through the bottom of cages by neighborhood dogs. I think the best
    way to raise rabbits is in cages that way you can separate the males from females (they will fight, especially if the female is bred; or if you put 2 males together). Cages can be expensive, you can build your own for cheaper or go to poultry auctions and sometimes pick up some for $5 or $10. But they last for years. I have one cage I built about 6 six years ago and it doesn't have a bit of rust on it. Like I said this is just my 2 cents. I wish you the best of luck. I love my rabbits and can't imagine living without having a few. Take care and enjoy your bunnies! Nettie


 

 

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