Last year it was time to begin raising rabbits. As a newer farmer everything is new. My background has little to do with construction. On my quest for rabbits, I had to make a new home for our friends. Money as we all know is tight. I priced out commercially made hutches and soon realized it would cost a fortune. Someway, I had to make it on the cheap. One morning, as I sat thinking about what to do for rabbits hutches a lightbulb moment came. I thought to myself "what is sturdy and cheap?"
Early that week the Hoophouse arrived and was on large pallets. As I looked at the pallets the idea to use the pallet as the foundation was the right choice. They are free and sturdy. Off to the barn I went, armed with a stapler, radio turned up and began the construction. Old chicken wire became the walls. Old doors from the salvage yard worked great as the roof. It took me only one day to complete two large rabbit hutches made from the found material. It brought a big smile to my face when it was all done. It was an accomplishment. In all, the price to construct the hutch was a little over 5 dollars. The hutch has more space than the commercially built. The staples cost the most. Here is a little piece of advice....Make sure you have enough staples when constructing. Half way through the project, I ran out.
So, if you want to raise rabbits try making their home out of pallets, chicken wire and an old door. A key way to save money and recycle, recycle, recycle. Another helpful hint is to put the door on hinges so you can access the hutch from the top. See, a new home for your rabbits and another way to save the Earth and your pocket book.......Anyone can....I did......
Posted by Michael
@ 07:43 AM CST