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    Planning rabbit colony, your opinions?

    Ooooooo ok, thank you! I will have to check it out! Thank you everyone for your help!
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    Planning rabbit colony, your opinions?

    Ok, I think we are thinking of the same thing! So I have a few more questions. How high up the edge of the cage should my babysaver wire go? Is 3 inches ok, or would 4 inches be better? (My stackers have metal urine guards going 4 inches up and we have never had an issue, but I want to do wire...
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    Planning rabbit colony, your opinions?

    Like welded wire? Or more like what’s on the dog crates? Are welded wire and hardware cloth not the same thing?
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    Planning rabbit colony, your opinions?

    I am thinking about building my own cages, what is the smallest wire I could use on the sides and the smallest wire I could use on the bottom? I want the poop to fall through, but I can’t find 1/2 inch by 1 inch or even 1/2 inch, all I can find is 1/4 inch with 23 gauge. I have 1/4 inch on the...
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    Planning rabbit colony, your opinions?

    Oooo that sounds like a nice setup. My biggest problem is that I don't have $70 to spend on each cage, when I need to house 8 or more rabbits at once.
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    Planning rabbit colony, your opinions?

    Ah ok. It sounds like a colony is just not the way to go then! Thank you everyone for all your help, you’ve talked me out of it! I appreciate all the advice and you all sharing your experiences with different setups! Thank you all so much!
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    Planning rabbit colony, your opinions?

    Ohhhhhh ok. We used crocks in the summer, and our doe layed in them, got her dewlap wet, then because of the moisture being held against her skin got an awful infection, so we were told to use bottles. Thank you for your help!
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    Planning rabbit colony, your opinions?

    Thank you for your help!
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    Planning rabbit colony, your opinions?

    Ohhhhh ok, that is interesting! I tried a fan. The problem is, they now have a nest. It’s not like a problem, they don’t cause any trouble, it just kinda bothers me... the heat is the biggest issue in my current setup, and the fan hardly makes a difference. Ohhh ok. Tarps are relatively...
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    Planning rabbit colony, your opinions?

    The price to build the colony setup is more affordable than the cages, the chores in the colony i think are much less time consuming than cages, I think the rabbits would really benefit from being on the grass and having all that space to stretch their little legs. In addition, I do not breed...
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    Planning rabbit colony, your opinions?

    Ok... I am finding 1/4 inch wire for cheaper than I can find 1/2 inch by 1 inch, is there anything wrong with such small holes? Are we talking about chicken wire or welded wire? I am thinking welded wire (I know some people call it hardware cloth) My space would have about 500 square feet of...
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    Planning rabbit colony, your opinions?

    If it would be better, I could get 1 inch netting for the roof, and get enough that I could put it on the floor as well under a thin layer of dirt before I plant my grass, so the rabbits don't dig out!
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    Planning rabbit colony, your opinions?

    Oops, I forgot to add that to my profile! I am in central VA. Our predators are mainly coyotes, possums, and birds. We have a wooded area around our yard, but we have 3 large livestock guardian dogs who did a wonderful job when we had ducks. We sometimes hear the owls way out in the woods. The...
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    Planning rabbit colony, your opinions?

    Hello! I have a holland lop rabbitry. My 10 rabbits are currently living in wire bottomed cages. Three of the rabbits are split between two outdoor hutches, six of them are in stackers in the shed, and one is in a dog crate in the shed. I am planning my fall litters and realized a long time ago...
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    Hi there from Central Virginia!

    Thank you! They sometimes catch me with their nails, but usually if their nails are trimmed regularly it doesn't hurt much. I am not sure if they are easier to handle than large breed. I think most of it really has to do with the rabbit's temperament. All of our bunnies have been handled since...
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    Hi there from Central Virginia!

    Awwwww that picture is so perfect! He is gorgeous😍 just gotta click click click the camera til you get a good one! Some rabbits when their handlers pose them just sit there, perfectly still. It’s incredible. Mine are so curious they like to check everything out!
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    Hi there from Central Virginia!

    Ah I would love to share pictures! Some pictures from when we were just starting out and our first litter! (Tanana, Talullah, Lloyd, and Blue were our first litter) and a few pictures of our Siamese sable doe, Willow. This is the first rabbit we produced where we really chose the pairing...
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    Hi there from Central Virginia!

    Thank you!!! I look forward to being able to join the discussions, I have been lurking around this site since well before we had rabbits! I used to have Muscovy ducks, but my family decided to sell them once we realized we didn't care for their eggs, and we were too attached to eat them! They...
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