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Went to pick up two SF sisters from a recommended breeder.
RM14 & RM11.
4mo, 8+ pounds. 9.5-10.5 pound parents.
Still need to join two stackers together. Weather has been horrible though. Hot n humid or hot, humid & raining.
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Put up some fencing & let most of the buns out to burn some energy.
Grumpy blue sf & antisocial black rex didn't come out, neither the two new girls.
Some of them know where their hole is. All were easy to get back in.
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Everyone got new cage tags.
Ordered steel flashing to make urine guards. Supposedly stiffer than aluminum, which makes terrible guards.
And contacted klubertanz to start an order of crocks, bottles & feeders.
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Stuff ordered!
Slow going with the urine guards.
Wanted to join 4 hole stackers, but the clips are heavy duty=hard to remove & too many holes have too much floor patching to be safe.
Cut the 4 tops off to join together instead.
Got one done, needs a support bar. 2nd one is started.
Might join the 3 hole stackers instead of the 4 hole ones. If I do, those removed panels, plus the ones from the others, will make a 2×4ft cage, totalling 6 2×4ft holes.
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Opted for the original plan of joining the huge stackers. The wire is thicker, so it made the most sense.
My hand is not happy...
4ft 9in for the two walls I removed. I'll use the other removed panels to make it one cage.

Finished the stacker joining. Just need support bars for floor. Bought jclips. I hate them. Have to bend the other side for them to correctly curl. 🙄
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Got more work done on the nests.
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Eating rabbit a lot these days.
Need to relearn how to fully debone before freezing. As I keep finding bits while eating. Lol. Only crock pot or pressure cooking it, so it falls off the bone like butter on a hot knife! And the meat is always good!
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The rabbitry so far.
Need to get the other cages stacked, two high & 3 high.
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Getting more of the barn panels down & pallets moved, dodging wasps. Lol. Thinking that having them in a U shape inside the barn will be good. We'll see. Can't let them use up too much sheep space.
 

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