DIY Rabbit Cages

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Just telling some people you don’t snip your rabbits is enough to have them freak out on you. I’ve had people start quoting the percentage rate that does get cancer without being spayed and then tell me I was being irresponsible for not getting my rabbit spayed. Some people need better things to do in life I think.
 

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I want a house. No trailer for me, I been watching an exterminator show and they say roaches eat the trailers glue. Some people are against meat rabbits. Rabbits are livestock. I haven't butchered any yet. I got the first of these rabbits in the spring. And show how it just snowballed from there. Now I'm waiting for two does to kindle and then a different started pulling fur. Turns out my daughter put her with a buck just to see what would happen. Now I have 3 does in the house, and 3 babies from the last litter. I wanted to wait for that doe to lose a little weight before I bred her again. She is huge. I didn't know this doe was pregnant, we have been handling her. We let her out to get some exercise, and pick her up to put her away. Hope she is okay. I have sold several rabbits on Craigslist for pets and one full grown doe, bred to someone who was wanting to start meat rabbits. My does had hard time kindling in the summer. I have always had a pet rabbit or two, but wanted more manure for my garden and want to try meat rabbits. I like rabbit meat it is very good. Plus with this pandemic craziness going on I want to be able to have a food source just in case. I could always move my rabbits in the basement, if I needed to secure them. Now I have my whole garden mulched in about 10 inches of manure/straw/wood chips. I will probably turn it under by hand soon.
Wow you got your hands full.
I switched to rabbits cuz of nosey neighbors. I'd bring old horse apples home and get complaints they could smell something. Horse owner wanted to overload my little pickup and age and shoveling. Bunny berries are soooo much lighter. You can get a manufactured house. They bring it on a trailer. They make some nice ones. Big seller's here. Friend of ours has one 30 years now. A cousin bought one in the 70's, leaked some where it joined but the company fixed it all. Still living there you would never no it was factory built.
 

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Just telling some people you don’t snip your rabbits is enough to have them freak out on you. I’ve had people start quoting the percentage rate that does get cancer without being spayed and then tell me I was being irresponsible for not getting my rabbit spayed. Some people need better things to do in life I think.
That's crazy. I've read the operation was hard on does and not a guarantee of survival. I did get a dutch boy snipped on purpose cuz he was loosing his mind. My arm does not look like a rabbit and he got too friendly. Poor guy I didn't have or know any other way to handle it. Still don't.
Better things in life to do and worry about I agree.
 

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That's the same with dogs. They want to spay and nueter everything. In nature there is no such thing. If they stop with chemicals and gmos in everything there would be alot less cancer. I have never taken a rabbit to the vet. They are either healthy or not. Not that big of an investment like a dog. Plus I try to doctor everything my self.
 

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I was checking out wire at Rural King today and they had several good gauges and types of wire for cage making and it even stated it was for making of cages on the label. Just an FYI.
 

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That's a different place? Not the one in WI? That is very expensive, but that is 100ft. I got 50ft and it is 24inch and I'm pretty sure I got the baby saver. Then you have to add shipping! This wire is super expensive. And it's specifically for rabbits. Why do they feel we need to have such costs? Probably because they don't want us having our own sources of meat production quietly in our city yards? Lol. So my poor doe that my daughter bred accidentally just had 12 kits. Three were dead when I checked cold. I fixed the nest box. There was alot of blood. I hope my doe is okay. Her kits are only like 45 days. You are supposed to wait 21days before breeding again right? My poor doe. I gave her some oats, Kale, spinach, and alfalfa. And I put alot of collidial silver in her water. She only wants greens right now. All the kits were black I think. She is black, but with the other buck there were three yellow with silver marbling. The other two does haven't pulled fur yet. The champagne, I'm not worried about she is great mother. The other doe is first time kindle. So I hope she can figure it out. She thinks she's in first class now, she's never been in the house. And she's using the litter box pretty good.
 
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