We’re expecting the arrival of three new family members in the next week or so – and this is their new home!
My rabbitry was our first big project: fix up the room in the barn, put up fencing in all open spaces and re-attach/re-side exterior walls with sturdier plywood, add a door and last but not least, hang cages! It took us close to a month of weekends to finally finish all the little details and i still have a few places that need trimming out for added security. Overall, i’m quite pleased with the results: no longer a nasty room with exterior siding on interior walls, my rabbitry is now a fairly secure feeling room ready to house our farm’s first workhorses.
Putting up and moving around pieces of plywood, tearing down nasty lattice and preparing to fence in all the windows.
I currently have enough cages for 3 does with litters and one buck. I have plans on adding 3 more small cages for growing litters and junior does or bucks and may even add another whole row of cages below the existing cages (with a poop tray on top, of course) to really utilize the space. With 3 actively producing does i should be able to fill Pocket’s belly, sell junior does for extra income (just to pay for the rabbit feed) and to fill our freezer with enough meat to grace our own table fairly regularly. I’m also planning on selling meat to other raw feeders for their dogs and may even learn to tan hides! The possibilities are endless. Now to get some electric fence around the barn to be SURE it’s secure!
More photos of the finished rabbitry and my new rabbits as soon as they come home. Guess what i’ll be naming them?
Have you ever tried domestically raised rabbit meat?