When we bought our first rabbits, we got lucky and bought some nice stacking cages from a man who was going out of business. The cages were practically new. It was good at the time because we only had our back porch space to put rabbits until we decided where to add on to one of the existing buildings.
Fast forward a year and a half and I was sick of it. The fly problem was out of control no matter how much we cleaned the poo pans out. After the fair was over we got serious about moving them and reclaiming our porch space. We don’t have time to build pasture pens for all of them – we use those for grow out pens for the young ones.
The hubby was out staring at the chicken run trying to figure out how to add on a rabbit area when I was stuck by the answer that made it all very simple. Add some supports and one more roof panel, remove the front wire, pop the cages in and there ya go! I can’t believe we didn’t see it a year ago! And now the rabbits are situated outside where they belong. They have alot more to look at now, with the chickens pecking around.
The chickens benefit too. They get to scratch up all the rabbit droppings and let’s just say the food bill has gone down. Recycling at it’s finest.
I was concerned about rain blowing in, but they are far enough under the roof that it hasn’t been a problem. In the winter we can add solid sides and whatever else they need to be protected.
Extending the roof for weather protection
We attached chicken wire inside from to keep the chickens from roosting on top of the rabbits. They can go under, but not on top.
Blossom checking out the new situation – she likes it!