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Post Number:#1  Unread postby Fire-Man » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:44 pm


Hello everyone. I was asked to post some pictures of my new rabbitry that some of you have seen on another Forum. I Call it Meals-On-Wheels. Its 20 holes. To give you some history--I started raising meat rabbits about a year ago. I am raising them for personal consumption and selling a few. I am not a big raiser, I have 3 bucks and 7 does so its easy to have 50+ rabbits at times. My wife reminds me almost daily that when I build something to keep in mind that I might get OLD oneday so make it where its easy to use. I had a nice temporary rabbitry setup with about 20 holes and I had it where the urine would go into drains and under ground to a septic system out back. I have always caught the rabbit poop on window screens and I would collect it and carry it to my worm beds or save it for garden season. What made this a temporary set-up is I had it under a temporary tarp top. I did not know if I would continue raising meat rabbits or not. If I did I would just build a top over my setup. After a year I enjoyed the rabbit raising but I Hated the time it takes to rince out the drains, scrub the angled urine shields etc. It was alot of work. I needed to build a permanant place for the rabbits and I wanted something simple to keep clean and not have any or very little urine smell, So I built this Trailer on a 30ft camper trailer frame. When the rabbits pee it goes to the dirt, If it starts smelling a little like urine I just move the trailer to another spot which takes about 5 minutes. I spray a little mixed bleach water in a pump-up sprayer on the shields under the cage's etc and rince it with the water hose. Very simple. I still collect the poop on screens for the worm beds. I wanted this trailer where I could keep it in the shade of trees in the summer and out in the sun in the winter. I am going to try posting my first picture on this forum.
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Post Number:#2  Unread postby MamaSheepdog » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:47 pm


That has got to be the coolest set up EVER! :P

I love it. My kids said that if it is road worthy it would be great to take the rabbits to a show with it!
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Post Number:#3  Unread postby Frosted Rabbits » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:51 pm


That is absolutely beautiful!!!

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Post Number:#4  Unread postby Fire-Man » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:51 pm


MamaSheepdog wrote:That has got to be the coolest set up EVER! :P

I love it. My kids said that if it is road worthy it would be great to take the rabbits to a show with it!



Opps, I forgot to say its 12ft wide counting over hang and 32ft long less tounge. It can be pulled down the road as long as you Do Not Get Caught--LOL.

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Post Number:#5  Unread postby MamaSheepdog » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:54 pm


Next on the agenda: Bunny Seatbelts! :P
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Post Number:#6  Unread postby Fire-Man » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:58 pm


Here is what I started with after I tore the old camper off the frame.

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Then I did all treated flor joices.

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Treated studs and the rest of the material came from my sawmill.

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Post Number:#7  Unread postby PistolPackingMomma » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:11 pm


WOW.

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Post Number:#8  Unread postby Mary Ann's Rabbitry » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:22 pm


The is the best set up that i every seen.. THanks for sharing with us

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Post Number:#9  Unread postby TerriG » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:32 pm


That is awesome!

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Post Number:#10  Unread postby Secuono » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:34 pm


Loved it on the other forum and still love it. Such a cool way of raising them.

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Post Number:#11  Unread postby dragonladyleanne » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:38 pm


I would think you could get that licensed for the road, if you seriously felt the need. That thing certainly does look nice and sturdy and NEAT. Bet you could sell them if you made more, Fire-man, or at least plans for them.
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Post Number:#12  Unread postby Fire-Man » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:07 pm


Thanks Everyone for Your Kind Words!! It has been a pleasure using it this last month. The rabbits even seem happier---LOL.

DragonLady, If anyone wanted to build one I would offer any Info/help I could.

I do not want to put it on the hwy, just move it around the farm when needed. If I take it to the garden area I will remove the screens and let them drop that Bunny fertilizer straight into the garden.

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Post Number:#13  Unread postby skysthelimit » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:33 pm


I LOVE IT!!!!!! That would work for me, seeing that I am always worried about what I am going to do when I finally move. I could just drive them to a new spot.

And MSD, I was thinking the same thing about rabbit shows. All you need now is a cot for those bunny emergencies and a place to put a coffee maker.
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Post Number:#14  Unread postby MamaSheepdog » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:36 pm


skysthelimit wrote:And MSD, I was thinking the same thing about rabbit shows. All you need now is a cot for those bunny emergencies and a place to put a coffee maker.


I've seen some pretty fancy horse trailers with living quarters! Why not bunny trailers? :P
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Post Number:#15  Unread postby DumansArk » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:39 pm


THIS IS AMAZING!

Boy I wish I could build! :D (Maybe it's time to give building another try. This set up is inspiring!)

I love the idea of a bunny show trailer too. We'd love to show at the State fair, but it is too far away for us to compete...unless maybe we had a bunny trailer to live out of for the week :D
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