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Post Number:#16  Unread postby Mary Ann's Rabbitry » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:52 am


I wish I knew you want pallets.. as we threw out about 15 of them to the dump. and it cost us money to do that.. :x . We had our wood pile on them. Then I didn't like it and started using something else instead.. they had to go.

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Post Number:#17  Unread postby Frecs » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:57 am


Urine guards for the wood! Duh, why didn't I think of that!?! Also good to put them under where the water bottles will be because leaky water bottles soak the wood and well...you know....
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Post Number:#18  Unread postby rbtexas » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:04 pm


I love the door/hay rack idea! We are going to build my 2 HL does outdoor wood hutches measuring 4x2 for with 2x2 wire floor & a 2x2 wire door and the rest will be wood. I might make the hay rack to attach to the door.

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Post Number:#19  Unread postby shelly027 » Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:28 pm


I'm going to be using a dresser and making it a indoor hutch for my rabbit. what size chicken wire 2x5,3x5,4x5? please help.

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Post Number:#20  Unread postby Marinea » Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:16 pm


Rabbirs can chew through chicken wire, and it really doesn't last very long. I wouldn't use it, I would get rabbit wire, and if you are not intending on breeding, I would use 1x2 wire, assuming you are going to have a wooden floor. Floor wire should be 1/2x1".

If we are just talking about wire fronts/sides, you could get a small roll at a place like Tractor Supply for not a lot of money.
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Post Number:#21  Unread postby coyotejoe » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:02 pm


Great job, you really put some thought into it and that shows!

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Post Number:#22  Unread postby Jessykah » Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:09 pm


Thank you coyotejoe! I am still very happy with it. I took the roof off and added hinges so that I can open from top as well. Much more convenient.

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Post Number:#23  Unread postby dmirza » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:43 pm


Great job. I'm building my first hutch and will post pics when done.

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Post Number:#24  Unread postby Gerard Dawn » Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:51 pm


I love your hutch, please do post your pictures when done.

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Post Number:#25  Unread postby Stephanie » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:37 am


I am a woodworker, and I have 2 suggestions.
First, if the legs are sitting directly on the ground you will have problems with them rotting. Get a few square patio blocks and set each leg on one. This will prevent the rot for years, and also prevent the legs from slowing sinking into the ground.
Second, from an architectural standpoint, the most stable geometric shape is the triangle. If you have angled supports on each leg which attach to the bottom of the horizontal lumber you will create a stable construction. Over time, all of the joints in your rabbitry will loosen, and it will gradually become a bit wobbly. The use of screws instead of nails does help that. But, the effects of weathering and seasonal adjustments in the wood will eventually weaken the entire structure. The added use of diagonally set braces will greatly reduce the likelihood of it getting wobbly. A yearly check on the tightness of the screws is a good idea too.
Overall, you've done an excellent job. It looks like you have some experience in building. Congratulations on a job well done.

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Post Number:#26  Unread postby WhWRabbitry » Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:19 pm


I'm very impressed! I was proud of myself for painting (used) hutches and adding all new hardware cloth! ha!
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Post Number:#27  Unread postby Lapins 4 Survival » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:48 pm


You did an inspirational job. I'd like to build one myself. Have you compiled plans and a materials list for this build?

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Post Number:#28  Unread postby Nymphadora » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:14 pm


Lapins 4 Survival wrote:You did an inspirational job. I'd like to build one myself. Have you compiled plans and a materials list for this build?

Hi Lapins 4 Survival,
I noticed that you posted in a thread that was last added to in 2014. The OP's last visit to this site was in 2016. It may be possible that she occassionally checks in, but it might help you more to start a new thread asking for suggestions with building a hutch. You could even reference this thread. Best of luck! :)

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Post Number:#29  Unread postby account1113 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:11 am


Wow that looks great!

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