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Re: My setup (with Pictures)

Post Number:#16  Unread postby grumpy » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:55 am


Take those two set screws on the nest box bottom... out.
Use two 4 penny box nails w/the heads cut off instead.
Those screws will hang up 99 times out of a 100 and you'll
be quickly frustrated.

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Re: My setup (with Pictures)

Post Number:#17  Unread postby TheChad » Tue May 23, 2017 11:36 am


grumpy wrote:Take those two set screws on the nest box bottom... out.
Use two 4 penny box nails w/the heads cut off instead.
Those screws will hang up 99 times out of a 100 and you'll
be quickly frustrated.

Grumpy


I did after the first time I used them. For the reason you stated. Was a pain. They are heavy enough that they don't flip them. So I don't hold them down. No problems so far. I forgot to mention that update.

-- Tue May 23, 2017 10:36 am --

I wanted to update the setup pictures to reflect my current setup. I remember when I started off going through this forum looking at all the setups and wondering how they were working out for them now. So, here is the latest adjustment I have made.

The front had a lattice frame on it, but it didn't add the protection I needed. Plus, it was a pain getting it on and off each time I needed to get in the cages. When I put it up, I intended it to be a temporary fix. Now I have more electric fence in the front to protect the rabbits. Here is a couple of pictures to see how I did it.

You can also see that I have upgraded the cages to a thicker gauge wire all the way around. They are much sturdier.

If you are looking to build and have questions, feel free to ask.

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Re: My setup (with Pictures)

Post Number:#18  Unread postby account1113 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:21 am


nice setup thanks for sharing!

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Re: My setup (with Pictures)

Post Number:#19  Unread postby TheChad » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:05 am


account1113 wrote:nice setup thanks for sharing!


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Re: My setup (with Pictures)

Post Number:#20  Unread postby SarniaTricia » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:58 am


Looks like you have worked out the majority of the kinks TheChad... and you have some nice looking bunnies growing too!
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Re: My setup (with Pictures)

Post Number:#21  Unread postby TheChad » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:23 pm


SarniaTricia wrote:Looks like you have worked out the majority of the kinks TheChad... and you have some nice looking bunnies growing too!


I have worked out a few, but I still have some that could use a little work. When I wash out the waste, I keep two buckets at the bottom and get a little spillage. That needs to be adjusted.

The ones in the bottom are almost processing size. I finally found someone to do it for me. 18 would take me all day. $5 a head isn't that bad, especially since he is going to debone a lot of them.

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