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Post Number:#1  Unread postby a7736100 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:55 pm


First it's getting hard to handle 50 pound bags of feed. Second, I'm forgetting once a while to feed all the rabbits because my cages are in several different spots. Third, I'm forgetting to close the cage doors more often. Good thing is it's the top cage doors that I leave open and the rabbits tend not to jump out.

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Post Number:#2  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:56 pm


too bad about that,
I find myself cutting back more and more also...
I guess, ... it is inevitable
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Post Number:#3  Unread postby hotzcatz » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:07 am


High protein feed comes in 40# bags....

Maybe scaling back would be a good thing? I've found that 18-22 rabbits are a lot easier to take care of than 24-36 rabbits.

I've also consolidated the hutches into one area and have piped in water. The females all live in big groups except when they're nesting, so that saves on opening hutch doors, too. It would be nice to figure out a self shutting and self locking hutch door, though.
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Post Number:#4  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:32 am


hotzcatz wrote:High protein feed comes in 40# bags....

Maybe scaling back would be a good thing? I've found that 18-22 rabbits are a lot easier to take care of than 24-36 rabbits.

I've also consolidated the hutches into one area and have piped in water. The females all live in big groups except when they're nesting, so that saves on opening hutch doors, too. It would be nice to figure out a self shutting and self locking hutch door, though.


I have put a gate latch and a spring,[or spring hinges] on the doors of outdoor wooden hutches, the spring closes the door, and it locks in place...
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