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who has raised worms under rabbit hutches?

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who has raised worms under rabbit hutches?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Leahs Lovely Lops » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:03 am


Ok so I am thinking of putting in worm beds under the hutches. I have a few questions.
1. Has anyone had issues with the urine affecting the worms. I have seen some articles say you need to dig out the areas where they tend to go pee.
2. The area where my hutch's are is very shaded but holds water for about 3 days during the really rainy season. I have the hutches up on bricks and if I put about a 12 inch deep frame around the feet of the hutches do you think this will keep the worms from being to wet.
3. I know most people do not have a bottom on there in-ground beds and this might seem like a dumb question but does this keep the worms in the bed and not going leaving the beds for other areas.

Any advices welcome!
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Re: who has raised worms under rabbit hutches?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Olimpia » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:35 pm


Worms need a certain ratio of carbon:nitrogen to be kept happy.
Rabbit urine and waste is the nitrogen in this equation. The carbon you supply to the worms can be wood/paper waste (you can use paper recycling items, the ink shouldn't bother them). So if in certain areas nitrogen builds up it won't be good for them. I'd rake it and try to keep everything as even as possible.
I would put a bottom on the worm beds, with several drainage areas to keep the water from building up. You can put a layer of gravel to help this as well.
I was thinking to start a worm box too. Do you want to sell the worms?

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Re: who has raised worms under rabbit hutches?

Post Number:#3  Unread postby Leahs Lovely Lops » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:40 pm


I would like to sell the worms and castings once they get going. I live in a rual area so many people garden. Pluse it's another avenue of income. It's just branching off of something I do already.

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Re: who has raised worms under rabbit hutches?

Post Number:#4  Unread postby Olimpia » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:42 pm


I would try to find maybe a sheet of metal for the bottom, or plastic, drill a few holes in it, and have it lifted off the ground.
I have solid bottom cages so I can't have worms underneath but I was just going to raise mine in large rubbermaid containers.

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