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Everyone got new cage tags.
Ordered steel flashing to make urine guards. Supposedly stiffer than aluminum, which makes terrible guards.
And contacted klubertanz to start an order of crocks, bottles & feeders.
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You are building urine guards... Do you have plans?
Actually, I was wondering if there is a simple plan (maybe using a plastic bottle?) for a guard that would direct the urine into a bottle that can be removed so I could easily save the urine.
Any thoughts?
 

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Forgot that the 8-hole was 30×22".
Idk where these pans are from, but they're so flimsy & not quite big enough...
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Thank you!!!! I would like to use your plans and modify them so I can catch the urine and bottle it. I understand that it is a great pesticide when diluted with 2 parts water and sprayed on the plants. It is, at the same time, a nitrogen fertilizer (you have to dilute it or it will burn plants). I am anxious to try it!
Also, rabbit urine sells for $3-5 a quart for use as a pesticide/fertilizer/hunting scent. I am hoping to recoup some of my funds with it at the local farmer's market.
And, I am hoping that catching it will help prevent the stench that draws flies.
So, if I am able to come up with a version of a guard that enables me to utilize the urine, I will share the info!
God bless you!
 

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Thank you!!!! I would like to use your plans and modify them so I can catch the urine and bottle it. I understand that it is a great pesticide when diluted with 2 parts water and sprayed on the plants. It is, at the same time, a nitrogen fertilizer (you have to dilute it or it will burn plants). I am anxious to try it!
Also, rabbit urine sells for $3-5 a quart for use as a pesticide/fertilizer/hunting scent. I am hoping to recoup some of my funds with it at the local farmer's market.
And, I am hoping that catching it will help prevent the stench that draws flies.
So, if I am able to come up with a version of a guard that enables me to utilize the urine, I will share the info!
God bless you!

I can only guess as to how to catch it specifically.
Pans, but also a net on top to separate the poop from the pee. Window screens would be easy and light.

The urine guards are to stop pee from running down the sides of the cages and/or spraying off onto other rabbits and directing it down into pans.
 

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Thank you! Your pictures are very clear and helpful. Do you have Silver Fox rabbits?

The directing into a pan is where I need to modify the design--into a container instead. I will work on it!

Thank you so much! God bless you!
 

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Stuff ordered!
Slow going with the urine guards.
Wanted to join 4 hole stackers, but the clips are heavy duty=hard to remove & too many holes have too much floor patching to be safe.
Cut the 4 tops off to join together instead.
Got one done, needs a support bar. 2nd one is started.
Might join the 3 hole stackers instead of the 4 hole ones. If I do, those removed panels, plus the ones from the others, will make a 2×4ft cage, totalling 6 2×4ft holes.
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