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I would like to start with rabbits this year, Is there anyone out there who can give me ideas? I would like to keep my rabbits on pasture. Could it work simular like the chickentractors?

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The only way I know of keeping rabbits on pasture is by building a rabbit tractor with wire on all sides and the top and bottom also. Other wise you are going to have rabbits digging out of whatever you have fenced in. Last year I had 3 rabbits that I put into an unused chain link dog run because there was so much grass growing in there. By the way I had chicken wire buried at the bottom so they couldn't dig out. They ate up the grass in 1-1/2 weeks and I would say it had it had at least 500 square feet of ground.  I have thought about this myself and it seems that it is not feasible without the multiple tractors that you can move around the yard. Don't forget to have a shaded top so they aren't in the sun to much. Rabbits get hot to easy.

Sue

Thanks a lot Sue for the advice, I did some brainstorming about it, and probatlly got the idea set right thanks to a video I found here about chicken tunnels, I might just try and keep the wire all the way arround and doing rabbit tunnels.Great meeting you.



sue woods said:

The only way I know of keeping rabbits on pasture is by building a rabbit tractor with wire on all sides and the top and bottom also. Other wise you are going to have rabbits digging out of whatever you have fenced in. Last year I had 3 rabbits that I put into an unused chain link dog run because there was so much grass growing in there. By the way I had chicken wire buried at the bottom so they couldn't dig out. They ate up the grass in 1-1/2 weeks and I would say it had it had at least 500 square feet of ground.  I have thought about this myself and it seems that it is not feasible without the multiple tractors that you can move around the yard. Don't forget to have a shaded top so they aren't in the sun to much. Rabbits get hot to easy.

Sue

Tunnels.... hmm. Great idea.  just sew the wire together long way. Is that the idea? Simple genius, gotta love it. They would be able to roll themselves around. hehehe

Kurt,  if you have a rabbit tractor similar to a chicken tractor the ideal is to have a hot-wire around the bottom-edge of the inside to keep rabbits from digging under ... and a hot-wire on the bottom-edge of the outside to help keep predators out.  Shade over the top is also important, as Sue noted.  You can purchase an electric-fence charger with a photovoltaic panel so the charger may be mobile.

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