Rabbit pens

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by ihedrick, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. ihedrick

    ihedrick Can't stop thinkin'

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    Can rabbits be put into a fenced in pen? I have hutches for mine, ubt thought they would like to roam around during the day and go back to their hutch at night; kinda like the chickens. Will they "dig" their way out of the pen? How much space is good enough pen?

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  2. rzrubek

    rzrubek Flying Z

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    Theres been alot of discussion of raising rabbits in pens. Do a search for it. Try colony raising or pen raising.
     

  3. woolyfluff

    woolyfluff Well-Known Member

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    WE use a scaled down size of a chicken-tractor . around 4ft.square 2ft tall if you move them everymorning and nite you might they won't dig so much the best part you feed them less they plentyof sunshine and fresh air they will breed better also
     
  4. animal_kingdom

    animal_kingdom Well-Known Member

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    Wooly Fluff- did you ever just let yours run around in a small fenced area for about an hour every day?

    I did that yesterday and it was so relaxing to watch them be (semi)free!

    I don't want something else to move around but letting them run and eat the good stuff was refreshing. Plus the exercise alone for them was good. One's a little chubby anyway!