Hi all, Iâm brand spanking new to this forum and also to the world of raising rabbits for meat. Iâve read lots though and whilst a newbie here Iâm not a newbie to self sufficiency. My wife, daughter and I live on a 30 acre permaculture farm in Nicaragua. We have Turkeys and Chickens, vegey gardens, fruit orchards and other home steady things. Our latest plan is to add rabbit to our diet. I have a basic design in mind and wondered if you folk could add any knowledge/ideaâs to it before we implement. We want largely self reliant housing for our rabbits (just 2 does and a buck for kick off). Where we live is very hot and/or very wet. Materials are generally expensive and a long way from our farm. So the simpler the better. The design; Iâm thinking of a 15â x 15â enclosure (more or less) made of 1â chicken wire, roofed with zinc on one side or in one corner for shelter and nesting and over shaded with trees but open sided all the way around to allow for wind and cooling. Probably a segregated caged buck, confined to quarters or to a seperate 'run' other than for mating. Weâll supply an internal windbreak and plenty of shade (provided by trees) to a Â¼ or Â½ the enclosure for keeping them cool/warm dependent on weather and also site the enclosure in the breesiest site we have. I want to plant sorghum, a leafy legume and amaranth together and/or in rotation over a half or third of the open area for the rabbits to eat. But I've read sorghum contains a poison as a young shoot? Can anyone confirm this?Otherwise it would be great as its drought hardy and grows like wildfire thus making it a great leafy green for hungry rabbits. By providing continually rotated crops I am hoping to keep our rabbits well fed without the effort of supplying additional feedâs other than from the kitchen/garden scraps and grains we produce on the farm. The grains I intend to feed them are again sorghum and maize - we grow these in abundance for personal consumption and for the chickens but would they too work on our rabbits? So; 1) Is the area I have allowed sufficiently big enough for 3 rabbits in terms of energy output from the crops we intend to put in, given half of the area will be fenced off for regeneration? 2) Do I need to mesh the floor to prevent escape? Foxes where I live donât burrow and 1â mesh for the sides is small enough to keep problem snakes out. 3) Foxes where we live are small, about the size of a cat, clearly a problem for baby bunnies, so I'm thinking roof the enclosure with wire too unless anyone has any other foxey solutions - like an angle to the enclosure fencing for instance? 4) Does anyone know if rabbits will eat sorghum or maize as a grain? â I have loads! 5) What about plantain and bananaâs! Iâve got millions of them! What about other fruits like papaya or roots like Casava? Thanks all, I look forward to your input, Ben.