Whaat can anybody tell me about their luck with rabbit tractor

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  1. FarmboyBill

    FarmboyBill Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ive always wanted to build one. Anything to think about different than with a chicken tractor. They better with raising the young or can they be used by all ages.Ect. Anything else you know thru using one id/weed like to hear
     
  2. rabbitgal

    rabbitgal Ex-homesteader

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  3. Belly Acre

    Belly Acre Well-Known Member

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    I have used rabbit tractors for a while. I have had pretty good luck except they really NEED wire on the bottom, where with chickens the wire is OK but not manditory. The down side to rabbits on the ground (according to an Englishman I spoke to) is cocidiosis (sp). We have not seen any sign of it in the rabbits we have butchered.
     
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    Ditto on the wire on the bottom. I spent too many afternoons chasing my kids pet rabbits around the yard with a landing net after they somehow either flew or dug out. After about the twentieth time and in face of an approaching winter, the kids rabbits got relocated to a new, warm home (the oven).

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  6. chas

    chas Well-Known Member

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    You would have gotten a better response by posting on the bunny forum :)
    My rabbit tractor has welded wire on one end of the bottom to support nest boxes with a foot of wire around the rest of the edge. They don't bother digging enough to get out of that!
    It's easier handling them tho to wait untill they are 6 weeks old to put them in a tractor.
    Chas