Looking to expand...any suggestions
- Hi all...We are currently looking to relocate. We have found a home in Chenoa IL and are in the process of getting information regarding purchasing the property. It is zoned AGR and we have contacted McLean County Il Zoning...we will be getting a paper that states that we can have all the rabbits we want. My question is this..... What type, size....building do you recommend for rabbits. We would like to stay small (around 100).Breeds we will then have...DutchMini SatinEnglish LopMini RexI know that he Lop will need a larger cage than our others...What do you suggest...Any advice would be helpfulThank you in advance.Crystal SmithCody's Rabbit CaveBloomington, IL (for now!!)Black Dutch--2 babies remain!!White Mini Satin--2 babies remain!!
- i would say get the biggest barn you can reasonably afford. you
never hear anyone say they wish they had a smaller barn. if you only
want around 100 cages, then only put that many in it. then you have
the rest of the room for organizing and storing your carriers, nest
boxes, hay, feed - whatever. (and even anything non bunny you need a
place to store- lawnmowers and stuff).
i suggest a monitor style barn if you can, that genreally affords the
best for setting up cages, and the high roof in the middle will keep
the heat above the rabbits, and if you build it with a loft for
storage above, then it will usually keep the heat in a bit better too
because of the added insulation that brings with it.
my mom recently got one of these types of barns, and raises primarily
french lops, but also has a good number of mini lops, mini rex,
silver fox, and whatever else wanders in from time to time! she can
comfortably fit 100 or so holes (and that is with a very nice waste
disposal system for most of the barn.)
the waste disposal system is another consideration. if you do a row
of hanging cages and put a tarp underneath (she had one made
specifically for this, so its nice and heavy duty and the perfect
size). it tapers down to one end, and empties into a strainer to
keep hay and heavy debris out. and the liquids and smaller waste
goes into a septic system! how cool is that!
if i were to build the barn i wanted, with no restrictions that is
probably how id go to it.