So popular animals, like domestic rabbits, contain not only large animal complexes, but also private owners, equipping a small corner for rodents right in their summer cottage. Usually, no one has difficulty with maintenance, which is connected with the unpretentiousness of the care of most breeds. For successful business development it is necessary to provide animals with comfortable conditions. The article will discuss the cells and how to mount them.
What is the difference between an industrial cell and a self-made
Both options are suitable for keeping rabbits, but there are still some nuances. When creating hand-made cells, people do not impose clear requirements on them. In the role of the drawing can be any sketch with an approximate calculation of the area of construction. For the manufacture of such cells are any auxiliary materials:
- bars of wood and slats;
- unnecessary building materials;
- mesh pieces with cells.
Self-made designs are suitable for living and breeding rabbits, but now you can relate living conditions to a comfortable one with great difficulty.
The industrial type (sheds) has a different structure, it all depends on the model. You can buy the version you like already in finished form. Such cells are equipped with a double bottom, in the role of one of them serves the pallet, where the waste of rabbits will be collected. The package also includes containers for food, drinkers, nursery for hay. You can buy everything together and not think about the additional attributes of the cell equipment.
How to choose
- how reliable and durable the cage is;
- the quality of the material that went into production. Toxicity is not allowed due to the hypersensitivity of rodents to any harmful components. It is necessary to ascertain how well natural ventilation is carried out by ventilation. Fresh air must flow to the animals, but without drafts;
- separately examined the locks and bars of the cage for reliability. Everything should be thought out in such a way that rabbits are not disturbed by predatory animals. Even code locks can be often found on foreign cells, which provides even greater reliability from unwanted guests.
Which cell is better to refuse
Rabbits will not fit cells oriented to other animals, because factory manufacturers create sheds suitable for rabbits based on their physiology and anatomy.
When choosing modular structures, where there are individual cells, each animal must be provided with a separate housing. It is not recommended to replant the livestock: very often the animals refuse to stay on the place where their relatives already lived, because of the odor.
A variety of industrial type cells
Such designs can have a different look and be suitable both for use on the street, and indoors. In addition, there are stationary cells, mobile and equipped with aviaries. Based on the way in which rabbits are kept (outdoors or in the rabbit’s hat), the sheds also have some differences:
- the use of unilateral cells is best suited for outdoor use. As a rule, installation takes place along walls or fencing without gaps. Walls from sides and back. solid type and reliably protect the inhabitants from adverse weather conditions;
- for rooms use a bilateral option. The steel mesh of which the cage is made promotes effective ventilation.
In more detail it is worth considering the most popular models.
The two-tier design, most often used in the industrial breeding of rabbits, is called "Practice FR-231". The lower level is intended for the breeding stock, where you can place 12 houses. Supposed to install additional sockets on the second floor in the amount of six pieces. If necessary, there is a re-equipment of the cells under the young for fattening. In this case about 90 rodents are located here.
The type of transformer allows you to use the shed for fattening breeding breeding, and for arranging uterine nests. All modules have covers with springs, which greatly facilitates maintenance work. Thanks to its versatility, Praktika is widely used for home farms.
The following type is called “Okrol” and is also used on fur farms. The cage is very easy to use and applies to universal models. Suitable for growing young animals, and for the breeding stock.
The model was developed taking into account the wishes of breeders. On the lower floor there are cells with a total of 12 pieces, each of which can be divided using a partition. If necessary, suitable for installation uterine house. The upper tier is allocated for young growth, there are 16 cells.
The special design of the container for pellets deserves special attention. It is designed in such a way as to prevent the rabbits from picking up food. Due to the perforated bottom part, the dust in the granules does not reach the animals. For the manufacture of cells used steel network with a galvanized coating. This design is suitable for home breeding rabbits.
Okrol has one important feature: such cells can only be used indoors.
This type of cells can have one floor or two. Most often in these sheds contain young animals. A significant difference from the previous models is that there is no uterine compartment, and the female breeds the rabbits directly on the floor. This method is quite suitable for the warm season, the main thing. Do not forget to provide the rabbit with hay for building a nest.
Food containers attached directly to the outside of the net. Can be both removable and tilting, allowing you to quickly clean them. Watering of animals is carried out through autodrinkers connected to the tank. This type of cells is used for both domestic and industrial breeding of livestock.
Otherwise, the cells are called mini-farms. It has its own characteristics, which consist in the fact that cells are cleaned without the cost of human labor. This concerns not only animal waste, but also food debris. Due to its high hygiene, it virtually eliminates the entry into the cells of insects that can tolerate the infection. Putting granules and pouring water will need every 7 days. This is due to the fact that sheds have bunker-type dry food containers, from which the grain is supplied automatically. In winter, water is heated.
Maternity wards are also equipped with heating, which allows breeding rabbits year-round. This model is also interesting due to the fact that inside the conditions are created that are as close as possible to the natural ones. The uterine compartment is similar to the burrow, since its location is below the shed level. The inlet is similar to the manhole. There is an alternation of open and closed areas, so that the animal at any time could find a secret corner for rest.
The north side has insulation, and the south side. ventilation system (for access of fresh air). On the roof there is a pipe for the release of gases from the natural waste of rabbits. Containers for food and water hermetic type, which does not allow them to clog up with various wastes.
Cells Research Institute of Animal Farming
This cage model is a development of a scientific institute and is intended for an adult herd. The cells are divided into 2 compartments. On the side wall installed uterine nest. The flooring in this place is solid, made of wood. To separate the dining area there is a partition and manhole. The flooring in the cage is made of steel mesh chain-link.
If we talk about the size of the mother liquor, they are as follows: 55Х40Х50 (in depth, length and height from the entrance).
The front side is equipped with solid doors and a pair of mesh doors. It is to them and fasten containers for food. The structure has legs, raising it above the ground by 0.8 meters.