Homemade rabbit breeding is probably the easiest way to provide your family with high-quality, dietary meat. Judge for yourself an adult animal for fattening eats 150 grams of pelleted feed and 500 grams of hay per day. Technologically fattening lasts 70 days, the output is 2.5 kilogram meat carcass and excellent skin. By the way, if you take it to the suppliers, they buy it for 750 rubles per kilogram. This is about 5-6 skins. Thus, you can provide everything you need all your eared kingdom. But it all starts from the place where you will grow rabbits. cells for their content. It must be remembered that the cells are conventionally divided into maternity, for young and for fattening. Although at first you can get by and universal, the construction of which we are now engaged in.
Step 1 – preparation of materials
For the construction of the cage you need: two sheets of plywood 1.5 * 1.5 meters thick 10 mm. 10 wooden bars of coniferous species with a section of 30 * 50 mm and a length of 3 meters. 10 bars with a cross section of 20 * 50 mm, three linear meters of plaster metal mesh with a mesh of not more than 15 mm, two kilograms of 30 and 70 mm self-tapping screws, and tools – a circular saw, a screwdriver, a construction stapler, a jigsaw, etc.
Step 2 – Frame
The best breeding of rabbits in cages is 1.5 by 0.7 and 0.7 meters high. Ideal if you integrate cells in pairs. That will significantly save building material. The overall dimensions of the frame – 3 meters by 0.7 meters and a height of 1.2 in front of 1 meter behind the structure. Installation is made on a solid, flat surface. With a construction stapler we attach a plaster metal grid to the cage floor.
Then we cut plywood in size and fasten it to the back wall over the entire area with self-tapping screws.
From plywood we make the bottom of future queen cells.
Step 3 Maternity wards
In the cage, it is important to create a place where the sukrolnaya rabbit can make a nest and feed the rabbits, where it will not be disturbed. In addition, you need to make a shelf where she can rest from the rabbit. The best option would be to create special boxes in a cage. Install the vertical bar and fasten the prepared external wall blank to it as shown in the photo:
Previously, jigsawed it with an electric jigsaw. We attach wooden sticks to the cage walls to install the cover on them.
And then fasten the maternity wrap to them.
Almost finished room.
Step 4. Install the feeder
Exactly in the middle of the cage we fasten a vertical bar, this will be the base of the feeder. It will consist of a compartment for pelleted feed and hay.
Divide the inner space into two parts, one part must be given to the tray for concentrates, the other for hay. Execute the same box for the base.
These are trays for giving of granules. Height 7 cm, width 30 cm. At the top, install two guides at a distance of 20 cm from each other.
Screw the billet trays to the bottom guide as shown in the photo.
From plywood we prepare a framework for feeding. The top should lie between the guides, and the bottom should go into the tray, leaving enough space for the rabbit’s face.
Yes, I forgot, at the bottom of the trays, in my many years of experience, it is necessary to install a separating system.
Check out how it all works.
Step 5. Hay Feeder
We prepare this feeder according to the “partial access” principle.
Metal rods can be made of any steel wire with a section of 3 mm. We collect all the elements in a common design.
And we sew all free space with plywood.
Step 6. Cell Roof
We install a roof of cells with an overlap of 10 cm from each side and behind, and five front sides each.
In the middle we leave the technological opening for laying the feed.
Cooking cover to prevent rodents from entering.
Step 7. Door installation
Doors we prepare from bars 30 * 50, making of them a frame on the size of free space. Fasten the mesh to the stapler and press it with wooden slats from the inside.
Similarly, we make the door to the maternity ward, deaf below and with the mesh above. All doors fasten on hinges.
Step 8. Final …
Well, that’s all, the cell is ready.
Of course this is not a street option, but only for indoor spaces. For the street, I recommend all this construction to be made of OSP. However, maternity cells are recommended to be installed in such rooms. Do not forget to install the drinkers.
I think that by making one, you will want to make your own changes to this cell structure, waiting for your recommendations. Successful growth of your rabbits.