[Homestead] Rabbit math
lurine at softcom.net
Wed Jun 28 21:16:18 EDT 2006
We didn't buy cages, we bought a roll of the wire ($50), special pliers
($15) and a box of the clips ($6.00). We ran 2 x 4 scrap lumber rail on the
back wall of a shed row which the back of the cage sits on. Nails where the
top wire can of hooked over and then old baling wire to the front of the
cage that ran up to the back wall. We then ran a line of black hose with
lickits for watering and bought a bunch of the metal feeders in a bulk lot
which came out to about $1.50 a piece.
The wire you can buy in a roll is the same that the commericially built
cages are made of.
We took old sheet rock from some houses that were being torn down to line
the backwall. The sheetrock keeps down the smell of the urine.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene GeRue" <genegerue at ruralize.com>
To: <homestead at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 4:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Homestead] Rabbit math
>>I've not found anything that converts weeds and refuse into meat nearly as
>>efficiently as rabbits.
> I also like that they are easier to clean than chickens.
> Set-up costs? Pens, watering equipment, etc. I could build elevated
> pens but suspect commercially built is substantially better. What
> square footage per animal is optimal?
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