[Homestead] Sheetrock under rabbit cages
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Wed Dec 26 18:52:29 EST 2007
ok, that's what I was hoping to hear. I made 'bins' out of scrap wood,
about 6-8 inches deep under the hanging cages to keep the pellets in one
place (I swear those things bounce more than superballs..lol) Today, I
started my biannual shovel-out, and hopefully I will finish it this week
while I am on vacation. I have some leftover grody-;ooking sheetrock to
lay down on the bottom of the bins and hopefully by next summer, when
it's time to shovel out again, it'll be crumbly. It's pretty dry in
there, though, the only moisture is the urine. Perhaps I should wet it
down once a month or so to help things along? It's a 4 doe/1 buck
operation, and right now, I have a couple of cages of grow-outs..
> Arg, that was the ex's job <g> and a long time ago. <g> I think he did
> the complete under the cage thing about every 6 weeks to 3 months and the
> sheetrock had become a crumbly mess with the pellets.
> Now, the thing is he had it doing triple duty. We had the rabbit cages
> handing in a barn on two walls. He put sheetrock up behind the cages to
> keep the urine off the walls. Then he had the "chute" piece that came away
> from the wall at an angle toward the front so that everything kinda slid
> down. On the ground where everything slid to, he had more sheetrock. So,
> the sheetrock started on the wall behind the cages and then moved to being
> the chute and when it become more beat up (began to fall apart), it became
> the stuff on the ground. I'm guessing that all told the sheetrock lasted
> between 6 and 9 months.
> However, by the time it went into the compost, it had really fallen apart
> and crumbled into little pieces and the paper had more or less
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "EarthNSky" <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
>> Lynda, how long does it take for a piece of sheetrock, say the 5/8"
>> thick stuff, to loose its integrity under rabbit cages?
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