A Look at our Rabbitry

 

The Cages

These cages hold our does. The first cage on the left is where we would put a doe we were keeping for show or hadn't sold yet. The remaining cages hold our breeding stock does; Melanie, Daisy, and Chelsea when they are not bred or nursing. The cages are furnished with wooden hay feeders, big metal J-style gravity feeders, attached hutch-boxes on the back, a board to lay on, and either metal water dishes or 16 oz water bottles. (Not shown in this picture: tarps that shield the rabbits from rain, wind, and snow.) 

From left to right: Open, Melanie, Daisy, and Chelsea. 


These cages hold our bucks. The first two cages hold Timmy and Jasper and the third one is where we would put a buck we were keeping for show or hadn't sold yet. The cages are furnished with wooden hay feeders, big metal J-style gravity feeders, attached hutch-boxes on the back, a board to lay on, a "perch" for them to sit on, and either metal water dishes or 16 oz water bottles. (Not shown in this picture: tarps that shield the rabbits from rain, wind, and snow.)


From left to right: Timmy, Jasper, and Open.


These cages are "breeding cages" but we don't actually breed our rabbits in them, they are actually for rabbits that are pregnant and have litters. The mothers and these litters stay in here until the babies are 8 weeks old. Also, sometimes, depending on the breeding schedule, part of the litter may stay in that cage after the mother is put back in her cage and the litter is separated by sex. The cages are furnished with with large wooden hay feeders, big metal J-style gravity feeders, attached extra big hutch-boxes on the back, a board to lay on, and either metal water dishes, 16 oz water bottles, 32 oz water bottles, or a heated water bottles (all dependent on litter size and season). During the winter we have heat lamps to help keep the babies warm.




These cages are our "overflow" or "quarantine" cages. We use them for the rabbits that we haven't sold yet or rabbits that have just come back from shows. The top two cages are where we keep the does, and the bottom two cages are where we keep the bucks. The cages are furnished with big metal J-style feeders, metal water dishes, and cage mats. (Not shown in this picture: a tarp that shield the rabbits from rain, wind, and snow.)





 

The "Furnishings"





Big wooden hay feeder.





Small wooden hay feeder.





Big metal J-style gravity feeder.







Metal water dish.





Cage Mat.





Hutch-box.

Other

 
Outside with our cages, we have two outdoor storage tubs to store our food, bedding, and some hay. There is also an old freezer that we use to store tools that we don't want exposed to the weather, or buried in snow.

Inside, we have a room in our basement devoted to all of the other rabbit supplies. Here we store things such as a grooming mat, scale, water bottles (when not in use), additional tubs of hay, a tattoo kit, grooming supplies, and carrying cages.