Once we’ve completed the barn, we’ll be moving the rabbits from their current location, having all our animals in the same place for the first time. And the setup will be changing somewhat.[flickr_set id=”72157634088708319″]
Each rabbit will have a cage (much easier to clean and monitor), with a buried, brick burrow area too (for constant temperatures and privacy). We will open three cages up together, so that three does can live together, keeping the social aspect and giving them all more space. But we will also be able to close the doors between cages if we need to keep a doe separated (if she fights or prefers solitude when birthing, etc.).
There is a one way door between the cage and burrows, which we can close when we need to catch a doe easily. All in all, a lot easier for us, while maintaining some of the nicer colony aspects for the rabbits.
We have to finish the feeders, waterers, manure trays,etc. but it’s getting there, and it all looks awesome in the barn, which is really starting to take shape.