Also the space you have is huge, if you get the male rabbits neutered you should be able to have a group of 4 or 6 rabbits if you want, as long as they get along and you have equal numbers of girls and boys.
For now it might be better to make their environment as low maintenance as possible, even if that means they have a boring or smaller space. I'm assuming they are outside? My rabbits don't have towels in their cages, and if the bedding is placed in their litterboxes only it will encourage them peeing there. Also putting their hay above the litterbox. But with so many hormonal rabbits they will also poop and pee to show their territory
As for the costs I feed my rabbits hay for horses, I can buy a bale for €4. Rabbits should get limited amounts of rabbit feed (if you didn't know this already) but top quality food is pricey sadly. I really hope you can get in contact a rabbit rescue center that can take over some of your bunnies
K, what type of litter do you use? What type of litter do you all use? Ive used carefresh, shredded paper and also paper bedding pellets. Right now im mixing corn cob with brown carefresh, and i like it pretty well. Absorbency of cf has been great for me and the corn cob seems to make it go farther and help with odor, maybe. Unaltered bunnies have a strong smell any way.
No matter what ive used it works out to about $20-$30 per week in bedding costs. Maybe thats good for 12, for a while i changed boxes twice per day, 6-8 boxes each change (depending the size of the box), thats 12-14 litter boxes filled, emptied, cleaned with vinegar then hosed off and left to dry on our deck, every day awaiting the next 'shift'. Yes, i have i think 16 litter boxes. DH set up a filling station for me to make an assembly line for litter boxes! Its like living with the Duggers' !
I tried horse alfalfa once, note they are all less than 1 year old. It was sooooooo dusty, i had trouble breathing when i was filling boxes, they were all sneezing when in their box. I tried to get them to eat timothy, its less costly, but it wasnt the right thing to do and they werent eating the timothy but started eating the wood on their aviary walls and ramps.
I will keep some of them, any coat saving measure would be good to know.