Adding a bottom floor to a rabbit hutch?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by koakritters, May 18, 2011.

  1. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2011
    I've got an old rabbit hutch that's one of those standing ones, about 2 1/2 ft off the ground or so. I want to add a bottom floor to it so the chicks have 2 stories to roam around. I was planning on putting 2x4s around the bottom and attaching chicken wire to the sides to make an enclosed area, but was wondering if anyone's ever done something like this? I can't figure out how i would cut a hole in the bottom of it (it's chicken wire type bottom that they are on right now) and then adding a ramp down without damaging the rest of the floor... any ideas? does this make any sense?
  2. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2010
    San Diego
    Could you put a wood top floor in instead of wire so that it would be sturdy enough to cut a hole in? Or you could but some little cross beams in around the opening to nail the wire down to so that it wouldn't sag or fall apart.

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