I acquired three (soon to be four) new California rabbits. They are show rabbits and we are keeping them for breeding, showing and meat. We just got them, and are drawing out the plans for the cages as we speak. We are going to make everything ourselves. We have the cages all figured out and each rabbit is going to get 3' x 3', they will have solid backs and tops. I know rabbits are sensitive to the heat. The person who we got them from had them all in breeders cages lined up under a carport tent under a large tree. Like this So my question is this; we don't have a shed, or carport, or anything to put the cages in/under. We DO have a fairly large area with lots of trees. Can I put chain link around this area and then string a tarp overhead for additional shade? Is this enough of a shelter for them? I'm worried if I get a shed it will get way too hot. But then in the winter will this provide enough protection? I can stuff the cages full of hay if necessary. I am in San Diego so I am more worried about the heat than anything else. Please I would love suggestions. Thank you in advance!