Rabbit Greenhouse...?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by TroyerGal, Nov 13, 2016.

  1. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    So, I had this interesting idea after (well, i had it before, but it became a better idea after this happened) I lost some kits to frigid weather yesterday... I have a ND doe about halfway through her gestation period, and I hope to be breeding more soon. The only problem is... I have no $$$ to spend on more cages, tractors, etc... Then a thought came to me, what if i use a camper shell-enclosed truck bed to winter litters and grow them out in? I would do a layer of pine shavings, a little hiding area, and feeders and waterers. I am thinking of putting the buns in there as soon as they are furred out and bouncing around :) I am also going to use a heatlamp or space heater for supplemental heat if needed.

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  2. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ginger approves ;)

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    As you can see... The truck bed is very well ventilated.

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    I put a layer of pine shavings in the bed... I'm thinking of adding straw too :)
     
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  3. DutchBunny03

    DutchBunny03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Truck beds can get WICKED HOT if it is warm outside. If you only want to use it in the winter, spring, and fall, i think it will work fine.
     
  4. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, NO way am I using it in summer... I may not even kindle in summer :)
     
  5. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    One thing to keep in mind that rabbits handle the cold a LOT better than they can the heat.
     
  6. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks Cassie! I am aware of that, and I plan on NOT doing it in the heat, I mainly wanted to do it because I'm cheap, and my family is REALLY paranoid about me losing any more bunnies/
     
  7. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    Cheap is good. This doesn't have anything to do with anything, but I have seen some really cool chicken coops made using camper shells. Trouble is, I can't remember where or when I saw them but they looked like a good and practical thing to do.
     

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