Rabbit Hutch or Banty Run Build

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CapricornFarm, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. CapricornFarm

    CapricornFarm Plant it ALL! Premium Member

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    I thought some folks might be interested in building a rabbit hutch or an area to grow young chickens, or even a run for a few banties or quail.
    I will include lots of photos. I will attempt to include a materials list, though i am building this model with scraps i have from building other things aside from 4 , 2x4x8 boards. I have also made these from 2x4x10s. It will have a metal roof. I am going to attach legs once i move it to the shed where it will be for the winter.
     
  2. CapricornFarm

    CapricornFarm Plant it ALL! Premium Member

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    Here is the bottom of the cage or hutch. The wire i am using is 1/2 x1, 30" wide, 8 + feet long.
     
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    I have added barn board pieces to the back.. Usually the painting gets done as i go along so all surfaces are covered, exposed or not. You can see i have 3 uprights in place, the fourth will be added once i attach the third piece of backing.
     
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    I turned the project onto the back side to attach the second part of the frame. Again it uses 2, 2x4x8 boards and scrap wood for the ends.
     
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    20171211_145245.jpg Turning the unit back onto the base, i attached and painted the back.
     
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    It is hard to see, but i put 1/2×1/2 hardware cloth on both ends.
     
  7. Farmer Connie

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  8. The Phantom

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  9. oldhenlikesdogs

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    Is this for one rabbit? Or multiple rabbits? It's a good size.
     
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  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I'd guess....4 pens....3 does and 1 buck.
    Or maybe 2 does, 1 buck, and a meat pen.
     

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