What can I do with rabbit hutches...besides the obvious

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BearSwampChick, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    There's a couple of nice-looking rabbit hutches for sale on Craigslist in my town. What could I use them for other than the obvious? Love bunnies, but don't really want to raise them.
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    Rabbit cages are great for cage training your birds if you show. They are also good for putting broodies in if you don't want them brooding. And, lastly good for seperating sick, injured or quarantining new birds.

    Usually easy to clean.
  3. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    Rabbit hutches are saviors for people with chickens [​IMG] They aer great for chicks that are a step up from whatever you've had them in since newborns, great for broodies and babies, or if it's big enough, for a breeding pen for bantams! We have a nice sized rabbit hutch we use as a grow out pen for the chickies until they are pretty much full grown and can be thrown in with the adults.
  4. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Ooh, excellent! I will respond to the add right away. They only want $30 each and they look to be in good shape. Thanks!
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    That's what Tom and Jerry were in before the Raccoon incident.
  6. LeeLeesFarm

    LeeLeesFarm Songster

    Mar 28, 2008
    So. California

    I have been considering lopping off the legs of my rabbit hutch, so that the hutch will be almost sitting on the ground, and then attaching a "run" out the door of the hutch (and making sure all is secure to keep predators out).

    I only have one silkie right now, and plan to get just one or two frizzles (all bantams).

    I put wood sides on the hutch, already, to keep the wind from blowing straight through.

    It should be like a little coop.

    And if I put wheels on it, I can drag it around the yard to avoid killing the grass in one area.

    Sound good?


  7. leslie0815

    leslie0815 Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    I love rabbit hutches, I got 4 nice ones in a trader paper they had built in nest boxes, trays that pull out and they work for bantams wonderfully.
  8. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    Quote:Sounds like an excellent idea, Lee!
  9. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Songster

    Jan 9, 2008
    Washburn, MO
    We have some quail in a rabbit hutch and I just put the Beast of The Barn and her hatching eggs in another one.
  10. M.J

    M.J Songster

    Apr 15, 2007
    thats i got a used rabbit hutch and i like it alot for i can put young bird, injured or sick birds, and also i can put bantams or new birds in it

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