Rabbit nest box from pallet wood

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Well I was able to post enough to allow me to post some pics so figured I would do that. I have a single picture of a next box I made out of pallet slats. It went together pretty easily and has worked out wonderfully for the Doe that had kits recently. Greatest thing was it cost me nada. I used pallet wood, nails I had around already, and scraps from the wire bottom from the rabbit hutch(also built from pallet wood but really ugly and less than likely to get posted around here ;)







In addition here are some shots of the fence out of pallets as well as a chicken run I built. Well chicken and rabbit. It has since had a plywood top added to one side and a screen quarter. I then added a hinged door to the other quarter to keep the flock in and the flock eaters out.






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All very nice! I love the rabbit box!
 

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Very creative on the rabbit box! :thumbsup

Do you have wire or wood floors in your hutches?
 

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Well the doe and kits are actually in a large aquarium. I can keep this in the garage with a light for the kits since it has been cold. The buck is in a wire hutch, though he spends days out in a fenced garden area that is around 40X20 after some odds and ends chicken coop, chicken run etc.

Why do you ask?

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BrewCrew said:
Well the doe and kits are actually in a large aquarium. I can keep this in the garage with a light for the kits since it has been cold. The buck is in a wire hutch, though he spends days out in a fenced garden area that is around 40X20 after some odds and ends chicken coop, chicken run etc.

Why do you ask?

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The reason I ask is that I always let mine have babies outside in wirefloor hutches with wooden boxes. I figured the babies were on the wire of the box over bedded down wooden floors.
 

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Well I went with the aquarium for warmth. I have some wire floor hutches and they will be the home for the next litter. I added the wire to the bottom of the next box to help with cleaning and because the site I went to called for the wire.

Anyway thanks for the comments.

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with the wire bottom won't the bunny have a hard time eating the night droppings? When we had bun buns I remember the vet telling us to have a solid floor on the nesting box/area so that they can eat their poo at night(different type than the little cocoa puffs that you normally see). Just wondering.
 

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I am not sure never heard about that. So far it is working out.

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Wannabefree said:
All very nice! I love the rabbit box!
Definitely, the rabbit box is the best. Wooden pallets are very cost effective and are probably a good choice.
 
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