DIY Wire Rabbit Cages and Equipment

Your rabbitry dreams move from concept to reality with these plans for rabbit houses.

| 2012 Guide to Backyard Rabbits

  • Rabbit Hutches
    Build an affordable, durable wire rabbit hutch for the outdoors, in a spot well-ventilated and lit, but that also can be adapted to limit the draft in colder weather.
    Nate Skow
  • Hutch Frame
    This hutch frame houses a wire cage and will allow droppings to fall right out of the bottom, perfect for collecting excellent fertilizer for the vegetable garden.
    Nate Skow
  • Brown Rabbit In Tractor
    Another option is a movable rabbit tractor that will provide your rabbits access to fresh grass.
    Galam/Fotolia
  • White Rabbit Indoor Hutch
    This indoor hutch has a metal exterior waterer above, metal feeder, and waste catcher underneath.
    iStockphoto.com/Pamela Moore
  • Rabbit Shed
    This shed plan allows for plenty of flexibility. Eight 2-by-4s and one 1-by-2 are the only pieces of lumber you need. Make it your own to accomodate your backyard rabbits.
    Nate Skow
  • Brown And White Rabbit In Cage
    Regular observation is crucial, and should be part of the fun of raising backyard rabbits.
    Nimaverick/Fotolia
  • Wire Bending For Rabbit Cage
    Using a hammer, make the four corner bends of the cage sides by bending each around the length of the 2-by-4.
    Nate Skow
  • DIY Wire Rabbit Cage
    The most common type of wire used for sides and tops of huches is 14-gauge wire woven in 1-by-2-inch mesh.
    Nate Skow
  • Floppy Eared Rabbit
    Each buck should have his own hutch.
    Dzain/Fotolia

  • Rabbit Hutches
  • Hutch Frame
  • Brown Rabbit In Tractor
  • White Rabbit Indoor Hutch
  • Rabbit Shed
  • Brown And White Rabbit In Cage
  • Wire Bending For Rabbit Cage
  • DIY Wire Rabbit Cage
  • Floppy Eared Rabbit

It’s an incident I’ll surely remember for as long as we garden. One day last summer, I walked out to the backyard – either heading out to feed the hens or towards the garden for an early-afternoon watering, I don’t remember which — and something caught my eye in our lettuce patch.

One of the neighborhood rabbits, belly apparently as full as could be, lay there, passed out amongst the greens. As I got close, he came to, struggled to his feet like an overweight hobo waking up to catch a train, and — looking more like a tortoise than a hare — ambled off, leaving behind a barren patch of greens and garden soil that my sweat had fallen upon during early season preparation.

In the moments that followed, I started thinking about rabbit traps and bunny recipes.

Then, a funny thing happened while cruising the pages of GRIT’s 2012 Guide to Backyard Rabbits and seeing the efficiency and logic in raising rabbits in small spaces: I began entertaining the idea of having my own backyard rabbitry.



Be it chickens, bees, pigs or rabbits, the first step towards keeping any type of backyard animal is looking at the required housing and equipment. When it comes to raising rabbits in your backyard, multiple options lend themselves to creatively deciding which type of structure will provide your rabbits the highest quality of life.

Rabbit houses: indoors or out?

The first major decision is whether your rabbitry — or really, your location and space — is better suited to keeping rabbits inside or out. These critters are most comfortable at 50 to 69 degrees Fahrenheit, although they can withstand temperatures well below freezing and higher than 100, if their cages — the place where they will most likely spend nearly all of their time — are set up to make conditions most optimal.

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5/7/2018 9:05:37 PM

I used the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own rabbit cages – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)


www.EasyWoodwork.org
5/7/2018 9:05:28 PM

I used the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build mine – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)


www.EasyWoodwork.org
5/7/2018 9:01:55 PM

I used the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own rabbit cage – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)







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