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Of coarse Grandpa had to build a hutch to keep it in and Grandma had to inspect and approve it.
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#1 posted 03-02-2011 06:38 PM
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#2 posted 03-02-2011 06:50 PM
Kids got to have animals to care for, well if at all possible. I know I learned tremendous amounts of responsibility and reality by raising livestock or pets. My girls are now doing the same and they love thier horses and chickens. Will probably expand to calves and goats too. Who knows.
This is an impressive shop. I thought I was space spoiled but you got me beat.
-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)
#3 posted 03-02-2011 07:03 PM
Thanks Guys, Kids, Grandkids, and Greatgrandkids keep me hopping. And you are right about animals and kids. There are many lessons for kids in careing for animals.
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#4 posted 03-02-2011 09:31 PM
Whoa! I’m having a hard time getting past the size of your shop Grandpa! Nice rabbit hutch! One minor point though, the best wire hardware floor for rabbits is 1/2” square screen. I raised rabbits as a kid, and any screen size bigger than that will give a rabbit sore feet. It’s big enough to allow the waste balls and urine to pass thru but still give the rabbit a solid enough floor for healthy feet (paws?). But back to the size of your shop! Wow! I’d give anything for a shop that big. Another thing, my daughter raised rabbits as a kid too. Now she’s got her own horse farm! Ans she lavishes as much tender care on those horses as she did that bunny! A nice, heartwarming story. You’re a great grandpa!John Z
-- 70 is the new 50!
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#5 posted 03-02-2011 09:58 PM
WOW I agree what a cool shop space…. the rabbit hutch beats mine out by far LOL
-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug
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#6 posted 03-03-2011 02:01 AM
Looks great. Reminds me of the New Zealand White I kept at one time in a similar cage. TIP: Put a start of Red Worms below the cage and you will never run out of fishin’ worms.
-- Don't apprentice under anyone with less than ten fingers.
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#7 posted 03-03-2011 03:42 AM
Great idea for the grandkids. Rabbits make good pets. I have raised them on and off for years.
I do have to agree with jonzo about the 1/2” screen on the bottom. Not only to protect his feet but also so some predator can’t get hold of a paw or tail and pull it through the wire. It would be a good idea to wrap the lower leg area with wire too to keep predators from getting under it. I would also provide a small area of solid floor outside the nest box and a solid back panel to give protection from wind. I like the hinged roof so the rabbit can’t easily jump out. A side opening door can be left open or unlatched. I had that happen more than once.
-- Les B, Oregon
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