Setting Up A Rabbitry



The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 91 – June 14, 2018 – Setting Up A Rabbitry.

Question For Today’s Podcast Episode:


Ty Asks – What are some best ways to set up a rabbitry? I have three does and a buck in separate outdoor hutches at this time. I have been receiving large amounts of request for rabbit meat. So in order to capitalize I want to expand my operation. I was thinking of building a small rabbit specific barn but i have no clue where to start. What should the dimensions be, what type of ventilation should i use, what kind of watering system works best, should I make it climate controlled, etc. And how to do all of this without breaking the bank?


I Discuss:

Best place to put a rabbitry

Options for building design

Affordable cage options

Climate control

Best ways to create good ventilation

Rabbit watering setups

Manure management


Resources Mentioned: 

16 Inch Outdoor Wall Exhaust Fan With Automatic Shutters – https://amzn.to/2JANXJ6


36in x 50ft 1/2 in 19 gauge Hardware Cloth Galvanized Welded Cage Wire Mesh Rolls –  https://amzn.to/2HHiaAx


Brass Rabbit Nipple Gravity Feed starter Kit by Rabbitnipples.com – https://amzn.to/2sVih6X


Recommendations: 

Join the Facebook Group Backyard Meat Rabbits – https://www.facebook.com/groups/Backyard.Meat.Rabbits/


The Homestead Life:

A segment where each episode I share something that’s better in my life because of homesteading.


I really enjoy providing for the homestead through fishing. Fishing has always been fun for me and I’ve always ate some of what I caught long before homesteading but now I not only look at it as recreation but as an act of provision for the homestead. It has become another way to put healthy food in the home and it’s a good feeling to know your accomplishing something meaningful for yourself and your family. 


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