How to build an enclosure for rabbits
- 21 Jun 03:30
- Advantages of
- Aperture Release
- Enclosure Design
- Enclosure Installation and Fixing Pillars
- Assemblage of
- Layouts What you need to know
A racket hinge - the design is very simple and convenient. Such homes for thefor their animals collect today a lot of farmers. In the middle of the last century, the voluntary method of breeding rabbits in our country was very widely practiced. Subsequently, they, unfortunately, were forgotten. But not long ago, she again became popular. And for obvious reasons. First, such a way of content is much more humane in relation to animals than cellular, and secondly, it often shows great economic efficiency. Particularly good this technique is suitable for owners of small rabbit and farms.
Aperture Placement The main advantage of this method of content is that rabbits grow and develop practically at will. By their nature, they are very active and in the cells feel depressed. Facilitates the keeping of the rabbits of life and the farmers themselves. After all, in this case, to feed, drink animals and maintain their homes cleanliness is much easier. You do not need to pay attention to each cell individually. The weight of rabbits with the content of the content is gaining much faster. Also, in this case, the fertility of animals increases and the incidence is reduced due to illness.
It is an enclosure, which is fairly large in area, enclosed by a grid-rabitsuyu and usually closed on top of it or some kind of canopy. Locate this design most often next to the barn or set along the back wall of small shelters for animals. Inside, feeders and several drinkers are placed. Along the front wall sometimes arrange compartments under the hay, grass or green branches.
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Preparation of materials
When setting up an enclosure with your own hands, first of all you should choose the right rabbit. It is best to take a painted one. Otherwise, in a few years, the rusty grid will have to be replaced. Pay attention to the size of the cells of the material. It should not be too large. Otherwise, after some interesting rabbit can push the head into the cell and suffocate. The rabbit is sold in width of 1 and 1,5 m. For the cage better fit the last option.
The supporting posts for the fence are simpler to make from a beam of 50x50 or 100x100 mm. You can use both metal pipes of round or square cross section. The ends of the beams, prepared under the pillars, should be lubricated with exhaust machine oil or drying oil. Bitumen is highly recommended. Such a trowel does not allow the tree to "breathe", which leads to the development of internal rotting processes.
House for rabbits is knocked out of boards or padlocks on a cobblestone frame. If the animals are supposed to be kept in winter, the shelter needs to be warmed up. Cheapest to use mineral wool for this. You will also need a polyethylene film or some other waterproofing. Roofs of houses can be closed with roofing material. But it is better to use a profile sheet for this purpose. Rabbits are very fond of jumping on the roof of their repositories. Therefore, soft material may soon be simply torn by claws.
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The design of the
The area of the cage for rabbits should be such that each animal feels inside itself as comfortably as possible. Usually, constructs of this type are constructed in such a way that the animal had at least 1-1,5 square.m space. One of the drawbacks of aviary breeding is the inability to control playback. Meanwhile, solving this problem is easy. For this, in the aviaries simply fenced a place for manufacturers and arranged for them separate houses.
A feeder for rabbits in the general cage can be set to one large massive. Drink is usually used by several. The dimensions of the feeder should be such that the whole herd could accommodate it at the same time without pesky and fights. Drink is best attached with screws to the pillars. Rabbits really like to turn them over from time to time. For manufacturers of feeders and drinkers set separately.
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Floor installation and installation of fence posts
As the rabbits can do very well, with the installation of the cage it is necessary to deepen the grid rabitsey to the ground by one meter. It is possible to fill the floor with a very thick concrete screw. In this case, most likely, it is quite enough 5 cm. For pouring, usually used solution, made of cement grade not less than M400, large sand and gravel in the proportion 1х3х5.
The screw itself is flooded as follows:
After installing the fence, the foundation pit on the concrete will need to simply fill the ground with the top. Under the pillars in the soil, with a step of approximately 2-3 m, the pits are excavated at a depth of 45-50 cm. At the bottom of them are piled crushed stone. Then set the racks themselves and concrete them with a solution prepared in the proportion of 1x4, or fall asleep with rubble and wrap geotextiles. The layout of the reference pillar is slightly below. At the next step, the racks connect the crossbars. At the bottom they are allowed along the edge of the concrete tie. At the top, set the crossbar at a height equal to the width of the rabbit. If the cage is supposed to be covered with a grid or a canopy, the fence should be made higher. Otherwise it will not be too comfortable to hold the sanberi.
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Build a house
The shelter for rabbits in a cage is made as follows:
Too tall houses do not need to. Run around and jump to rabbits in the cage in any case is where. In small rooms, they will be much warmer in winter. Therefore, the height of 40-50 cm is quite enough.
Once the houses are ready, the enclosures cover the rabbit and arrange the partitions between the departments for manufacturers.
Secure the grid to the cross bars and pillars by wire or looped nails. Of course, in the cage should be made gates( common to each manufacturer).
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What you need to know
A small aperture is best suited above the canopy. The great must be covered with rabitsyu. Otherwise, rabbits can jump on the houses, and then pop out. Reliable protection of the net will be forty, cats and, possibly, even foxes who can "take" rather high obstacles.
Fasten the rabbit from the top in the same ways - on the wire or nails. Sometimes inexperienced animal troops have an enclosure for rabbits in close proximity to the poultry house. You can not do this in any way. Poultry and rabbits often suffer from the same diseases. And if chickens, ducks and geese are more or less resistant to all kinds of infections, then, unfortunately, it is not possible for rabbits to say this.
Of course, it has some features and the content of rabbits in the cages. Like cells, such "shelter" should be cleaned periodically( once a week).The houses are disinfected with a solution of the means "Linen" once a month. In this case, they are sprayed both from the inside and outside. Similarly, polish and mesh are processed. In cages rabbits get sick much less often than in cells.
However, if infection continues to spread, in the short term you can lose all the flock right away. After all, the enclosed rabbits get in contact with each other very closely. For the same reason, you should be very careful about choosing a feed supplier. Often the infection gets to the cage just because of the infected grain.