Life in his own house outside the city limitsIt attracts many: fresh air, the absence of the usual hustle and, of course, physical work, which brings certain benefits. No matter what you grow on the site. You can simply confine colors. When you are holding in your hands a banal cucumber, which they themselves and nurtured, are experiencing an unusual feeling of pride and joy of oneness with nature. And you know exactly what you have created a pure product. Gradually, an idea, not whether to have chickens or rabbits. For rabbits, for example, you can build with their own hands rabbitry. But first, consider whether you are willing to keep these animals?
Advantages of the idea of breeding rabbits are obvious:
- Meat. Rabbit meat - dietary product that is useful forpeople of all ages. It contains a set of amino acid, promotes the synthesis of protein in the human body. In addition, it is low-fat and natural food.
- Liver. Let one animal is found only 100 grams of liver, but it is a real delicacy.
- Skins. Currying not only requires additional time and knowledge, but also of special preparations. Not the fact that their search and application will want to spend their time.
- Bones and other wastes. These foods can be cooked and, in the form of soup, give the dog.
- Manure. On the qualities that manure is superior pigs and cows, but inferior equine. In spring and autumn it can be added to the soil, and it will answer you with a nice yield.
- Communication. Even a simple contemplation of these lovely pussies gives a lot of positive emotions.
But in the last paragraph advantages already lies the catch. About cons rabbit also worth telling:
- Slaughter. Yes, you have to kill rabbits. Even if it is mediocre, agriculture, hire someone to do the work does not make sense.
- Mortality. These animals are often sick and rarely cured. Especially in the summer, when it's the wave of the epidemic.
- Accommodation. In this article you will read how to make themselves rabbitry, so that this problem can be ignored.
- Food. What got these discerning animals there will not be. They eat up to 30 times a day, but most of the food and drink just spoil the mixing of waste. Conclusion: The quality of feed should be plenty.
- Reproduction. Despite the theoretical fertility of these animals, the offspring can be a lot of practice, it may not be at all.
- Breed. To maintain the level of population, twice a year required a change of the male-producer.
Here is the main minuses rabbit. If we add to them laborious cleaning, control of rodents and daily finding owners Mode Pet Care, it becomes clear that the rabbit - is not easy. If these prospects are not afraid, we will talk about the animals placed.
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How to build a good rabbitry, not knowinghow many individuals it will live? If you just want to have animals "on trial", only one rabbit to the offspring. They easily cost 1-3 cells at the site. To meat intake was regular and uninterrupted, need 20-30 individuals of different ages in different categories.
For starters, you can have multiple rabbits and care for them during the warm season to determine how this activity fits your plans
There are recommended cell sizes for rabbits. That's on them and we will be guided.
If you need to accommodate two adults, enough to build a two-part room. design parameters:
- length of 140 cm;
- width of 60-70 cm;
- height from 50 to 70 cm.
Along the edges of the construction placed bunker drinkersand feeders. So the animals will be harder to get into their paws. Between the sections is placed a sloping grid, which can be put hay. This internal construction is called Senik. To save space on the site, rabbitry can be arranged in two tiers. In addition to the compactness of this design allows you to add animal feed faster and faster cleaning process.
A small cell of two sections, perfect for keeping a pair of rabbits: all that is necessary for them to have this building
The room for the young construct, focusing on the following parameters:
- length of approximately 200 - 300 cm;
- width up to 100 cm;
- height in the range of 35 to 60 cm.
For young individuals, whose age does not exceed2 months, you need to calculate the actual volume of the cell, based on the total number of animals. One such rabbit needs a minimum area of 0.12 m2.
To place a female with offspring, should be at least 0.6 m2. For newborn rabbits in a cage placed special nest box, which must have the following parameters:
- length 35 cm;
- height 30 cm;
- width 25 cm.
This box mother and her rabbits will feel relaxed.
The simplest nest box looks like this, it is easy to build. Inside you can put hay or sawdust, to the kids feel comfortable
For the construction of the rabbitry is needed regardinginexpensive but durable material. Note that, for all its sweetness, your future pets are rodents. This means that any structure they are absolutely sure to try on a tooth.
The rabbits - rodents, so the internal bars made of wood, it is necessary to protect them from attacks. It is easy to make the protection of tin
If you want those parts of the framework thatmade of wood, have served more than one season, upholster them with metal. In order not to buy it specially for this purpose can be adjusted from the tin cans of beer or galvanized steel for roofing. These additional works does not leave much time, but the useful life of the cells will increase at least ten years, or even more.
The cheapest and easiest material for the frame -it sticks out of wood, the cross section of which is 50x50 mm. The wood is not impregnated with an antiseptic. This impregnation is toxic enough to ease young animals. It is better to carefully dry the frame. It increases its durability.
Rabbitry of a well dried wood frame can be considered as the most cost-effective design: it will serve you more than one season
For the roof of each tier structure must betake a waterproof material. Flat or wavy slate for this is perfect. If the construction will be on the street, do not take it to the roof of metal. This material has an unpleasant property very hot in the sun. As a result, the cell actually turn in the oven.
Now you need to choose the material for the frame plating. For this purpose, it is best to fit galvanized wire mesh netting, which is the size of a cell is 20x20 mm. Incidentally, the very name of the netting and something of their own received from the word "rabbit", spoken in English.
To the side of the structure, its doors and facadeuse steel mesh. Office for laying hay - Senik, located between the sections, you need to draw from the grid, whose cells have a size of 50x50 mm. So the animals easier to get to the food they need.
flat galvanized mesh is used for the bottom withmesh 25x25 mm or 10x25 mm. Its styling is done by carrying wooden slats. This solution allows for faster cleaning. After a sufficiently large cell cal rabbits simply fails. It does not adhere to the timber nor nor galvanized surface, which would have each time to scrape away. Manure accumulation occurs, or in a special hopper or on the ground, if it rolls down the inclined surface of the lower tier of the roof structure.
As a rule, solid flooring for rabbitry notIt applied. The reason is that the caustic timber immediately absorbs urine, and feces are simply adhered thereto. As a result of the microclimate in the cell is deteriorating, and the board quickly begin to rot. So better to make the bottom grate. For this purpose, Planed bars for the floor. The gap between adjacent bars does not exceed 1 cm.
In this picture is clearly visible lath floor, each reechka protected from rodent teeth small metal strips
Rabbits do not tolerate drafts and can get sick. To avoid this, the rear wall of the structure is hollow. To create it you can use polycarbonate boards, simple plywood or OSB panels.
If the construction will be on the street, itsupporting frame is made of metal. Thus, the load-bearing structure of the welded corner 45x45 mm with options. Then it is simply filled ready sections collected from a stamped grid. Hooking the grid need to within the welded steel rod. Another option - a wooden frame. How to do it, read below.
You need to know that the animals are on the feetappear corns, they bring suffering to the animal. To avoid this, you can set on the floor of a small sheet of plywood to protect the foot. But such fanerki necessary to periodically extract, clean and dry thoroughly.
Such an element as fanerka, only those cells where the floor is made entirely of flat netting. It is necessary to rabbits did not appear corns
Grid neither rain, nor snow from the animals will not be able to protect. Such a cell is better to place under a canopy of slate or in the barn.
Nikolai Zolotukhin many years engaged in breeding of fur-bearing animals are well studied their habits and, summing up his experience, has created his own method of effective equipment rabbitries.
Combined floor looks that way: a little more solid sloping front and a mesh width of 15-20 cm from the rear wall of the rabbitry
- Making floor combined: the front part is in the form of an inclined floor of a flat slate, and the back should be made of a steel mesh;
- Feeders, are poured into grains do not simply hopper and a rotary structure, in which case they will be easy to fill not only, but also to clean.
Such non-standard floor surface is selectedZolotukhin is no coincidence, but on the basis of reliable statistical data and own observations. Approximately 95% of rabbits celebrate small need against the back wall of the cell. Just where the grid is located. There also gets 70% of feces. The rest of the animals scatter feces all over the floor, but it is dry, so it is much easier to sweep.
Simple rotary feeder from Zolotukhin different from the usual bunker so that it can expand slightly pulling the
Bedding, which would absorb moisture, NikolaiIvanovic only uses to teach youngsters to urinate at the back of the room. His buildings always dry, and time to clean it has to spend less than others. Details of the method Zolotukhin see in the video.
To accurately calculate the consumption of materials,necessary for the rabbitry devices need or use a ready drawing or make your own sketch, based on the size suggested above. After buying the material, you can start to work.
This is a two-section drawing of a bunk cells, which can contain four adult rabbits. It is equipped with Intersection Senik, drinkers and feeders bunker
If the frame is wood, cut tothe size of the rack and connect them with the screws. Always make sure that there are no distortions. To do this, check the level of the horizontal surface, and a square - vertical. First collect the front and rear frames. Now, using a short jumper ceiling and floor, we combine them into a single structure.
If you look at the side of the rabbitry, clearly it shows exactly how to do it the roof that she was inclined
The frame is ready. Now set bars and doors Senik. Puts lath floor, not forgetting that the gap between its elements must not exceed 10 mm. After completing this work, cut into a grid and plywood to attach them to the frame with screws.
Now roofing. For the first level of the roof can be used waterproof sheet QSB. Cut out his way to the edge of the sheet for 10-15 cm advocated the cell dimensions. For the construction of the second level take wavy slate. It is attached to the oblique bars of the frame.
It remains only to install the doors of OSB panels, waterers and feeders bunker. Job completed. Watch the video, it will help you in your job?
Another rabbitry, this time all season, is the master who made his own hands. Below we provide construction drawing and a video made by the author himself.
Another option rabbitry, this time it is equipped with warm compartments that help furry animals to successfully survive the cold and bad weather
A video with the instructions: