Rabbit Housing: Planning, Building, and Equipping Facilities for Humanely Raising Healthy Rabbits [NOOK Book]

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This is the definitive guide to safe, sanitary, and efficient facilities for your rabbits. Bennett provides clear, step-by-step instructions for building all-wire hutches and the necessary accessories, including feeders, watering systems, nest boxes, and surrounding shelters and fencing. He includes building plans for both small- and large-scale facilities, as well as guidelines for making your rabbit housing as attractive as it is functional. From the direction a hutch door should swing to how to ensure proper ...
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Rabbit Housing: Planning, Building, and Equipping Facilities for Humanely Raising Healthy Rabbits

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Overview

This is the definitive guide to safe, sanitary, and efficient facilities for your rabbits. Bennett provides clear, step-by-step instructions for building all-wire hutches and the necessary accessories, including feeders, watering systems, nest boxes, and surrounding shelters and fencing. He includes building plans for both small- and large-scale facilities, as well as guidelines for making your rabbit housing as attractive as it is functional. From the direction a hutch door should swing to how to ensure proper ventilation and protection from predators, this reference covers everything you need to know to create a healthy, productive rabbit-raising operation.
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This book delivers, providing plans for a full range of rabbit homes, from a simple metal hutch to a full rabbitry. Bennett has more than 50 years of rabbit-raising experience and has authored half a dozen books on the topic. No-nonsense advice plus focus on materials and products leave little room for error. There is something here for both the experienced breeder and the beginner. The building projects are clearly described with line drawings illustrating construction and technique. VERDICT This excellent manual should be paired with any rabbit care guides, and, with the development of urban farming, should see a growing demand. A sterling work and highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603428958
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 7/13/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 347,357
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Bob Bennett is the author of six books on rabbit raising, including Storey's Guide to Raising Rabbits, as well as numerous magazine and newspaper articles. He has served as the editor of Rabbits magazine, has been a contributing editor to Countryside magazine, and is the founder of Domestic Rabbits and a past director of the American Rabbit Breeders Association. Bennett lives in Vermont, where he has raised rabbits for more than 50 years.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter One: Planning Your Rabbitry
A Brief History
Primary Considerations

Chapter Two: Building All-Wire Hutches
Choosing Welded Wire
Sizing the Hutch
Planning the Door
Plan: Easy Wire Hutch
Multiple Hutches
Plan: 10 Small Hutches
Plan: Top-Opening Hutch

Chapter Three: Outfitting the Hatch
Types of Feeders
Watering Methods
Installing a Watering System
The Best Nest Box
Plan: Wire Nest Box with Flanges
Plan: Wire Nest Box without Flanges

Building Your Own Carrying Cage

Chapter Four: Sheltering a Backyard Rabbitry
Simple Three-Wall Structures
Closed Buildings
Installing Hutches
Fencing All Around

Chapter Five: Building and Outfitting a Big Operation
Heating and Cooling
Ventilation
Manure Management

Chapter Six: Tools, Equipment, and Routines
The Necessities
Optional Items
Miscellaneous Equipment
Rabbitry Routine

Resources
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2013

    Great!

    I havd been waiting for someone to write one of these that werent about people or cats. Did you know male cats have a barbed pe.nis so cat se.x would really hurt

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    Posted December 17, 2013

    XY

    Good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2014

    Hawkmoon

    I'll answer any question you ask! Just, you gotta ask first. LOL.

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