Building your own rabbit hutch costs less than purchasing commercially manufactured hutches. Hutches range from easy to extremely difficult, depending on the style and pattern used. You can make your own rabbit hutch easily with a ready-to-build kit or by purchasing the supplies and designing your own.
Easy to build rabbit hutches should be simple enough to complete in a short period of time. The hutches are usually simple in design and require very few supplies and tools. Instructions should be clearly illustrated and easy to read.
Rabbit hutch kits are available for purchase and range from simple to complex. Easy rabbit hutch kits are precut, ready to put together and require few tools to accomplish. The price range varies depending on the company and design, though purchased hutches usually cost more than building your own.
You can make your own simple rabbit hutch with two-by-four wooden boards, chicken wire and canvas. Use 1-inch mesh for the sides and 1/2-inch mesh for the bottoms to prevent the rabbit’s feet from slipping through. Build a wooden frame and secure the wire mesh to the frame. Use a canvas cover to protect the rabbit from wind and rain.
- "Back to Basics: A Backyard Guide to Traditional Skills"; Abigail R. Gehring; 2008
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