Wednesday, February 25, 2009

No more water-bottles

Three double rows of cages, all on the automatic water system. What a time saver!

The flush valves at the ends of the rows. This is needed to flush the water system so the lines stay clean and the water fresh.

Bracing is up for the third and last part of the building. This is needed to hang the cages from. There can be as much as 40#'s + of rabbits per cage by the time they reach fryer stage.


2 comments:

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket and Yesteryear Embroideries said...

My aunt and uncle used to raise rabbits to sell for meat. I have had rabbit once or twice to eat....it was good. It is quite a job it looks like for what you are doing and doing so well! blessings,Kathleen

Sunny said...

Thanks Kathleen, for stopping by and thanks for your comments! My dear hubby has done a lot of work on this project,renovating the cattle barn. We sell our 10 wk old fryers live to a company in Rogers AR. They pick up every 2 wks.
I really enjoy working with the rabbits. In my slideshow I tried to show the progression from new borns to Jr does at 4 months old and one of the new jr bucks. They grow so fast and it always fascinates me to see the almost daily changes! Also, you can substitute rabbit meat in any recipe that calls for chicken. Rabbits also produce the absolute best garden fertilizer in that you can use it fresh and it won't burn your plants. In addition, for those who have heavy garden soils, it is a great additive, You will see a major difference in just 1 year. Okay .... off my soap-box :)