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A more “official count“ revealed this trio of does kindled 22 kits. Here’s Belle’s group of 6 at 1 week. She was a first timer this go round.

p.s, the poop slide is getting a workout these days too!
 

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I finished the foundation for the outdoor poop slide today. Got a couple coats of log oil on and it can set till Monday when i’ll put the remaining FRP panels in place and glass the seams.
I hope to have the cage hung and the wall penetrations open for business right after that!
 

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Got a bit further along with the poop slide today, the overlay was epoxied to the ply- underlayment and the edging is done. made a nice gutter drain and got it cut in as well.
Had to build a hootch over the thing to keep everything above 60. Tomorrow i’ll do some final trim work and paint the joint seams. Cage hanging will be Thursday now.

Bunnies are excited to get outside and it will be nice to close out this project. I had no idea i’d spend this much time on it!

King of the hill, i guess?
 

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Today was huge and the Bunnies now have almost 16 sq. ft. Per pen.

I have some portable chain link panels to wrap around these outside pens giving me a 12 by 12 dog or cat free enclosure and then i’ll be as comfortable As the Bunnies.

Wish i would have drempt up this integral gutter drain before doing the one inside, i like it way better.
 
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The chainlink enclosure came together today and except for the gate, HOPPER HAVEN RABBITRY IS DONE.
The gate can come anytime before fall, right now i just slide the right hand panel some; if i need in.

Now, back to Gardening.
 

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SOOO Cute!!! :love
When I was a kid I had 2 rabbits and an accidental litter of rabbit "fur worms."
UNfortunately, I couldn't get myself to have more than pets. Don't know if I could butcher a rabbit for meat, even with today's meat prices.
It's been hard ENOUGH to train Eva (now 3yo GS) from a puppy to not mouth the cats, which she doesn't, although she Does still chase them.
No WAY, could I get her to not kill a rabbit, bc we have a plethora of wild rabbits on the property, and the cats get their occasional kills, plus she and Pyg (Lab mix, 13 1/2 yo) have had a few baby rabbits.
I am impressed!
 

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Everyone got a spring treat today and are shown here “branching out”.😊
 

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I want to be gone a few days this summer and needed a way to automate the rabbit waterer’s. This was the most labor intensive part of the chores. When i set this up it was winter and my system proved it self during that time.
Nothing’s freezing now so a full circulating system is not needed so i bought a good pressure regulator and re-plumbed the entire water system, upgrading some other things as i went.
1. Built a copper manifold and made a wall penetration.
2. Finished the copper work inside and hooked up the regulator.
3. Re-plumbed the line to include the upper tier this time and made a PVC manifold that will tie both the summer and the winter system to the line. The lower line with the plug is where the pump line will tie in later.

After a little messing around, i got the pressure where the bunnies like it and at this point im done watering the rabbits until things start freezing in late October!
 
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