Setting Up A Rabbitry


The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 91 – June 14, 2018 – Setting Up A Rabbitry.

Question For Today’s Podcast Episode:


Ty Asks – What are some best ways to set up a rabbitry? I have three does and a buck in separate outdoor hutches at this time. I have been receiving large amounts of requests for rabbit meat. So in order to capitalize, I want to expand my operation. I was thinking of building a small rabbit-specific barn but I have no clue where to start. What should the dimensions be, what type of ventilation should I use, what kind of watering system works best, should I make it climate controlled, etc. And how to do all of this without breaking the bank?


I Discuss:

  • Best place to put a rabbitry
  • Options for building design
  • Affordable cage options
  • Climate control
  • Best ways to create good ventilation
  • Rabbit watering setups
  • Manure management


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The Homestead Life:

A segment where each episode I share something that’s better in my life because of homesteading.


I really enjoy providing for the homestead through fishing. Fishing has always been fun for me and I’ve always eaten some of what I caught long before homesteading but now I not only look at it as recreation but as an act of provision for the homestead. It has become another way to put healthy food in the home and it’s a good feeling to know you’re accomplishing something meaningful for yourself and your family. 


Harold Thornbro

Author, Blogger, Podcaster, Public Speaker, Teacher, Homesteading and Permaculture Enthusiast. If You're Looking For Me, You'll Find Me In The Garden.

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