In the wild outside, the hare burrows to live. The rabbit cave is not deep into the ground, but feeds a fairly long section below the topsoil. The entrance to the cave is only narrow enough for rabbits to get in, but at the end of the cave they dig open wide to make a place to hide from enemies and to line nests. Also from this end of the cave, every child wisely digs two extra niches to escape when pursued by enemies.
As for domestic rabbits, including industrial farming, everyone kept them locked up in pens, so they can be kept in place. Industrial rabbits have been tamed for many generations, so they are very brave and slow moving, considering the narrow cage is the safest and most ideal place for them, so no one is thinking of escaping like Newly caught hare breeds.
I. The style of the rabbit cage
The rabbit cage is built in a rectangular box, looking just like a chicken coop. The other thing is that the rabbit cage must have high legs (or have to be placed up high) about 70cm, or 80cm from the ground to make it easy to clean and wash the barn, because rabbit waste and all grass they eat are fragile. They are scattered quite a lot down the trough, down to the floor after each meal.
The frame of the cage can be closed with wooden bars or even bamboo bars, but it is best welded with iron. The wall of the cage can be assembled with a board, with bamboo bars except for the front of the cage, so the wire mesh should be stretched to easily observe all activities of the animals inside. The bottom of the cage should also be closed with a small mesh of wire mesh so that the rabbits’ waste can all go down the litter trough or the floor of the cage.
Say so, but raising industrial rabbits for hundreds of thousands of children. To create durability and hygiene, every place should be closed with iron frame and all six sides of the cage wall are covered with small mesh (1cm2) and painted to prevent rust. Such a cage is very well ventilated, suitable for the rabbit’s lifestyle.
The barn door should be on top of the barn. The door should be large enough to allow easy access to rabbits. No matter what material the wall of the cage is made of, the lid should be well-locked to prevent any rabbit enemies from entering.
The rabbit cage can be closed into two or three levels (“battery cage”). Under each top floor of the cage should have a trough to collect rabbit feces and urine (should use plastic sheet that is both light and durable because it does not rust), so that the rabbit downstairs can always live a clean and good life.
II. The size of the male rabbit cage
Male rabbits under three months of age can collect collectively a few, three to ten in a cage so that they compete to eat and grow quickly. But at the age of starting to heat, each animal must be raised in a separate cage, so they will be strong.
The male rabbit cage must be built to be sure, but also large enough. The purpose is not to have enough space for it to live in, but also where it breeds. As you probably know, when the female rabbits are in heat, you have to move the female rabbits to the male rabbits cage for the breeding to get good results. They need a room large enough to chase and play with each other for a while, then mate. So, if you find the male rabbit’s cage is too cramped, this will interfere with this breeding. Therefore, the size of the male rabbit’s cage should be 1m wide, 70cm deep, and a cage height of about 50cm or more.
III. Size of breeding hare
Female rabbits under three months of age can be kept in the same cage with many other female rabbits of the same age. But, when they reach adulthood, each female rabbit must be kept in a separate cage for convenient care.
The female rabbit’s cage also needs to have the same amount of space as the male rabbit’s cage to suit her way of life.
During pregnancy, with such a compartment looks quite spacious to it. However, closer to the day of delivery, the farrowing nest was placed in a corner of the barn by the owner. Then the young rabbits grow up by day, they need a large “playground” to play and run, so this time, the area of the cage that seems to be wide becomes narrow.
IV. Size of nursery
Baby rabbits are groups of rabbits that are single until they are two or three months old. This rabbit needs special care and also has to regularly check the health of each baby to see if it is wrong. Because if “poorly raised”, the rate of loss of baby rabbits is many times higher than that of adult rabbits.
Baby rabbits are raised in groups, each with a few or more stalls, and of course they are of the same age.
Depending on the number of baby rabbits that need to be raised more or less, the area of the cage to keep them should be wide or narrow. On average, one square meter of floor area can house ten new mothers, or five or six three-month old rabbits.
The nursery should be wide, not tall (about 40cm high). In general, the style of the cage and the packing material of the baby rabbits is the same as the cage for other rabbits.
V. Size of broiler cage
Meat rabbits usually come in two types. One kind from single rabbits does not meet the standards to breed so they are raised for meat. This type only needs to be raised for two to three months before it can be released. Another type of rabbits with old or poor mating ability and old female rabbits with poor reproduction should be discarded early.
Non-fertile rabbits are eliminated for fattening for one or two months and then sold for meat.
Meat rabbits share a few children in a cage so that they compete to eat quickly. Because it limits the movement of the rabbits, the cage for them does not need to be too large, just to have enough room for them to comfortably handle. So, if the cage is large, it can be divided into many compartments for farming.