When I woke up this morning, I had no idea that I would be completely rebuilding my rabbit pen.
However, the bunnies escaped not once, but twice. Then I got to run around the yard catching rabbits. They’re hard to catch for able-bodied people, and I’ve had a stroke and can’t run… So that was interesting. (I’m 2 1/2 months into raising rabbits, and they’re still a month away from breeding age. I don’t fully know what I’m doing, so they’ve escaped a lot)
After the second escape, I realized the first time wasn’t a fluke, and I took a hard look at the rabbit pen. Patching it may not have fixed the problem, so I redid the whole thing (with the old materials, which saved money).
I hauled the old pen out of the shed and spent hours building the new one. I also had a tantrum which my husband didn’t love.
I’m really surprised all the bunnies have lasted this long. They’re not penned super securely, we live in a rural community, everyone has large dogs, there are lots of strays, my own dogs have come face-to-face with the bunnies multiple times, they have a habit of escaping. It’s so surprising that they’re all alive and accounted for.
Extra note: For any who are wondering, these are meat rabbit breeding stock. We thought we had 2 does and a buck, but it turns out that we have 3 does! We plan to get a buck this weekend. We got these right after they were weened, so they won’t be bred until late-August/September. Until then, they’re just poop factories for the garden.