Optimum nesting structures
by Clinton Brits
I have had several problem with nesting with my rabbits in that many of my clutches fail because of cold or rain. Obviously my nests are outside as it is far less hassle as far as disease goes.
The current design is a rabbit box that forms an L-shape with a hole on the left that forms a small box tunnel that turns in left. This works great but it is extremely time consuming and expensive.
Has anyone come up with a cheaper and more effective solution to this problem.
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Well, the expensive method is still failing 'due to cold and rain,' if I read correctly. Do the kits freeze? Do they get wet and/or drown? Do the does dig their own burrows? I guess I'm trying to pin down the underlying problem to the failure of the litters before addressing the design of the nest box.
Please let us know, okay?