May 26th 2021 saw the arrival of 1 buck and 3 doe rabbits. Great for manure (can go straight on the garden), lovely nature about them and our intent is to breed and have a meat source as part of our self sufficiency and prepping strategy. As per a famous UK TV sitcom ´The Good Life´ we are not keen to go down the use for meat road but in case of need we have this option.
The original housing was in 4 small hutches in the chicken pen and then we built a larger run as below.
Realising that both the rabbit numbers would grow and we wanted them to have more space we designed what we named a rabbit palace. And to ensure males and females were kept apart so we could control the breeding we needed two palaces. Again the 2nd design was an upgrade to the 1st with it being off the ground and so making the poo gathering for manure much easier.
2nd Rabbit Palace design below - built with Sam´s help. Water tanks and guttering added to gather rainwater from each roof as well.
Frances and Barry Copping bought Xalet Pigall in 2015. They are working towards resilience and self-sufficiency.