Free rabbit hutch plans are available in a lot of places with each site having their own
ideas and suggestions. You'll find them on the internet, at most libraries and most county
extension agent offices. There's a lot to know and everything you can find out ahead of time about raising
and housing rabbits will help you be successful.
Type of Housing - Why you want to raise rabbits will also help determine what you need to be looking for in the type of housing. Do you plan to keep one or two rabbits for pets or do you plan to raise rabbits for show? Do you plan to breed and raise rabbits for market? Most people that raise rabbits for show also raise them for sale as pets and for market. This makes raising rabbits more affordable and sometimes even profitable. Find out all you can before you start.
Type of Rabbits - The type of rabbits you intend to raise also depends on what you plan to do with them. Some breeds make better pets, some are better for show and trying to market the wrong breed for meat will definately shut you down fast! You can find out more about the types of rabbits at the American Rabbit Breeders Association website. You'll find a wealth of information there.
Size Matters - Whether you're looking for rabbit hutch plans to build your own rabbit hutches or plan to buy pre-built cages you should match the hutch to the size rabbits you intend to raise. The only point I want to make here is if you're planning to raise Flemish Giants or any other large breeds make sure the cages are big enough. Rabbits need exercise and enough room to move around. They should be able to stand up on their hind feet and not hit their head or ears on the top of the cage.
The Ideal Rabbit Residence. - Sorry, but this isn't as simple as one hutch fits all. After you decide which hutch fits your plans the best then you're on you're way. Here's a list I made of some of the characteristics that all cages and hutches should have in common.
Keeping your rabbits happy and healthy starts with the hutch that you provide for them to live in. It doesn't have to be expensive. You can buy rabbit hutches, some I have listed here, or you can build your own from the free rabbit hutch plans that you find here and other places. Just keep the important features in mind.
Free Rabbit Hutch Woodworking Plan Go to the plans for the rabbit hutch that's in the drawing at the top of the page.
Outdoor Hutch Plans II Plans from the Extension Service of Mississippi State University, cooperating with U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Outdoor Hutch Plans II-A Smaller version of above plans.
Outdoor Hutch Plans III Based on University of California leaflet 2737 Free Rabbit Hutch Building Plans .
To get more design ideas or buy them ready to use take a look at these rabbit hutch plans offered at Amazon.
Here's a video that I found on Youtube for a quick indoor cage that I thought you would find interesting.