Having rabbits means having rabbit waste to dispose of. Ergo the need for a composter (or some folks just do a poop pile). My preference is to have things contained (also my hubby's preference).
I had thought about making a screen front as i did last time, as well as making two stand alone composters, but the middle skid is an especially heavy skid that I thought, why not see if I can't make it as a complete unit. Low and behold I could! It's also painted and I'm not sure if that means anything. But it's good and heavy and was at the "for free" pile at the Rona, so I figure it can't be worth too much if anything (or they'd send it back for the dollars right)? So anywho.. I got it in there and it's holding nicely.
As you can see I'm using ZIPTIEs to hold it all together. I needed to get the black ones as they are meant for outdoor use. The fellow at RONA said it's important to make that distinction. Most of the time I put one up top and one on the bottom, but in a couple of places I put one in the middle as well. Particularly around the middle support. I usually had to join three together but twice I could use just two to connect the skids, and once I had to use four. Hubby came by and said "good job hun". Made me feel good to hear those words. :)
I put it to work immediately. I put in all the stuff I'd be collecting for the past week or so. It's well mixed now. It's also now got some leaves in it that collected over the winter. I placed it right next to the shed.
I like how the composter is well away from the rabbits this time. hopefully that will keep the fly population down a bit. I plan to put up some lemonade jars for the flies as well. That should help get rid of a few more of them. :)
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I have been breeding rabbits for a quite a few years. I thoroughly enjoy them as animals and think they make great pets. I also like to take some of them to rabbit shows to see how they measure up to the standards.
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