Question: I'm getting into rabbits, looking to have 2 does and a buck in a backyard hutch for meat production. I've gone with all wire 30x36 cages, but now need to build the hutch.
I've got plans for a 2 layer PVC pipe setup from http://www.raising-rabbits.com/rabbit-hutch.html
, but would much rather start a single layer setup. I can either redesign it, or just turn some of the T's into crosses and just adding another "center" section. As a plus, I can then also just add a dropping catch-board and it'll be ready for a 2nd layer of cages if/when I get comfortable with that idea, giving 6 30x36s and/or 30x20 singles cages.
This plan doesn't have a slanting top roof though, that seems to be a design flaw.
How do folks feel about 1.5 inch pvc and tarp or semi-rigid/rigid plastic sheet roof as a setup? Are you happy with it's stability and long term strength?
I live in the NW, so cold isn't really an issue (snow for maybe 2 weeks of the year, if it's a cold year), but rain protection is. I figure to add landscape cloth, burlap, etc to give gust and blown in rain protection.
Between the rain and urine, A wood setup doesn't seem so attractive (specially when the materials for the designs I'm seeing keep pricing out to the same as PVC)