Luke Townsley wrote:As for weight, I agree that is a limiting factor, but I think a tractor unit could be designed to house 5-10 breeding does and still be moved quickly by a single reasonably robust person assuming (and this is a biggie) that the rabbits could interact in a colony situation.
It might, however be necessary or at least helpful to put it on drop down wheels or use a dolly of some sort. I think the biggest problem to solve is keeping the rabbits from digging out. The Skyview unit I saw appeared to only have a border of wire around the outer edge. If that is enough, it would be a reasonable solution as far as weight and mobility. My Runabout Rabbit Run design uses wire under the entire unit, and it is pretty much essential to the design since it serves to add sufficient rigidity to the sides.
I want to design a colony rabbit tractor and actually have some pastured rabbits I could put in it, but I'm not yet studied up on colony rabbits sufficiently, and housing them individually seems like it would increase the weight, expense, and labor requirements significantly. If there is someone out there who would like to jabber for a while about colony meat rabbits, I would love to talk.