I have had this cage hanging for a while. I thought I would share with you what it looks like and where I got everything from.
My neighbor is a residential fencing contractor. the 4x4's that I build this out of are redwood. I got them all for free from him. from time to time I still get free lumber from him. The cage was something lying around the ranch. the lag bots are very long, if I recall they are about 1.00 USD a piece. I got those for free as well, a friend of mine gave them to me. The tote that catches manure at the bottom is a 100 gallon ABS plastic tote. I got 5 or 6 of those for free from a neighbor that needed some help cleaning out a his property. it catches majority of the manure. I put some sawdust in there to control the odder some. it attracts fly's right now because of the misters. there is a shovel close by and some buckets that I get for free to put the wet stuff in. I still need to put up some plastic so the dropping from the left and right side go into the bin. I also put up some wool blankets so no sun hits the rabbits. the misters I got for free as well.
I did hang some 80% shade cloth to drop the temperature some as they are on the west side where I live and face the sun the ground is concrete I can feel a difference in the concrete that gets hit directly by the sun vs the concrete covered by shade cloth. planning on getting some kiwis and planting some sunflowers in the mean time to shade them some more. hanging the shade cloth was not cheap. each grommet got a some hardware so it could be hung 3 X 29+ %9.00 is not a cheap. over kill yes, but it does not sag which is not every appealing. The cable was free, a farmer friend loaned me a spoil. The shade cloth is not secured to the ground or around the sides as it will catch a lot of wind my concern is that it will rip. I did not have to drill and hole is the awning, I ran cable through the roof. Depending on where you put the wire rope clam, you can secure the cable to the far left and right side so it will not move around in the wind. I still need to cover up the ends of the cable with some duck tape so the cable cant rip the shade cloth.
The watering system is for quail. that needs to be switch out for rabbits. the J feeds i got for free as well, cant remember from where though.
My neighbor bought some 1 dozen eggs from me today for 6 bucks. she wants a dozen more in 2 weeks.