RSS

Laura’s Prepping Diary: 9/24/11

September 24, 2011

Prepping Diary, Rabbits, Raising Chickens

I am a big fan of  Craigslist and other places where I can pick up useful items at pennies on the dollar compared to their original cost.  This was my treasure for today:

WARE Premium Hutch + Rabbit Run for $30!!  The list price for these 2 items new is a little under $400.

hutch

It is in preloved condition (it used to house some guinea pigs on the rich side of a nearby town).  It is just what we have been needing to give our broody hens a safe place to set eggs and tend their babies.  It’s hard to tell from the picture, but it has another “fence” piece that fits over top to keep raccoons, opossums, and other climbing predators out.

I have 2 volunteer mamas right now (one Silkie and one Turken) and another 2 that are thinking about it.  I may encourage them along by fixing them up some dark nests.

This will also be an additional grow-out pen for rabbits when needed.  I was very excited to score this today!

Found any great deals recently?  What will you use them for?

7 Comments on “Laura’s Prepping Diary: 9/24/11”

  1. SurvivalWoman Says:

    One of the great deals on Craigslist are 55 gallon food grade barrels for $25. These barrels have previously been used to store herbs. legumes and other food items, I would not store water in a used barrel (ymmv) but these are great for storing all types of other items.

    — Gaye

    Reply

  2. Laura Says:

    Thanks for that idea, Gaye.

    I see those listed sometimes in our area, but for prices all over the board. We do plan to get some more to act as rain catches when we finally get more gutters up. We have a Berkey water filter, so we could use that water for drinking if needed.

    Joe and the children got me one of those water bottles that filters water before it comes up the straw. I’m torn between trying it out (say putting lemonade in there and seeing if I can still taste lemons) and “not wasting” (filling?) the filter on a frivolous test like that.

    Reply

  3. Arsenius the hermit Says:

    Do they sell reloading stuff on Craigs List? I have heard of it but have never seen Craigs list.

    Reply

    • Laura Says:

      Good question. I don’t think so. I seem to remember hearing a news article a while back about how the Craigslist founder is anti-gun and refuses to have anything to do with listing weapons, parts, etc. I did a quick search for “reloading” and only got hits for things having to do with paintball types of stuff, as in “quick reloading.”

      I had forgotten about that article. It’s never occurred to me to look for things like that on there b/c Joe kinda takes care of all those things. I’m usually checking out “farm + garden” and “free,” along with “tools” and a few other lists.

      Reply

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Managing the Rabbitry, part 2 | PreppingToSurvive.com - November 23, 2011

    […] Laura’s Prepping Diary: 9/24/11 […]

  2. Rabbits on the Homestead, Take 2 | PreppingToSurvive.com - February 25, 2013

    […] if not impossible if they had holes they could disappear into.  We took apart the hutch I wrote about here and affixed the 3′ x 3′ fence part to a wall within the structure.  We made this into […]

  3. Rabbits on the Homestead, Take 2 | PrepperJunkie.com - October 20, 2016

    […] if not impossible if they had holes they could disappear into.  We took apart the hutch I wrote about here and affixed the 3′ x 3′ fence part to a wall within the structure.  We made this into […]

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: