We now have these feeders on each cage that we can keep filled with hay. The Rabbits simply pull the hay through the wire and munch away! I chose to put a little larger one on each grow out pen since there are multiple rabbits in each pen.
I started with some coffee containers that I had saved. I also found a large Tupperware container at my local thrift shop for $1.25 and purchased it to use for the larger feeders on the grow out pens. Otherwise, this project cost nothing. So I have 8 feeders for $1.25, making them a little less than a whopping 15 cents each.
After being cut into two equal pieces, I drilled four holes, one on each side at the top and bottom, close to the cut edge. Wire was then run through the holes, across the outside of the container, and back through the corresponding on the other side.
The ends of the wires are then used to attach the feeders to the sides of the cages. Where the rabbits can have access to all the hay they want.
I did end up cutting out a wire in three places on the front of the feeders to allow more room to pull the hay out, but after finding one empty that I had missed doing this to, I don’t think it is absolutely necessary.
In today’s world of plastics, excess trash, and being a part of a “throw-away” society, it is nice to know that we can continue our progress to live as Modern Missouri Pioneers, by re-using items that otherwise have no value. We have turned our trash into something useful. This project was easy to do and basically free. The feeders are easy to fill, the rabbits love the hay, and the hay waste is minimal. We just bought a new bag of rabbit pellets and these Modern Pioneers are hoping to see it last at least twice as long as the last one.
What projects have done that have been a benefit to your Modern Pioneer lifestyle at little to no cost? We’d love to hear!