Cover for our rabbit pen
A group of us train our dogs together. Last year the farmer who runs the farm where I shoot gave us half an acre of ground to use as a rabbit pen. The cover in it was mostly grassy scrub with the odd thorn bush and a wet rushy bit at one end, which provides water all year as a small stream runs through it. We fenced it with rabbit-proof netting 6ft high and buried in the ground and have an electric fence round to keep out foxes, but now the cover is diminishing as the rabbits eat it. What can we use to make sure there is plenty of cover for the rabbits to hide in?
The number of rabbits you have could be an issue; the pen must eating the cover perhaps they are not receiving enough supplementary food. Hoppers of rabbit food and corn are essential, and cabbage stalks and carrots are also good. islands of thick cover among the open
on the soil by adding peat or manure where you intend to plant the elder, but once established it is hardy and rabbits do not eat it. Trim it down to knee height at least twice a year so that you can keep your trainees in view when hunting. a few tree saplings for some shade from the sun — make sure they have sturdy
make sure the corners of the pen are wired over as wild rabbits will climb 6ft wire mesh with ease. PR
Providing supplementary food and some thick cover is essential in a rabbit pen