LAB 3: ENGINEERING CHALLENGE
Design a hutch


Play this game first to get you thinking...


Can you design an earth-friendly, inexpensive, humane hutch for an American Rabbit
that could be mass produced and used in northern climates like Minnesota.
American Rabbits at 8 weeks weight 3 to 5 pounds.  
At one year they typically weigh 10-11 pounds.

HERE ARE THE BALANCING VALUES TO CONSIDER
*Protection from the elements for summer (98 degrees F) and Minnesota winter (-20 degrees F)
*Sun area/Sun free area
*Room to sleep
*Room to play
*Easy cleaning
*Protection from predators
*Use of recycled materials
* Inexpensive
* Clean flooring from litter
*Resting place to get off wire flooring

*Easy for kids to use and clean

TRADITIONAL PLANS:
Hutch plans
Two level rabbit house
Single and Double level rabbit house
Two bay design
Commercial rabbitry design
Six row
Plastic cube

Nest box construction