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I am thinking about putting in a 1 to 2 acre starting pen,,,,,what type of fencing works best

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I would not use anything but 17ga galv. apron wire. Red Brand. Had it along time and did a good job until the tornado wiped it out. My neighbor had a big fancy metal fence and it wiped it out as well. If I ever pull my pen back up, that is what I will use. At my age I thought it might be a good time to quit playing and enjoy what time I have left with only a few dogs and not stay in the training pen so much. I will say they are nice to have. Good luck. 
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I own a small plot of ground below my home about 100 x 450 just over an acre and for rabbits there will be a few trapped inside the pen and I am thinking about starting to raise Twisters or redback and releasing them into the pen in hopes they will breed with the wild rabbits,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,is there any profit in raising rabbits?????????????????????
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Big Bossman:
The Miss Preacherman done told you the exact same thin that I would have said.  When I built my first starting pen, was in the mid 1980's that same 17 ga. Galvanized wire was called Beagle Netting, had the 12"' mat at the bottom, was sold Keystone.

Best as I been using,name has changed a number of time but it is good Quality.

Good luck and I can't do with out them..

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I have been told that cottontails will not breed with red backs and such because they are from the hare family
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yes that is correct, they will not
Not breed that is two different rabbits, have to make some rabbit boxes, catch wild cotton tails for the starting pens, I BEEN DOINT IT FOR YEARS CATCH All I need for the pens and then turn loose a few in my property for the summer time running in the wild.

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well if they won't inner breed that leaves me with 2 choices trap wild rabbits which I have never had much luck at or go with the twisters or redbacks,,,, 
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I have found the fencing at the local farm supply 60 inch fencing x 150 ft,,,,$159.00 a roll,I need about 7 rolls,,,,,,, with everything needed to put it up somewhere between $1500 and $2000,,,,there is a lot of work to do before the fencing can go up
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Building fence isn't easy but built correctly can last a lifetime in my experience
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Building a starting or running pen is a lot of work but the enjoyment that you will get from it is well worth it. I built two. One is 71/2 acres and the other is 31/2 acres. They were both built with 1” mesh beagle netting with the footing at the bottom that you can turn inside. I used high tensile wire on the second one with a strand at the top, one at the bottom, and one in the middle. I used j clips to fasten the netting to the tensile wire. I like this one the best. The only thing is, I wish I had used 17 gauge instead of 19 gauge netting. Make sure you don’t let your stringer wire at the bottom contact the ground. Eventually it will rust and make it easier fo varmets to get in and rabbits to get out. The enjoyment you receive is well worth the work!
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