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Attach the roof with two hinges using self-tapping timber screws. By now your hutch should look like figure 8.1. The roof should open and close smoothly and so should the gate. You will need to install a latch on the gate and we recommend you do so with the roof also.
Now you need to cover the frame with wire netting. 1'' netting is best for rabbits. Use netting underneath the cage as well to stop your rabbits digging holes in your lawn or escaping.
You can use 2'' mesh underneath if you wish but the rabbits will still be able to graze with 1'' mesh and will do less damage to your lawn than with a larger mesh size.
Use small galvanized staples at regular intervals to attach the wire netting to the frame.
We hope this has been a successful project for you.