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I made a Rabbit App

 
John Hurst
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I have had rabbits for over a decade, mostly meat production.  We kept rabbit records on paper, just like most of the books tell you to. After several years, the paper started mounting up and it was difficult to get information to compare rabbits at a glance. For a while, we entered things into excel to get charts for growth and production rates, but we were still have to record everything on paper, and it was a real pain. We knew there had to be a better way, and none of the existing programs really did what we needed.

So, we decided to build a rabbit app, something that works well on all devices (phones, desktops, tablets, etc) where we could input rabbit weights and other data right at the cage with no paper needed. It's been a great project, and we've had lots of users try the app out and give us feedback to make it better. We've been developing Hutch for over 6 months, now, and it has come a long way.

Hutch has become a full-blown rabbit system with scheduling, pedigrees, cost/expense tracking, breeder management, litter tracking, reports and much more. We now have over 1200 users and over 20,000 rabbits in the system. Hutch is the fastest growing rabbit app on the web!

Our users still give us feedback and we are still developing new features all the time. The system continues to improve according to what users want and need.

If you need something like this, you can try the app for free here: http://barntrax.com

Here's what it looks like:




 
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Nice.
 
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We just weighed our oldest litter at 10 weeks, the average weight was over 5 pounds.

 
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When i actually have rabbits ill try that ap, but space on my phone is like real edtate in beverly hills
 
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Yet another great post, John.

I graduated 7 rabbits today.  I've got another 5 growing, but I'll likely be taking a hiatus from livestock this fall while I search for a farm property.  When I get back into rabbits, I'll give the app a try.

Is there anything in the app that makes it easier to graduate the bunnies?  I find the hardest part about raising rabbits is the processing.  I find it very hard to get around to processing animals that snuggle up to my neck.  I don't have any issues with chickens or quail, but the buns often get put off, sometimes for weeks.  If they didn't taste so damned good for less than $2.50/lb, I'd probably have hundreds of them by now.
 
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Ryan Tollmann wrote:When i actually have rabbits ill try that ap, but space on my phone is like real edtate in beverly hills

nothing is stored on your phone, so no worries about space.  Do try it out when you get rabbits!

Timothy Markus wrote:Is there anything in the app that makes it easier to graduate the bunnies? 

It tracks butchering and helps schedule butchering, but it can't do it for you!
 
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Have you considered property east of Valle,AZ  pretty cheap.
 
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Hutch has added the ability to sync your schedule with external calendar programs/apps. Just click the export button and enter your sync URL in your calendar.

Sync your Hutch Schedule with your phone's calendar app and get text notifications for Rabbitry tasks and upcoming events. Works with Google Calendar, Apple/iPhone Calendar, Microsoft Outlook and more!

More info: http://support.barntrax.com/index.php?p=/discussion/247/schedule-sync-with-calendar-programs
 
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Ten day free trial, so i should wait till i have rabbits then..is there a membership fee or outright purchase? And how much is it?
 
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There is a membership fee, it depends on what features you want/need. The prices are listed here: http://barntrax.com
 
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Thats reasonable.
 
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This is BRILLIANT!
 
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The app looks pretty cool. Very nice.

Timothy Markus wrote:
Is there anything in the app that makes it easier to graduate the bunnies?  I find the hardest part about raising rabbits is the processing.  I find it very hard to get around to processing animals that snuggle up to my neck.  I don't have any issues with chickens or quail, but the buns often get put off, sometimes for weeks.  If they didn't taste so damned good for less than $2.50/lb, I'd probably have hundreds of them by now.


You need mean bitey buns. While I never enjoy killing an animal, it makes processing much easier when they aren't my friends!  Even had one little beast run across the nest box and bite me before his eyes were fully open…!!!
 
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Another good reason to establish a permie colony, so you can trade chores. If you don't like processing rabbits you could then ask a neighbor who doesn't mind. Perhaps even trade rabbits so your not processing the ones you got to like..just a thought.
 
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Kelly Ravner wrote:The app looks pretty cool. Very nice.

We're constantly working to make it better. We have a lot of features planned and members contribute new ones every day, so we feel that it will ultimately turn into the best rabbit tool around.
 
I agree. Here's the link: https://richsoil.com/wood-heat.jsp
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