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Rabbit Fence. Wholesale direct DIY rabbit fencing, keep rabbits out or in

Rabbit Fence Rolls & Parts

This page explains rabbit fences and will compare different rabbit fence kits. Don't need a complete rabbit fence with posts? Here are three quick links to take you directly to fence rolls and other parts:

Rabbit Fence Comparison

Rabbit fence is a type of fencing engineered to exclude or contain rabbits. Rabbits are also known as hares and have other names like jack rabbits. Typical applications include:

  • Preventing rabbit access (keeping them from going under or into an area) or as dig prevention
  • Surrounding an area like a garden where rabbits will eat your plants or vegetables
  • Adding a rodent barrier for rabbit protection to an existing fence (like a deer fence)
  • Creating a backyard rabbit run area for farm or pet rabbits to graze and roam

A rabbit fence kit is a selection of fencing, fence posts, accessories and hardware to build a complete fence to keep out rabbits when starting from nothing.

Our rabbit fences are not electric and cannot fail due to broken wires, dead batteries, etc. They are engineered to keep out many different animals besides rabbits, depending on the options you choose. They also make great pet fences to keep in dogs and other animals.

There are 1000+ fence kits, combinations and options within each of these types of rabbit fences.

The purpose of this page is to help you compare the choices to best select the rabbit fence you need for your project.

In general, most customers with issues with rabbits eating their plants select:

  • A standalone 24”-36” rabbit fence with overlap. This type of rabbit containment or exclusion fence includes extra fencing overlapped and staked to the ground to the outside or inside of the area. This acts as a dig deterrent and covers small ups and downs in your landscape rabbits can use for entry or exit. Rabbits will use their noses to try and push up the base of a fence or to try to dig down under your fence. This type of rabbit fence with overlap is a roll of fence installed at a specific height, leaving additional inches or footage (6-12 inches typical) overlapped and pinned to the ground facing outside or inside.
  • Rabbit fence as a chew barrier base to a taller poly deer fence. Deer don’t chew and poly fence has properties that make it a great deer fence. Poly deer fence doesn’t have memory (if it’s hit it returns to it’s original shape unlike metal that once bent stays bent) and it’s hard to climb. Poly deer fence is also lightweight, very strong and inexpensive. The issue with poly fence is chewing; even the strongest poly fence is not chew proof. The most popular type of fence for a garden includes a poly fence paired with a metal rodent barrier base. In general, the same bottom wire fence used to keep out rabbits will also keep out other garden pests. The post popular garden configuration to keep out deer and rabbits (and other animals) would be a 7 ½ foot finished height poly fence in 700 poly paired with a 3ft 1x1 black steel bottom wire, installed at 28 inches tall leaving 8 inches of overlap. The overlap is flexible – for example, you could install the 3ft bottom wire at 24” tall leaving 12 inches of overlap.

Deer and Rabbit Combination Fence Kits With Rodent Barrier (MOST POPULAR) (Two Layers Of Fence) This is the most popular type of fence to keep out deer and rabbits. These kits consist of poly fencing (in all different heights and strengths) or steel with some smaller opening size steel fencing (in different heights, strengths and opening sizes). The purpose of these fence kits is to not only exclude large animals like deer (poly fence is great for deer) but also chewing rodent animals like rabbits.


Deer and Rabbit Combination Fence Kits With OverlapPoly or steel fence kits that include a minimum of 6" of overlap to pin to the ground. Great for all types of animals that can also try and push up under a fence with their noses. Also can be removable or permanent. Be sure to choose an all metal fence with overlap for rabbits, poly by itself is not a suitable rabbit deterrent.


Deer and Rabbit Combination Fence Kits With Angled Climb ProtectionThese are specially designed fence kits that include protection against climbing animals (keeps animals in, keeps animals out or keeps animals both ways in and out) when other types of fences have not worked. The posts in these kits include extensions on the top of each post; when paired with included fencing, these extensions make an overhead canopy that deter animals from climbing over. These kits can also be configured with overlap on the ground and also a rodent barrier. They are most often used by customers that want better protection from climbing animals like raccoons, but are not concerned with top protection (birds).


Rabbit Fence Kits With Four Sides And a TopThese rabbit fence kits consist of all 1" opening size or smaller fencing and are engineered to exclude most animals including birds. The all metal version of kits are great for customers that want to grow anything that is normally eaten by birds, such as berries, or climbing animals like raccoons. These fence kits are specific in size and as a disadvantage can only cover smaller areas because of the modular structural design. These kits are great rabbit enclosure fences.


Rabbit Fence Information

One inch or smaller opening size fence is suggested for rabbits

There are a few different rabbit fence options on the market. If you have a need to create a fence to keep rabbits out of an area or to keep rabbits in an area, our fence is for you.

Here’s why:

  • Our rabbit fencing is effective but nearly invisible from a distance. It's engineered to be as invisible as possible, to blend in with your existing landscape.
  • Completely NON-ELECTRIC, no wires to break, no parts to fail over time. A real actual physical barrier to keep rabbits out or in.
  • Our fences to keep animals out are customizable. Choose the right strength, height, chew resistance, opening size and more for your project. This includes rabbit fence gates from 3 feet wide to 24 feet wide, thicker corner posts/end posts if applicable, tensioning for your rabbit fence and more. Since 1992 we have been offering the largest selection of customizable animal fence products on the market.
  • Renting? Need a temporary rabbit fence or seasonal rabbit fence? All our fences with ground sleeves can be installed permanently or made removable if needed. Use included locking set screws to release our fence posts. A good example would be installing a fence for the growing season then taking it down after the season is over.
  • We make our rabbit fences quick and easy to install. Using patent pending ground sleeves for regular posts and gates and large ground sleeves for corner posts and driveway gates no concrete footings are needed. Posts are secured with a locking set screw inside each sleeve. Large areas can be installed in a fraction of the time it would take for conventional fencing. Most customers install this type of fence themselves without contractors.

Rabbit Fence Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best rabbit fence?
The best type of rabbit fence is strong enough to keep rabbits out without hurting them or getting them or other animals caught in the fence. It’s not typical that customers are just trying to keep out rabbits, usually it’s larger animals as well. This is usually a poly or metal combination rabbit fence with a 1 inch or smaller opening size, overlapped and staked to the ground facing outside 6 to 12 inches.
How do I build a rabbit fence?
Rabbit fences are made of support posts, rolls of fencing material and hardware. Ground sleeves are first driven into the ground with a sledge hammer, posts then slide in the ground sleeves and secure with locking set screws. Fencing material is either attached to the posts directly with fence ties or attached to tension cable which offers additional support. Rabbit fences can be buried at the bottom of the fence or overlapped and pinned to the ground with stakes to prevent rabbits from pushing up under the fence.
What is the easiest rabbit fence to install?
The easiest rabbit fence to install uses ground sleeves. Ground sleeves are first driven into the ground with a sledge hammer, posts then slide in the ground sleeves and secured with a locking set screw. The posts can be permanent or removable. Rabbit fences with tensioning are not removable. It’s easier to remove a rabbit fence without overlap, than one with overlap, but be advised rabbit fence without overlap does not prevent digging underneath.
What is a rabbit fence made out of?
Rabbit fence is usually made out of black PVC coated galvanized steel or a combination fence of polypropylene and metal. Here’s some information: Metal rabbit fence: Small to large opening size wire fence of various thicknesses and strengths. This wire fence can be welded or woven. Woven wire is bent into shapes by a machine and can be knotted like traditional field fence or twisted like traditional hex type mesh (chicken wire). Metal rabbit fence can be plain galvanized or galvanized painted black or galvanized then black vinyl coated. Galvanization can be before weaving or welding or after welding or weaving (in galvanized after welding/weaving the welded joints are also covered with zinc for the best rust resistance). Some more common knotted metal fixed knot fence is graduated with smaller opening size 2"x4" wire spacing at the bottom to larger 4" opening size wire spacing at the top (not suitable to keep out rabbits, they will climb through openings larger than one inch). Metal rabbit fence is very strong and can range from 800 pounds of breaking strength for the woven wire hex (chicken wire) types to over 2000 pounds of breaking strength per square foot for some of the welded wire types. 1"x1" metal or smaller can also be used as a chew barrier or rodent barrier at the base of a poly deer fence. In general, most customers choose a 1x1 black PVC coated metal fence to exclude rabbits. 2x2 black PVC coated metal fence or the 2x4 is not suitable for rabbits. Click here to shop our metal rabbit fence rolls
How tall does a rabbit fence need to be?
A standalone rabbit fence needs to be 24-36 inches tall to keep rabbits from jumping up and over. In most scenarios rabbits will tire and give up before jumping up to 3 feet tall. Some gardeners with extreme rabbit issues may need to install a taller fence.
How tall does a rodent barrier need to be to keep out rabbits?
24 to 36 inches tall. Rabbits are large rodents with sharp teeth. Rodent barriers are typically installed 24 to 36 inches in height with additional fencing overlapped and pinned to the ground facing outside to prevent digging under the fence.
What is an electric rabbit fence?
Electric rabbit fence is a fence consisting of electrically charged wires with the intent of shocking rabbits to scare them away. This type of electric fence can be more expensive than conventional rabbit fence and more difficult to install & maintain. Wild animals like rabbits are likely to move into strands of electric fence by accident. Electric fence is great for domestic farm animals like goats for example. You can bring a goat up to an electric fence to shock them once and they will never go up to that electric fence again. Wild animals are different; a traditional (not electric) animal fence is recommended for wild animals.
Can rabbits crawl under a fence?
Rabbits can without a doubt crawl and dig under a fence! This is a primary characteristic of rabbits. They can and will dig under a fence. To protect against digging, additional fencing is buried in the ground or overlapped and staked to the ground using ground stakes. Click here to shop our rabbit fence ground stakes
How much does rabbit fence cost?
Rabbit fence will range in price from $1 a foot to $10 a foot or more depending on the width and type of rabbit fence and if you are purchasing rolls of rabbit fence only or a complete rabbit fence kit. Rolls of polypropylene rabbit fencing will cost less than all metal rabbit fence.
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