I have had my rabbits living outside in a colony pen for about 2 years now,and they are happy, healthy and enjoy life as a natural setting.I can't stand seeing rabbits kept inside,in cages,it's so unnatural,and I wouldn't want to spend my life like that.
People always ask me how rabbits survive the winter outside;THEY'RE RABBITS!! I also have no cleanup,and they have a great time, also,they live with my 2 pet ducks,,and they all get along together great,it's so nice to watch.
I would NEVER keep a rabbbit in a cage/hutch. I don't breed,I only have them as my pets.
Great site,it's nice to finally see someone raising rabbits the right way! Good for you!