1 edition of Selecting and raising rabbits found in the catalog.
Supersedes Raising rabbits, by U.S. Agricultural Research Service. Animal Husbandry Research Division, issued as U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Farmer"s bulletin no. 2131 (1 Ag84F)
|Series||U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Agriculture information bulletin, no. 358, Agriculture information bulletin -- no. 358.|
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|Pagination||24 p. illus.|
|Number of Pages||24|
How to Choose a Pet Rabbit. Rabbits can make great pets, buy you shouldn't buy one without doing your homework first. To make sure you get the right rabbit for your circumstances, take the time to consider the pros and cons of various Views: 73K. Raising Rabbits is Fun. Rabbits are fun to raise except when you have to go out and take care of them at 10 below zero. Considering this is the exception rather than the rule, we'll assume that, generally speaking, they are fun to raise.
Raising Rabbits touches on topics about self sufficiency and modern farming practices, but also includes chapters on rabbit colonies, choosing the right rabbit breed, choosing the right food, gardening for your rabbits, how to humanely butcher your rabbits, and even a chapter on having rabbits as pets. Samantha Johnson (Phelps, Wisconsin) and her brother, Daniel, have collaborated on a number of rural-living guidebooks, including How to Raise Rabbits and Beginner's Guide to are 4-H alumni and live on the family farm, Fox Hill Farm, in far northern Wisconsin. Samantha is a certified horse show judge and raises purebred Welsh Mountain ponies and Dutch, Holland Lop, and.
Raising rabbits for meat and fur is a good way to make money but only if you do it on a large scale, and it should be done as supplementary income only. The initial costs in setting-up is small, rabbits breed quickly and frequently, they have large litters and grow to a good marketable size in a very short time. Rabbit General Care and Husbandry Diet Fiber is crucial to your rabbit’s diet and keeps their digestive system functioning properly. The majority of your rabbit’s diet should consist of unlimited amounts of hay, which can consist of any of the following varieties: timothy, oat, brome, prairie and meadow.
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"Raising Rabbits for Meat is very well written and covers everything from having a plan when you start out; to housing, cages, feeding and watering; selecting breeding stock; kindling and processing, etc. Even after raising heritage breed rabbits for years there are still many ideas in the book that I can use to improve my management practices/5(16).
If you want to keep pet bunnies or exhibit rabbits at shows, the 4-H Guide to Raising Rabbits has everything you need to know about selecting and caring for healthy animals. Advice on feeding, housing, and much more will help you set up your own rabbitry.
The information in this book includes: Maintaining clean hutches and nest boxes/5(27). "Storey s Guide to Raising Rabbits" is as essential to the owner of pet rabbits as it is to the farmer raising rabbits for meat or fur.
Breed selection, year-round care and feeding, safe housing, humane handling, and disease prevention and treatment are all is the classic, comprehensive, essential reference for all rabbit raisers.4/5. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Selecting and raising rabbits.
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, (OCoLC) Material Type. Raising rabbits is an excellent way to improve the diet of our family. Rabbit meat is healthy because it is rich in protein and low in fat.
Rabbit meat is considered a healthy food from a nutritional point of view: it is part of a healthy diet. The How to Raise Rabbits: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Rabbits cover is glamorous along when images that represent the content.
The glamorous cover can be a consideration of taking How to Selecting and raising rabbits book Rabbits: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Rabbits in the bookstore. The colors are balanced plenty along when good font selection for the title. A Complete Handbook on Backyard and Commercial Rabbit Production 11 Overview Whether you raise rabbits for meat and fur, wool, or laboratory uses, select the breeds best adapted to the purpose.
Table lists common rabbit breeds and their predominant color, weight, and uses. Buy a breed standard book. In the United States, this is called the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) Standard of Perfection.
This book describes every recognized breed and what it should look like. Having the standards for every recognized breed will allow you to figure out what breeds you like best and what they should look like.
Raising rabbits is one of the simplest things you can do on your homestead, they require little attention, but they also provide a great amount of meat. Whether you’re interested in raising rabbits for show, meat, fur, or as pets, this comprehensive guide offers expert advice on breed selection, housing, feeding, humane handling, and more.
In addition, author Bob Bennett includes the most up-to-date information on preventive health care, treating diseases, marketing, and showing. KEEPING RABBITS- by Elisabeth Downing, Got this book at the same time as the BACKYARD RABBIT FARMING book, also for only at a used bookstore.
The last few books I have read, are from Great Britain and are really good on the idea of raising rabbits with a natural feed diet, for the economic reason and the health of the rabbits. Select outstanding animals from a strong bloodline (desirable strain) to keep as replacements for older animals or as new additions to the colony.
Sell other animals that meet breed or production standards whenever possible to 4-H members or other people wishing to raise rabbits.
You might sell fryers live to commercial rabbit processors or. Selecting Your Breeding Pairs. Flemish Giant by Amanda Pieper. We discuss this in detail with our post on Raising Rabbits for Profit.
Be sure to first construct hygienic and safe rabbit hutches, and be well informed on rabbit care, before ordering your first furry rabbits, and experiencing the joys of keeping rabbits. Rabbits are extremely hot natured so it is important to place their shelter in a shaded area.
In the summer, it is wise to place frozen water bottles in the hutches with the rabbits to help keep them cool. Feeding Your Rabbits.
When raising rabbits for meat there are many options for food. You can purchase rabbit pellets from a feed store. How to Raise Rabbits. When keeping backyard bunnies, you will need to ensure access to shelter and food.
The type of shelter required will depend on the type and number of rabbits. While rabbit hutches are an excellent option for smaller types, larger rabbits. Pastured Rabbit Cages and Tractors.
I also greatly appreciated her information on various types of cages and rabbit tractors in the book. I was pleased to see that she mentioned why colonies may not be an ideal solution for everyone, even though some people do have success raising their rabbits in this manner.
Keeping good records is essential to raising quality rabbits. Here's everything you need to make a binder to keep track of breeding, litters, weights, sales, expenses, etc. Rabbit Record Binder. You will need: 1" 3-ring binder 8 tabbed dividers lined filler paper Label divider tabs as follows: Litter Growth.
Rabbit curriculum teaches youth about raising rabbits, body parts, breeds, costs of raising a rabbit, how to care for a rabbit and much, much more. Sometimes you will need to work with youth to find people, groups, events magazines and books to help them complete an activity.
Project Selection History Rabbits are small mammals closely related to hares and picas. This group of animals is known as the Lago-morphs.
There are many species in the rabbit family but all domesticated rabbits are believed to have de-scended from a single species known as the European Rabbit. Breeding of rabbits in captivity first began in. Rabbits are small herbivorous mammals in the family Leporidae, occasionally domesticated but usually wild.
The rabbit often appears in folklore as the trickster archetype, and is also a symbol of fertility and spring. Rabbits are popular characters in children's fiction. Rabbit farming business is a very profitable business, and many people are making money all over the world by raising rabbits for meat.
However, to build a successful, sustainable commercial rabbit farming business, you require sufficient knowledge of how to efficiently raise the rabbits, good management skills, and a good rabbit farming business plan.Best for Raising Animals: Barnyard in Your Backyard at Amazon "This book covers the basics on raising chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits, goats, sheep, and cattle (both dairy and beef)." Best for Raising Chickens: Keep Chickens!
at Amazon "An excellent introduction to keeping chickens for eggs, especially appropriate for the urban or suburban farmer.".If you’re raising rabbits for meat, you may want to produce as many fryers as possible.
If you’re mostly interested in showing rabbits, you may want to have only a few litters each year and time them to provide stock of the proper age for showing.
Rabbit breeding schedules are usually based on 7-day intervals for ease in recordkeeping. Many.