How to Foster Kits (Baby Rabbits) with Another Doe (Adult Female Rabbit)

How to Foster Kits (Baby Rabbits) with Another Doe (Adult Female Rabbit)

In order to prepare for the possibility of fostering kits, you should mate your does in groups. These groups of does should be mated within 3-5 days of each other (at most) in order to allow you to foster the kits if needed. This will help you if you are ever faced with any of the situations previously mentioned. Options for fostering kits of varying litter sizes: When a doe has a very large litter some of her kits can be fostered by another doe with a smaller litter, so…

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Processes involved in Rabbit Marketing

Processes involved in Rabbit Marketing

Rabbit marketing is the entire process of : (1) Identifying a potential rabbit market. (2) Gathering information about the ” wants and needs ” of that market. (3) Producing a product that fills those needs…. differentiate. (4) Communicating information about your products. (5) Completing sales transactions. (6) Distributing or delivering products. (a) on farm (b) farmers’ markets. (c) Retail and wholesale outlets. For marketing and sales of your products, visit: www.WorldMarketSite.com or www.BizZone.com.ng

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What to Feed Rabbits

What to Feed Rabbits

Today we are going to be discussing about the different classes of rabbit feeds we have and what to feed your rabbits. they include: (1) Concentrates feeds Include pellets: They are low fibre and high in digestible nutrients. They are available on market and can be fed with hay. (2) Dry roughage feeds. These include hay and straws. These feeds are high in fibre but low in digestible nutrients. Large quantities are needed to sustain the animal life. For young rabbits choose hay that is fine stemmed, leafy, green and…

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Importance of Rabbit Urine and How to Use it

Importance Rabbit Urine and How to Use it

In organic crop production, you would keenly agree with me that fertilizer and pesticide are the most limiting resources during the production process. However, rabbit urine can be a very cheap solution to this production problem as it can be used as fertilizer and pesticide. It would not only help to reduce the high cost of organic farming but also increases the quantity and quality of the crop produced. It is important you find means to control pests and increase the fertility of the soil if you truly want to…

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Common Rabbit Diseases and How to Cure them

Common Rabbit Diseases and How to Cure them

Credit/Source: Bouncing Rabbit Ltd. Rabbits are one of the smallest yet steady meat sources you can have on a homestead. They also are a very healthy meat source as they are all white meat. However, in my time of raising rabbits (and communicating with a lot of others who raise rabbits) I’ve noticed there are certain illnesses and ailments that commonly occur in rabbits. It is important to understand these and also recognize them in a timely fashion so they don’t get out of hand. So I’m bringing you a…

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Feeding Tips for Rabbits

What to Feed Rabbits

Today we would be discussing some of the feeding tips for rabbits that you need to know about for your rabbit farming to be successful. The following are the feeding tips for rabbit: (1) Feed twice a day – in the morning and evening when it is cool. (2) Filling feed troughs to such an extent that there is feed for several days is not recommended. (3) The amount and type of feed to offer to them depend on : -The age of the rabbit -The weight or growth rate…

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The Production and Marketing of Bush-Meat

Bush-meat is valued throughout the West African region as a source of cash income and food. Wild animals are hunted for the consumer market by professional hunters (full-time), agriculturalists (part-time) and pygmies. In areas with access to urban markets, bush-meat is now often sold rather than being consumed. Hunting and gathering of bush-meat often complement seasonal requirements for agricultural labour. Hunting for bush-meat is a predominantly male activity. However, the collection of bush-meat such as snails and insects is carried out by both men and women. Women are generally responsible…

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Introduction to Rabbit rearing

Rabbits are being reared for meat and they are being raised on nests or housed. Rabbits (or, colloquially, bunnies) are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorphs, found in several parts of the world. There are eight different genera in the family classified as rabbits, including the European rabbit (Oryctolaguscuniculus), cottontail rabbits (genus Sylvilagus; 13 species), and the Amami rabbit (Pentalagusfurnessi, an endangered species on AmamiŌshima, Japan). There are many other species of rabbit, and these, along with pikas and hares, make up the order Lagomorpha. The…

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10 HEALTH BENEFITS OF RABBIT MEAT

Back in the 1940s and 1950s rabbit meat was as common for dinner as chicken is today, even today some of the few reasons why you should consider adding rabbit meat to your diet and Raise some rabbits in your lots, yards, or pastures includes: It is one of the best white meats available on the market today. The meat has a high percentage of easily digestible protein. It contains the least amount of fat among all the other available meets. Rabbit meat contains less calorie value than other meats.…

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CONSIDERATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR RABBIT HOUSING

CONSIDERATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR RABBIT HOUSING

1. CONSIDERATIONS: (1) They should stretch out fully when lying down, with secure living environment, exercise and stand up right ears not touching the roof. (2) Rabbits are prey species so need a hide in secure places, protection from predators and extreme weather. (3) Ensure well ventilation. (4) Regularly clean their housing. 2. REQUIREMENTS: (1) Comfort. (2) Confining and keep them from escaping. (3) Protection from predators. (4) Protection from adverse weather.(5) Easy access to the manager. (6) Easy to clean or self cleaning. (7) Reasonable cost, durable and easy…

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BENEFITS OF RABBIT PRODUCTION

Processes involved in Rabbit Marketing

Capital requirement is minimal, with some wire mesh, nails and wood a hutch can be constructed.Spacing is minimal. It can be set up at backyard. Feeding rabbits is very cheap. Though supplementation with concentrate or grain is sometimes necessary and definitely will increase growth rate. Feeds of no direct value to humans can provide the main feed at almost no cost. Rabbits can be tended by women, children or men unlike bigger animals for it needs no force to be restrained. Because they produce offspring regularly (gestation period of 28…

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THE IDEAL FEEDING PATTERN FOR RABBIT KITS

THE IDEAL FEEDING PATTERN FOR RABBIT KITS

The feeding pattern of newborn rabbits is imposed by the dam. A doe feeds her young only once every 24 hours (although some does will nurse their young twice). Suckling lasts only two or three minutes. If there is not enough milk the young try to feed every time the doe enters the nest-box, but she will hold back her milk. This behavior signals insufficient milk production in the doe. From the third week of life the young rabbits begin to move about, taking a few grams of mother’s milk…

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