Recommended Routine Activities on a Rabbitry Farm

Throughout this issue, we have placed a lot of emphasis on security when constructing or purchasing your structures and choosing your equipment. Once you have a safe rabbitry in place, security should still be a priority. This security extends beyond protecting rabbits from outside threats and includes their safekeeping in all ways, from vigilant temperature control to regular feeding schedules. The best way to make sure your rabbits stay protected is to develop consistent routines. 1. Visitor guidelines A rabbit raiser called me up recently and said his does would…

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Important Tools and Equipment for Raising Rabbits

Expert advice on which tools and equipment for raising rabbits is absolutely vital to your success, plus some rabbit handling advice. We’ve covered basic housing options and the typical rabbit feed and watering options already. But what about all those extra tools that make running a rabbitry go smoother – the things you’d never think about until you were helping a buddy cull a few rabbits and you had one of those where-did-you-get-that-thing moments? And where should you draw the line between essential and nonessential? Read on, and we’ve got…

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Here are the Equipment’s needed in your Rabbit Farm

When you bring a new rabbit home for the first time, or if you own an adult rabbit there are certain items of equipment that you should have: 1. Rabbit Housing You will need a rabbit hutch or cage to keep your rabbit in. There are various different types of hutches and cages on the market today but it is very important that you purchase one that is large enough for your rabbit. Ideally the hutch should be high enough for your rabbit to stand on his hind legs without…

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All you need to know About Rabbit Housing

Housing 1. Any building whether expensive or inexpensive can shelter rabbit hutches as long as it protects the rabbits from predators, wind and rain, and in addition a house should provide plenty of light and ventilation. 2. As much as possible, use locally available materials to cut down on cost. Bamboo is an excellent material for lowland construction. 3. A good rabbit house, though, should be located in an area where both the caretaker and the rabbits feel comfortable. Hutches The type of hutch and equipment for any rabbitry will…

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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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