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    Advertising to sell rabbits

    Hey all! I’ve been raising rabbits for my fair stock for a few years and this spring I really got into raising for meat. One problem I’m running into is that I’m having trouble advertising and getting people to buy from me. Does anyone have any recommendations? **I have heard that Facebook is...
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    Insane rabbit demand

    I'm in southern Indiana. I only raise for 4H and my own freezer right now but the guy that I get my stock from, as well as others I know, have had a higher demand for meat and breeding stock. I think people are getting worried about meat supply and opening their eyes to the option of rabbit as...
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    Cribber- tips?

    I did put his collar on him but I had never had to use one before, so I didn't want to bother with it and possibly do it wrong up til now. We have wire cattle/electric fencing. He cribs on his hay ring and water tanks. My old hay ring fell apart because he wore it out 🙄 and he lives outside...
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    Teaching a horse to ground-tie

    Hi all. I have a 20-year old gelding and since I'm not currently working or in school I decided I would work with him and teach him some new tricks. I wanted to teach him to ground tie, because I believe it would be beneficial for his attitude when handling him and would be a nice skill to have...
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    Cribber- tips?

    Hey all. I have a 20 year old Paint gelding who has cribbed his whole life. I have owned him for about 5 years and he has cribed the whole time. When we bought him, the previous owners gave us a hinge-style collar but I didn't want to put it on him because I didn't have any experiences with...
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    Meat rabbit care

    I know you have plenty of answers, but I wanted to give my two-cents.... 1) Young ones' nails are soft and if you're butchering them at market weight, they shouldn't get too long. All adult rabbits, however (especially breeders), must get their nails trimmed to avoid discomfort or injury to...
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    Rabbit manure compost

    They are in a set-up similar to hanging wire cages. I'm thinking of posting about my hutches when I get a new one built. Chickens could definitely get to the rabbit poop but.... we dont have any chickens right now :( I want some laying hens really bad though
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    Rabbit manure compost

    Another question- does a composting mixture need to be sheltered or can it be out in the open? I'm worried about it when it rains (or worse, snows...).
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    Rabbit manure compost

    My mamaw kept a compost pile for a long time so I figured I would do something like that. She kept old ice cream pails and filled them with scraps to dump on her compost pile.
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    Rabbit manure compost

    No, we never have really done compost. I'm still working out the kinks on where to dump everything and how to manage it.
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    Rabbit manure compost

    I've done a little research and I know from experience that rabbit manure makes an excellent fertilizer- and can be spread fresh since it's not "hot". We spread it on our little 1/4 acre corn garden this summer and had EXCELLENT results with our crop. Since I raise rabbits and I'm expanding my...
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    Dutch rabbit color genetics

    Thank you all so much for the help! I have been researching and looking at breeders and I think I've decided on a breeder. I just wanted some more info from some people who knew more than me.
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    Dutch rabbit color genetics

    Alright thank you! and I'm looking forward to a challenge.
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    Dutch rabbit color genetics

    Okay, I'll check them out. Also, I figured as much about the color-crossing and I was planning to join ARBA and get a Standard. Thanks!
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    Dutch rabbit color genetics

    I am working on my Proficiency/SAE for FFA and I'm looking to get Dutch rabbits. I am particularly interested in the tortoise variety, but I'll probably start with another variety since I'm new to Dutch and fairly far away from many breeders. I was planning to get 2 bucks and 2 does so that I...
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