rabbits

  1. NEWCOMER

    Best breed of rabbits?

    Hello, I am back with more questions as normal and I want to know what's (in your opinion and based off your experience) the best breed of rabbits. Answer below ⤵️
  2. Fishychix

    Fishy’s Rabbitry 😊

    I thought I would start a thread for all things to do with my buns. I have started a small number of threads with concerns or questions and then started straying off topic and sharing the cuteness that is my new babies. Maybe this will help keep me on topic 🤣🤣
  3. TaylorBug

    Rex color breeding tips

    Hey yall, asking for a few tips here if anyone can give me some. I have an older Lynx colored Rex doe (not perfect conformation but she was a pet gifted several years ago), a young broken black doe and a young broken blue buck. I plan to use the 2 younger ones at least to start breeding pet...
  4. Fishychix

    Hello from OH

    Hi! I’ve been a member on BYC since May and thought I would also check out this site and the Self Sufficient one. It wasn't until literally just a few minutes ago I felt it necessary to create an account instead of lurking. Sadly, but hopefully everything will turn out okay :fl My menagerie...
  5. Larsen Poultry Ranch

    No fall off, possible to be pregnant?

    I have a new buck (5+ months) and he is willing but he hasn't fallen off when I tried breeding him. He is very interested in the doe and mounts but usually doesn't have things lined up. This is the first time trying to breed him since I got him around 3+ months old. I have put him with the same...
  6. A

    Rabbits and dog/cat questions

    Hi everyone, I'm looking into getting some Angora rabbits and want to keep them inside. I have two cats and a dog (Teddy Bear Shih Tzu), so basically the cats are bigger than the dog. They're all really good with animals as I have raised several sets of chicks and ducklings around them without...
  7. MG'S Rabbits

    Breeding with a trio

    So I'm starting to breed Holland lops for show, and I'm thinking about starting with a trio. I want all my rabbits to be healthy no inbreeding. I've done a little linebreeding before but don't know much about it. I would appreciate any tips or advice, comments or concerns, I've seen a few line...
  8. MG'S Rabbits

    Breeding with a trio

    So I'm starting to breed Holland lops for show, and I'm thinking about starting with a trio. I want all my rabbits to be healthy no inbreeding. I've done a little linebreeding before but don't know much about it. I would appreciate any tips or advice, comments or concerns, I've seen a few line...
  9. MG'S Rabbits

    What's going on??

    Hi! I've been breeding rabbits for about a year, but just starting to breed Holland lops. I have a buck who was born early March, that I got about a month ago. And I was checking him to see if he's "ready" and I saw two flaps of skin where the testicles would be. Is this because they haven't...
  10. Larsen Poultry Ranch

    Advice needed, Rats in the rabbittry

    Ok, so I have had rabbits since January-ish and no issues with pests up until a month ago. I have killed 7 rats using a snap trap but they just keep coming. Last night I spotted two, tried to whack one with a stick but the buggers are fast. My rabbittry is set up with wire cages hanging from a...
  11. B

    Hungry Doe, what do you feed?

    Hi everyone, Was wondering if anyone could help with what to feed our doe? She has six healthy kits that are almost 2 weeks old, and she seems to be hungry ALL the time. Like a vacuum cleaner. I understand now she has to make enough milk to feed 6 kits. So want to know what & how much other...
  12. B

    Doe building second nest?

    Hi there, new here :) I'm wondering if anyone can help? Our doe has just hat 7 kits yesterday, she did all the right things, pulling fur and moving around lots of hay making a nest just before the birth. She seemed calm and happy for the rest of the day. However this morning, I decided to take...
  13. TaylorBug

    Baby rabbits to a new mother

    I have a Californian doe that is just a year old, about a week ago was her birthday. She was bred to a young Calif. buck that I also own. Today was day 31 of her gestation and she definitely had a fur-lined nest this morning, although it was too dark and I was in a hurry to see if she had...
  14. GypsyG

    Hi!

    Hello all! My name is Gypsy. I have lived in Ozark Missouri for the the last year. I have a herd of meat mutt rabbits that consists of 12 does and 4 bucks. I also have 8 lovely laying hens, and a wonderful Jack Russell terrier named Gracie. I plan on adding quail, muscovy ducks, and...
  15. Shorty

    Rabbit cages

    I got out of rabbits last year and I haven't gotten rid of the cages yet and it is time for them to go. I'm located in northern Illinois. This is what I have 3 - 24x30 cages with dura trays 1- 24x30 cage with a metal tray 1- 24x36 cage with legs and dura tray 1- 24x48 cage with legs and plastic...
  16. EmilyClick28

    Is it safe to transport rabbits in car trunk?

    There is a rabbit show coming up this Saturday, and I'm bringing 8 rabbits. The show is only about 45 mins away, so it will be a short drive. Unfortunately I have a fairly small car and won't be able to fit all the travel cages in the back/passenger seats, so I'm going to need to put some of...
  17. J

    Female Rabbit Keeps Trying to Turn Around While Breeding

    New member here! Have a question for those with more experience as I am just starting into this venture with meat rabbits. I have a breeding age doe and buck. I tried to breed them but every time I do, when the buck mounts, the doe always turns around and sticks her head in his crotch and...
  18. newton the goat

    Need all the info i can get

    Hello guys, I need as much info about all topics of rabbits that i can get. Though im not a total noob and have raised rabbits in the past, that was still over ten years ago and i have forgotten a lot of things. I currently getting three flemish new Zealand crosses (two does and a buck) who are...
  19. BranscumFarm

    Introduction thread

    Hello all! My husband and I started raising meat rabbits back in January and have been searching for some forums to get ideas/share our own experiences. Found this forum and joined hoping to learn. Right now we have 4 does including one from a champion bloodline, and 2 bucks (also from a...
  20. EmilyClick28

    Doe died, kits are 3 weeks old. Help!!!

    My doe died unexpectedly this morning, for unknown causes. She has 6 kits that are all still alive, they are almost 3 weeks old. I really want to keep this litter alive, how can I do that? Can they eat hay and pellets yet? Is there some kind of formula I could bottle feed them? Please help...
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