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Raising rabbits in a colony??

Discussion in 'Everything Else Rabbits' started by AmberLops, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Jun 7, 2019
    AmberLops

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    Hey everyone!
    I'm considering putting all of my Lionhead rabbits in a colony.
    I have 4 does and a buck, all my does have lived together before and I recently separated them.
    They're all very laid-back and I think I can make it work!
    But I have no experience with colony-style rabbitries.
    Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated :)

    My biggest questions are...
    Is it a good idea to keep a buck in with the does?
    What should I use as a nest box for the does?
    And when a doe kindles, is there anything special I need to do?
    Will the other does and the buck leave her and her kits alone?

    Thank you!!
     
  2. Sep 13, 2019
    MG'S Rabbits

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    @AmberLops I don't know if you've come to a decision, but I thought it was worth mentioning, there's this great YouTube channel Peebles Rabbit Colony that I think is great and maybe worth watching!
     
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  3. Sep 13, 2019
    AmberLops

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    Thank you!
    After talking to a few people around here who raise rabbits in colonies, I've decided not to go forward with the idea. People seem to have a lot of issues with rabbits fighting, diseases, parasites and so on...
    But thanks again for the reply and i'll check out that youtube channel! :)