Everyone in homestead circles says that chickens are the gateway animal. I can’t say that they’re wrong. They did something to my heart that I’m pretty sure can’t change back. Getting our first chickens is the culmination of a huge journey that involved quitting jobs, moving across state lines, and totally reinventing our way of […]
When people talk about something multiplying quickly they often say breeding like rabbits. When you first start breeding rabbits sometimes it can be a big surprise when your rabbits don’t breed like, well, rabbits. Turns out there are several things that can make your rabbits less likely to have a successful mating. Here’s how to […]
Automatic watering systems take the worry out of watering the animals. An auto waterer can last for several days and it keeps rabbits and chickens from making the water dirty or tipping it out. To make this automatic waterer I used a few things that I had laying around, but you could easily replace these […]
I had a nasty surprise when I checked the new bunnies this morning. One of Sour Patch’s babies had a horrible gash on its belly. My heart just dropped to see the red, open wound a full half inch wide on that tiny body. There was no way it would heal without some help…..
Growing meat rabbits is basically easy. Put boy rabbits and girl rabbits in together with food and eat the excess bunnies. Simple right?? Unfortunately it can be a little more complicated than that if you want to be efficient and aim for optimum growth in meat rabbits. Here are four tips and tricks that will […]
Keeping rabbits in a colony is a fantastic, natural way of raising rabbits. The only problem I have really encountered is their love of tipping their bowls over. The solution I have found is to make a J feeder and to make a hay rack for the rabbits. I also made another bin dispenser for […]