Colony Rabbits vs Cage Rabbits | What is the best way to raise rabbits?

Do you have rabbits or are looking at getting them in the future? Are you looking for a more natural way of raising rabbits in your backyard? I have put together the pros and cons of keeping rabbits in cages versus keeping rabbits in a colony. Find out more today! #rabbits #colony #meatrabbits #naturalrabbits

There is a growing movement of people choosing to raise their rabbits in a colony setting. A rabbit colony is simply group housing for rabbits. You may keep lots of rabbits together in one house, or choose to just keep them in bonded pairs or small groups.

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Top 3 Heritage Egg Laying Chicken Breeds | Backyard Eggs

Choosing the right egg laying chicken breeds for your backyard is an overwhelming task. There are literally hundreds of chicken breeds available and they all lay eggs. When you are looking for a hen that lays lots of eggs, you need a layer breed rather than a meat or dual purpose breed.

Choosing the right egg laying chicken breeds for your backyard is an overwhelming task. There are literally hundreds of chicken breeds available and they all lay eggs. When you are looking for a hen that lays lots of eggs, you need a layer breed rather than a meat or dual purpose breed. Continue reading “Top 3 Heritage Egg Laying Chicken Breeds | Backyard Eggs”

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How to Build an Automatic Waterer for Chickens or Rabbits for Less than $5

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 with things you have or can make.

Our rabbits live in a colony, and they have been using metal bowls for their water. However they always tip over their water bowls before everyone has had a chance to have a drink. I decided that it was time to make an automatic waterer for the rabbits and another one the same for the chickens.

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First Aid Kit for Goats

Do you have a first aid kit for your goats? They are easyto set up and every home with goats should have one. Find out how easy they are to put together today.

Having a goat first aid kit set up in a cupboard ready to go reduces a lot of stress when you are dealing with a sick or injured animal as everything you need is there together. I suggest you assemble these things and create a kit and keep it somewhere handy. This isn’t just a goat first aid kit, you can use these things for most animal situations, and humans too.

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Preventing an Outbreak of Rabbit Calicivirus in your Rabbitry

RCD is a vicious, deadly disease. Here are some protocols you can put in place to prevent RCD/VHD in your rabbit colony

During the first week of March 2017, a planned national release of RHDV1 K5, will go ahead in Australia, New Zealand is expected to follow suit. There is no cure for Rabbit Calicivirus (RCD), therefore prevention is the only option. Below I will show you steps you can take to prevent the spread of RCD in your rabbits. Continue reading “Preventing an Outbreak of Rabbit Calicivirus in your Rabbitry”

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