Beautiful, friendly pets; handsome show animals; and an easy-to-breed, easy-to-care-for livestock choice, rabbits offer hobby farmers so many possibilities-whether raising rabbits for the show world, for meat or fiber, or just for fun. Chris McLaughlin's Rabbits has all of the answers that a new or experienced rabbit-keeper will need, from selecting the right breed of rabbit for your purposes to housing, caring for, breeding, and selling them. This gorgeously illustrated edition serves as the perfect introduction to the rewarding hobby of raising rabbits.
Learn how to keep your rabbitry happy and hopping!
Choose the best breeds of rabbit for your needs
Raise sociable, well-adjusted animals
Construct weather- and predator-proof housing
Spot the symptoms of illness early
Treat common health problems at home
Give your rabbits the nutrition they need
Breed your bunnies for extra income
Spin your Angora's fur into soft and silky yam
Show off at local competitions ranging from 4-H to rabbit agility
Plus many other helpful tips!
About the Hobby Farms® series
Whether you're a weekend gardener or a dedicated small farmer, you'll gather a bushel of essential information from the Hobby Farms® series. Hobby Farm and its companion editions will help both experienced and novice hobby farmers realize their own dreams of life on the farm-for pleasure and profit.
Look for other essential Hobby Farms® series titles, including Chickens, Sheep, Goats, Beef Cattle, Donkeys, Ducks, Pigs, and Llamas and Alpacas!