Hobby Farms: Rabbits: Small-Scale Rabbit Keeping

Hobby Farms: Rabbits: Small-Scale Rabbit Keeping

by Chris McLaughlin, Christine McLaughlin
     
 

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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

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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!

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Raising domestic rabbits is an engaging and rewarding hobby regardless of their role as a pet, show animal, or commercial commodity. This book is a perfect guide for first time owners and an excellent reference for seasoned veterans."
Jay E. Hreiz, VMD

"This book is a must read for anyone who has a rabbit or is interested in owning a rabbit! It provides all the essential information, no matter what direction you wish to take your rabbit hobby. From owned a pet to starting a full operation, this is one resources you want to have."
Keelyn Hanlon, ARBA Judge and breeder

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933958965
Publisher:
i5 Publishing
Publication date:
02/07/2012
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,121,295
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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From the Publisher

"Raising domestic rabbits is an engaging and rewarding hobby regardless of their role as a pet, show animal, or commercial commodity. This book is a perfect guide for first time owners and an excellent reference for seasoned veterans."
Jay E. Hreiz, VMD

"This book is a must read for anyone who has a rabbit or is interested in owning a rabbit! It provides all the essential information, no matter what direction you wish to take your rabbit hobby. From owned a pet to starting a full operation, this is one resources you want to have."
Keelyn Hanlon, ARBA Judge and breeder

Meet the Author


Chris McLaughlin has been a professional rabbit keeper, breeder, and exhibitor for the past 16 years. She is a 4H Rabbit Project teacher, as well as a certified Master Gardener with an emphasis in composting. She writes regularly for Urban Farm magazine, The Herb Companion, and The Heirloom Gardener. She also has several recently published books on the subject of gardening, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Composting, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Heirloom Vegetables, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Small-Space Gardening.

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