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Hobby Farms: Rabbits: Small-Scale Rabbit Keeping [NOOK Book]

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Beautiful, friendly pets; handsome show animals; and an easy-to-read, 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 ...
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Hobby Farms: Rabbits: Small-Scale Rabbit Keeping

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Overview

Beautiful, friendly pets; handsome show animals; and an easy-to-read, 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 rabbits 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 yarn
Show off at local competitions ranging from 4-H to rabbit agility

Plus many other helpful tips!
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Editorial Reviews

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"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937049751
  • Publisher: i5 Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/10/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,345,242
  • File size: 23 MB
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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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Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Rabbits?

Chapter 1: Meet the Domestic Rabbit

Chapter 2: The Versatile Rabbit

Chapter 3: Housing and Feeding Rabbits

Chapter 4: Rabbit Behavior & Handling

Chapter 5: What's Up, Doc?

Chapter 6: Breeding Like Rabbits

Chapter 7: Making Money with Rabbits

I. Glossary

II. Resources
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