Author: Bob Bennett
Publisher: Storey's Guide to Raising
Release Date: 2018
Part of the best-selling series of animal husbandry handbooks, the fifth edition of the most trusted and comprehensive reference on rabbit care, breeding, housing, and health care now features full-color photography and a fresh design.
Whether you’re interested in raising rabbits for show, meat, fur, or as pets, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to keep your animals healthy and productive. Offering expert advice on breed selection, housing, feeding, humane handling, routine medical care, and dealing with diseases, Bob Bennett also provides tips on how to make raising rabbits a financial lucrative endeavor. Storey’s Guide to Raising Rabbits will help both the commercial producer and the backyard fancier achieve their rabbit-raising goals.
While rabbits are well-known for being cute and fuzzy creatures, they can also be very difficult to care for. Whether you’re an experienced rabbit farmer or building your first hutch for a pet bunny, The Rabbit-Raising Problem Solver has answers to all of your most pressing questions. In a handy question-and-answer format Karen Patry expertly addresses every aspect of rabbit care, including housing, feeding, breeding, kindling, health, and behavior. This informative, easy-to-use guide has reliable, humane solutions that will keep your animals healthy and happy.
Create a safe, sanitary, and efficient home for your rabbits. In this informative guide, Bob Bennett provides clear step-by-step instructions for building attractive all-wire hutches of all sizes, with additional tips for adding the necessary accessories like feeders, watering systems, nest boxes, and fencing. From the direction a hutch door should swing to proper ventilation and protection from predators, Bennett covers everything you need to know to create a housing structure that will help promote a healthy and productive rabbit-raising operation.
Designed for children ages 9 and up who are interested in raising rabbits, this comprehensive guide covers all aspects of rabbit care with an encouraging tone and age-appropriate language. Nancy Searle provides expert advice on breed selection, housing, feeding, safety, and understanding rabbit behavior. Whether your child is hoping to keep rabbits as pets or breed them for showing, Your Rabbit has everything she’ll need to know to confidently raise happy and healthy animals.
Learn how to successfully raise your own pigs. Stressing the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices, Kelly Klober provides expert tips on making your hog operation more efficient and profitable. Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs will give beginners the confidence they need to succeed, while inspiring experienced farmers to try new techniques and experiment with new breeds.
Discover how raising your own meat goats can be a fun and profitable endeavor. Offering plenty of tips for creating an economically viable operation and identifying niche markets for your products, Storey’s Guide to Raising Meat Goats shows you how to care for a thriving and productive herd full of healthy and happy animals.
Presents information on twenty-three domestic North American breeds, covering such topics as duck attributes, anatomy, behavior, colors, incubation, rearing ducklings, diet, butching, health, and guidelines for showing.
Your complete guide to raising rabbits for meat, from setting up your rabbitry to selecting stock and slaughter. What equipment you need to get started Cages, nesting boxes, feeders and more. Know exactly what you need before you get started, how much it is going to cost you and what you can make yourself to keep more money in your own pocket How to select the right breed & where to get rabbits Learn about 19 common rabbits breeds for meat, which breed will suit your family best, how many rabbits to start out with and where to buy them What health problems your rabbits might develop & how to treat them Guide of symptoms, treatment and prevention for the most common rabbit diseases Rabbit feeding basics & how to make your own organic feed Understand what is needed from your feed to create the best line of breeding rabbits and find out what it takes to grow all your own rabbit food in your own backyard, allowing you completely control of everything that touches your rabbit's lips and your own How, when & where to mate your rabbits and when to rebreed Learn to look for signs that your does are ready, keep from breeding too early or too often and create the best breeding matches How to prepare for a new litter & what to do if something goes wrong Provide the right environment for kits to be born in, keep your doe healthy during and after pregnancy and when to wean the young When to cull your current breeders & select replacement breeders Tips for establishing whether current breeders need to be culled and how to select the best rabbits to take their place in the herd How to dispatch rabbits, dress the carcass and preserve the skin Make the process as simple, straight forward and humane as possible and learn to take the rabbit from cage to freezer with less than 10 minutes of work
Practical Quail-keeping is a comprehensive guide for anyone who keeps quail or who is thinking about starting out. It covers all key aspects of responsible quail husbandry, and explains how to set up and equip your quail house and pens, how to care for your birds, and how to breed and raise young hatchlings through to healthy adulthood. The authors draw on their extensive experience as quail breeders to provide a unique insight into keeping these fascinating little birds. Topics covered include:Legal aspects of poultry-keeping; Feeding and watering; Protecting quail from vermin and disease; Breeding and hatching; Quail recipes. A comprehensive guide to quail-keeping that gives a unique insight into keeping these fascinating little birds, aimed at smallholders and poultry-keepers. Superbly illustrated with 140 colour photographs. Sarah and Martin Barratt are quail breeders with extensive experience.