Rise and Shine Rabbitry is small rabbitry in Mechanic Falls, Maine. We promote raising rabbits for homestead use. Our rabbits get premium care since we only raise a small number. They are kept in individual raised cages inside a hoop-house, in the barn and some hutches outside. They are shaded through the summer heat with shade cloth and kept warm and dry all winter while enjoying the company of a flock of silkies for bug control. Twice a day they have pasture plants and grasses and other homegrown produce scythed for them and served up fresh (in season), so even though we choose not to keep them on the grass directly they are still reaping the benefits of a nutritious and natural diet. Through the winter months we feed them hay and their diet is also supplemented year-round with a pelleted feed and root crops also an herbal hay mix we dry that we store for the winter rabbit “blahs”. We’re also growing sprouts and experimenting with other homegrown foods to grow in our short season! Stay tuned for interesting stuff this year!
In this blog I will discuss how rabbits are the best of all livestock to raise for self-sufficiency as well as discussing feeding, management, different practices of rabbit raising and even butchering and cooking rabbit. Rabbit breeders sooner or later have problems in their quest of raising rabbits and it is my goal that some of the enclosed tips, hints, ideas and information here and on our Facebook page help all who want to get started raising rabbits. I have collected all my knowledge from years of raising rabbits and I want to share it with you! If you are interested in a topic let me know I will write-up a post, do a podcast, or write an article in a newspaper. Just drop me an email. Raising Meat Rabbits To Save The World!!
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