Hobby Farms Rabbits

Author: Chris McLaughlin
Editor: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1937049752
Size: 17,78 MB
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Rabbit raisers will keep their rabbitries hopping and happy with the advice found in Rabbits, a Hobby Farm book. Rabbit breeder and exhibitor Chris McLaughlin offers years of experience and guidance on the many aspects of raising rabbits on a hobby farm, a livestock choice she considers perfect due to the limited space rabbits need to thrive. Whether the reader is raising rabbits for pets, fiber, or meat, there is much solid information and useful advice to be found in the pages of Rabbits. From the natural and cultural history of rabbits to selecting and purchasing of the right rabbits for a small farm, this book is both practical and enlightening. Individual chapters focusing on housing and feeding, behavior and handling, health care, and breeding and raising young make this an indispensable choice for all rabbit keepers. Handsomely designed with color photographs throughout, Rabbits also offers sidebars of helpful tips, fun anecdotes, and quotes from hobby farmers that prove entertaining and edifying. The final chapter of the book, “Making Money with Rabbits” discusses how to turn the rabbit-raising business profitable through producing show and pet rabbits, wool/fiber rabbits, rabbit manure, and rabbit meat. Resources include a glossary of terms and a catalog of associations, books, periodicals, and websites. Fully indexed.

Rabbits

Author: Chris McLaughlin
Editor: Hobby Farms Press
ISBN: 9781933958965
Size: 16,75 MB
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Gives expert advice on how to choose, raise, and keep rabbits on a small-scale farm. Covers everything from choosing a breed of rabbit for your farm to breeding concerns and health issues.

Hobby Farm Animals

Author: Sue Weaver
Editor: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1620081520
Size: 17,49 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Eggs, meat, milk, wool, fur, feathers, and some priceless bucolic bliss. No hobby farm is complete without critters…possibly a small herd peppering the field or a microflock flapping around the hen house or pond. A single information-packed volume with everything a hobby farmer needs to know about farm animals, this new comprehensive manual to selecting, caring for, and breeding livestock brings forth the expertise of six hobby farmers, each of whom has real-life on-the-farm experience with the animals she discusses. Whether you’re contemplating adding a small herd of sheep or goats to your existing hobby farm or you’ve always wondered about the benefits of raising angora rabbits or Muscovy ducks, Livestock for Your Hobby Farm provides the kind of guidance you need to begin a herd or flock and expand your pens and fencing. With exhaustive detail, the authors offer complete coverage of chickens, ducks, goats, sheep, cattle, pigs, and rabbits, including the housing, health-care, special needs, advantages and challenges of each. -Extensive sections devoted to the seven major farm animals, including profiles of the most popular breeds and varieties -Detailed how-to chapters on the care, handling, feeding, health, and safety of each animal -Special chapters devoted to the breeding and raising of young animals -Recommendations for ways of capitalizing on your livestock’s output, from selling eggs, milk, fiber, and so forth -Tips for troubleshooting potential problems and warding off diseases, parasites, and predators

Rabbit Goat Sheep Poultry Fish And Pig Farming With Feed Technology

Author: NIIR Board of Consultants & Engineers
Editor: ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS PRESS Inc.
ISBN: 8178330202
Size: 18,41 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Livestock and poultry in Indian tropical and subtropics play a critical role in agricultural economy by providing milk, wool, meat, eggs and draft power and provide flexible reserves during period of economic stress and buffer against crop failure. Rabbits are raised up off the ground and are one of the cleanest animals produced as meat and hence do not even need to be wormed. Rabbits are among the most productive of domestic livestock, making them efficient sources of food for an ever increasing population with diminishing resources. Up to 98.7% of the rabbits can be used for meat, fur, in laboratories, as fertilizers, in toys and novelties. The large demand for animal wool seems to be assured. Sheep rearing is the major source of livelihood to small and marginal farmers and landless laborers in hilly areas, arid and semi-arid region of India. Goat is a multi functional animal and plays a significant role in the economy and nutrition of landless, small and marginal farmers in the country. It creates employment to the rural poor besides effectively utilizing unpaid family labor. There is ample scope for establishing cottage industries based on goat meat and milk products and value addition to skin and fiber. Fish is a good source of animal proteins; Man has realized its importance from the very inception of the evolution of the human race. It has been the sole diet for many island nations before the evolution of farming techniques. Poultry is one of the fastest growing segments of the agricultural sector in India today. The production of agricultural crops has been rising at a rate of 1.5 to 2 % per annum that of eggs and broilers has been rising at a rate of 8 to 10 % per annum. From a backyard hobby it has culminated into an industry. Among the various livestock species, piggery is most potential source of meat production and more efficient feed converters after the broiler. Apart from providing meat, it is also a source of bristles and manure. Pig farming will provide employment opportunities to seasonally employed rural farmers and supplementary income to improve their living standards. The contribution of pork products in terms of value works out to 0.80% of total livestock products and 4.32% of the meat and meat products. This book basically deals with rabbit keeping, feeding systems, feed requirements and balanced rations, angora wool utilization in cottage industries, useful information for goat breeding measures of increasing potential of range land nutrients requirements of goats, conversion efficiency of indigenous breeds of goats, sources and functions of the nutrients in sheep, breeds of poultry, inheritance of plumage in turkeys, commercial poultry farming, nutrition of broiler type chickens, how to economise on poultry feed cost, principles of fish culture, culturable fish and shellfish, nutritional requirement and artificial shrimp feed preparation, types of antibiotics for pigs etc. This book provides detailed information on the livestock and poultry farming and rearing technique with described process of feeding systems, feed requirements and balanced rations, harvesting commercial products from them. This book is an invaluable resource for the entrepreneurs, institutions and professionals.

Homesteading From Scratch

Author: Steven Jones
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510712941
Size: 17,67 MB
Format: PDF
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Homesteading From Scratch is for people who want to do things differently. The type of people who want to eat real food, grow herbs, make cheese, raise baby animals, hunt mushrooms, pick blackberries, unschool their children, can jelly, ferment kraut, farm organically, connect to nature, live intentionally, and more. Guiding readers from desire to full-blown off-the-grid living—and everything in between—this book covers farming, animal husbandry, food preparation, homeschooling, fiber arts, and even marketing. It provides inspiration from other homesteaders, with operations from small to large, who have made a go of it, outlining their successes and failures throughout the process. It helps to democratize the homesteading movement, by providing “ins” for nearly every level of dedication, from the container gardener to full-time farmers. It provides the knowledge necessary to discover homesteading as a movement and as a lifestyle. Inspired by From Scratch magazine, an online publication devoted to homesteading and intentional living, this book provides readers with continued support and community for information and resources online. This book serves as a reference, as well as a cheerleader, for those who want a bit more control and responsibility over where their food comes from, the things they consume, and how they live their lives.

Hobby Farming For Dummies

Author: Theresa A. Husarik
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118052536
Size: 20,73 MB
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Do you long for the country life? Hobby Farming For Dummies is a practical guide that will show you how to handle all the basics of small-scale farming, from growing healthy crops to raising livestock and managing your property. You'll see how to decide what to farm, provide shelter and utilities, select plants, and protect your investment. It's all you need to dig in and start growing! You’ll get a real idea of what it really means to jump from your current lifestyle to a life farming in the countryside. You’ll get the information you need to decide if the farming lifestyle is right for you and your personality. You’ll learn everything you need to know about property and how to access a power supply. You’ll get practical advice on which animals would work best for your farm and you’ll learn how to acquire them and what you need to know about caring for them properly. You’ll get help with all of the major decisions like whether you’re better off with subsistence farming or a more ambitious project. Find out how to: Make from change to a farm lifestyle Get along with your neighbors Find and buy rural properties Select and maintain equipment Raise and care for animals Use and preserve food items Avoid common farming pitfalls Choose plans for your farm Complete with lists of the ten unique opportunities for fun and the top ten misconceptions about farm living, Hobby Farming For Dummies will help you discover how you can live the simple life.

Rabbits

Author: Chris McLaughlin
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 14,64 MB
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Hobby Farm

Author: Kristen Hampshire
Editor: Creative Publishing International
ISBN: 1589233646
Size: 11,33 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Provides information and instructions for those who own, or dream of owning, a hobby farm or a large estate of 2 to 40 acres"--

Raising Happy Rabbits

Author: May Brittany
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510737189
Size: 18,67 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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A practical and information-packed guide for purchasing and raising pet rabbits So, you’re thinking about buying or adopting a pet rabbit. Wonderful! Or maybe you’ve already brought a fuzzy bundle of joy home and you’re realizing you could use a little guidance. Rabbits are adorable and soft and fun, but they also require a fair amount of work and knowledge to make sure they’re living a happy, healthy life. With the right approach, you will soon discover that your new pet rabbit can become your best pet ever. With time, attention, and patience, a deep bond can develop and you will be friends “furever.” Raising Happy Rabbits will help you choose the right kind of rabbit for your home (if you haven’t already picked one), and answer your questions about housing, litter training, proper feeding, exercise, freedom, grooming, potential illnesses, playtime activities, what is normal/abnormal behavior, and much more. Learn all about: Finding a vet Choosing an appropriate cage Pellets, hay, and fresh foods Growing herbs and lettuces for your bunny Toys to keep your rabbit engaged Illnesses to watch for And more! Make your first year with your bunny a fun and fulfilling experience that will bond you and your new rabbit for life.

Raising Rabbits

Author: Nathan Rivera
Editor:
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Size: 13,34 MB
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You Are A Step Away From Discovering The Ins And Outs Of The Art Of Raising Pastured Rabbits For Meat, Fur Or As Pets! Rearing rabbits make a lot of sense in so many ways compared to chicken. Yes, I know chicken do produce tasty eggs and meat, but rabbits also produce equally if not better tasting meat, fur and much more. What's more; bunnies are in many ways easier to keep and maintain than chicken, are far less messy than chicken, yield ready-to compose compost, are pretty easier to keep and house, don't require too much space, are not noisy and disruptive, naturally grow super-fast (without any hormones), multiply fast and much more! The $44 billion broiler chicken industry is big, but these are benefits it can't compete with, as these are all perfect ingredients for anyone wishing to raise high-quality animals in small spaces without needing too much maintenance work - a perfect recipe for the modern busy farmer who has a million and one other things to juggle with! Perhaps any one of these reasons has piqued your interest to rear rabbits and like any curious beginner, you are wondering... Where do you begin? How do you rear rabbits for business? How do you even start keeping rabbits in your homestead - what should you consider? How is an ideal rabbit hutch supposed to look like? How do you create one? What do rabbits eat and what do they hate? Is it possible to detect all health problems in rabbits and address them in a timely fashion? If so, how? What are the things I need to do to ensure my rabbits are happy and active? If I'm not right, I'm pretty close! Yes, rabbits make perfect pets and can be great for business and this book will show you how to rear them like a pro. More precisely, you will learn: How to raise rabbits for business, including the right way to raise them on a communal farm, on your property, legal considerations, involving neighbors and more Important considerations you should make before starting, including determining how many you should keep, selecting a breed, slaughter and disposal, cost and profit potential and more Reasons why you should raise rabbits and how to setup your own rabbit hobby farm How to plan your rabbitry, including key points to consider The ins and outs of building different kinds of hutches using different kinds of materials How to feed and water the rabbits the right way The ins and outs of rabbit breeding and healthcare How do deal with behavioral issues that may end up being problematic How to housetrain your rabbit the easy way How to keep the rabbit busy and engaged with secret 'rabbit games' Answers to commonly asked questions about taking care of a rabbit The ins and outs of different breeds of rabbits raised for different purposes - and how to raise them How to understand rabbit language and use that information appropriately Detecting or interpreting common problems or features ...And much, much more! Even if this is the first time owning a rabbit, this book is weaved for beginners, so you can expect to have an easy time with it! Click Buy Now With 1-Click or Buy Now to get started!