I get questions about colony raising all the time, frequently from people who are also interested in Beveren. Since I raise 6 different breeds of rabbits its been interesting to note which ones do well co-housed in rabbit herds. Surprisingly, its the American. They are hands-down the most laid back and willing to get along… Continue reading Best Breeds for Colony Rearing
We love the colony herd experience. Our girls seem to love it too. I wish we could raise them all this way. Note: do not put your rabbits in together like this unless they’ve been socially conditioned for warren living!!
A snapshot into the rabbit colony life. The joy of being greeted by the rabbit herd
People often ask me how I can possibly raise free range rabbits. Well this is what it looks like: We’ve come to accept that where there is rabbits, there will be no plants. There are pastures to the left and forward of the main pen, that are fenced off to let the grass grow. The… Continue reading Free Range Rabbits
I love it when spring brings all the grass back to the pastures and the pasture rabbits get released! They have been cooped together all winter and today is first mow. The Americans are the lucky pasture rabbits. In each picture, can you spot the rabbit?
Here’s another look at the Harlequin colony cage. Pip and her litter are on one half of the 10 ft cage. As the litter grows I will section the boys off, keeping them together in a family unit, while also introducing the young Hotot doe to see if they’ll get along. She’s currently on the… Continue reading Colony Cage
Pip shows off her new cage. Its 10 feet long, with a divider in the middle. The divider has a door in it, the spring latch is visible just above her forehead. This way I can introduce another young female on the other side (an Hotot, Bowie, is over there) and see if the two… Continue reading Colony Living – Cage Style