Back yard rabbit group anyone?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by herbandteas, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008
    i have a rabbit she is a white new zeland just about 9 months old. named miss tinker! shes a sweetie!
  2. herbandteas

    herbandteas Chillin' With My Peeps

    When you have a chance share a picture of her.

    You can see my doe who is the same age as yours on my blog

    You will have to scroll down a bit to see her
  3. sandyj

    sandyj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 3, 2008
    St.Paul, Minnesota
    I have owned rabbits most of my life. Quite a few years ago I bought a bunny from the Humane Society. It was the best rabbit I have ever owned. Gentle, sweet, beautiful, and large. Very, very large. Eighteen pounds to be exact. It turned out to be a Flemish Giant. He died a couple years ago and I have decided to find another one this spring when I get my chicks. I've talked to several people who say rabbits do fine with chickens. Any thoughts on this? I'd also like to have a rabbit forum!!!!

    Sandy J - "citychicker"
  4. Maidservant

    Maidservant Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2008
    Norwich, Norfolk, UK
    I'm all for a rabbit forum! There aren't any really good ones online. We just need to make sure to have a section for meat rabbits, butchering, etc, much like we do on BYC. I have a few different breeds including:
    Standard Rex
    English Spot
    New Zealand (white, brown, and broken brown)
    and one little lop buck that I just got today.

    I've had rabbits this time through for 3 years, my dad and grandfather raised rabbits to help feed their families, and to sell for pets.

    If anyone has any questions, I'll do my best to answer them!

    Emily in NC
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Boy I must be tired and hungry! I read "back yard rabbit soup anyone? [​IMG]
  6. Auntie Ron

    Auntie Ron Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 9, 2008
    Hi, I have two dutch bunnies. They are brothers and have spent their entire lives together (2 years now). They are both neutered and live in a wonderful apartment I built for them. The apartment is air-conditioned and so in the summer months they spend the day in comfort. For those milder days they have a 20 x 20 foot run with fencing on the top to stop any aerial assaults (hawks). I have, on occasion, let them run about the yard while supervised.

    One is named Thomas, and one is named Ziggy (Ziggy has one brown eye and one blue eye).

    I have been warned not to introduce any more (male or female) because once any aggressiveness sets it I would be forced to build additional accomodations. I certainly can survive with just these two incredible personalities.

    The way I see it in regards to Meat vs Pet is that the only way anyone could ever harm a rabbit would be that they would have to disconnect their hearts from breaking the "language barrier". Once you actually understand what your Lagomorph is saying it would be like eating a friend. (I know this sounds absurd, even for me since I am a meat eater).

    Since becoming a Lagomorphed soul (and yes I understand what my rabbits are saying to me) I am convinced that rabbits are advanced souls. They are so touched by those few that are actually able to listen to them. They are honored by our presence and they are so very sensitive in regards to respect. It amazes me every day and I am honored to be humbly theirs.

    I am not putting anyone down for utilizing a rabbit for meat. A rabbit is a prey food. Their whole being is built for being a prey animal. Their hearts beat faster, their worlds spin at an alarming rate; and yes, their lives are so very short. This is why they are an animal of such a high degree of enlightenment. They face death every single day of their lives (be it real or interpreted) they face fear with courage and bravery. Their capacity to live life to the fullest is without a doubt their strongsuit (especially in regards to breeding LOL) I am just so very happy to have discovered their little world while I am taking up space on this planet and I respect both worlds (the pet and the foodsource).

    Here is a link to the Lagomorph language. The first thing I did was say "hello" to my rabbits and that is when they opened up to me. Saying "hello" is so easy and they really get so excited too when they discover that you can understand them.

    suggestion for a BYR (BackyardRabbit)

  7. herbandteas

    herbandteas Chillin' With My Peeps

    There is room for everyone here as long as we play nicely.
  8. herbandteas

    herbandteas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can you tell me how the english spot is vs any of your other breeds?

  9. herbandteas

    herbandteas Chillin' With My Peeps


    There are some people who think that having chickens and rabbits together is not a good thing due to the germs in the chicken poo then there are others that have no problems with it. I got to see a few flemish giants as a rabbit show. I just loved them but my american chinchilla doe is just about as big as they are so I am going to stick with that breed for now.

  10. justinszoo

    justinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2008
    NW Ohio
    Quote:Where do we sign up? I haven't had rabbit in awhile.

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