So the Contest is over here. You might want to check it out if you are Canadian. It's open for about a week.
Two kits born from this duo. I hope they grow well. Found them a touch cold. Put them in with Poppet's litter to warm up overnight. Gave Berry three of Poppets kits in exchange.
Watch Me Grow
SliverFrost is a Dad! 12 kits born to Poppet. I was a bit surprised to have 12, but it works I am hopeful that Carina will Kindle soon to take one or two of an overflow.
Watch Me Grow
Eureka's pups are all off to new homes. these pups are off ToadFoot and were born March 30, 2015.
Two of MouseWhisker's boys are off as well. These are March 19 babies off Camden.
Small foster baby off to the pet store.
In Mitchell we now live, my brother and I.
Me for the girl, he for the guy.
We're sweet young things, nice pets we will make.
Our life will be great, so no need for a new take. (photo shoot that is). :)
CloudTail and Bumblestripe are our momand dad. We were born March 11, 2015.
Unlike chicken, steer or horse manure, rabbit manure is a cold manure. There is no need to compost it before applying to your plants.
It slowly disintegrates, releasing the nutrients back into the soil for your plants to use. In the meantime, the remaining "bunny-berry" helps build the structure of your soil by adding stability, porosity and attracting beneficial organisms to the area.
Rabbit manure is higher in nitrogen than sheep, goat, pig, chicken, cow or horse manure. Plants need nitrogen to produce lush, green growth.
How common manures measure up N-P-K
Rabbit 2.4 1.4 .60
Chicken 1.1 .80 .50
Dairy cow .25 .15 .25
Horse .70 .30 .60
Steer .70 .30 .40
Sheep .70 .30 .90
Sources: Rodale's All-New Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening, An Illustrated Guide to
Organic Gardening, by Sunset Publishing, and the Rodale Guide to Composting.
And more information from here.
Rabbit manure is one of the best manures for your organic gardens! It will increase poor soil by improving soil structure and also improving the life cycle of the beneficial microorganisms in the soil. Rabbits are very good at producing an excellent source of manure. It is rich in many nutrients and very simple to use. One doe and her offspring will produce over one ton of manure in a year.
Rabbit manure is packed with nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and many minerals, lots of micro-nutrients, plus many other beneficial trace elements such as calcium, magnesium, boron, zinc, manganese, sulfur, copper, and cobalt just to name a few.
......... Rabbit manure also doesn’t smell as strong as other manures making it easy to use.
Nitrogen(N)- Rabbit manure is higher in nitrogen than sheep, goat, pig, chicken, cow or horse manure. Plants need nitrogen to produce a lush green growth. Nitrogen helps plants grow greener and stronger helping the plant reach its full potential. This is great for all those quick growing salad greens! Great for the early growth of tomatoes, corn, and many other vegetables.
Phosphorus(P)- Rabbit manure is also higher in phosphorus than the other manures. It helps with the transformation of solar energy to chemical energy. Which in turn helps with proper plant growth. Phosphorus also helps plants to withstand stress. Phosphorus in the soil encourages more and bigger blossoms helping with flowering and fruiting also great for root growth.
Potassium(K)- Potassium helps with fruit quality and reduction of disease plants will not grow without it. Plants use potassium as an enzyme to produce proteins and sugars.They also uses potassium to control water content.
More than just the awsome NPK values of rabbit manure it is loaded with a host of micro-nutrients as well as organic matter that improves soil structure, drainage, and moisture retention. Vegetable gardens, pastures, and flower gardens all will benefit from using rabbit manure. It helps retain soil moisture and soil structure.
Rabbit manure is one of the few fertilizers that will not burn your plants when added directly to the garden and can be safely used on food plants.
How to use:
As is. Just apply to plants.
Compost: Add to your composter to add depth to your compost, helps your other compostables break down quicker as well. :)
Manure tea. Soak in pail of water and let set for bit. use the water on your gardens or in your pots.
Growing worms. Worms love rabbit waste.
My source:: The benefits and uses of rabbit manure.
Brought this kiddo to my homeschool coop days not expecting him to find a home, just wanted to use him in a photography class and off he went to new home. Pretty cool eh? :) He'll be living in small town Ontario. Off Eureka and Toadfoot.
MouseWhisker's kit went with her mom to a new home tonight. She's a pretty young lass and should do well in her new breeder home. She's a March 19 baby girl off Camden. :)
MouseWhisker has moved off to a home in Hamilton with one of her youngsters. She's a grand quiet lass and a good mother.
Feb 14, kit off Sandstorm and Rizzo. Good youngster headed off this morning to go to the Niagara region.
I have been breeding rabbits for a quite a few years. I thoroughly enjoy them as animals and think they make great pets. I also like to take some of them to rabbit shows to see how they measure up to the standards.
For the BEST rabbit forum I've ever found. Go to Rabbittalk.com. Good for the pet rabbit owner as well as the breeder for meat or show.