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Big Lake Bunny and the Eggs

Pets and AnimalsTaken last fall, thought it would be appropriate.

Photo by Dennis Garrett

I won't let the rabbits free-range again, they eat everything.

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Big Lake Bunny and the Eggs
Authored by: Anna on Sunday, April 05 2015 @ 01:12 PM AKDT
Nice pic, do you raise rabbits and chickens? I want to get into that, maybe you could run a regular feature? I know I would love tips on this, surely I am not alone? I also like how the rooster is guarding his flock against the mean old rabbit! :-)
Big Lake Bunny and the Eggs
Authored by: DG on Sunday, April 05 2015 @ 01:25 PM AKDT
Hello, and thanks for the compliment.

I just started rising chickens and rabbits last year at my place here in Big Lake, but I have raised both before, even winning awards in 4H and the Boy Scouts. My goal is to create an integrated system: Rabbits, chickens, goats, maybe even a reindeer or three, gardens, bees, composting, manure, etc. I just got a call that my new top bar beehive is completed, but the bees don't arrive until around the 20th of April.
Big Lake Bunny and the Eggs
Authored by: DG on Monday, April 06 2015 @ 12:40 PM AKDT
Just realized I didn't answer all your questions. Yes, I will start a regular feature of small-scale farming, with a Q&A, and hopefully others will chime in with tips and tricks.