Storey’s Guide to Raising Rabbits, 4th Edition: Breeds, Care, Housing (Storey’s Guide to Raising) Reviews

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Storey’s Guide to Raising Rabbits, 4th Edition: Breeds, Care, Housing (Storey’s Guide to Raising)

Storey's Guide to Raising Rabbits, 4th Edition: Breeds, Care, Housing (Storey’s Guide to Raising)

Whether you’re interested in raising rabbits for show, meat, fur, or as pets, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to keep your animals healthy and productive. Offering expert advice on breed selection, housing, feeding, humane handling, routine medical care, and dealing with diseases, Bob Bennett also provides tips on how to make raising rabbits a financial lucrative endeavor. Storey’s Guide to Raising Rabbits will help both the commercial producer and the backyard fancier achieve their rabbit-raising goals.

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  1. 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Will never regret buying this!!!!!, August 23, 2016
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    Casey Harris (Virginia) -
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    Can I just say how amazing this book is? I realize that sounds forced or programmed but it isn't. I have been wanting to do meat rabbits for a few years now. I have been talking to people who have them, reading online, doing everything I can to prepare myself. My husband, who is a avid hunter, kept shooting my idea down-- no pun intended. Finally, after a third year of rabbit hunting and coming home empty handed, he said, let's look into it. Well, id done all that. So after sharing everything I learned, we went to get rabbits and he was like a kid at Christmas. From there, my interest turned into a continious burst of excitement for him and me-- since I no longer had to do this alone, lol.

    No matter how much research and talking a person does, though, there are still things I have no clue about until they become an issue. That's when I went looking for a book.

    I've bought Storey books before and liked them but I still prepared myself to find a bunch of things out that I already knew. In fact, usually a book is filled more with "I already know that" than, " oh! I didn't know that!".

    This one wasn't like that at all. I mean, a few things I few but a wealth of info that I didn't. For example, I didn't know about Florida Whites and while I have no proof, I think a couple of rabbits I bought this past weekend who the owner said was New Zealand's, but after getting them home and seeing them compared to my NZ's and seeing how tiny they are compared to them, I am now wondering if they are FW's. Rare in my area-- if I can find them at all, I think it's possible people would confuse the two.

    Still unsure about those marbles to check a Doe and if she is pregnant, and if my Does took or not-- having to wait till they pull fur--this book gave me a few more ideas on how to tell.

    Not to mention Hutch ideas, watering examples, DISEASES and a ton of possibilities on making some money doing this-- pros and cons of both-- like Labs ( not doing but appreciate the info), selling fur and what fur sells best, seeking to commercial meat places verses processing myself and selling local -- well, I appreciated ALL of these!

    And the couple of recipes in the back-- wish there were more-- be sure to thank your wife for that!

    I'm sure this book will continue to be helpful and it's one of few I will never regret buying!!!!! Thank so much!
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    Casey Harris2017-06-28 10:19 Reply
  2. 11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Underwhelmed, and that's from a Storey's Guide devotee, June 4, 2016
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    Amazon Customer (Yale, MI USA) -
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    This review is from: Storey's Guide to Raising Rabbits, 4th Edition: Breeds, Care, Housing (Storey's Guide to Raising) (Kindle Edition)
    I have used Storey's guides for all of our homesteading start up projects and have found them immensely helpful. Bees? YES. Poultry? YES. Ducks & Geese? YES. Rabbits? Meh.

    This one I wasn't so thrilled with. The author is very focused on raising rabbits for breeding and selling (commercially it seems), not on meat rabbits (our focus) or pets (a lot of other people's focus). Right off the bat, I was skeptical because he is a proponent of regular dosing of his stock with antibiotics and other medications (antibiotic resistance, anyone? I'm a biologist and that is a bad choice.) I ended up getting on BackyardHerds website and asking many questions there because I felt like they were not answered in this book. Found some awesome people who helped me for free much more than the book.
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    Amazon Customer2017-06-28 10:52 Reply
  3. 67 of 68 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best Rabbit Book, July 28, 2010
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    Coastal Gal (Sandy, UT) -
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    Absolutely the best rabbit book around! This guy has been raising rabbits since he was a little kid and he really knows his stuff. He has a wonderful concept (and I haven't seen this anywhere else) for building and setting up rabbit cages. He talks about things (like raising earth worms beneath the rabbit cages) that other people don't even mention. He has excellent advise about the nuts-and-bolts of raising rabbits (how often to breed, how to kindle in cold climates, how to feed, etc). If I could only have ONE rabbit book this would be it. And be sure to get the most recent edition (I think it was published in 2009 or 2010). It really is different (more updated and better) than previous editions. Also, the best price I found for this book was on Amazon.com.
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    Coastal Gal2017-06-28 11:39 Reply