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How to Raise Rabbits (How to Raise...)by Samantha Johnson
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Whether your goal is to raise one rabbit or a large herd, you’ll find out everything you need to know from How to Raise Rabbits. This hands-on guidebook explains in detail how to take care of your fluffy friends, from nurturing tiny kits to showing blue-ribbon adults. How to Raise Rabbits illustrates all aspects of rabbit ownership with more than 200 color photographs.
With this book, you’ll be able to:
*Choose and buy the right rabbits for you
*House and feed rabbits
*Manage your rabbits and keep them healthy
*Breed your rabbits
*Raise and care for kits
*Show rabbits at fairs and club meets
Since 1928, the National FFA Organization—formerly known as Future Farmers of America—has been dedicated to agricultural education. Today, there are more than 500,000 members in 7,358 chapters in 50 states, as well as 5 million alumni.
About the authors:Samantha Johnson and Daniel Johnson have collaborated on several rural-living guidebooks, including The Field Guide to Horses and The Beginner’s Guide to Vegetable Gardening. Both are 4-H alumni and live on the family farm, Fox Hill Farm, in far northern Wisconsin. Samantha is a certified horse show judge and raises purebred Welsh Mountain ponies and Dutch, Holland Lop, and Netherland Dwarf rabbits. Daniel is a professional photographer whose work can be seen at www.foxhillphoto.com.
Book News Annotation:
The Johnsons are engaged with raising and showing horses as well as rabbits from their home in Wisconsin. Here they write specifically for youngsters, and their treatment has been reviewed and approved by a scholar of youth development and agricultural education at Purdue University. The chapters include establishing a rabbitry; feeding; raising rabbits for meat, fur, or fancy; the pet rabbit; kindling, kits, and care; and showing rabbits. High quality color photographs adorn most pages. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
In this freshly updated second edition of How to Raise Rabbits, you’ll find practical advice for raising any number of rabbits in any environment—rural or urban, one rabbit or twenty.
Daniel and Samantha Johnson (Phelps, WI) have collaborated on a number of rural-living guidebooks, including The Field Guide to Horses and How to Raise Rabbits. Both are 4-H alumni and live on the family farm, Fox Hill Farm, in far northern Wisconsin. Samantha is a certified horse show judge and raises purebred Welsh Mountain ponies and Dutch, Holland Lop, and Netherland Dwarf rabbits. Daniel is a professional photographer whose work can be seen at www.foxhillphoto.com.
Rabbits are wonderful animals to raise, whether as pets or as livestock on a farm. They are especially great as starter animals for children who participate in 4-H or other rabbit shows. But before you embark on owning one of these lovable critters, there’s a lot you need to know; for instance, which of the forty-seven rabbit breeds is best for you? Backed by the National FFA Organization, our acclaimed series of How to Raise guides has helped countless first-time animal owners across the United States confidently care for their new companions. In this freshly updated second edition of How to Raise Rabbits, you’ll find practical advice for raising any number of rabbits in any environment—rural or urban, one rabbit or twenty. Brother-sister writing duo and 4-H alumni Daniel and Samantha Johnson expertly walk you through all the basics on breed types, housing and food requirements, shows, kit care, and general healthcare for the rabbit. With clear and informative instructions, fully illustrated with beautiful how-to photography, How to Raise Rabbits continues to be an essential primer for the newcomer to rabbit care and a classic on any rabbit lover’s bookshelf.
Rabbits are a wonderful animal to raise as a pet or as part of the livestock on a farm. They are a great starter animal for children who participate in 4-H or other rabbit shows. This book will detail information on raising animals in both urban and rural situations, breed types, housing and food requirements, and general health care for the rabbit. The book will help you determine what rabbit breed will best suit your needs and inform you of what you need to know to keep your rabbit happy and healthy. Advice on showing your rabbit will also be included.
About the Author
Samantha Johnson has been raising rabbits since she was 11 years old. A freelance writer who is a certified horse judge and works on the family horse breeding farm, Samantha wrote the books The Field Guide to Rabbits and How To Raise Horses.
Daniel Johnson specializes in equine photography, but he also enjoys photographing many other subjects, such as dogs, farm animals, gardens, and rural life. His images are found in magazines, books, greeting cards, and calendars nationwide. Dan also manages the family owned horse farm and oversees the breeding, training, and showing of their horses. Two of his books include The World's Greatest Horse Poster Book and How To Raise Horses. Daniel lives near Phelps, Wisconsin.
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