Wednesday, May 19, 2010

How to Breed Rabbits

  1. Step 1

    Keep buck and does separate. Three or four does can be kept together in an appropriate-size hutch.

  2. Step 2

    Use 1 buck per 10 does.

  3. Step 3

    Breed does at their maturity - 6 months of age for small to medium breeds and 9 to 12 months of age for large or giant breeds.

  4. Step 4

    Pick the doe to be bred and place her in her own hutch for two weeks before mating.

  5. Step 5

    Place the doe in the buck's pen for mating. Place her with the buck twice - once in the evening and again in the morning.

  6. Step 6

    Remove the doe after each mating.

  7. Step 7

    Place a nest box in the hutch 28 days after breeding.

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