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Homestead® Rabbit Feeds

Homestead® Rabbit Feeds are formulated with quality ingredients, including high-quality alfalfa meals to help provide optimal nutrition for all life stages and optimal levels of lysine and methionine for muscle growth and fur quality.

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

Rabbit Familyettes is ideal for the milking doe and her young, growing rabbits, meat-producing rabbits, fur-producing or show rabbits and breeding bucks. It is the recommended diet for the rabbit producer who uses only one product.

Designed to Promote Egg Shell Quality and Yolk Color

Homestead Layer Ration contains all the ingredients hens need to produce strong shelled, healthy eggs and maintain a healthy skeleton. Specially formulated ingredients in Homestead Layer help produce rich yellow egg yolks.

FEEDING DIRECTIONS

Feed Homestead Layer as the sole ration to hens laying eggs. Provide a constant supply of clean, fresh water.

FEEDING DIRECTIONS

Homestead Rabbit Familyettes
For the rabbit producer who wants only one food, Rabbit Familyettes is the recommended product.  It should be fed as follows:

  • Lactating does and bunnies:  On the first day after kindling, feed 2 to 4 ounces of Rabbit Familyettes per day.  Gradually increase 1 ounce daily to free-choice within 4 to 5 days.
  • Gestating does:  Feed approximately 4 to 6 ounces of Rabbit Familyettes per day.  Feeding rate should be adjusted to maintain desired weight and body condition.  Do not allow gestating does to become either over or under conditioned.

Gradually switch to 4 to 5 ounces of Rabbit Familyettes after kindling.  After 4 days. lactating does and bunnies may be fed Rabbit Familyettes Free-choice until weaning.

  • Weaned bunnies:  Feed Rabbit Familyettes free-choice.
  • Dry does, bucks and pets:  Feed Rabbit Familyettes free-choice.  Average size rabbit will consume 4 to 6 ounces per day.  Feeding rate should be adjusted to maintain desired weight.  Do not allow breeding does or bucks to gain excessive weight.
  • Show rabbits:  Feed Rabbit Familyettes free-choice. Feeding rate can be adjusted to maintain desired weight and body condition.  For extra bloom during show, top-dress NutriPreme®.

1 Important Note:  Feeding recommendations for New Zealand size animals.  For other breeds adjust feed intake as needed for size.

Feeding Tips:

  • Provide plenty of fresh, clean water at all times.
  • Never feed any feedstuffs that are moldy, musty or suspect in any way.
  • Homestead Rabbit Familyettes and Rabbit Maintenance are complete feeds.  Additional hay or other feedstuffs are not required and may dilute the nutrient levels resulting in depressed performance.
  • Rabbit should be changed slowly from one feed program to another over a 5 to 7 day period.  The new feed should be mixed with the old feed to allow the rabbit to adjust smoothly to the new feed.
CAUTION

Homestead Rabbit Feeds are formulated specifically for rabbits and should not be fed to other species.


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