I have the opportunity to get as much grass as i want that has been cut from the common areas of a my complex for free deliverd to my door. This is grass + all the weeds that are mowed down regularly. I want to use it (less to be moved away by the waste man! And a good resource i hope) - was hoping to use rabbits to eat the grasses, hot compost some, add a small amount to my Worms(not enough to heat it up to much) + use it for bedding for my future quales.
So the idea is feed as much as possible to the rabbits who will live above my worms who will convert the manure. I want to hot compost the rest then try feed the compost to the worms also. Use some for bedding for my quales and supplement there feed with worms (assuming they eat worms). I would love for you all to pick this idea apart, and suggestions on any other ways to use it would be greatly appreciated. I ony have 30m3 in which to work and my pottential amount of grass is up to 20 bin bags of grass per week
Suzy Bean wrote:
Paul talks about the colony approach in this podcast: http://www.richsoil.com/permaculture/429-podcast-075-gaias-garden-chapter-7/
chowan Hatfield wrote:
T. Pierce wrote:
but how is putting them in a colony easier than raising them in a cage?
the very first post said "raising in colonies.....opposed to raising in cages......is arguably less work"
I run both colonies and cages depending on the time of year
and during summer a colony is much less work because it cuts down on feeding time by a heap for example i probably only need to feed and water them weekly in a colony.
I dont need to worry about over heating so it saves me having to mess with
sprinklers or ice pack.
where i dont agree with the OP is that i believe cages are in many ways safer and healthier for the rabbits especially during breeding season
Ima Newbie wrote:Need some preliminary information about rabbits. I like the colony idea, but really don't know anything about them to get started. I am on 14 acres so I can build a nice big pen...
I need a book... can anyone recommend a good book for a city chick who has fled to the country and is out of her league but would like to eat nice, tasty, fat rabbits on a regular basis?