Highland Glenn Ranch is the home of …
Two Hunnyz Rabbitry
We raise the domestic rabbit breed Satin, known for its lustrous fur and calm friendly disposition.
We raise rabbits primarily for meat, breeding stock, and fur. In years past, we also exhibited our rabbits which can be quite an addictive hobby! We use rabbit manure to fertilize our Kitchen Garden, both ‘fresh’ and composted. Satins come in many colors (our herd is chocolate, blue, and black).
See what litters are In the Nestbox!
***Quality stock is occasionally available. See the Sale Barn. ***
What’s in a Name?
If you happen to be wondering how we came up with our rabbitry name, the story goes: the ‘two’ of us call each other ‘hunny’; we love Winnie the Pooh so spelled it as he does; then added the ‘z‘ for fun. Yes, it’s sort of corny and mushy, but that’s how we are! It seemed like the natural choice for us.
Rabbit Nutrition & Health Care
Currently, we are researching and experimenting with a natural diet. In the meantime, we continue to feed verified non-GMO alfalfa-based rabbit pellets. Our rabbits love their unlimited grass hay and dried Daily Herbal Blend. An occasional treat of organic whole oats, berry leaves, fruitwood, red clover sprouts, or something fresh from the garden is much appreciated and anticipated! Does in late pregnancy and while nursing are given organic whole oats and our Mother’s Herb Blend.
Water is the most important nutrient for rabbits. Without it, a rabbit won’t eat. Apple cider vinegar is added to their water daily. Of the 22 minerals essential for health, apple cider vinegar contains 19, in exactly the right amounts. Using individual bottles and/or crocks allows us to monitor each rabbit’s water consumption, ease of thorough cleaning, some control against potential disease spread, and convenience in administering supplements as individually needed.
We do not use medications or antibiotics indiscriminately, only if medically necessary or in an emergency. Herbs, probiotics, and electrolytes are given to support and boost the immune system. Good sanitation, proper nutrition, and low-stress levels are carefully maintained. Prevention is the key to a healthy herd!
Cleanliness in the rabbitry is essential to the health and well-being of rabbits. Each Doe cage prior to kindling is thoroughly cleaned, and then a clean nest box, feeder, and water vessel are added. Metal nest boxes are used for long life and ease of sanitizing. Nest boxes are then cleaned on days eight and fourteen to prevent problems with newly opened eyes. The all-wire hanging cages make cleaning chores quick and efficient.
*Information on this website is our opinion and to the best of our knowledge; therefore, not meant as advice.