The 4-H rabbit project is designed to teach 4-H members recommended management practices for growing and raising rabbits. Your participation in the 4-H rabbit project will help you….
Around June 1st you will receive 3 weaned rabbits. You will care for these rabbits for approximately 14 weeks. At this time, you will bring the 2 best rabbits to the County 4-H Rabbit Show and Sale. If you bring your 2 rabbits to the show and sale, you will be judged on showmanship and a pen of 2.
Any young person age 9 through 18 as of January 1 of the project year can participate. You do not have to be a current 4-H member; however, you will need to complete a 4-H enrollment form if you are not a member.
Prior to receiving your rabbits you and a parent will attend a mandatory training session. At this meeting you will receive valuable information to assist you in preparing for and raising your rabbits. You also will be given the designated Extension office site and date for acquiring your rabbits.
For more information, please contact Dr. Brigid McCrea, Extension Specialist.