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Identifier: firstbelgianhare00crab
Title: The first Belgian hare course of instruction. Twenty lessons. Complete directions for buying, sheltering, feeding, breeding ... developing a business, etc. ... with a true history of the Belgian hare ..
Year: 1901 (1900s)
Authors: Crabtree, Pleasant Elijah New England Belgian Hare Company Rice, Elmer Cook, 1868-
Subjects: Belgian hare
Publisher: Boston, New England, New England Belgian Hare Company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress


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hes by 36 inches, and20 inches deep, and for breeding does, about the same extent.I do not use either false or sloping bottoms, but simply plain,smooth, pine ones. No. 2—It has been considered by many ignorant people,not belonging to the fancy particularly, that any kind ofhutch, situated in almost any unhealthy corner, is good enough—which, in course of time, turns out to be a great mistake. Itshould be remembered that human beings enjoy better healthwhen their homes are made comfortable, in airy localities, andwith plenty of ventilation; and this rule applies to the properhutching of rabbits. I keep my rabbits in an outhouse. Myhutches are in double tiers and are made of boxes in whichtoys are packed. I prefer these to bacon boxes, which aregenerally saturated with fat and salt, while toy boxes aremade of good, clean wood and are free from unpleasant smellsand dirt. These boxes are of various sizes, and if the fancierprefers to have his hutches made fixtures, he cannot do better

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EXPERIENCES IN SHELTERING 35 than buy the large size toy boxes, which he can cheaply utilize.My hutches are movable. For single rabbits, a box measuring4 feet 10 inches long, S feet 4 inches high and 3 feet wide, canbe divided by a wooden partition, and this would give suffi-cient room for two rabbits not used in breeding. The hutchesfor breeding are of tiie same dimensions, but without a divi-sion; and inside of these hutches I put a small box for a kind-ling box, while I have others of them with a little divisionalbreeding compartment at one end. But I like the former plan,because when you want to examine the litters of your breed-ing does a movable box is more convenient, as it can be liftedout of the hutch without much annoyance to the doe. Thesehutches have small-sized wire netting fronts, with one endfronted with wood, in order to make them a little darker op-posite the breeding box. When hutches of this description aremade, they should be well white-washed inside; and after the


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