4-H Rabbit Club

WHO'S READY TO HOP, HOP, HOP AROUND...

There are lots of great reasons to join the Butler County 4-H Rabbit Club - we're CRAZY ABOUT RABBITS!!!

The Rabbit Project teaches members to select, produce and care for rabbits used for show or meat production. At the same time, members learn the responsibility of caring for a living thing.

FOCUS
Selection, production, management and health of rabbits
Financing and purchasing rabbits and marketing breeding animals and fryers
Live animal evaluation
Establishing a breeding herd and maintaining production records

WHAT A MEMBER CAN DO

Beginner Level

Identify breeds of rabbits
Identify parts of the rabbit
Care for and exhibit rabbits
Present illustrated talks and demonstrations on rabbit topics

Intermediate & Advanced Levels

Select and develop does for the breeding herd
Breed does and raise young
Maintain financial records and evaluate profit or loss
Develop disease/parasite control and prevention programs
Keep hutch records and financial records and use them in management decisions
Establish a market for breeding animals and fryers
Serve as a teen leader and teach younger members

OWNING A RABBIT
Owning a rabbit is not a requirement to participate in the 4-H Rabbit Club. There are many local activities that take place which do not require ownership, and simply learning about rabbits is FUN AND INTERESTING!

PARENTS
Don't forget - 4-H is a family oriented program. Parents are always welcomed and encouraged to meetings and be a part of the 4-H Rabbit Club!

PICTURES FROM THE BUTLER COUNTY 4-H RABBIT CLUB

READY TO JOIN?
It's super easy! Just complete a 4-H Membership Enrollment Form, and make plans to attend a meeting!

WANT TO FIND OUT MORE?

Lloyd G. Saylor
County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development
Butler County Extension Service
112 E GL Smith Street
P.O. Box 370
Morgatown, KY 42261
Phone: (270) 526-3767