Feeding your Rabbits in Survival Times
Russian Comfrey and Stinging Nettles are high in protein. They can be fed green cut or dried for later use. It is a perennial so it doesn't have to be planted each year. The best types are Russian blocking 4 and blocking 14. Comfrey is a perennial so you don't have to use your time to re plant. As far as I know they are good to zone 3. They are hybrids and can only be propagated by root cuttings but aren't invasive as others. It can be found at Nantahala Farm and Garden on the net. I'm not connected to this site; it's just a good site for plants and info. This plant is so good for a lot of other things for plants, animal, and humans.
All the info is on that site. The nettles are propagated by seed, could be wild harvested. Should use rubber gloves to harvest.
I will be starting a large patch for 2015 garden season. I already have a lot of Nettles growing volunteer from my feed.
You have a great site. Thank you for letting me contribute here. May God have mercy on us.***** Karen Sez *****
Since this post was written, we have published our e-book, Feeding Your Rabbits With or Without Pellets
. You'll get some great info on how to ensure a healthy balance of nutrients for your rabbits without feeding pellets.
What to feed in a survival situation?
(Timson, Texas, USA)
I am just beginning to raise rabbits, and am so grateful for your site! Thank You! My $64,000 question is this...in a survival situation, when you can't go to the feed store to buy rabbit pellets...what do I feed?
This is a real concern. I have a farm, milk cows, beef cows, chickens, turkeys, pigs and now rabbits. I can feed grain to everything else but the rabbits. Any suggestions?
Thank you again!