hello from Ontario.
There are lots of ways of keeping bunnies, all with their own pros and cons, and there own variations of them.
Some people keep colonies that are completely self-run, with regular culling of older kits.
Some people keep colonies where the buck is caged within the colony with chosen "date days" with selected does.
Some people ONLY run does in colony situations and keep the bucks in individual cages away from the colony.
And yet others breed does within the colony and remove them when raising kits.
yet others cage all their rabbits separately with variations
- growouts into large cages
- growouts stay with mom until old enough to cull
- keeper kits kept in small colony groups until old enough to breed
- or even pulling out half the kits into their own cage.
LOTS of different ways to feed.
Some only feed pellets
Others feed pellets and hay.
Still others pellets, hay, fresh greens and more.
yet others escue pellets for a wide variety of feed sources and minerals.
Do your research, weigh out the pros and cons, and move forward. As you work through your method of feeding you will lose some rabbits along the way, but over time you will breed rabbits that do well under YOUR system of care.