Hi everyone... Well, my colony is going GREAT so far! I'm going to have to get some pictures to show everyone as soon as I can figure out how to post them on here! Anyway, I have two questions about feeding. From the breeder we got a bag of just regular rabbit pellets and I went to the feed store today to get a new bag so I can start mixing them before the final switch. All he had was "Rabbit Developer" and that's what he said is best and wants to keep getting me. I looked at the analysis and the protien is the same and there is twice as much fat in it and slightly more of everything else too. I was wondering if that really IS the better choice. My rabbit babies are going to be 1/4 Chincilla and 3/4 NZ... so I'm expecting heaftier babies anyway and planning to butcher at 5 lbs. and didn't know if the added expence would be worth it since it is the adults that are going to be eating the most of the food. Opinions?? It's $5 more/bag... and that will add up over time and as I get more breeding stock. Also... we just got a square bale from a friend for them and was wondering if any colony raisers keep their bales in a hay rake like many cage raisers do or if the bale is just sitting in the enclosure. I dont want too much of the hay to be wasted or soiled because we are going to have to by buying it a bale at a time once this one is gone... but I wasnt sure if it was worth it to construct something like a rack for inside the colony setup. Any thoughts on this? H.