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Kathy Flagler
Flagler Bunny Farm

Cloyne, ON

85 Ashby Lake Rd., RR#1
Cloyne, ON K0H 1K0
613-333-1689 (home)
Product Types: rabbit meat, lamb, chicken, duck, turkey, preserves, and some frozen products.

About Us
I wanted to be my own boss and I enjoy animals, my daughter's mother-in-law raised rabbits at the time and after talking to her and investigating I decided to try raising rabbits. That was in 2009 and now I have about 200 rabbits at any time and also raise meatbirds,lambs and have 30 laying hens. I am at the Cobden, Eganville, Deep River and Matawatchan Farmers Markets over the summer and also attend all of the Taste of the Valley Events and thought the OVFC might be a more year round means of marketing my rabbits. I also quilt and sew for market. I have 3 grandchildren, the youngest of whom loves helping with the animals when she is with us, and also is my right hand person when we are at market. We have been raising free-range chickens for several years now, but with the rules set out by the Chicken Farmers of Ontario, I am not allowed to sell my chicken or even advertise anywhere but at my farmgate, it is getting harder to get the word out to the public that we have free-range chicken available so who knows how much longer we will be able to keep raising them.

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Practices (our standards for raising or making our products)
I raise my rabbits as humanely as possible and use only hay and rabbit pellets for feed. I would love for my rabbits to be free range, that is however, not possible largely due to the fact that they love to burrow and have very strong claws for digging, also would be hard to keep track of all the does and their young. I try to keep all my remedies for any illnesses as natural as possible but, there are times when medications are needed to save them. Rabbits have very delicate digestive systems and it doesn't take much to stress them, which can cause them to become ill. I like to let people come and see our set up but have to be careful not to upset the does or have any illnesses spread to my rabbitry. I am raising my sheep as naturally as possible and each year now raise several batches of free-range chickens which I have processed at a government inspected abattoir and sell farm-gate.