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Alright we have a thread on goat links and one on chicken links but not one on rabbit links so I thought I'd start it after seeing Necie's post for rabbit info.

 

First a few general rabbit websites:

http://www.rabbitweb.net/zine.asp

http://www.thenaturetrail.com

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Raising+rabbits-a014366269

 

And some Mrs. S threads:

Meat Rabbits for the Beginner

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/ubbthrea...&page=0&fpart=1

Raising rabbits book

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/ubbthrea...true#Post232433

Rabbit tractor?

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/ubbthr...true#Post227709

Rabbits (link to a site with good general info)

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/ubbthr...true#Post197844

Urban Rabbit Farming

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/ubbthr...true#Post192845

Raising Meat Rabbits (tons of good links)

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/ubbthr...true#Post189956

Butchering Rabbits link

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/ubbthr...true#Post175837

Where to find rabbits

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/ubbthr...true#Post149102

Kit eating rabbit moms

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/ubbthr...true#Post140695

Rabbits (a post by westie - tons of info)

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/ubbthr...true#Post129189

Raising rabbit question?

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/ubbthr...=true#Post69577

Rabbits found this (general info)

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/ubbthr...=true#Post20462

Rabbits for those in the city

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/ubbthr...=true#Post18734

Recipes for rabbit

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/ubbthr...=true#Post44756

Dying animals

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/ubbthr...=true#Post43513

 

 

I haven't gone through these yet, just pulled all the links from a search. I'll try to organize this all better and put more info in this later but its a start.

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Bunny Treats

 

1 c. flour

1 c. rabbit food "fines"

1/2 c. cheerios

1/2 c. rolled oats

3/4 c. milk

1/2 c. raisins

1/4 c. molasses

1 mashed banana

 

Drop by spoonfuls and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

 

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dressing out % by age comparing a New Zealand to a Dutch

http://www.msstate.edu/dept/poultry/rabslau.htm

 

 

my note:

Dutch The average adult Dutch Rabbit will weigh between 4 to 5 ½ pound

 

New Zealand near 6 months of age will be close to the 9 lb. maximum.

 

The Dutch is not a meat rabbit as we are looking for 4-1/2 to 5 pounds by 8 weeks. this means they will dress out to about 2-2-1/2 pounds.

 

 

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Planning to buy 3 or 4 working does and a buck this spring. Will also be looking around some "used" but clean wire housing units. My late husband and I used to raise New Zealand whites and a few Flemish Giants and a few Giant Checkers. Had about 50 working does...kept us busy!!!! But...we lived in country, can't have that many in town.

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Bump, hope to get some current links soon for today's availability of rabbits. Am studying rabbits and chickens through fall and winter 2015 because of my move from apartment to out to the midwest with good folks I know M personally / real life who want me to help with chickens, rabbits and milk goats.... so I have been looking at stuff online ...... will get link to the rabbit site I found. Evidently some folks like to show em like dog show doggies......... and they are so 'cutesy' about their dear wee rabbits...........but they do provide meat rabbit breeds...... but I need links to rabbit sellers who really mean them for homesteading/farming to raise rabbit meat, more than anything. I would think the actual costs would be less. Although they do know plenty about rabbits and general care and breeding pointers so I will still follow them too. Many are involved in FFA and other youth farming associations to provide rabbits for them... ( having a brain blip, its a commonly known national org for kids raising farm animals) 4H groups!

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Been many years since my 1st and I raised rabbits :-) We had 3 breeds...New Zealand's, Californian's and Flemish Giants. The first 2 breeds have nice sized litters and they got to fryer size (3# or so) without much additional feed from us. The Flemish Giants are BIG...but they also consume a lot of food and require a lot of space. We "farmed him out" to other breeders who wanted larger bunnies.

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yes, I was just thinking of Californians and NZ's , don't need them huge. Enough for the pan or roasting pan or crock pot type entree for three adults and any guests that might be over for supper. One of the best rabbit dishes I ever had was just cream, rabbit meat and sliced mushrooms in a crock pot simmered all day. Absolutely make you drool. LOL. French country dish.

 

Also , one can raise guinea pigs for meat too. Which is what folks in South America do, while we just tend to keep them as pets. They are plenty of meat for a meal or a stew pot for a small family group, really. Their fur would make nice mitten liners for winter time.

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