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Thinking about meat rabbits

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1 Thinking about meat rabbits on Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:55 am


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I am thinking about getting some meat rabbits just for personal use. I have or soon will have a family of 8 large eaters (4 boys with the oldest just coming into his teens) so have a few questions. How many rabbits would I need to keep? What breeds would be best? I am not looking at purebreds or anything special. I would like nice pelts as I plan to make moccasins and muckluks using the fur. What size pens would I need? I have never had anything to do with meat rabbits. I raised pets growing up, but nothing special as they were mixed breeds, that escaped into the wild and we had lots and lots of rabbits around the yard then!! LOL I would like as much info as you can give me on this adventure if it is something I plan to do. Just looking into it right now!


2 Re: Thinking about meat rabbits on Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:09 am

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I know this is a very old post, but if you are still thinking about rabbits, I think it is a great idea. In the spring if you get 3 does and a buck, you will have a lot of meat in your freezer. Many first time mom rabbits loose their litter for one reason or another so keep that in mind when/if you buy. If it is a meat breed (I prefer a NZ cross)then you should get 6-10 kits per litter, sometimes more. You can breed them 2 or 3 times a year depending on your train of thought on it. That is a lot of rabbit meat.

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