All is well with the rabbits. Going on 3 years now! I have so many that we give them away at an alarming rate. The freezer's full too. Thank goodness my kids all have dogs and we have friends that take them too. It's just common sense. Overcrowding ANY animal results in disease. I know they are inbreeding at this point but so far no two headed bunnies!dave in upstate said:How are the rabbit pens going? Still interested, just not able to make a move yet, but real interested in the long-term use.
You can only have chickens with 5 acres? Fussy, aren't they? If you really care that much, you might want to check how many rabbits you are allowed. Here, I can only have 2 (not in their wildest dreams am I gonna follow that!) per household.ellebeaux said:My new home is in a county where you can only have chickens if you have 5 acres. I'll have 0.25 (hey, it's a start!), so I ws thinking of getting some meat rabbits but I don't want to raise them on wire in cages.
So I will try some of these ideas - thanks!
dbarjminis said:Okay to prove how dumb we are about rabbits for food, which of the large breeds are the best? A friend recommends french lop crosses. And how old do the little buggers have to be for cull time? Also, for those of you who feed your dogs are you giving them the "extras" raw, or freezing and giving raw later or cooking or what? We normally get a deer in fall and take the best part of meat for sausage and the rest is cubed for winter dog stew, but we've always cooked it. Just curious with the bones and such. Thanks!