Yesterday my neighbor and I visited a farm that raises meat rabbits. They were expecting app. 500 babies to be born this weekend and many does were having their young while we were there. They usually breed does at 8 lbs. even if they are under 5 months old. The does are rebred when the kits are 2 weeks old and the first litter is left in with the doe until close to time for the second litter to be born. The man said that the kits stop nursing at about 4 weeks old anyway and they grow off better when left with mom. If a doe starts to get thin, she is allowed an extra week before bred. Her feeder is kept full at all times.The rabbits are continually culled. The does are bred to have their babies every other weekend and the off weekend is used to take the 41/2 to 5 1/2 lb bunnies the a processing plant. We were able to buy some of his really nice breeding stock. We had a very nice time and got so many ideas on how a big opperation is ran and just barely got home before dark to feed my farm animals.