All you want to know about raising rabbits for meat

Give your family the security it needs to survive these uncertain times

We are all aware of the current problems in world food chains, causing outbreaks of disease and constantly stealing hard earned money from your pocket for sub-par food. So ask yourself a few questions right not about the meat you put in your mouth every day: Would you like to know exactly where the meat you are eating came from and what happened to it during its lifetime? Would you like to fully control the...

How much food do meat rabbits need?

The amount of feed pellets, hay and other foods necessary to keep your meat rabbits satisfied and healthy is not set in stone and may vary from breed to breed, or even rabbit to rabbit. You will have to figure out for yourself whether your rabbits seem overweight or underweight, and how you need to adjust their food intake. Active, growing and producing meat rabbits need about 1100 calories a day. A doe and her...

Foods, plants & more to keep away from your meat rabbits

Meat rabbits can and will eat many things from your garden, including leaves and twigs. But just because rabbits will eat things does not mean they should. Some plants might just make them sick but others may actually kill them. Being careful about what ends up in your meat rabbit’s stomach will ensure that you don’t end up accidently killing your entire breeding stock after giving them something like peach tree...

Food Friday: Grilled Rabbit with Rosemary & Thyme becomes Rabbit Risotto

Grilling rabbit is often one of the quickest and easiest ways of cooking rabbit. Young, tender meat rabbits are best for grilling, whereas older, larger rabbits are a bit tougher and should be used for braises instead. If you’re not raising your own rabbits, ask some of your local butchers if they have rabbit meat available. You just might be pleasantly surprised. This recipe combination from The Examiner is...

What do rabbits eat?

Raising meat rabbits is not all that different from raising a regular pet rabbit. Meat rabbits can be given the same garden waste, vegetable scraps, twigs and so on as pet rabbits and will continue to grow on this diet. But meat rabbits will really thrive when given more protein and amino acids to help them achieve optimal weights and speed up growth. Feeding your meat rabbits is the most expensive part of raising...
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