Rabbits

prowlin4redsprowlin4reds Posts: 955 Officer
So we decided to raise some meat rabbits. Picked up 2 does and a buck yesterday. Here is my set up so far. I still need to put in feeders and the auto water system. That and the manure management system.

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  • PolarPolar Lake WorthPosts: 22,406 AG
    we have a pet rabbit, she is a little **** and tried to bite me all the time. Id shoot it but swts and the kids love her.
    fml
  • acarbacarb Posts: 2,357 Captain
    Roger the Rabitt! Cool.
    Whats up with the manure management though?Shovel and a rake wont work?
  • drkpttdrkptt Posts: 1,927 Captain
    That manure management system is going to make your beer taste funny.
  • Triple Threat 33TTriple Threat 33T Posts: 18,669 Admin
    Jim have you raised them before? Ever killed and skinned one?

    What's your manure system?
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  • JonsredfishinJonsredfishin Posts: 1,515 Captain
    I was the manure management system for my Bother's rabbits when I was a kid. We'd (actually, he) would make a killing selling them at the feed store every Easter. Best worms you can find underneath those cages.
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  • designated_hitterdesignated_hitter Posts: 837 Officer
    Shhhhhhhhh!
    I'm huntin wabbbits!


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  • prowlin4redsprowlin4reds Posts: 955 Officer
    There will be 3 more cages under the existing 3. So I am going to make a slanted shelf with corrugated plastic for them to poop on.
    Rich I'll use a rabbit wringer to dispatch them. As far as skinning goes it's not much different that squirrels.
    Survival is not mandatory.....
  • Fly HookerFly Hooker Posts: 4,199 Captain
    Yea, we rasied rabbits for years and they breed very fast!
  • designated_hitterdesignated_hitter Posts: 837 Officer
    Is this for pleasure or for profit?
    Is it cost effective? Do you regularly consume rabbit?


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  • Machine HeadMachine Head Posts: 2,634 Officer
    Wabbit tastes like poop
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  • jad1097jad1097 Posts: 9,610 Admiral
    that rabbit wringer is very cool. http://www.therabbitwringer.com/

    what are you going to do with the hides?
  • prowlin4redsprowlin4reds Posts: 955 Officer
    Strictly for fun, however I have several friends that have expressed a desire to buy some meat. We do enjoy eating rabbit. It is really good.
    Survival is not mandatory.....
  • prowlin4redsprowlin4reds Posts: 955 Officer
    I don't know, fryer hides are pretty thin.
    Survival is not mandatory.....
  • prowlin4redsprowlin4reds Posts: 955 Officer
    Wabbit tastes like poop

    You must not know how to cook.
    Survival is not mandatory.....
  • Darn, times must be hard to start eating rabbits, just saying.....
  • prowlin4redsprowlin4reds Posts: 955 Officer
    What's wrong with eating rabbits? They're lower in fat and higher in protein than chicken. They are cleaner than chickens. Rabbit meat in the store isn't exactly cheap either.
    Survival is not mandatory.....
  • Bottom LinesBottom Lines Posts: 1,103 Officer
    We bought each of my three daughters a "bunny" for Easter one year. We had the pet store lady "make sure" they were all 3 females because we did not want to deal with any more than 3 rabbits. Turns out that one of the 3 was a male. Did not know that until the FIRST female had a litter... SURPRISE!!! Couple of weeks later the second female had her litter... I went from owning 3 rabbits to owning 17 rabbits within a 2 week time period...

    All of the rabbits are gone now...
  • frankfrank Posts: 13,292 AG
    too cool jim
    how will you handle owls?
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  • FibberMckeeFibberMckee Posts: 12,837 Officer
    Did you ever see Michael Moore's bit on 'Pets or Meat'?
  • prowlin4redsprowlin4reds Posts: 955 Officer
    Ummm owls? I've never cook owl before is it good?
    I don't think they will beable to get into the cage.
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  • prowlin4redsprowlin4reds Posts: 955 Officer
    No I didn't
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  • Machine HeadMachine Head Posts: 2,634 Officer
    Been eating and hunting wabbit since 5
    Even the pet wabbits made the plate.
    Its really tastes wawzzie
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  • NOLE66NOLE66 Posts: 1,630 Officer
    There will be 3 more cages under the existing 3. So I am going to make a slanted shelf with corrugated plastic for them to poop on.
    Rich I'll use a rabbit wringer to dispatch them. As far as skinning goes it's not much different that squirrels.

    Rabbits are very good eating. Are they food for you or are u selling?
  • prowlin4redsprowlin4reds Posts: 955 Officer
    NOLE66 wrote: »
    Rabbits are very good eating. Are they food for you or are u selling?

    Primarily just food for us. However I do have some friends that have said they want to buy some.
    Survival is not mandatory.....
  • jcbcpajcbcpa Posts: 1,618 Captain
    What's wrong with eating rabbits? They're lower in fat and higher in protein than chicken. They are cleaner than chickens. Rabbit meat in the store isn't exactly cheap either.

    Rabbits are good. Especially cooked down in gravy.


    I had a friend here in town that got his daughters rabbits for Easter one year. They built a pen and kept them outside under the barn.
    One afternoon one of his daughters went out to feed the rabbits and there was a rattlesnake laying under the pen. The rabbit smell had apparently attracted the rattlesnake. Pay attention to whats around the rabbit pens.
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  • jad1097jad1097 Posts: 9,610 Admiral
    what are you going to feed them?
  • prowlin4redsprowlin4reds Posts: 955 Officer
    jad1097 wrote: »
    what are you going to feed them?

    Pellets and Timothy hay.
    Survival is not mandatory.....
  • JohnnyBanditJohnnyBandit Posts: 8,302 Admiral
    You get loaded up and I will buy some fryers off of you.
  • prowlin4redsprowlin4reds Posts: 955 Officer
    You get loaded up and I will buy some fryers off of you.

    We are mating one of the does now and we will do the other next week. We'll see how it goes. I'm sure that once we get the the hang of things we'll have a few to share with friends.
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  • CaptTaterCaptTater Posts: 20,096 AG
    new Zealand whites are delicious.
    Can't see snakes or they will try to kill themselves
    wind on their whiskers will make them have seizures. We used to get people bringing us a bunch of "easter bunnies" in the early summer when they put fans on them to cool them and they freaked out.

    The poop + old wood shavings makes good worm dirt.

    We killed tens of thousands of them growing up. Sold to the Barnes and Piggly Wiggly in South Alabama and Florida Panhandle.
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