It's raining cats and dogs. In a few hours it's going to be snowing penguins and polar bears. I'm ready for Spring. I'm holding out for this weekend when it's suppose to be sunny and in the 60's. Can I get a "All right!!!!!!"?
We are suppose to be getting our new meat rabbits. I got a great deal on some New Zealand Whites. A deal that I couldn't turn down. So, I guess we will be getting into the meat rabbit business. I grew up on a rabbit farm. We had 150 breeding rabbits at one time. They were all happy and in their own cages. Let's just say it took up the whole barn. lol. Some people have asked me how I can eat those cute little fuzzy bunnies. I tell them that it's very easy. Just open your mouth and enjoy the flavor. Tame rabbit meat is one of the best meat out there! It's tender(if you butcher them at the right time.), it's high in protein, and it taste REALLY good!!!!! It's one of the most healthy meats too.
Another thing that meat rabbits have going for them is that they are easy to raise. They don't need much room, they don't eat much feed, and they breed....Well, like rabbits. :) A quick turn over is one of the main things they have going for them. It takes them one month to have the babies, one month to wean them, then one and a half months to grow, and then they are food. So in total, from breeding to table, you have all of 3 1/2 months. Not bad! Plus, they have more than one baby at a time. A good rabbit has around 8 to 10 babies. Some have less, some have more. It all depends on the rabbit. Just imagine having all that meat just waiting for you. MMMMMMMMM!!!!
All of this talk about rabbit meat is making me hungry. I'll give you some more info on rabbits. If you have any questions please leave me a comment and I'll try and answer it for you.
So until next time,
Small Farm Girl, rabbit farmer.