The Guide to Raising and Breeding Rabbits for Meat

Raising rabbits is one of the simplest things you can do on your homestead. Not only do they require little attention, but they also provide a great amount of meat.



Raising Rabbits
Raising rabbits is simple and economical. Two does and one buck should produce 180 pounds of meat per year.
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Here is how to cut up a rabbit. It makes six generous pieces, plus the liver, which is as good as chicken liver.
ED ROBINSON
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Here's a dandy nest box, made from a nail keg. The doe pulls hair and makes a warm fur-lined nest for the young before their birth. You keep the nest box in the doe's hutch from a couple of days before the young arrive until they are ready to leave the nest.
ED ROBINSON
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A blueprint for a good wood-and-wire type of hutch.
ED ROBINSON











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