Rabbit: A Great Meat Animal for Small Homesteads

Clean, quiet rabbits are easy to raise, even for urban growers.



Creme d'Argent Rabbit
Creme d’Argent rabbit
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Blan de Hotot Rabbit
Blanc de Hotot rabbit
AMERICAN LIVESTOCK BREEDS CONSERVANCY
American Chinchilla Rabbit
American Chinchilla rabbit
AMERICAN LIVESTOCK BREEDS CONSERVANCY
Blue American Rabbits
Blue American rabbits
AMERICAN LIVESTOCK BREEDS CONSERVANCY
Eric Rapp
Eric Rapp of the Rare hare Barn in Leon, Kan., holds two American Blues. Rapp has raised meat rabbits since he was a child.
AMERICAN LIVESTOCK BREEDS CONSERVANCY
Silver Fox Rabbit
Silver Fox rabbit
AMERICAN LIVESTOCK BREEDS CONSERVANCY
American Rabbit
American rabbit 
AMERICAN LIVESTOCK BREEDS CONSERVANCY
Rabbit Wringer
The Rabbit Wringer holds the animal securely so it can be quickly and correctly dispatched.
RABBIT WRINGER
Rabbit Cage
Try building a homemade cage similar to the one shown here to hold your meat rabbits. Use J-clips to assemble welded wire panels. Run extra wire 3 inches up the sides to keep babies from falling out. Hinge the door at top so it will close easily when you remove your hand.
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Rabbit Stew On Polenta
Braised rabbit dishes like this one, served on creamy polenta, are classics in many cuisines.
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