Raising rabbits, in my opinion, is one of the best
things you can do to be more self-sufficient.
Not only will it put food on the table but they will fertilize & decompose
materials quickly and efficiently.
There are so many benefits to raising rabbits that I find it hard to believe
any gardener or people wanting to be more self-sufficient, aren't raising
Fertilizer & Compost
I person said to me, 'I bet feeding those rabbits can
get expensive.' Well, if you look at it as feeding
a pet for pleasure then I guess it would be after time.
I don't look at it that way. I see it as buying
fertilizer (pellets) and getting the meat for free!
You can also add hay to the mix while feeding kitchen &
garden scraps that would other wise go into the compost
pile...taking 6 months to a year before utilizing.
One of the best thing about rabbit waist is that it can
be used as a fertilizer immediately!
Meat & Pelt
This is one of the hardest things for me to do...raising
rabbits for meat. When I was a kid I had no
problem going hunting killing my meal. Now, for
whatever reason, it's very hard. Although, if I am
to become more self-sufficient regarding meat, I have to
do it. But, as of Dec. 5, 2010....I haven't.
I purchased these rabbit in the summer of 2010.
Although this breed is very large it doesn't mean this
are the best 'meat' rabbits. I'm realizing that it
is best to have small, compact rabbits then the large
ones. I'll be changing breeds in the Spring for