Growing out Rabbits?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by MtnCkn, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. MtnCkn

    MtnCkn Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a question for everyone. Would I be able to say build a 20X20 pen Earth over mesh wire bottom(so they don't dig out) pen to grow and fatten rabbits up till butchering time or would that not work? Thanks everyone for your help. Also how long does it take to grow rabbits to butchting size? Thanks everyone.
     
  2. chinbunny

    chinbunny In a hutch

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    Quote:I don't know about keeping them on the grund like that. I would think it would increase their chances of coccidia. You can purchase large rabbit cages, and use them as live wire grow out pens. They tend to stay healthier, and cleaner when they are kept in a cage.
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Also how long does it take to grow rabbits to butchting size?

    8-12 weeks , depending on your breed and how large you like them​
     
  4. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
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    Quote:8-12 weeks , depending on your breed and how large you like them

    ditto on the wire and the age of the fryers..
     

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