How to cook an Easter Bunny...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Boyd, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2011/04/18/cook-easter-bunny/

    Funny
    article but says a lot of the same things I've been saying for a lil while now. Lean/clean meat, great tasting, available to anyone with room for a hutch, and you know what goes into the meat, and how the animal is treated before becoming food. Rabbit, the other White chocolate... er ... meat?!
     
  2. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I totally agree!
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I still need to try rabbit meat... its on my list...
     
  4. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    I've eaten wild rabbit served at a dinner party once. What does one do? You must be polite so I ate it. I admit it was hard to not think about what I was eating. Just conditioned to think of them as pets like cats....actually, it felt an awful lot like I was eating a cat. When I could just focus on the taste it was good. Wouldn't be something I'd go looking to try again though.
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:They sell it at a store here by me.... so it wouldnt be so..um..personal...(poor widdle bunny..) [​IMG]
    I think i'll give it a try.... cant hurt me any.,... and i just may like it. [​IMG] (which disturbes me...) [​IMG]
     
  6. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    New Tripoli PA
    Isnt it funny how some of us just can't bring ourselves to eat certain things... I honestly can't imagine eating rabbit, but yet chicken and beef are fine [​IMG]. I can't eat anything I raise, but I don't scorne those strong enough not to name everything that sets foot on their property! [​IMG]
     
  7. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    it's easier for me to eat rabbit than chicken. Rabbits have less personality than chickens IMO, sure rabbit's are soft, but they don't make me laugh like my birds do, so it's easier for me to disconnect when I eat rabbit. I really should raise some.
     
  8. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    Tennessee
    I just started raising rabbits for poo/meat this year. I have a buck and doe californian. They are a large breed, uber sweet and easy to raise. They are generating plenty of fertilizer for my garden. They are still young so we are a ways off from breeding. I am also raising meat chickens this year. The differences in raising the two are incredible!!!

    I have to be completely honest here. This is my first time either. The rabbits are so much cleaner. I have several friends who don't like the idea of raising their own meat. I have to say, until you do, you have no idea what you are buying in the store. The meat chickens that I am rasing are poo-machines. As a matter of fact, it seems to be the only time they want to stand up. And what do they do, they plop right back down, belly in the poo, and lay down to eat. They are quite stinky. If all of my friends who firmly believe that buying your chicken at the store in a neat little cellophane package could see these birds, poo caked in their feathers (and yes, I clean out their area every day) they would probably never buy any chicken, period! I can certainly promise you that I have been thinking twice about it, and not because I have gotten attached, but because I am a little put off by them. If I ever decide to do this again, I will definitely go with a dual purpose bird, simply because they are cleaner. The rabbits on the other hand are a very clean animal.
     
  9. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This a one of the reasons why I ordered Freedom Rangers as first time meat birds for us. I got turned off of the other meat bird options just from reading posts here. I did not want our first experience to be a bad one [​IMG] We are also considering rabbits. It's all so very exciting to raise our own meat!
     
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  10. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I lived in Australia as a teen I learned to shoot on rabbits! (browning 22) The guys were surprised I was such a good shot LOLOL
    Anyway..we ate rabbit often and it was good! Never had one as a pet so I dont think of them that way.
    Then a couple of years later they introduced mixamatosis to the rabbits to cut down on the plague of them there and they were no longer suitable to eat [​IMG] Havn't had rabbit since then......but I wouldnt hesitate to get some for meat.
     

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