I've raised NZW's before, as well as cali's and x breeds for meat. I am more interested in a colony setup and was wondering if anyone here on BYC has had a chance to do so? The sister site has very little on meat rabbits, and I have found other blogs and forums that go into more detail, but I know you guys and don't want to have to start all over on another forum if you folks here have some experience you can share. I've got two locations that I am thinking of using for my meat rabbits, and I do expect some to escape in a colony setup, but from what others have told me, and my own experiences with escapees over the years I know they will hang around till caught again. I've also found plans for a 1 way door that is raccoon proof so............ Anybody do a colony setup? 1. First spot is in the back yard, pretty level area. Heavy clay soil. I could easily go 10x100... Pre-digging a central burrow underneath a sheltered feed station. They can dig and burrow in clay but not as easy I am thinking..... 2. 2nd area is the side yard. I am actually thinking of doing it on the property to the east of my garage. This area has a pretty steep hill and I could do at least the size I am thinking for the back yard. I was thinking of digging into the hillside as a starter "hole" if I go from there. With room to spare I am thinking of starting off with 9 Does and 1 buck. I'm thinking NZW does and either a Cali or NZR buck so the offspring are easily identified when they dig out of the burrow I've seen a couple of colony setups, and the one I Reeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllly like. But I am looking for more perspective because the one I saw worked out so well.