I am getting ready to start raising meat rabbits and the information that I can find is very vague and also very inconsistent. I am leaning towards Californians or New Zealand whites or a cross of the two. I live in Michigan so the weather can get pretty cold in the dead of winter. I'm having a difficult time finding info on the requirements of the Rabbitry and how to cage them. What type of construction does it need to be and what about heating or insulation? Is it required? Where can I find quality rabbits to start as my breeders? Wood nest boxes or bottom drop boxes built into the cage? There are a lot of questions that I have before I purchase my bunnies. I did a lot of learning from the school of hard knocks when I started with my chickens and don't like making the same stupid mistakes twice. Its best to know how deep the water is BEFORE I take the plunge!