rabbits

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by wgcrochet, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. wgcrochet

    wgcrochet In the Brooder

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    i was thinking about raising meat rabbits but there is a few things i need to know first

    one day my hunny went on a job in the middle of the night in the dead heat of summer
    he ran over a killed a rabbit and called me and asked if i wanted to try to cook it cause we heard they were good to eat
    i said sure
    he brought it home and cleaned it up and put it in the fridge
    but the next day at work some one told him it would not be good to eat it because it was not the season for it. and it would be full of worms
    he said we need to wait till the winter and kill one for cooking

    my question is

    is this true
    i thought you could kill them and eat them anytime but i'm not experenced in this area
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Crowing

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    My father always said the same thing that they are not good during the hot weather because of worms.
     
  3. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    I've always heard the same thing about wild rabbits, but meat rabbits raised off the ground in a wire cage are something different altogether [​IMG]
     
  4. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Songster

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    What Boyd said:
    you can definaely eat rabbit you have raised all year round.
    this is one reason I do not advocate raising rabbits in a colony situation.
    parasites are rampant in hot weather.
     
  5. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

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    You can eat rabbits any time.

    Any parasites would be killed in the cooking process, and most would be in the discarded organs anyway
     
  6. Georgia Rose

    Georgia Rose In the Brooder

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    Mine are butchered year round, but they aren't wild. Personally, I would be afraid of the worms....
     
  7. wgcrochet

    wgcrochet In the Brooder

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    thanks so much you guys
     

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