Raising Meat Rabbits

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by nayeli, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. PatriotofFlorid

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    is that pressure treated wood inside the cage?
     
  2. Loc20chick

    Loc20chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The end post in the back is, was supposed to cover it with plywood n forgot. I guess ill have to modify it again my first building was tricky.
     
  3. Loc20chick

    Loc20chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok now this is getting tricky, I was told that this is the buck, is it a dwarf or
    full size? [​IMG]

    Right now they all look the same size to me.
     
  4. PatriotofFlorid

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    It will poison the rabbits.
     
  5. Loc20chick

    Loc20chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a metal cage too that is big for them to stay in.
     
  6. PatriotofFlorid

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    metal it is for there safety or cover the pressure treated wood
     
  7. Loc20chick

    Loc20chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will be in the wire cage till I get this fixed. Thanks I would have missed that. My daughter loves them I sure don't want anything to happen to them.

    Might just keep this as her pets and get some American blue to breed if they are really Netherlands dwarfs I don't think that's a meat breed
     
  8. chiques chicks

    chiques chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can eat any, it's just a size and meat to feed ratio thing.
     
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  9. PatriotofFlorid

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    They are are all good white meat. I sure would not want to raise the Dwarf breeds for meat production. You can put hardware cloth over the pressure treated wood to keep the rabbit from chewing on it. Note: For those that are using wood in there rabbit cages if you will keep them supplied with pine cones they will chew on the pine cones and leave your cage alone most of the time. They prefer pine cones that have already opened up. And if you have them in metal cages the pine cones are good for the rabbits. It helps there teeth. Pine cones are free in most pine forest. Ask before taking them off private property, state, and especially Federal Land.
     
  10. juststruttin

    juststruttin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The black looks like a Netherland Dwarf. New Zealands are white. Which one did they say was a NZ?
     

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