So our rabbitry project has begun I started this thread to help me keep track, help find info or tips and share me bunnies! Jump in anytime, share yours please! I intend to follow this thread though from births to processing with photos. I LOVE photos lol. We raise meat rabbits, sell plenty as pets because we sweeten them up lol but they are raised to be eaten. Please don't take offense. So, as this thread progresses there may be pics of Graphic nature to some, from birthing/injuries (hope not)/butchering/dressing/what to do with extra parts...etc. I have NZ whites we've been working with. I love them. Large and meaty, great meat to bone ratios, large litters, they socialize very well making the whole process go a lil smoother. We have half of a large workshop that is being used at the moment. Built racks, nest boxes, perches (to give them a spot to chill off the wire) and cages ourselves. This saved us a ton of start up money. The cages sit on racks with tubs below them. The tubs slide out to be easily dumped into bags/gardens/compost piles-we use it constantly. Ground is concrete indoors. Windows all the way around building and half are open to allow fresh air in with the sunlight but not get drafty. Sometimes we set up a brooder nearby (chicken math sometimes sneaks up on me lol) We feed organically grown- right here from seed, veggies in moderation. High quality pellet feed is offered 24/7. ACV is added to their water currently. Recent recommendation to add canna instead. Haven't found it in stock when I'm at a feed store but they carry it! So this is our adventure in meat rabbits. We wanted quality breeders from multiple lines. We got some with some patience. We are very pleased with our start. We chose NZs. Our 1st trio to come of age has been successful so far . The 2nd trio is still a bit young so we're waiting awhile longer. I spent a lot of time socializing these breeders to make working with them easier. It was worth letting them settle in and warm up to people. Treats and scratches and music. Lol don't laugh. Ok, go ahead...but I will say at least its Rock music! No worries, no heavy metal! Just low volume tunes for noise to be around. They seem to really enjoy it. I'm going to use different posts for different rabbits. It's just easier for me because they all look almost the same lol. I keep good written records tho on each rabbit because I'm sorta OCD about that lol .