Hearing from another homestead rabbit journey

15463333793_fa8ed16689_o 15463333123_b75265f447_o 15896906739_a36b2f9be7_oI just came across this new blog post by a fellow homesteader just starting out with rabbits. We’ve just crossed our first year of raising rabbits and since the first litter was born in February, we’ve had litters of 9, 8, 7, 6, and 8 rabbits this year, producing around 114 pounds of meat. As Amy Fewell points out in her blog, there’s little work involved compared to even the relatively small amount of caring for chickens, which share the same run. And they’re loads of fun to watch run around and interact, something we get to enjoy because of the colony approach we’ve chosen for our herd (Pictures are of our latest litter, who at just over 3 weeks are starting to make their first appearance in the outside run.)


 

Here’s Amy Fewell’s story as she writes on Mother Earth News Blog:

http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/homestead-rabbit-journey-zbcz1412.aspx

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About mwolske

I'm a Senior Research Scientist in Community Informatics at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois.
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