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  1. I made a Rabbit App

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I know this isn't specifically survival, but a lot of people here have rabbits, and this makes managing your rabbits a lot easier. We have had rabbits for over a decade, mostly for meat and fur production. We kept rabbit records on paper, just like most of the books tell you to. After several...
  2. Two Bits Garden Adventures

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Uggh! My garden space is awful, really. I never put the tomato cages away, the trellis I built for beans and birdhouse gourds is still hanging with old vines. Corn fodder, tomato vines, sweet potatoes hills, Oh my! :o: My troy tiller blew up and it just took the wind out of my sails, so to...
  3. Meat Rabbit hutch/cage design ...

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    So I have been reading everything I can find on raising meat rabbits, including a great deal of posts here on SB. Based on all the information I have read, I went ahead and designed a small backyard rabbitry. The idea of this is portability, I want to use this hutch cage design at my home, and...
  4. How to Grow Fodder for Livestock (Value Adding)

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    So, brief overview for you folks just flipping through. This is a cheap and easy way to feed your rabbits, quail, chickens, goats, bison....pretty much any animal, at a very reduced weight. The source (barley, in this case) is cheap and can be stored much like wheat and rice. Beyond that, one...
  5. Wheelgun's Rabbit Raising Primer

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hi All. I've been thinking about posting this for a while. It's a piece I put together for a rabbit class I'll be teaching this summer. If you're thinking about raising rabbits, these are tips and tricks I've learned over the years. These are just my opinions and some folks will say I'm...
  6. Kingman AZ Prepper Expo

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Anyone else going to the Prepper's Expo at the Mohave County Fairgrounds today? I went yesterday and there's scads of excellent info and several terrific businesses there. Seminars on raising rabbits by Hostile Hare, straw bale gardening by Happy Gardener and aquaponics by Endless Food among...
  7. Raising and Harvesting Rabbits

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Wife is raising domestic rabbits and I will be doing the harvesting and everything to do with harvesting. I need input, best most humane way to slaughter. How to cut up etc. Last time I skinned a rabbit I was a kid. And we only kept the backstrap and hind quarters. And I just shot them in the...
  8. Rabbits, pets or food?

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Interesting article about how Whole Foods is testing the market for rabbit meat, and the protest that followed. http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/are-rabbits-pets-or-meat/378757/ Seems people are confused that rabbits were food before they were pets. What I find disturbing...
  9. Jodier7's 2014 Mini Homestead

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    It's a new year, so a new thread. (Yes, I realize that the new year was almost 3 months ago. :D:) I have been thinking a lot about what I'm getting accomplished and what I'm not getting accomplished, :o: I blame it on the fact that I have not a clue what I'm doing. :D: So the next 3 years...
  10. Giving deer corn to rabbits

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    My wife and I have a bag of deer corn for the feeder. While I was filling up the rabbit feeders, I thought why not add some corn to their feed. Wild rabbits eat the corn out of the feeders, so why not add some corn to my rabbits food bowl? I'll keep yall updated on how things go.
  11. Update on my rabbit project

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    After building the rabbit hutch, my wife and I built a couple of hide-away boxes for the rabbits to get into. The box also acts as a birthing box, a place to get out of the cold winter wind, and a place to get off the wire of the cage. The problem is, the rabbits have been urinating in the...
  12. Farming meat rabbits?

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Wondering a little bit about other people's experiences. It looks like a viable way to get some meat. What kinds of problems have people had? What were your startup costs? Your results? What do you wish you'd done differently when starting out?
  13. What would you consider the best meat rabbit

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    What are the best rabbits to raise for meat and why? I am writing and article for the blog and would like some suggestions. My current list contains: New Zealand rabbit Californian rabbit Flemish giant The new zealand the californian are some of the best meat stock rabbits out there, that is...
  14. Meat Production After SHTF

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    There are all kinds of articles out there talking about meat after SHTF. You want to know what is missing in a lot of those articles? Exact details. Awhile back we talked about how many chickens would be needed for SHTF. I would like to do this article in the same manner as the chicken...
  15. Article - Building a rabbit hideaway box

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    A rabbit hideaway box serves several purposes – it provides a place for the rabbit to hide, provides the doe with a birthing box for her litter, and provides a high place for a lookout point. Rabbits are prey animals, and as such will want to hide when they are scared. The rabbit hutch was...
  16. My rabbit hutch poroject

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Have you considered raising rabbits as part of your long term SHTF survival plans? Rabbits are easy to raise, do not take a lot of room, do not make a lot of noise,, what is there not to like about rabbits? A couple of weeks ago my wife and daughter got a two Californian white rabbits. The...
  17. Did the rabbit help save humanity?

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Around the time Neanderthal populations started to decline, researchers found an increase in the amount of rabbit bones in areas populated by humans http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/06/17208416-what-killed-neanderthals-scientists-blame-those-rascally-rabbits?lite Either Neanderthals...
  18. Butchering a bunny (pic heavy, tad gross)

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I decided it was time for one of the three rabbits to go, actually all must go and I have no breeders left, so this is the final part of the bunny project. After my lovely pet male (who was going to father) died from EC, I sold the female to someone who takes interest in her breed. I did not...
  19. wanting to start a homestead.

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    okay so i want to start a homestead. build a small shack at first raise some animals and grow food. animals for food and clothing goats rabbits chicken maybe sheep. im not sure about the crops to plant since this will be done in the ochoco mountains in oregon. I want to be as self relient as...
  20. Raising rabbits

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I would like some info on raising rabbits.how many rabbits can I keep cage,if I build one big cage can I keep more rabbits or is it unhealthy and will they harm each other.is it best to keep only a few in smaller cages.these rabbits will be raised for food.thanks for your input
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