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things are looking good in the rabbitry

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Chic Rustler, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Feb 15, 2018
    baymule

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    You have a nice looking set up for your rabbits. It is plain to see that they are kept clean and are well cared for.

    I nailed up a 2x4 with nylon string loops when I butchered rabbits. I could hang 6 at a time.
     
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  2. Feb 15, 2018
    Chic Rustler

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    I don't even bother hanging them. Just poke a hole threw the fur on the back, put my fingers in and pull. Take off the paints and shirt, chop off the head and feet, and then gut em. Takes less than 5 mins per rabbit.

    The long part is making the cuts, cutting and pulling off the extra fat off the cuts and sinew off the back and then vacuum sealing them.
     
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    Chic Rustler

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    The woodchips under the hutch was a great idea btw. Its already started breaking down. I just mix it around with a rake every now and then. I think it's going to be awesome compost!
     
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  4. Feb 15, 2018
    Dani4Hedgies

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    Wow look at those kits soo cute and I JUST love your set up...maybe stealing it when we get go to get ours set up...
     
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  5. Feb 16, 2018
    Chic Rustler

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    That other doe kindled right behind her sister. Early as well.....or maybe I marked my calender wrong. Idk

    6 more kits
     
  6. Feb 16, 2018
    milkmansdaughter

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    @Chic Rustler , would you take close up pictures of your hutches? What did you use to connect the sides to the bottom? It's been over 30 years since I kept rabbits, so I'm starting all over. (I'm actually watching craigslists free stuff lists for free rabbits and hutches... I've gotten a lot of free wood that way).
     
  7. Feb 16, 2018
    Chic Rustler

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    I just built wire cages and hung them under the roof with bailing wire. The cage is removable from the structure
     
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    Chic Rustler

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    Congrats on the new arrivals! Looking at your set-up here, it looks like rabbits are a great option for raising meat animals, especially for those with limited space. It's a simple enough set-up, doesn't take too much space, the rabbits themselves are easy to keep, butcher, etc… If one can get past the "cute" factor, they are great!
     

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