Raising Meat Rabbits

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By EllieThe Prepper Journal

Rabbits truly are the “one-size-fits-all” preppers domestic livestock and after reading the reasons why raising rabbits could be ideal for any prepper, we think you will agree.

Raising Rabbits for the obvious benefit: Meat

Believe it or not, rabbits actually are the most efficient of all livestock in converting feed to muscle mass. That basically means that it is going to take less pellets/grass/weeds per pound of meat to raise a rabbit to butchering size than for any other animal, including chickens. At the same time, rabbits are also faster at reaching butchering size than chickens. For example, if you start incubating eggs the same day that the rabbits are bred, rabbits will be ready to harvest about a month before the chickens are.

Furthermore, rabbits are a little more efficient in terms of man hours and equipment investment required. The female rabbits (known as “does”) do all the work of raising kits. All a person needs to do is supply a nest box. On the other hand, you need an incubator (and electricity) to efficiently raise chickens. (Hens are not the most efficient at raising chicks as this has been bred out of them over time. Actually, even in ancient Egypt there were commercial hatcheries for raising chickens.) Yes, we do keep chickens here, but only for their eggs. Rabbits can easily be kept in cages, even inside the house if need be.

A rabbit will provide enough meat for a family dinner, unlike goats and pigs which will provide a lot more meat, but will also require refrigeration or other means of preserving the excess. Rabbit is an all-white meat that is low in fat and cholesterol while being very high in protein. A common objection to rabbit meat is “rabbit starvation.” This happens when an already truly starving person eats only wild rabbits for a long period. Wild rabbits naturally have far less fat due to the circumstances of their existence.

Continue reading at The Prepper Journal: Raising Rabbits: One Size Fits All Prepper Solution?

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We’re heading for a food shortage at full speed, no doubt about it!  The only thing that will save you from starving is self-sufficiency, so keep up with your prepping efforts related to food independence.

We found for you the articles bellow and they are great inspiration for your farm. Let us know what you think in the comments sections.

And keep an eye out on Survivopedia: next week you’ll find out more great ways to grow your own food!

1. Beginners Guide to Raising Meat Rabbits & 10 Reason to Raise Rabbits!

Survivopedia Food Survival“Beginners Guide to Raising Meat Rabbits was a free kindle book when this post was written.

Raising rabbits for meat is one of the easiest ways to supply nutritious meat for your family. This book will teach you everything from choosing your breeding stock to butchering.

You may have been considering raising chickens, geese, ducks, goats, sheep or other small livestock for meat, but once you learn how easy it is to raise rabbits, you’ll never consider another animal for a primary meat source.”

Read more ore Prepared for Survival.

 

2. Promoting Native Pollinators on Your Farm 

“For farmers and homesteaders, it just makes sense to promote the myriad of busy buzzing insects about your farm.

By promoting native bees you’re effectively promoting the overall health of the  ecosystem that you are responsible for as a farmer–since bees are a keystone species and their health and well-being directly impacts plants and animals all the way up the food chain.

A healthy ecosystem is going to result in improved yields–whether you’re farming for vegetables, or farming grass for your cattle herd–the health of your farm’s ecosystem can directly impact your harvest–and so too your profitability.”

Read more on Run Amuk Acres.

 

3. 11 Reasons You Should Consider Beekeeping

Survivopedia Beekeeping Food“This month marks the two-year anniversary of my husband and I becoming full-fledged beekeepers. I love telling people that I keep bees – some react with fascination, others think I’m nuts.

There’s this notion that beekeeping is complicated, scary, and even dangerous.

Really, beekeeping is none of those things.  In fact, I’m convinced that just about anyone who cares enough about bees can become a beekeeper.”

Read more on The Parsimonious Princess.

 

 

4. Need a Aquaponic Garden? Here’s How You Can do It – cheap, easy and effectively…

Survivopedia Aquaponics“A few months ago, I learned of the practice of Aquaponic Gardening.

As a homeschooling parent of a bunch of very active kids, I am always looking for multifaceted projects that can enhance my kids’ educational experience while being true to my prepper ideals.

Aquaponics fit perfectly. My hope is produce both edible plants and fish to feed my family.”

Read more on The Survivalist Blog.

 

 

5. Is Factory Farming Making Us Sick

Survivopedia Food Poisoning“Today’s infographic asks an intriguing question…is factory farming making us sick?

The need to feed an ever growing population is bound to lead to some questionable food production choices.

Check out this infographic to learn about a few of these questionable choices…”

Read more on Prepography.

Learn more about one amazing solution for growing your own food and becoming self-sufficient on Backyard Liberty.

 

This article first appeared at Survivopedia: Prep Blog Review: Fast Forward to Food Independence