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Rabbits for Preppers
are one of the easiest meat sources to get involved with
for many reasons".
They are nearly silent (except for a few shrieks while
mating), are easy to care for and don’t usually require
a lot of input from you once they give birth (unlike
chickens). And if you are concerned about privacy, it’s
quite easy to raise rabbits without any of your
neighbors ever knowing they exist. The same can rarely
be said about other small livestock like chickens,
geese, sheep or goats. And rabbits take up a fraction of
the space of other livestock. In fact, six pounds of
rabbit meat can be produced with the same amount of
clean water and feed as one pound of beef! And you don’t
have to slaughter your breeding rabbit in order to get
the meals onto the table, either, meaning the cycle will
just keep on going.
By the way, rabbit meat is immensely high
in protein, low in fat and low calorie, too.
Rabbit meat is so lean
and healthy that some doctors actually recommend eating
it as part of a special diet for losing weight.
With every 100 grams (3.5 ounces)
of rabbit meat you eat, you will be consuming 187
calories, 27 grams of protein and 8 grams of fat.
Compare that to lean beef, which has 275 calories, 25
grams protein and 20 grams fat per 100 grams.
wonderful thing about raising meat rabbits is that it is
very easy to scale your production up or down. Say you
want to pick up a couple of breeding rabbits now to
start slowly learning how everything works, find good
breeding pairs and just make sure you have control of
things. It’s always better to be prepared than lost in
the dark, right? But if things turn for the worse, you
can easily use some of the rabbits you produce down the
road for breeding stock and increase the number of
rabbits in your herd, thereby increasing the amount of
meat you’re producing for your own needs or to use for
selling and bartering.
And it’s not
only the meat you can sell/barter once you start raising
rabbits. There are plenty of by products which result
from rabbits that can help you turn a profit or
otherwise get what you need. Rabbits from your herd
(both young and older) can be marketed pets or breeding
stock, you can use/sell/trade solid rabbit waste as
fertilizer (or toss your rabbit droppings into worm bins
and create the best fertilizer on the planet), with a
bit of extra effort you can preserve the pelts of the
mature rabbits (5 months old or older) for projects and
more. As you can see, raising rabbits comes with a far
more extensive potential for profit than you might first
think – and at the very least, you should be able to
cover the costs of running your rabbitry without too
much extra hassle.
So as you can
see, learning to raise meat rabbits is a skill that can
greatly improve your quality of life, both now and in
the future. It will be especially helpful should
situations arise that require you to depend on your own
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