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rbno22

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • West Ukraine
Rabbits
« on: December 03, 2009, 12:00:53 pm »
does anyone have a good natural and cheap recipe for fattening rabbits? also a good recipe for curing their skins?
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Re: Rabbits
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2009, 02:45:07 pm »
Don't know about breeding them for eating but the ones my cat brings back are skinned and cooked for the dogs and I salt the skin for wrapping round dummies for training.
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rbno22

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • West Ukraine
Re: Rabbits
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2009, 07:20:31 pm »
breeding rabbits i can do its just the fattening them fast and naturally i would like to know about. but skins for dog training good idea !!
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CameronS

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • North East Fife
Re: Rabbits
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2009, 08:02:16 pm »
I don't think there is such a recipe for "fattening" rabbits in short lengths of time. They are naturally lean creatures.
When i am putting weight on my does after breeding form them i use high maintenance pellets. They  helpkeep the weight at a steady increase. certain veg also help in weight gain/loss

But i think the most important thing is infact time.

Correct me if i'm wrong anyone  ;)

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rbno22

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • West Ukraine
Re: Rabbits
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2009, 08:06:58 pm »
you maybe right but i have read somewhere that at 3 months fattened rabbits (particularly the large breeds) should weigh between 1.5 and 2.7 kilos. my attempts this year feeding a natural diet of carrot, barley and other root vegs produced maybe 1 kilo at 3 months. I dont really want to use pellets as they are very expensive here!
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CameronS

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • North East Fife
Re: Rabbits
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2009, 08:28:32 pm »
Yes i agree pellets are expensive, but it depends where you get them.

You could try vegetable based baby food as a supplement, or childrens porridge made with milk.
i use these along with the pellets whilst weight building. My only real problem is they seem to discard it once it becomes cold, so a little wastefull
« Last Edit: December 04, 2009, 05:48:16 pm by CameronS »

rbno22

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • West Ukraine
Re: Rabbits
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2009, 08:32:53 pm »
porridge with milk now theres a thought..... :dunce:
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redtail

  • Joined Dec 2009
Re: Rabbits
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2009, 08:30:32 am »
As a boy in the late 1940's my father fattened his rabbits with cooked potatoes in a bran mash, fed warm on cold winter days.  The basic diet was greens and hay as there were no pellets or commercial mixes at the time. The bunnies loved it.  I still have a scar from when one mistook a bran covered middle finger for a piece of potato.

 

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