A: The most common backyard meat production choices are chickens, sheep, goats, pigs and rabbits. Why I chose to go with the rabbits…
1) They give an excellent return for the amount of feed and labor invested. The litters from just one doe(female rabbit) weighing 10 lbs can yield up to 320 pounds of meat a year in colony style breeding. This is more than a cow and it takes 2 acres of land to raise a cow.
2) The rate of a kits(baby rabbits) growth is very fast, after 8 weeks they’re ready to hit the frying pan.
3) They don’t need a lot of space.
4) Nutritional Value (see the Nutritional Info posted)
5) They are considered pets so you won’t need a permit and if you’re in the city the neighbors won’t be upset about the little farm you have accumulating.
6) Rabbit meat is seasonal any month of the year.
7) They are quite.
8) Don’t forget about the cuteness and how soft they are.