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Old 02-10-2020, 07:41 AM   #1
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Gonna try to raise some meat rabbits and document the progress from start to finish. This is the first video where I start on the cage. My only experience with rabbits was about 40 years ago so it's a little fuzzy.

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Old 02-10-2020, 08:18 AM   #2
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Good Video , I have been raising them for almost 4 years now . Let me know if you have any questions , I will post some pics of my set up next chance i get .
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:01 AM   #3
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Good job!
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:13 AM   #4
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Good Video , I have been raising them for almost 4 years now . Let me know if you have any questions , I will post some pics of my set up next chance i get .
Thanks for the offer. I appreciate it. I'm still in the learning phase right now.
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Thanks doug. After I get some meat in the freezer I will be sure to bring you some.
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Old 02-10-2020, 12:35 PM   #5
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?Doors in divider panels? btwn mid and small end panels for mom and kids, gives buck a larger area?
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Old 02-10-2020, 11:57 PM   #6
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Very instructional; looks good!
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:09 PM   #7
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Default Rabbit Cage Build Part 2: The Shed

I'm learning as I go. Obviously not a carpenter or a craftsman! But I enjoy just trying to figure stuff out in a slightly redneck engineering method.

Part 1 video is here: https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=758356

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Old 02-16-2020, 12:58 AM   #8
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What are you going to use for grow out pens ?
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Old 02-16-2020, 02:19 AM   #9
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What are you going to use for grow out pens ?
Probably just one of the 36" cages for now. Looking at possibly a rabbit tractor that I can move around a bit. My son just bought 7 acres in Livingston and it came with some rabbit cages. He has offered them up to me so I need to go look at them.
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Old 02-16-2020, 08:33 AM   #10
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Old 02-16-2020, 11:14 AM   #11
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Here's part 3! Thanks for watching.

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Old 02-16-2020, 12:27 PM   #12
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I never seen a man move so fast! Never thought you'd have that kinda speed in ya Bobby.


Found part III while watch-n part II.


Nice work on "The Shed".


I've seen briar rabbits. And field rabbits. But have never run across a shed rabbit when out hunt-n . Should be tasty though!
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Old 02-16-2020, 12:32 PM   #13
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I never seen a man move so fast! Never thought you'd have that kinda speed in ya Bobby.


Found part III while watch-n part II.


Nice work on "The Shed".


I've seen briar rabbits. And field rabbits. But have never run across a shed rabbit when out hunt-n . Should be tasty though!
Tasty little pets!
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Old 02-16-2020, 02:44 PM   #14
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Think I'm gonna go ahead and put my order in now, for a couple of the "Magnums". I'ma "big eater" . That fox looks delicious. But I don't think I've ever eat-n a fox (smh). And I thought foxes eat rabbits? Or is it cannibalistic? You gonna loose some stock if it is, with it eat-n all your other rabbits.






Look-n forward to see-n ya at Bownanza Bobby.
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Old 02-16-2020, 08:31 PM   #15
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Good job, your carpentry skills have improved! I just watched part 2 and 3. I can't wait to see how this works out.
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Old 02-17-2020, 08:34 AM   #16
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Good job, your carpentry skills have improved! I just watched part 2 and 3. I can't wait to see how this works out.
Thanks! Me too. Should be putting the automatic watering system together this coming weekend.

TTT for Part 2 and Part 3 videos.
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When you do your water system use black tubing not clear . The clear builds algae way to fast . The brass waters last a lot longer then the cheap aluminum ones .
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Old 02-18-2020, 05:55 PM   #18
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When you do your water system use black tubing not clear . The clear builds algae way to fast . The brass waters last a lot longer then the cheap aluminum ones .
Yeah... You're about two days too late on that advice LOL
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Put a comfortable height...To do your care /cleaning/ etc
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Old 02-18-2020, 07:09 PM   #20
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Yeah... You're about two days too late on that advice LOL

Ah heck , just noticed my system today when feeding my birds .
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Old 02-23-2020, 11:52 AM   #21
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New video posted.

Part 4: automatic waterer

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Old 02-24-2020, 08:54 AM   #22
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Gonna try to raise some meat rabbits and document the progress from start to finish. This is the first video where I start on the cage. My only experience with rabbits was about 40 years ago so it's a little fuzzy.

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Nice one!
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Old 02-26-2020, 09:14 PM   #23
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Part 5 of the Rabbit Cage Build: Nesting Boxes

I need a place for my future mammas to raise up some tasty kits.

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Old 02-26-2020, 09:17 PM   #24
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Part 5 of the Rabbit Cage Build: Nesting Boxes

I need a place for my future mammas to raise up some tasty kits.

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Those look good!

Pretty nice work bench you built them on too!
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Old 02-26-2020, 09:20 PM   #25
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Those look good!

Pretty nice work bench you built them on too!
I'm hurt that you watched my 12 minute video in 3 minutes.

I need some nekkid dancing girls or something!

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Old 03-08-2020, 10:14 PM   #26
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Finally got some rabbits going. Gonna be some freezer fillers in a few months!

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Old 03-08-2020, 10:29 PM   #27
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Mary sure looks like she likes them! I'm interested to see if her and Abby go along with the program. Cute little critters!
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Old 03-08-2020, 10:41 PM   #28
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Mary sure looks like she likes them! I'm interested to see if her and Abby go along with the program. Cute little critters!
Three of them are safe. . Those white ones however....
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Old 03-08-2020, 11:05 PM   #29
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Three of them are safe. . Those white ones however....
I'm liking the chicken fried option!
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Old 03-09-2020, 09:04 AM   #30
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I'm liking the chicken fried option!
Me too....my granny in Louisiana would send me out to the garden at night with her single shot .410. I'd bust a cottontail and we'd have it for breakfast with gravy and biscuits. Good stuff!
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How much actual meat would you get out of one of these meat rabbits and what age would they be ready for the shopping block ??
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Old 03-09-2020, 10:44 AM   #32
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How much actual meat would you get out of one of these meat rabbits and what age would they be ready for the shopping block ??
Around 3 lbs on a 5 lb rabbit. 10-12 weeks is my guess
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:22 PM   #33
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Update on our rabbits!





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Old 03-19-2020, 09:10 PM   #34
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Right on time with this one.

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Old 03-19-2020, 09:34 PM   #35
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I'm hurt that you watched my 12 minute video in 3 minutes.

I need some nekkid dancing girls or something!

Iíd like to know how these type rabbits taste...
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So if I recall correctly from my rabbit raising days, you are going to want to keep them separated. The females will fight and kill each other. Always bring the female to the male for breeding. If you move the male to her, she will attack him. The females are much more territorial.
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Old 03-20-2020, 05:27 PM   #37
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Like Chic..ken
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Old 03-20-2020, 05:31 PM   #38
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So if I recall correctly from my rabbit raising days, you are going to want to keep them separated. The females will fight and kill each other. Always bring the female to the male for breeding. If you move the male to her, she will attack him. The females are much more territorial.
Yep. Each of my does will have a larger cage with nesting box when the time is right. The buck will have his own cage as well. Those white rabbits will be in my belly.
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Them next-n boxes remind me of those used for chickens to lay eggs. Do your rabbits lay eggs too? If so, you'd probably sell more before Easter next spring.



Speaking of which: besides Henweighs, you gonna have rabbitweighs in the classifieds?
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What method are you going to use to dispatch em?
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Old 03-27-2020, 09:03 AM   #41
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Hopper popper. Butchering 3 this weekend.
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Neck slides in to the Vee. Quick pull on the back legs and it's done
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How does it work? I cant for the life of me figure that contraption out lol

Edit- your a step ahead lol, thanks

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Old 03-27-2020, 09:10 AM   #44
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How does it work? I cant for the life of me figure that contraption out lol
Let's let ol' Bobby Bouchay explain it:

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Old 03-27-2020, 09:23 AM   #45
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thats pretty handy.
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Old 03-27-2020, 09:39 AM   #46
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thats pretty handy.
Yessir. There's other methods but I think this is the most humane. It does leave some bruising on the neck...but not much according to some reviews I've read.

I may do a video on the butchering this weekend...if I can get my wife to be the camera woman!
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Thats slick


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I heard on one YouTube video, so I know for a fact itís true, that a buck and two does could produce 600lbs of lean white meat a year...if the numbers are even close to that, thatís insane


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Wow!
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Old 03-27-2020, 12:03 PM   #50
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Man nice job Chew. It is slow here at work so I watched all of the videos. Now I want to do it. Unfortunately my 12yr old daughter and my wife would not let me butcher them because they would get attached to them. LOL
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