Monday, July 09, 2018

Pets or Livestock

During our discussions about how to be as sustainable as possible....meat chickens and rabbits were mentioned. I KNOW I cannot kill them. I'm not even sure how I'll do slamming salmon. I have son in laws  and sons who said they could handle that part. I'm not 100% sure raising meat is in our future.  But rabbits were an animal I'd like to add - for the pet value....

Cory was offered a deal. He could buy 7 rabbits and cages for a steal. This is perfect. We have the joy of having rabbits on the place....and we don't have to do the work or pay to winter them. We can observe how much care they take and we can see if they actually become a meat source or sale item.  Being nutritarian (vegan) I will never eat one...I'm not sure the others will be able to either. 

Stacia's wanted bunnies for a long time
 This is Sunny. He's used to running with the chickens - so we may let him give that a try when we get a bigger run built. He's the father of the other 6. The other six are from the same kit. The plan is for 4 to become breeders and the other 3 to be sold or...... ugh.

I had seen a gal on YouTube who raises rabbits in a colony. That appealed to me....Cory got right to work and built a nice hutch for the rabbits. They'll be much safer than they were in the cages that came with them.

Here is the clip of them coming home.

Of course, we keep singing, "The Bunny, the bunny...I ate the bunny...." ala Veggie Tales.

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