About Emily Swezey

Emily Swezey has been playing with critters and plants since she could crawl. Emily lives and works on her arid off-grid farm in North Central Washington where she’s working to improve the pasture and soil, establish gardens and orchards and raises heritage livestock. She has a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences from her Alma Mater The Evergreen State College where she studied food science, writing, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, the food system, genetics and Permaculture design. She shares her methods and writes about life with animals on an off grid farm in her off beat humorous style at her website, Life from Scratch.

Choosing Breeding Stock for Rabbit Meat

Any rabbit can be eaten, no matter how cute, hairy or small but some are a lot more practical for producing meat. Learn how to choose good breeding stock.

Any rabbit can be eaten, no matter how cute, hairy or small but some are a lot more practical for producing meat. You don’t have to buy purebred or pedigreed stock to start breeding meat rabbits, you just need to know what to ask the breeder, what to avoid and what makes a good meat rabbit.

You’ll want to avoid buying rabbits before they are 8 weeks old, which is typically when they should be weaned. Rabbits that are weaned early often develop enteritis, a digestive disease, and sometimes die.

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