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Meat Rabbit Breed Selection

In the world of rabbits, the number of breeds is astounding. Dwarfs to giants, Netherlands to New Zealand, even some named after LIONS of all things! The names and sizes vary so much that we aren’t going to list them all here. We are going to focus on meat rabbit breeds. If you have an...

The Famous Rabbit Man: Hostile Hare
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The Famous Rabbit Man: Hostile Hare

I am full of myself, I’m kind of a big deal… let me show you how big a deal I am by sharing all the interviews and stories that feature me…The Famous Rabbit Man: Hostile Hare! The Phoenix New Times– Nick Klein is a mass murderer — of rabbits. No, really. Klein is an enterprising...

Arizona Meat Rabbits
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Arizona Meat Rabbits

Arizona definitely is a unique place to raise meat rabbits. The hot summers make outdoor rabbit husbandry difficult, but not impossible. The miserable June through August months can hit 120 degrees, true, but that hasn’t stopped the 2000 years of farming this valley has seen. Ancient Arizona Farmers When modern settlers founded Phoenix AZ, they built it from...

Rabbit Starvation
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Rabbit Starvation

Rabbit Starvation, Or “Protein Poisoning,” is a rare form of acute malnutrition thought to be caused by a near complete absence of fat in the diet. I have heard some funny claims concerning rabbit meat over the years since starting my bunny business. Some of them seem near mythical! On several occasions, I’ve heard, “rabbit...

Colony Style Meat Rabbit Husbandry
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Colony Style Meat Rabbit Husbandry

One of the simplest forms of rabbit husbandry is the colony style meat rabbit or colony style rabbitry.  The style best mimics what the European rabbits would do in the wild. The European common rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus, is the source of most domesticated breeds. If left to their instincts, the domestic-bred rabbits will follow their European heritage patterns. The Warren...

In The Beginning of the Bunny Business
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In The Beginning of the Bunny Business

I’m no stranger to the anxiety of starting out. Whether we’re talking about a new hobby, job or business, we experience some “change anxiety.” I’ve found myself asking, “what am I doing? Have I done enough research? Am I making the right decision?” Starting out with rabbits gave me the same feeling. In the beginning of...

Thinking About Rabbits?
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Thinking About Rabbits?

Are you Thinking About Rabbits yet? You should be! Click the picture to go to “Why Rabbits” page and learn why rabbits are AWESOME urban livestock! Come see us on Facebook, Twitter,  Instagram, YouTube, and Tumblr

Full-Semi-Automatic Rabbit Nipples?
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Full-Semi-Automatic Rabbit Nipples?

The Reason Everybody knows that having over 10 rabbits on water bottles is a royal pain in the patootie… And for somebody that’s trying to raise animals as efficiently as possible, water bottles just ain’t going to cut it… the answer? Rabbit Nipples! That being said, not everybody has the facility with indoor plumbing necessary...

Rabbit Feed Considerations
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Rabbit Feed Considerations

Many of us that have entered the cuniculture world (meat and fur rabbits) did so because we want to know where our food comes from. We want to make sure our livestock is treated a certain way, harvested in a humane manner, and that the animals’ diet is free from substances that we would avoid...

Keep Your Humanity When The SHTF
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Keep Your Humanity When The SHTF

Hypotheticals There’s a lot of hypothetical situations for a grid down, SHTF scenario, and widespread apocalyptic events.  A question that goes along with preparing for such a breakdown is this: how do you keep your humanity or do you abandon it during such an event? I don’t claim to be an expert on sociological for...

3 Pitfalls of Starting Meat Rabbits
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3 Pitfalls of Starting Meat Rabbits

I don’t like starting out a conversation with the negative aspects of raising rabbits.  They truly are the perfect urban livestock.  They are quiet, clean and super efficient.  Chances are you’ve already decided that and agree with me.  Rabbits are easy to raise, as long as you do it right!  So once you’ve decided to...

Rabbit Salad Sandwiches
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Rabbit Salad Sandwiches

On the menu today – Rabbit Salad Sandwiches.  Great for a summer picnic or to take in your lunch to work. Serve the salad on a crusty french bread or a nice roll.  You’re going to want seconds! Rabbit Salad Sandwiches Ingredients 3 1/2 cups cooked, shredded rabbit (about 2 lbs rabbit meat) 1 cup...

Crack Rabbit with Noodles
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Crack Rabbit with Noodles

Crack Rabbit with noodles – yep cause this casserole is going to have you craving more!!! Crack Rabbit with Noodles 4 cups cooked chopped rabbit meat 2 cans cream of chicken soup 16 oz sour cream 1 (1oz) packet Ranch dressing mix 3 oz bacon pieces 1 cup cheddar cheese 12 oz egg noodles 1 cup...

Buffalo Rabbit Nachos
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Buffalo Rabbit Nachos

Buffalo Rabbit Nachos combines two classic appetizers into one awesome recipe.  What’s better than wings and nachos?  Well rabbit nachos with a Buffalo twist! Buffalo Rabbit Nachos is an easy appetizer that can be assembled and baked in 10 min.  Buffalo Rabbit Nachos Ingredients: 8 oz shredded  rabbit  meat  1/4 c. Frank’s buffalo sauce  1...

Ground Rabbit Shepherd’s Pie
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Ground Rabbit Shepherd’s Pie

Around here we like one pot meals, and this Ground Rabbit Shepherd’s Pie fits the bill.  Talk about comfort food – this has all the elements. Ground Rabbit Shepherd’s Pie Ingredients 1 1/2 to 2 pounds potatoes peeled and quartered 8 Tablespoons (1 stick) butter 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups) 1-2 cups...

Sour Cream Rabbit Enchiladas
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Sour Cream Rabbit Enchiladas

Sour Cream Rabbit Enchiladas…let’s make it for dinner tonight!  Easy recipe, amazing results – you’ll be making these over and over! Sour Cream Rabbit Enchiladas Rabbit Enchiladas – Ingredients: 10 small soft flour tortillas3 tablespoons flour2 cups chicken broth1 cup sour cream2 1/2 cups shredded and cooked rabbit meat3 cups Shredded Monterey Jack cheese3 tablespoons...

Solar Cooking in the Sun Oven
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Solar Cooking in the Sun Oven

This week, the guys of We Grow Ours are talking Solar Cooking in the Sun Oven! They review SUN OVENS® and chat with the owner, Paul, all about what we can do with it. Don has put his  Sun Oven through some major testing, and it has really held up! Solar Cooking in the Sun Oven For the past...

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Small Livestock Integration

  Small Livestock Integration On this episode of We Grow Ours the topic is Small Livestock Integration.  Using nature as the example this way of raising livestock creates a natural self-regulating organism.  The goal is to create a system that has very little input and produces the maximum amount of food. But this integration is more...

Buffalo Style Rabbit
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Buffalo Style Rabbit

Once you have Buffalo Style Rabbit, you’ll never go back to boring chicken again! INGREDIENTS for Buffalo Style Rabbit 1 two-pound rabbit, dressed weight, deep-fried 4 tablespoons butter 2 to 5 tablespoons Frank’s Louisiana hot sauce, bottled (best for authentic flavor) 1 tablespoon white vinegar Celery sticks Blue cheese dressing for dipping STEPS Cook the rabbit...

Quail and Prepping
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Quail and Prepping

Quail and Prepping On this episode of We Grow Ours we talk Quail and Prepping with Scott Yarosh. We’re talking prepping styles, reasons behind prepping and food storage.  Then Scott of the Yarosh homestead shares his expert knowledge on raising quail on the backyard homestead. Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr...

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Doomsday Preppers – Our Full Episode

 Doomsday Preppers – Our Full Episode July 31st our own Nick Klein was featured on Doomsday Preppers alongside our friend Don Kupper fellow co-host of We Grow Ours.  And don’t miss Mrs. Hostile Hare butchering her first rabbit! Nick’s segment is about 14 minutes in. What do you think of Nick’s score?  Leave your thoughts...

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Homesteading and Urban Farming FAQ’s with We Grow Ours

Homesteading and Urban Farming FAQ’s From We Grow Ours The We Grow Ours Podcast is answering FAQ’s on Homesteading and Urban Farming this week!  As you know Nick from Hostile Hare is part of the awesome duo that is We Grow Ours.  This week they are answering questions from their listeners. This week’s FAQ’s cover...

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Buttermilk Fried Rabbit

Buttermilk Fried Rabbit Crunchy crust and moist meat, you’ll find this buttermilk fried rabbit recipe a quick favorite. Ingredients 2 to 3 domestically raised rabbits, cut into serving pieces 2 cups buttermilk 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning, or mix together 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano, 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme and 1 tablespoon dried parsley 1 tablespoon paprika...

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Rabbit and Dumplings

Rabbit and Dumplings With the weather cooling, comfort food because a staple in our house.  This Rabbit and Dumplings recipe fits the bill to a tee. Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter1 tablespoon olive oil1 rabbit, cut into piecesKosher salt and fresh ground pepper1 ½ cups self-rising flour½ cup vegetable shortening2-3 tablespoons ice water Process Heat oil...

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Fodder for Feeding Food

Fodder for Feeding Food Fodder for feeding didn’t happen for me overnight.  When I started out raising rabbits I took the route of every first time cuniculturist, I bought a bag of rabbit pellets and started feeding 4 ounces a day.  It was easy, affordable, and functional.  My first four does I had in a...

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Rabbit Recipe Enchiladas

Rabbit Recipe Enchiladas Today we bring you another awesome rabbit recipe with a south of the border flare!  Enjoy! Enchilada Sauce 3 tbsp chili powder 3 tbsp flour 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp cocoa powder 1/2 tsp garlic powder 3 cups of rabbit broth (or chicken broth, or even water) 1...

BBQ Tandoori Rabbit Recipe
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BBQ Tandoori Rabbit Recipe

BBQ Tandoori Rabbit Recipe: Ready for something new? Give this a go! BBQ Tandoori Rabbit Recipe Rabbit 8 rabbit fillets (from the saddle) Marinade 500ml natural yogurt   1 large red chilli finely chopped   1 large green chilli, finely chopped   2 teaspoon ground cumin   2 teaspoon ground coriander   2 teaspoon ground...

Rabbit and Pearl Barley Stew
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Rabbit and Pearl Barley Stew

Rabbit and Pearl Barley Stew This rabbit and pearl barley stew recipe Is a KEEPER!! Rabbit and Pearl Barley Stew Ingredients 1 wild rabbit, cut into serving pieces seasoned flour, for dusting 2 tbsp vegetable oil 5½oz pancetta 1 large onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1 small fennel bulb, sliced into 5mm/¼in thick slices 600ml/1 pint white wine 1 tbsp tomato purée 1 sprig rosemary 2...

Panko & Mustard Crusted Rabbit
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Panko & Mustard Crusted Rabbit

Panko and Mustard Crusted Rabbit The Panko and Mustard Crusted Rabbit recipe will have the kids hopping to the table for more!! Ingredients 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 cup Dijon mustard 2 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs) 1/4 cup fresh thyme leaves, chopped 2 (2 1/2 to 3-pound) fryer rabbits, cut into 8 serving pieces,...

Bacon Wrapped Rabbit with Greens
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Bacon Wrapped Rabbit with Greens

Bacon Wrapped Rabbit with Greens Ingredients (Rabbit): 3 Rabbit Loins cleaned 1 Lb Bacon 1 Lemon Fresh Sage Fresh Thyme Salt and Pepper Ingredients (Dressing): 1/2 Cup Strawberries Juice of 1/2 Lemon 2 Tbsp Melted and strained Pastured Bacon Fat 1 Tsp Dijon Mustard Splash of Apple Cider Vinegar Salt and Pepper to taste Preheat...

Rabbit Meat Breakfast Sausage
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Rabbit Meat Breakfast Sausage

Rabbit Meat Breakfast Sausage Rabbit Meat Breakfast Sausage Ingredients 6lbs deboned rabbit chunks (1-2 dressed rabbits) 2 teaspoons salt 1-1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage 1-1/4 teaspoons white pepper 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup finely chopped peeled granny smith apple 2 tablespoons coconut oil Directions In a large bowl, combine the first...

Roasted Rabbit
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Roasted Rabbit

Roasted Rabbit Roasted Rabbit INGREDIENTS 1 whole rabbit, skinned and cut into 8 pieces 1 shallot, peeled 10 cloves garlic, peeled 3 fresh bay leaves or 6 dried 8 cloves 15 to 20 whole black peppercorns 8 star anise pods 6 cardamom pods 10 sprigs fresh thyme 4 sprigs fresh rosemary 1 teaspoon mustard seeds...

Rabbit Nuggets Recipe
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Rabbit Nuggets Recipe

Rabbit Nuggets Recipe Rabbit Nuggets Recipe Ingredients 2 rabbit back legs Half onion, sliced 4 garlic cloves, roughly crushed 1 tbsp fennel seeds 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp ground cumin 1 star anise 1 liter sunflower oil, for the confit and for deep-frying 2-3 tbsp plain flour 1 egg 150g fine breadcrumbs 1 tsp...

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Rabbit Liver Pate

Rabbit Liver Pate: You can’t beat pate with some crunchy oven toasted bread – or even just crusty fresh bread. INGREDIENTS For Rabbit Pate:200g rabbit liver (trimmed and cut into chunks)2 tablespoons unsalted butter1 small onion (very finely diced)1 clove garlic (finely diced)1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme (very finely chopped)1 teaspoon parsley (finely chopped)generous splash fino...

3 Pillars of Independence In homesteading and prepping
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3 Pillars of Independence In homesteading and prepping

3 Pillars of Independence In homesteading and prepping   Motive A motivational drive to the survivalist life is independence. Some folks, including myself, want to know they can make it on their own. We stockpile food, ammo, guns and other supplies we feel are pertinent to our independent survival. So now you do the same…...

Crock Pot Rabbit Chili
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Crock Pot Rabbit Chili

Crock Pot Rabbit Chili: Brown your rabbit and onions in oil and add flour. Pop this in the slow cooker and add everything else! Ingredients For Crock Pot Rabbit Chili 1 (3 lb.) of rabbit season flour oil 1 onion, chopped 2 large dollops of tomato paste 1 1/2 tins of chopped tomatoes a handful of...

Pure Southern – Fried Rabbit
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Pure Southern – Fried Rabbit

Pure Southern – Fried Rabbit INGREDIENTS For Pure Southern – Fried Rabbit: 1 Young Fryer Rabbit, cut up ½ cup Flour 1½ tsp Kosher Salt ½ tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper Butter, oil, or lard Cayenne Pepper –, to taste Cream Gravy: For Each Cup of Gravy Desired: Use 2 Tablespoons of Pan Drippings, 1-½...

Rabbit Pot Pie in Cast Iron Skillet
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Rabbit Pot Pie in Cast Iron Skillet

Rabbit Pot Pie in Cast Iron Skillet This pot pie recipe with rabbit has the filling cooking in the slow cooker while you’re off doing other things, and then you simply assemble it in your cast-iron skillet and bake it in the oven! You can make the crust from scratch, or use the pre-made ones...

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The Perfect Backyard Livestock: Rabbits

  We know, they’re cute and fluffy…but rabbits really are the perfect backyard livestock. Here are 7 more reasons to help convince you! 1. Raising Rabbits for Meat If you’re interested in meat production whether you have official acreage or not, there are some good reasons for considering rabbits. Starting a meat rabbitry involves very...

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