When you make up your mind to keep bunnies as a business you should be ready to work more then when just raising rabbits as pets. The first thing to do when starting out is to choose the right breed for the project.
When you wish to keep bunnies for meat the right breed to choose is the Californians and New Zealands breeds. These type of breeds are simple to care for and mature quicker. Some individuals even cross breed them reason being their babies develop quicker and produce great tasting meat. New Zealands breeds can take just 8 weeks to be ready for the market and Californians have fine boned body structures with lots of flesh.
For your rabbits to produce quality meat you may have to feed them well. Pellets and alfalfa hay is extremely recommended to feed your rabbits, they contain just the nutrients needed in meat production. On the other hand lettuce and cabbage is not adviced because they can cause diarrhea. You also should not over feed your bunnies reason being this may cause body fat.
Breeding is also important when it comes to raising rabbits for meat. Bunnies that are medium are bred when they are five to 6 months but large breeds must be bred when they are eight months. Only healthy and not closely related rabbits should be bred. The female rabbit must be taken into the male cage when mating them, because female bunnes are territorial in their own cage thus they refuse to allow the male to mate with them.
The gestation period of bunnies takes about 30 days which is the same time they take to give birth. The doe should be as comfortable as possible when given birth. Rabbits know how to care for their infants so there is no need to worry.
But just in case you have to offer a hand you can feed them with a mixture of skim milk, karo syrup, egg yolks and bone meal.