When you decide to raise bunnies as a business you must be ready to work more then when just keeping rabbits as pets. The first thing to do when getting started is to choose the right breed for the project.
When you wish to raise rabbits for meat the right breed to choose from is the Californians and New Zealands breeds. These type of breeds are simple to care for and mature faster. Some people even cross breed them reason being their babies grow quicker and produce great tasting meat. New Zealands breeds will take just 2 months 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 bunnies, they contain just the nutrients needed in meat production. On the other hand lettuce and cabbage is not recommended reason being they may cause diarrhea. You also should not over feed your rabbits reason being this may cause body excess fat.
Breeding is also important when it comes to raising bunnies for meat. Rabbits that are medium are bred when they are five to 6 months but large breeds should be bred when they are 8 months. Only healthy and not closely related rabbits must be bred. The female rabbit must be taken into the male cage when mating them, reason being female bunnes are territorial in their own cage thus they refuse to allow the male to mate with them.
The gestation period of rabbits takes about 30 days which is the same time they take to give birth. The doe must 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 give you a hand you can feed them with a mixture of skim milk, karo syrup, egg yolks and bone meal.