Raising rabbits for meat
#8 WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHECKING KITS: After rabbits giving birth comes the feeding of the kits, and the doe will likely take excellent care of her babies. But just to be sure, you can check the bellies of the kits. If they have nursed, their little bellies will be round, even distended, just like Xena's opal rex kit pictured here.
RABBIT HUTCH INSIDE CHICKEN COOP We have ours together and they're fine. In fact, the chickens will eat the bugs off the ground that gather around the bunny poop.We actually stopped using individual cages and set up a rabbit colony with the bucks and does separated. It makes for easier cleaning, watering and feeding. Plus the rabbits have more space to move, and they are more sociable.
Improvements: bury the barrel up to 6 inches from top, fill the barrel halfway with dirt and straw. Create multiple short tunnels leading in and between the barrels then lightly fill each with dirt so that the does can dig around and feel like they are creating their own nests. Cover the tops of each barrel with a removable rabbit friendly flower bed so that it looks and feels like a real warren.