Haley’s Homestead is proud to be one of the only Meat CSAs in Texas offering rabbit meat!
Our rabbits, like all of our other animals, are pasture raised. We use “rabbit tractors” to allow the rabbits access to our pasture grasses while still keeping them confined and safe from predators. The tractors provide a way for the rabbits to exercise and engage more easily in natural behavior. They are moved daily, to constantly provide fresh forage. Our rabbits’ diets are supplemented with alfalfa, sprouted fodder, and garden scraps. Of course, our rabbits are free of antibiotics and growth hormones.
Years ago the USDA stated that domestic rabbit meat was the most nutritious meat known to man. Some of the factors that contribute to this claim are that rabbit meat is the highest in protein, lowest in fat, and the most easily digested of any meat available. Rabbits are not just healthy and tasty; they are also one of the most ecologically beneficial animals to raise. It takes very little land or fossil fuel to get an incredible amount of meat from just one mother doe. To top it off, rabbit manure is an extraordinary fertilizer and one of the easiest to deal with. Unlike the manure of a cow or chicken, which burns plants when applied straight, rabbit manure is considered ‘cold’ and can be applied directly to the garden. This helps fuel our natural fruits and veggies!