Raising Belgian Hares-I notice that someone wants to know about the raising of fur-bearing animals and Belgian hares, so will give my experience with the hares. I got one female from a neighbor and the male,
Now, for dens. I think it best to put a box in the ground so no water can get in the sides and top, leaving a space open so you can get in if necessary. In winter time I put manure on top of the den to keep the little ones warm, as they breed in the middle of the winter as well as in the warm weather. There is only about one myth that they donít breed and that is from the middle of January to the 15th of February.
I only bred the one pair and she got from 6 to 10 at a time, ever six weeks, never seemed any more, and every one lived except one litter that drowned, as the rain ran in the top.
For feed in the winter, clover, alfalfa, corn and cabbage seems to be the principal feed for them; in summer green grass and hay makes them grow like weeds.
For the table, fried good and brown, they are fine eating. They are as tender as a young chicken when just about grown. The meat tastes a little sweet and they are my first choice.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
|Are you aware that Google is offering +1 to Everyone? Share your +1 with Every One of Your Friends by looking for the +1 on websites everywhere!" |
If you liked this site, click
Order Online 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week, 365 Days a Year