We raise New Zealand rabbits for meat production. We have breeding pairs of New Zealand White, New Zealand Red, Black, Broken Red, and Broken Black, Blue, and Broken Blue rabbits. The focus of our breeding program is to raise vigorous rabbits that meet the ARBA breed standard with gentle dispositions and good mothering instincts. We have also added a Heritage breed, the American Chinchilla rabbit, to our farm. We do sell dressed rabbits fresh off the farm as well as breeding stock. The local demand for good breeding stock has inspired us to join ARBA in order to learn more about "The Standard of Perfection" in rabbit breeding. We have also discovered that people crave the opportunity to have hands-on learning before venturing in to the business of raising rabbits for food. Sleepy Creek Farm is now offering "Meat Rabbit 101" seminars where participants can visit the rabbitry and learn everything you never thought you needed to know about raising meat rabbits.
Breeding Stock Available
Visit "The Nestbox" page for available rabbits and litters. We plan to add another page that features our herd sires and dams. Use our contact box on the home page for inquiries about rabbit sales.
How can we eat Cute Little Bunny Rabbits?
Because rabbit meat is delicious! Of course, nobody enjoys butchering day - it is a humbling experience to be the one responsible for sending a living animal across the Rainbow Bridge. That said, rabbits were designed by God and Nature to be at the bottom of the food chain, and they can be quickly and humanely dispatched via cervical dislocation. They are also equipped with the ability to release endorphins when squeezed - before butchering, we employ the squeeze-hold method to reduce anxiety. Rabbit meat is lean, dense in protein, and similar in flavor and texture to turkey breast.
The Nest Box
The joy of raising meat rabbits is in having a constant supply of baby bunnies! We have 4 to 6 litters of kits a month and multiple 'growout pens' where the rabbits can develop from weanlings to butcher age (10 to 12 weeks). We like to pick out the best of each litter and offer them for sale as breeding stock. Rabbits fit nicely into the suburban back yard and can be a rewarding, educational experience for the whole family. If you are interested in New Zealand rabbits, use the contact box on our home page to send a message.