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December is the best month to put out salt on your rabbit running areas. Supposed to make them more fertile when breeding starts in a couple of months. I know they do love to lick and bite the salt, and their teeth make grooves. I use the 4 lb bricks. White. Usually cost about $2.00-2.25 each at a local ag supply store. I buy 35-40 each year to spread around my farm. I always put them in thickets where rabbits will be safe when they come to the salt, and where it’s harder for deer to reach. It is gone by spring. Try it and see if you have more rabbits next fall.
 

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I have put salt out the last three years. I use the 50 lb. sulfur blocks. I was undecided about breaking up into pieces so I put out whole blocks. This seems to work well as I can still see remnants of the blocks over a year later. Question I have wondered about is once the block is completely dissolved can or will the rabbits still get salt out of the dirt on that spot? Sulfur is supposed to help with parasites I was told.
 

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Tangi I have had them dig holes all around where I had salt/sulfur blocks. They use spots for a long time after the blocks are gone. I put old pallets over them and let the briars grow over and this has helped also to deter deer and also predators. I have also put 6” and some 4” pipes for them to hide under the pallets. I like the 4” better as a beagle can get stuck in a 6”.
 

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I use the sulfur blocks also. I buy the 50 pounders and break them up with a sledge hammer. I have one out in a mowed strip that the deer and rabbits can both use. I put several in under brush where the deer don't bother them as much. I don't know if it helps but it's worth trying.
 

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I too like to use salt this time of year but I don't use as much as Sea-Money plus I like to add a few other natural ingredients to enhance the rabbits..... total over all well being.

Something you usually don't associate with rabbits but is a well known fact is that small amounts of red pepper is an excellent source of vitamins A and C.... for rabbits and it also helps increase metabolism, is a natural pain reliever and anti inflammatory which helps promote overall wellbeing and productivity and believe it or not rabbits actually need this stuff.

It may sound weird but believe it or not even a little onion in the mixed with the salt helps protect from obesity, heart disease and cancer and improves the overall morality rate.

Another very unusual but highly effective ingredient that believe it or not has great benefits that you may not normally associate with rabbits is plain white store bought flour mixed with any type of vegetable oils or even the fats from other animals in the winter months. This is a very rich food source for any quadrupeds in north America. This works extremely well for the rabbits when given with access to plenty of fresh water.

And last but not at all least.... I always mix in some fresh parsley and some green onions that I have on hand that the rabbits eat in my garden year around. Actually Parsley and Green Onions both are loaded with vitamins A, C and K, which greatly improves blood sugar levels, eye sight and supports healthy reproductive and immune system.

Though it may be a little less traditional then what most of you use for rabbits most (All) of the above in the correct amount greatly enhance the overall success of the rabbits in my opinion.

This is a good post keep it coming.

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Took 4 medications again Mitch?
What is the name of your Rabbit Recipe you wrote up above?
I would not use your recipe verbatim, I would change it up a little bit to my taste. JMO
Mitch I think you have forgotten the Beer for the recipe, oh you been drinking it. LOL
 

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You use the flour and oil and make a dark chocolate roux add water, finely chopped onions, salt, black pepper, a dash of red pepper maybe a little garlic powder and cook medium boil until the roux is well integrated (dissolved) into the water. The longer you do this the better depending on the amount of time you have before you eat.

After well dissolved put in one large pack of Chicken Gizzards. After about 15 minutes of medium high cooking turn down to a simmer and add the quartered Swamp Rabbits,10 minutes later add the Squirrels, Doves, Woodcocks, Marsh Hens, Smoked Sausage and a handful of cut up smoked Turkey wings and Cook on medium low until tender. Skim off grease floating on top several times then turn off and season again to taste. Now after it is off, skimmed and seasoned add fresh chopped parsley and fresh chopped green onions plenty then stir in good put aside and let cool to room tempeture then cover and refrigerate.

2 days later on a real cold day...... take out of fridge.... warm on low till hot and make a big pot of fresh long grain hot rice in the rice cooker.

Put a healthy portion of hot rice in Large bowl and fill like soup with the gumbo. Put the meat, and smoked sausage on a saucier on the side and hurt yourself!!!!!

After you eat ya belly full of good hot gumbo you and momma slip between some nice, fresh, crisp, clean, tight sheets and get some Go-Go. (some tail)

Then yawl roll over and get a little Doe-Doe (sleep) while covered up to the neck for about 3- 4 hours and wake up revived, re-freshed and rejuvenated and do it all over again.

We call this the Fantastic Big (3) of Winter......Gumbo, Go-Go and Doe-Doe!

Life is good!...…. So get busy...
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You use the flour and oil and make a dark chocolate roux add water, finely chopped onions, salt, black pepper, a dash of red pepper maybe a little garlic powder and cook medium boil until the roux is well integrated (dissolved) into the water. The longer you do this the better depending on the amount of time you have before you eat.

After well dissolved put in one large pack of Chicken Gizzards. After about 15 minutes of medium high cooking turn down to a simmer and add the quartered Swamp Rabbits,10 minutes later add the Squirrels, Doves, Woodcocks, Marsh Hens, Smoked Sausage and a handful of cut up smoked Turkey wings and Cook on medium low until tender. Skim off grease floating on top several times then turn off and season again to taste. Now after it is off, skimmed and seasoned add fresh chopped parsley and fresh chopped green onions plenty then stir in good put aside and let cool to room tempeture then cover and refrigerate.

2 days later on a real cold day...... take out of fridge.... warm on low till hot and make a big pot of fresh long grain hot rice in the rice cooker.

Put a healthy portion of hot rice in Large bowl and fill like soup with the gumbo. Put the meat, and smoked sausage on a saucier on the side and hurt yourself!!!!!

After you eat ya belly full of good hot gumbo you and momma slip between some nice, fresh, crisp, clean, tight sheets and get some Go-Go. (some tail)

Then yawl roll over and get a little Doe-Doe (sleep) while covered up to the neck for about 3- 4 hours and wake up revived, re-freshed and rejuvenated and do it all over again.

We call this the Fantastic Big (3) of Winter......Gumbo, Go-Go and Doe-Doe!

Life is good!...…. So get busy...
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I am going to try it, sounds very good, especially on a cold day!
 
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