Started raising Rabbits about 6 months ago. I had no Idea what I was doing. watched a lot of Youtube vid's. on it. I bought a breeding age Buck and 6 Doe's. I now have almost 80 and we've been eating them regularly. I have about thirty a month ready to butcher. My Flemish Giants/ New Zealand crosses hit 6-7 pound at 3 months, my other crosses Giant Chinchilla rabbits, and English Spot's only 3-4 pounds. All my new breeding stock is going to be at least half Flemish. They average 14-20 pounds fully mature, about the size of a Terrier. I have a Flemish Buck and as soon as he can figure out where the business end is and prove himself, My New Zealand is Toast,(Dinner Actually). Building Cages is a big part of it. 3/4" x 1.5" wire and 1/2" wire mesh for bottom and separator panels works best. If you use the bigger wire for separators you'll be sorry and have to replace them sooner or later, save yourself the grief. They fight and other Doe's will grab young Rabbits by the nose, etc. its not worth it. I have built grow out cages for my meat rabbits there 3' wide x 2' tall x 4'long. I leave them with the mother for about a month then sex them as best I can and separate them till there 3 months or 3-4 lbs. Keeping them for more than 3 months and your spending more on feed. They taste just like White Meat Chicken, Salt and Pepper them, Slow cook them at 225* for 4 to 5 hours covered, baste them and you'll never turn your nose up at rabbit again. Full disclosure, it take a few time to get used to the butchering end of it, but after you eat couple, you get past it. If you Butcher them at 3-4 months you can cut them up roll them in Zaterans and fry them, awesome and tender. If you can them, a half tbl. spoon of canning salt and a garlic clove, try to get all empty spaces filled as best you can, I debone them it works the best( but it takes me about 10 min. a rabbit to do it), do not add liquid, pressure cook them at 12 lbs. for and hour. They have the consistency of pork, but "THEY STILL TASTE LIKE CHICKEN!!!"