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Old-Chads-Orchard



Joined: 07 Dec 2005
Posts: 378
Location: Malpas, Cheshire
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 05 10:21 am    Post subject: Rabbit Cull  Reply with quote    

Overrun at our field (destroying the hedges) and far too many to scoff so anyone in the malpas/whitchurch area want some free bunnies to eat? (all shot with air rifle so no breaking teeth on lead shot) Seems a waste not to use them

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 22789
Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 05 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Great offer - I normally have to pay for bunnies!

Is this an ongoing surplus? We go up to Manchester every now and again, but probably won't do again until towards the end of January.

Old-Chads-Orchard



Joined: 07 Dec 2005
Posts: 378
Location: Malpas, Cheshire
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 05 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

seems to be, randy blighters
FIL wants to gas them but I just want to get them down to a manageable number, see a new litter at least once a week, I am shooting about 2-3 a day at the mo and need to step it up otherwise the FIL will be getting out the gas pellets, not nice really, will have to have a word about that

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24560
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 05 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Judith: bring some back for me! Seriously, I'm near Judith and would be really interested in a few brace of buns, so a joint pick-up would make a lot of sense! We rarely see rabbits here, just a few hares and, fortunately, no-one seems to want to take them.

efiona



Joined: 09 Dec 2004
Posts: 60
Location: manchester
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 05 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

hi steve,
i'd love to take a couple of bunnies off your hands if you still have some to spare! could you pm some details to me...
cheers! fiona.

Old-Chads-Orchard



Joined: 07 Dec 2005
Posts: 378
Location: Malpas, Cheshire
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 05 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

whats the score with keeping bunnies fresh? Will be skinned but I can't butcher to save my life, bit hit and miss (literally ) Do they freeze well?

Bunnykiller



Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 56
Location: Brixham S.Devon
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 05 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You can hang up bunnys in this weather in a shed or out building with their skins on for a good few days ..just as long as they are paunched .. and yup they freeze well ...

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24560
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 05 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Paunched: now there's a lovely word!

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 33851
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 05 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you're paunching and skinning them, are you available on Friday, as I'm in Macclesfield, which is, like very local, and I could relieve you of a couple, or three...

(I'm in Newcastle on Tuesday, Cambridge on Wednesday, if anyone wishes to abuse my cheap courier service....)

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
Posts: 5645
Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 05 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I travel up to manchester about 6 times a year so would it be possable to contact you when i am next coming up to see if you have any?? dont mind frozen but have only paunced and skinned one in my life many years ago so wouldn't have a clue how to do it

Old-Chads-Orchard



Joined: 07 Dec 2005
Posts: 378
Location: Malpas, Cheshire
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 05 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

been on my hols, wonk have any spare until new year(ish) will post when I have some

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 22789
Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 05 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pilsbury wrote:
dont mind frozen but have only paunced and skinned one in my life many years ago so wouldn't have a clue how to do it


Ahem! Could I point your attention to this interesting article:

http://www.downsizer.net/Projects/Finding_Food/Paunching_%26_Skinning_a_Rabbit/


gil
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 08 Jun 2005
Posts: 18377

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 05 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

great - I or SO will be down that way in the New Year. Do let us know when you next have a surplus.

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
Posts: 5645
Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 05 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I stand corrected, having read the articles in question i feel fully conversant with paunching and skinning the rabbit.
I am over my brothers tommorow and my young nephews have a bunny called Maxwell and should anything go wrong with the turkey............

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