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Raising wild animals for food

 
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I was wondering if anyone has had experience raising wild animals for food. I know some wild animals such as bison are grown for food. Others would probably be illegal. What wild animals would you suggest that would be legal and would adapt well to a small farm?
 
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Rabbits, pigeons, pheasants, frogs, snails.

I have no experience raising any of the above, however But if you provide suitable habitat, they will raise themselves, and all you have to do is go catch them. As for me, I'm pretty good at catching snails...
 
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How about bees ?
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Provide habitat and they just appear.

The trick is to get them to eat the clover and NOT the apple trees. All but the bees, they are the best behaved of any on the farm.
 
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guineas and pigeons are semi-wild. Most farm ponds have wild fish.
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