Rabbit Farming For Profit
Rabbit Gestation to Kindling

At the end of gestation the doe makes a nest for the litter with her own fur and materials she has available such as straw and shavings.

Kindling or the art of giving birth to rabbits, lasts from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the litter.

Do you know how many litters can a doe have?

Here Comes Love Season

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Sexual maturity varies slightly between rabbits’ species and between the doe and buck.

Breeding or reproduction in rabbit farming is the process of introducing the female (doe) to the male’s (buck’s) cage.

Why do you think that they don’t put the buck into the doe’s cage instead?

Different Types of Feeding Systems

There are different feeding systems adopted for feeding rabbits. The systems are determined by the size of the rabbitry and aim of setting up the farm.

Learn more at “Rabbit Feed And Different Types of Feeding Systems For Rabbits”.

Which feeding system do you think is much more suitable for your rabbit farm?

Toxic Plants Don’t Mix Well With Your Rabbit Feed

If you want to make your own rabbit feed, note there are some plants that are toxic for rabbits and must be avoided at all cost.

Here are the details of some of them - “Toxic Plants To Avoid In A Rabbit Feed”.

Do you think it is important to familiarize yourself with plants that can be found around your rabbitry? 

Food and Nutrition

Rabbits are herbivorous animals that feed on vegetables. The nutritional need of your rabbit varies, depending on the stage of growth and the purpose for breeding your rabbits. Like in humans and other animals, the purpose of the feed formulated must be geared towards meeting the nutritional need of the animal. Rabbit feeds are specialized for different stages of growth and development of the animals.

Read more about this at “Rabbit Feed and Their Nutrition Needs”.

Now, I’ll ask you again, what do you feed your rabbit with?

Rabbit In A Box

The nest box should be considered one of the most important items of equipment in rabbit production.

Why is it so important? Want to know why? Want to know more? Click this here - “The Rabbit Nest Box”.

Are nest box only needed when there are baby rabbits? 

Recommended Space Requirements

As much as possible, cages which accommodate some form of litter should be used. Cages can be purchased as said earlier but should you decide to construct your cages, metallic materials should be used as no other material can withstand the gnawing of the rabbit.

For more info on this topic, click this here - “Recommended Space Requirements for Rabbits”.

So how much space do you think your rabbits require?

A House For Your Rabbits

Before entering rabbit farming to set up your rabbitry, there are a number of housing considerations to be made by the farmer.

Here are some listed housing considerations for your viewing - “Housing Considerations For Your Rabbitry”.

Does a low cost housing always equels to bad housing?

Rabbits As Pets

In the U.S. alone, there are an estimated 5,000,000 rabbits being kept as pets in over 2,200,000 homes. Pet rabbits also popularly referred to as bunnies are cheaper to maintain, when compared to other pets like dogs and cats. They also require lesser care when compared to other domestic pets.

Here are numbers of factors that have to be considered when choosing a pet rabbit, “Rabbit Farming For The Pet Market”.

Almost all breeds of domesticated rabbits can be adapted as a pet. What breed are you interested in?

What Type Of Rabbit Should You Breed?

The choice of breed by the farmer or breeder depends on the predefined purpose and aim for starting a rabbit farm or having a rabbit. There are quite a number of breeds groomed for specific purposes. Different breeds of rabbits are bred for meat, wool, as pets, and as show animals.

Read “For A Rabbit Farming Venture, What Type Of Rabbit Should You Breed" for more information about different rabbit breeds for your rabbit farming considerations.

What are your purpose and aim for starting a rabbit farm?