Rabbits are a great choice of livestock for small and urban farms. They don’t take up much space, are very quiet, and when managed correctly can provide meat, pelts, and possibly fiber for your family.
Rabbits can be one of the most efficient protein sources. They are also an ideal livestock to keep in an urban situation because they need little space, and are so quiet. Rabbits can also be prolific! Our breeding trio supplies a good portion of the meat our family eats each year.
There are two ways to raise rabbits. You can house them individually in hutches, or you can raise them in a group. Basic rabbit care is pretty much the same regardless of how they are housed. Click here for more information on what it takes to raise rabbits.
Rabbit colonies can be trickier to successfully implement, but they do have their own advantages. If you’d like an overview of colony raising rabbits, click here.
An important part of keeping rabbits is knowing how well they are producing for you. I’ve added a printable rabbit breeding tracker to the subscribers only page. It will help you know when to complete breeding related rabbit chores, and help you see at a glance which rabbits are your most productive and what to expect.
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If you are dreaming of more space in the country with pasture land, rabbits may be a great way to get your feet wet and start raising your own livestock.
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