Rabbit Farming is one of the cheapest among livestock farm which any one can start with. since Rabbit meat needs no overemphasized introduction and over-imposed marketing. Rabbit meat is the meat choice in a lot of homes, and even at joints, Restaurants and so on. The meat tastes sort of similar (from afar off) but in a way, sweeter than a mixture of chicken meat and bush meat.
To start a Rabbit farming business doesn’t take as much money as some other animal farming businesses like Fish farming, Cattle rearing, and so on. It is a low start-up venture which has very attractive yields in return, if it’s maintained and managed properly.
A Doe (female Rabbit) can be ready to start having children between four to five months, and has just 31 days gestation period. The Buck (male Rabbit) and the doe could be kept together till when the Doe is ready, after which she’s removed kept separately to have her babies. A Doe can deliver between six and ten Kitts at once and they can deliver four to five times in a year.
Required Facilities for Rabbit Farming
Rabbit Cages: The cages where your Rabbit colonies would be kept must be one where adequate air would get to them. It can be made of a wire mesh or metal but it must be constructed by someone who has the knowledge of Rabbit cage construction. Rabbits are kept as pet, so for a start, you can start-up your business in your backyard, if you have a good space management skill.
The area where the Rabbits are kept must not be too hot or too cold; as their health is also very important. The area must be well kept and with adequate protection against any intruder.
Water Channel: The Rabbit cages must also be supplied with adequate water supply. They must have access to water and the water containers where they drink from must also be cleaned regularly to avoid health threats.
Grasscutter Feeds: Rabbits are herbivores, and feeding them grass is the best option. Rabbits eat processed feed or edible vegetable, shrubs, herbs, and leaves. They also eat grasses such as elephant grass, Napier grass, and so on. It is important you study how much they feed on daily, to avoid wasting feeds but to get healthy Rabbits; they should be fed at least twice daily.
Knowledge: This is what most people who are interested in Rabbit farming lack and some are just too lazy to go acquire it. You can attach to a rabbit farm just for the experience and if you can’t find one, you can download materials online and study.
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