Many backyard farms raise rabbits for their meat and the warm fur they produce. Whether you intend to harvest the meat and spin the hair (or simply enjoy as a pet!) the fertilizer these animals produce is fabulous for your garden!
Rabbits love to eat vegetable scraps so they’re not very expensive to keep, they live in small hutches and they’re quiet so even those of us who live in town can have them!
Rabbits also make very good pets so those of you who don’t plan to spin the fur or eat the meat can enjoy the fluffy creatures while they build the soil for your garden!
Rabbits just need fresh food and clean water, good ventilation with a place to stay warm and dry and some love. They’ll repay you in rich droppings you can add to your compost pile to build your garden soil!
Do you think your backyard farm is ready for a rabbit?
If you have questions about raising rabbits, Angela England’s book, Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) is a fabulous resource!