i) Rabbits are highly prolific in nature
ii) Consume a large amount of forages from diverse origins and so can be reared on small amounts of costly concentrates.
iii) They can be reared in the kitchen garden/backyard of farmer’s house
iv) Initial investment cost is low
v) Quick returns i.e. six months after the establishment of farm
vi) Income generation at quarterly interval makes the repayment easy.
Vii) Apart from providing wool rabbits also provides income from manure etc.
viii) Residual feed, together with rabbit manure is highly suitable for vermicompost which in turn provides excellent manure for fertilising the fields.
- Special features of Rabbit
- The advantages of Rabbit farming
- Different types of feeds suitable for feeding rabbits
- Feed requirements of rabbits (gms/day)
- Common diseases of rabbits and their prevention and control
- Financial assistance available from banks / NABARD for Rabbit farming
- Disease Prevention/Control
- Care of young ones
- Location and Housing
- Selection of Rabbit Breed
- Breeding Management in Rabbit Farm
- Now let’s make a rough calculation in Rabbit Farming