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Why Every Homestead Should Have Meat Rabbits

New Zealand White Rabbits

I’ve been raising rabbits for some time now and I absolutely love them because they have so much to offer. Since they’re such a great addition to our lifestyle I’ve decided to compile a list of reasons why every homestead should have rabbits.

1. A Great Meat Source

Rabbit meat is lean and has a great flavor. For this reason alone backyard farmers love to have rabbits for growing their own meat. Rabbits are easy to cull (it doesn’t even require a bullet) and they can be processed and in your freezer within minutes. I initially started raising rabbits so my raw fed dogs could have more of a variety in their diet.

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5 Ways To Collect Rabbit Poop

rabbit poop collection

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Bunnies are adorable – we can probably all agree on that.  But when it comes to raising these furry creatures, there’s nothing worse than having rabbit poop fly all over the place.

I’ve been raising rabbits for a few years now and have tried different methods to collect rabbit poop. I’m going to share those with you in just a bit.

rabbit poop collection

Facts About Rabbit Poop

First, let’s talk a little bit about the rabbit manure itself. One of the good things about rabbit manure is that they are pellets which are small in size, and perfectly round.  They’re dry and have little to no odor. Meaning that collecting rabbit poop isn’t as bad as dealing with manure from other animals.

Rabbit waste is a great fertilizer and can be used all over the garden. Many rabbit farmers actually sift the fur and hay out of their rabbit’s waste and sell it to gardeners.

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How To Clean A Dirt Floor Chicken Coop

chickens eat rabbit poop

I currently own 9 chickens – which makes keeping the odor under control an important task. I keep my birds on a dirt floor which requires regular maintenance.  A clean coop will not only keep odors down, but it will help ensure your chickens stay healthy.

Before I begin to tell you step by step how I clean my chicken coop, let’s talk for a second about square footage.  When it comes to how much room you give them, the bigger the better. If your animals are going to live their entire lives in a cage, the least we could do is make their home as big as possible for them. Having a large space will also allow you to have more time between your cleaning routines.

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