Rabbits in Colonies or Cages? That’s the question! Their are pros and cons to both methods. Today I welcome Maat from Frugal Chicken – she’s going to share her personal experience in raising meat rabbits in colonies versus cages.
When it comes to keeping homestead rabbits, you have some choices regarding housing. Namely, you can either choose to keep your rabbits separate or you can keep them together, in colonies. Each has their advantages and disadvantages.
RABBITS IN COLONIES OR CAGES?
On our farm, we’ve kept rabbits both in colonies and cages, and although the colonies had their advantages, we found that cages worked better for us. Safety of all our animals is paramount, from the tiniest kit on up, and through trial and error, I found that the easiest way to avoid bloody ears and missed pregnancies was by strictly controlling their environment.