Are you thinking of raising fiber rabbits? We have French Angoras on our homestead. They are cute and fluffy, but serve as purpose as a fiber rabbit. Raising them isn’t difficult, but they do require a few additional steps in their care. First of all, fiber rabbits are very hairy. Their hair gets long and […]
Rabbits are the perfect solution for someone short on space that is interested in harvesting their own fiber!
Rabbits are the perfect choice for a backyard farmer that would like to start producing their own fibers for either resale or crafts. Typical fiber farm animals include sheep, goats or alpacas – some of which can top out at 200 pounds or more – not always practical for someone farming on under an acre […]
In all of our 4-H and homesteading days, we have raised over 20 rabbits. Most were “dual duty” as pets and working animals, meaning for compost and fiber. Our French Angoras are the perfect example of a double duty animal. They have lots of long hair that is great for learning how to spin and […]
Angora rabbits aren’t your average bunnies. They require special care to keep their coats neat and to keep them healthy!
Angora rabbits can make a great addition to your homestead, but which breed is best for you?