Farming Rabbits For Sale Vs Raising Rabbits For Food
This old blog post by Weekend Homesteader has an interesting tale about the difference between raising a few rabbits in your backyard to supplement your food supply and the getting into farming rabbits as a commercial enterprise.
I liked that they said the hard part out loud:
"While I’ve learned a lot about raising rabbits, I haven’t been able to be successful with this choice of livestock. My pigs, goats, chickens, and ducks have already turned a profit. Micro-greens and select produce sales have been beneficial to our sustainability. Making maple syrup has been as well.
In an earlier post, I commented that “when adjustments are necessary they are made quickly and decisively in order to ensure profitability or savings. When one of these becomes a drain on resources it will be reevaluated and potentially cut from the business model”. Raising rabbits for meat has not met yet met goal, and so I told my wife that if I didn’t have something to show for all these rabbit husbandry efforts by the end of the summer I was going to cut this practice out of my focus for a while."
That's an excellent habit to get into. Cut your loss if you find it's not doing what you need it to.