Rabbits in Kenya

Jacky E.L. Foo is from Program Officer, Environment & Sustainable Development for Globetree (www.globetree.org)

Jacky writes

during the last 12 months (since April 2008), I have been working in Kenya on a project about food self-reliance by vulnerable children. Seven rabbit houses were set up and the concept is to sell rabbit meat to the host organizations. Income
made is deposited into micro-loan funds and which children who manage the rabbit houses may benefit one day. Many of them may not go to secondary school and even fewer for higher education. Such rabbit houses provide the skills they may need to start their own rabbit farm when they leave school after Class 8 or Form 4.
Cameroon has caught up with the idea and will hopefully go the launch of “Rabbit Network Cameroon”

www.globetree.org/africa/rabbit-net
www.globetree.org/africa/maikona

557 Comments

  • By violet, April 29, 2009 @ 10:27 am

    Am a kenyan lady rearing rabbits and came across this information as I was looking for rabbit farmers in kenya. Good work with the children.I would like to communicate with you more on rabbit farming. You may email me. Thank you.

  • By sky, April 30, 2009 @ 11:20 am

    Where can I buy rabbit meat in Kenya?

  • By b.t chelimo, May 13, 2009 @ 8:05 am

    i would like to venture into that business kindly assist me on how to start include where i will get first stock of the breeding rabits

  • By Abraham, June 18, 2009 @ 9:00 am

    Are there kenyan big hotels that have rabbit meat on their menu?
    Is the idea of rabbit keeping viable at a time like this?

  • By kiogora, July 1, 2009 @ 9:52 am

    hi violet.
    i commented on the issue about dying of rabbits. i also requested on how i could meet your group. please could you contact me once more on tel 0721246509?

  • By steve, July 9, 2009 @ 2:49 pm

    thank you for your information i rear rabbits n would like to en quire about the existing buyers of rabbit meat

  • By JOSEPHINE, July 22, 2009 @ 5:55 pm

    Dear friends in poverty alleviation,

    INITIATIVE FOR GENDER DEVELOPMENT AND CAPACITY BUILDING (IGDCB) is a local NGO targeting women and youth for poverty alleviation. Our focus has been women and youth empowerment programmes with food security as a priority area, micro-finance through solidarity group lending system, micro-housing and nutrition.

    We would be very glad to initiate rabbit farming in Muranga, Kiambu, Nyeri, Thika and Maragwa Districts. Towards this, we wish to partner with you in rabbit programme in large scale

  • By wakaro reuben, August 1, 2009 @ 12:18 pm

    I would want to start rabit farming at kajiado ,kenya.where should i get the best breed for meat production?

  • By esther, August 3, 2009 @ 5:20 pm

    DEAR SIR/MADAM,
    where do get the breed . do rabbit have goood market. where are you offices

  • By Fredrick Nyaga, August 17, 2009 @ 4:12 pm

    Thanks for your site i got good breeds from one of your associate members. Am doing quite well and currently i have 8 mature rabbits, 6 does and 2 bucks and 22 bunnies that makes a total of 30 rabbits. Breeds include Flemish Giant, New Zealand White, Kenyan California, Flusk Vendor. I would wish to join your network and probably start a project here in Molo where the potential is high. Please get intouch. Thank you

  • By Fredrick Nyaga, August 17, 2009 @ 4:22 pm

    Interested farmers can book for New zealand, Flemish Giant, Kenyan California Flusk Vendor and their crosses . Contact Mr. Mwaniki 0720261426 or 0734864024 or Mrs. Nyaga 0725926712

  • By Paul Karuga, August 27, 2009 @ 3:12 pm

    I would like to know more about rabbit farming.I have tried even driving to Gilgil to get information on the buyers but never got anywhere.Please contact me via email for a meeting please.I hear they sell but where?

  • By F. David Peat, August 27, 2009 @ 3:25 pm

    Paul Karuga
    Did you see the message from Fredrick Nyaga

  • By Gideon, August 29, 2009 @ 2:56 am

    Iam very much intrested to start a rabbit rearing in mombasa,where can i source for best quality one. is it true that you can feed them on growers mash

  • By david waweru, September 3, 2009 @ 5:38 pm

    Need to know whether there is a serious demand for rabbit meat in Kenya or is it just an overrated enterprise?

  • By PAUL, September 5, 2009 @ 6:12 am

    I would like to know more about the programme run by initiative for Gender development and capacity building especially in thika. I wish to partner with them for rabbit programe in large scale.Please update.

  • By abba, September 8, 2009 @ 4:50 pm

    hey Gideon am from coast to n would also lyk to start rearin rabbits in mombasa i already know were to get them but am still doin my reseach contact me,maybe we can can workout smtin,or anyone else interested.

  • By abba, September 8, 2009 @ 5:01 pm

    muchaiabba@yahoo.com

  • By ann i, September 9, 2009 @ 12:43 pm

    am interested in rabbit keeping on a large scale and am looking forward for someone to assit with the relevant ideas thax

  • By PAUL GATHUO OSCAR, September 18, 2009 @ 3:14 pm

    AM HIGHLY DETERMINED AND MY HOPE IS THAT THROUGH RABBIT KEEPING AM GOING TO MOVE TO GREAT HEIGHTS IN LIFE FROM ASHES TO RICHES .I LOVE RABBITS COZ OF THEIR FRIENDLY NATURE GOD BLESS EVERY ONE AS WE CELEBRATE RABBIT KEEPING

  • By Joyce Thairu, September 21, 2009 @ 11:43 am

    i have started rearing rabbits in Ngong, i have 3 giant flehmish young does, and a buck, also have local breeds which i intend to cross with the hybrid ones. i have booked newzealand white breeds from a research station,and California white from a university. i would like to join your network. i would also like to start a ‘youth empowerment program through rabbits’ how can i go about it.

  • By C.B.HERMAN, September 23, 2009 @ 8:46 pm

    am realy intrested in rearing of rabbits for meat production.where can i get the best breeds and how much do they go for.i want to start soonest possible.

  • By Fredrick Nyaga, October 2, 2009 @ 4:40 pm

    C.B. Herman, gland you want to start a rabbit project. Good mature rabbits breeds go for Kshs.5,000.00 and bunnies between 2-3 months go for Kshs.3,000.00.Good breeds is not a guranteed success in this venture, I reccomend you so go through some basic training on rabbit management.I have good breeds contact me.

    Thanks in anticipation

    Regards
    Mwaniki-0720261426

  • By Danson Mureithi, October 7, 2009 @ 11:55 am

    Its interesting to learn that so many people are curious to learn about rabbit keeping.I started with the local breed but I have now introduced improved breed.For the sake of sharing ideas,my contact is no.0722256492

  • By Brian Kamuyu, October 8, 2009 @ 12:43 pm

    I would like to start a rabbit farm but dont know the best breeds,would you please advice me!

  • By A K Mwaura, October 8, 2009 @ 5:37 pm

    Quite interesting. Remember Njeru Githae saying people should change their diets! This is it. I want to breed any ideas call me on 0722720440 or email to akmwamboi@yahoo.com

  • By jacky foo, October 20, 2009 @ 11:45 am

    Hi
    I just found out about this discussion on Internet via a google search. :-))

    I am happy to see that the forwarded message by David Peat and that I wrote has initiated this discussion.

    I wish to make a quick comment on this:
    >By Fredrick Nyaga, October 2, 2009
    >Good mature rabbits breeds go for
    >Kshs.5,000.00 and bunnies between 2-3
    >months go for Kshs.3,000.00. Good breeds
    >is not a guranteed success in this
    >venture, …..
    >Mwaniki-0720261426

    Prices of rabbits vary and all sellers have the right to set their own prices.

    As a buyer and seller myself, my working principle is to help the poor. The Govt breeding center in Ngong sells Flemish giants (March 2009) at 500 ksh (five hundred) for 6 weeks old weaned rabbits. I prefer to use ordinary meat rabbits (fed with greens, not pellets) and sell 3-4 month old ones at 200 ksh (for breeding). My mission is to encourage rabbit keeping in Kenya.

    … more later
    P.S. does “Gentle Action Blog” have a notification feature ? jacky.foo@gmail.com

  • By jacky foo, October 20, 2009 @ 11:50 am

    >By ann i, September 9, 2009
    >am interested in rabbit keeping on a large
    >scale and am looking forward for someone to
    >assist with the relevant ideas

    I am looking for suitable sites to establish commercial scale rabbit meat production.

    please take a look at http://arc.peacecorpsconnect.org/view/653/ and join the discussion there.
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  • By jacky foo, October 20, 2009 @ 11:55 am

    basic requirements to start a commercial rabbit colony farm
    (i) 1 acre land
    (ii) 10 large sacks of grass per day.
    (iii) a local neighbourhood community as a community partner

    Optional:
    (i) river water source for fish farming
    (ii) interests in integrated farming methods

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  • By jacky foo, October 20, 2009 @ 12:35 pm

    Q: is there a serious demand for rabbit meat in Kenya..

    Yes, I believe so… it is just that the demand has not been met because there is no proper supply. So we dont hear about it.

    The government is trying to respond to it. see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTuMoosJSQk (21 Sept 2009)

    Another major problem is the attitude of overpricing. In the youtube video, you will see that the price there is 250 Ksh per kilo. I am very happy with this because it will encourage the growth of the industry. (beef sells at around the same price in local butcheries).

    Many rabbit breeders are targeting at higher prices and wish to see it develop as a “luxury” meat. I wish to see it as meat which the poor and rich could afford.

    Let local butcheries sell it for 250 ksh/kg, supermarkets can sell it for 450 Ksh per kilo and restaurants can make their money at 1000 Ksh per plate. All these operations have different overhead costs.

    The most damaging issue is when rabbit breeders start to demand high prices for their rabbits and the effect is that local butcheries are unable to sell them. Then rabbit meat will become a luxury meat.

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  • By jacky foo, October 20, 2009 @ 12:46 pm

    Q: is it just an overrated enterprise?

    Keeping rabbits is not new in Kenya. You ask a grandfather and he will tell you that he had rabbits before. This is backyard rabbit keeping.

    There are small commercial rabbit farms. They often cater exclusively for one or two restaurant clients. Commercial feed is often used and this is a limiting factor.

    1 kg of pellets costs about 35 Ksh (50USA cents).

    Q: is there a rabbit meat industry in Kenya ?
    not yet……but it is growing only recently.

    Is it “overrated” enterprise ?
    yes…if the market is trying to create it as a luxury meat and to be served in 5-star hotels.

    No…. because here you have an opportunity to develop a rabbit meat industry. The opportunity is that local butcheries can also sell rabbit meat at 250 Ksh/kg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTuMoosJSQk)
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  • By jacky foo, October 20, 2009 @ 10:37 pm

    Q: should we encourage rabbit meat as a “luxury” meat ?

    If it means pricing rabbit meat that is beyond the reach of the poor and the middle class, then see two meanings in this.
    I would certainly not encourage it.

    Why:
    because it can be produced at a low cost and certainly not more than cattle, chickens and sheep that are fed with commercial feed.

    I dont want to see a new meat industry that is set up to sell at prices that only the rich can pay.
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  • By Fredrick Nyaga, October 26, 2009 @ 4:04 pm

    I tend to agree on Jack Foo’s comments on the following:-
    Prices of rabbits vary and all sellers have right to set their own prices & local community as a patner in order to meet the supplies but wish to put my points as follows:-
    The government rabbitary at Ngong does not meet the demands for rabbits by kenyan farmers. A friend of mine paid his fare from Gigil only to be told there were no rabbits.
    I have been to rabbitary myself and there rabbits can not match those of individual farmers and of-course I could not buy just because of their prices. Even dairy cows can range from Kshs.10,000.00-200,000.00 depending on quality and production capacity.
    Another issue is the red-tape involved in obtainning the rabbits as they do not produce on their own but rely on local individuals to supply at low prices from kshs.250.00 only for them to sell at kshs.500.00 which is not fare.
    Having been to various ASK shows and the last one held at Nairobi I did not find the them (Ngong Rabbitary) on this shows, reason being they did not have any to exhibit or their quality could not meet that of individual farmers.
    On basic requirements to start a commercial rabbitary:
    1 acre of land- is a dream for many Kenyans especially the youths and to support my view I want to site examples of farmers in Kiambu who on their one acre of land embrace new farming techniques not only keep rabbits but keep dairy cows, goats, sheep, chicken among other livestock and grow crops using green house technology.
    10 large sacks of grass- feeding rabbits alone on grass can result to bloating especially where the grass is not properly withered. The basic nutrional diet for rabbits should be composed of dry matter such hay from dried grass,wheat or barley or maize stalks.Mineral salts and adequate clean water.If the is not observed your rabbits we be retarded, or your doe will be cannibalising on its bunnies on birth.
    Rabbit meat vs other meat- rabbit meat is white meat that is juicy, sweet, tender and of high nutritional value and comes second to Fish hence its price difference. Jack Broilers goes for Kshs.350.00 per kg and is genetically modified. The Gilgi butchery funded by the World Bank have a membership of over 200 farmers I being one of them and we are negotiating our prices from the current Kshs.350.00 to Kshs.500.00 with the hotels we supply please get in touch we do not meet the demands of 2 tonnes per month. If 1/4 Kg served with potatoes, rice, chapati in these hotels goes for Kshs.1,000.00 why should there be this huge price variations. Jack farmers have become more informed please visit sokosasa.com to see the prices farmers are asking for. Of-course if you buy rabbits at Kshs.250-500 you will not sell at this price to the 5 star hotels in Nairobi or abroad. On marketing Jack you can not serve the entire market. You choose your niche and your price for commodities so depending on your market and the quality of products demanded.
    Lastly rabbits are highly prolific and hence weather you will buy them at Kshs.5,000.00 your returns are guaranteed.The China Rabbit King I think he can offer some good advise on rabbit management.

  • By kui, October 28, 2009 @ 8:04 pm

    hi, I am happy to see there are guys who have my idea of rearing rabbits. I want to start the business and I live in Kikuyu and I would please want some advice on how to rear them and what they eat. I heard they eat pellets and hay is it true? And which is the best breed for commercial use?

  • By Callaghan Mwaniki, October 29, 2009 @ 1:44 pm

    Hi,
    Am Callaghan and interested commercial rabbit rearing. I have enough land and reliable source of food and water in Murang’a. I would also like to join the Gilgil Butchery farmers. I already have a hutch enough to hold 500 rabbits but has only four breeding stock so far(Califoniah White). Please assist me on how I can get more breeds and how to enter into the market. My No 0722830881/0734930881. Thanks

  • By jacky foo, October 30, 2009 @ 7:39 pm

    have not checked messages because I did not get any notification when there is a response to this discussion…..

    V´Comment on:
    Even dairy cows can range from Kshs.10,000.00-200,000.00 depending on quality and production capacity.

  • By jacky foo, October 30, 2009 @ 7:44 pm

    have not checked messages because I did not get any notification when there is a response to this discussion…..

    Comment on: Fredrick Nyaga
    >Even dairy cows can range from
    >Kshs.10,000.00-200,000.00 depending on
    >quality and production capacity

    we cannot compare different breeds of dairy cows since each breed is rated according to the amount of milk produced.

    What I am saying that that the Rabbit Breeding unit offered flemish giant at 500 Ksh for 6 week weaned meat rabbits. If someone is selling the same at 1,500 Ksh, that is too much for me. I would prefer to wait for the supply from Ngong and get 3 times the number of rabbits.

    ++++

  • By jacky foo, October 30, 2009 @ 7:48 pm

    Fredrick Nyaga wrote:
    >Another issue is the red-tape involved in
    >obtainning the rabbits as they do not
    >produce on their own but rely on local
    >individuals to supply at low prices from
    >kshs.250.00 only for them to sell at
    >kshs.500.00 which is not fare.

    are you referring to teh Rabbit Breeding Unit at Ngong ?

    what red-tape procedures did you face ?

    There is a queue for weaned rabbits since the demand is high because the rabbits are sold at a very low price.

    I think they have some 20 breeding does.
    +++

  • By jacky foo, October 30, 2009 @ 7:52 pm

    Fredrick Nyaga wrote:
    >I want to site examples of farmers in
    >Kiambu who on their one acre of land
    >embrace new farming techniques not only
    >keep rabbits but keep dairy cows, goats,
    >sheep, chicken among other livestock and
    >grow crops using green house technology.

    sound s interesting… I hope to visit the place when I am in Kenya next year

    how many rabbits does this place have ?
    How many rabbits does the farm sell per month ?
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  • By jacky foo, October 30, 2009 @ 7:58 pm

    Fredrick Nyaga wrote:
    >The Gilgi butchery funded by the World Bank
    >have a membership of over 200 farmers I
    >being one of them and we are negotiating our
    >prices from the current Kshs.350.00 to
    >Kshs.500.00 with the hotels we supply

    yes… hotels will buy at a higher price.

    This is what I fear because you then create another luxury meat for the rich….

    what about the middle status Kenyans and the poor ? are they to get the left-overs and un-wanted cuts with bones and fat ?

    It would be a pity to see that the World Bank project is to feed the rich ?

    ++++

  • By jacky foo, October 30, 2009 @ 8:06 pm

    monicah wanjiru wrote:
    >I saw your encouraging mail via gentle
    >action blog and was glad to know that you
    >have rabbits in Ngong.
    >I am interested in rabbit farming and
    >wish to visit your farm.

    Rabbits in Ngong is at a Govt Rabbit breeding station. I dont run the centre. I am just introducing this place to people who want to get a fair price for their rabbits.

    Fredrick Nyaga wrote:
    >A friend of mine paid his fare from Gigil
    >only to be told there were no rabbits.

    always call before you go there.
    It is not a drop-in shop. The demand for their rabbits is very high since they are sold at a low price … a government service to rabbit breeders.

    +++

  • By Anne, November 12, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

    Am a relatively new rabbit farmer in Limuru with very good quality well fed rabbits. I have been encouraged so much by the sharing of information , challenges and ideas in this website. I would like to network with those who have sincere unmet market demands both for the rabbits and rabbit meat so that we work together and build each other towards satisfying local market and hopeful export market in future. My contact 0722809645

  • By kagume, November 13, 2009 @ 11:24 am

    Hi all.
    Am a new rabbit farmer and enjoy every bit of it. Mr Fredrick, could you please advice how one can become a member of the Gilgil group.

  • By Vicky, November 13, 2009 @ 1:53 pm

    I have some rabbits and would like to take the venture commercial. I live very near Nairobi town. Who can help me?

  • By Jennifer, November 18, 2009 @ 3:33 pm

    Am a small scale rabbit farmer and have different types of breed Ie. Carifornia, Newzeland, Chinchilla, Agut and Flemish. There are 10 Buck and 20 does and 25 bunnies
    wish INITIATIVE FOR GENDER DEVELOPMENT AND CAPACITY BUILDING (IGDCB) to partner with me.

  • By Eric, November 19, 2009 @ 12:10 pm

    How about those sides of Kerugoya? I have been rearing rabbits for family consumption but would like to venture commercially. Capital and space is not a problem but the market. how can you help? Gd dy

  • By ben, November 19, 2009 @ 7:10 pm

    HI Jaccy,
    Thanks for the rabbit initiative I belong in a Church project in Nairobi keeping and ready to buy even from small scale Rabbit farmers.The biggest challenge faced by the Group is getting original breeds. It is like most of the farmers have interbreed their rabbits, please advice where one can get original breeds.
    Thanks and Godbless

  • By Josh, November 27, 2009 @ 9:20 am

    I wish to venture into the rabbit business. I have enough space and natural feeds for the rabbits. All i need now is all the information, experiences and advices to jump start my project. I need to know the best breeds to keep and where to sell them… Most grateful.. 0722 951573 or email josh_mburu@yahoo.com

  • By Irene Wanjiru Kamau, November 30, 2009 @ 12:32 pm

    Iam farming rabbits but have no market for them .Kindly assist me to get the market . ihave the common white california.my number is 0723450566.

  • By Irene Wanjiru Kamau, December 9, 2009 @ 1:34 pm

    I have received several calls from people interested in rabbit keeping. I live in Ruiru district in membley estate. Those who may be more intereted in the buying and selling of the rabbits can contact me on 0723450566 or on e- mail:wanjirukaruru@yahoo.com

  • By george, December 15, 2009 @ 4:30 pm

    I am already rearing rabbits for sell at our small farm in eastlands and I must say thats it’s very good and encouragement for more and more people to enter into the rabbit market because it is a very good source of income. I personally can attest to that. I currently have different breeds e.g chinchilla,angolan,calirornia,flemish giants,flusk vendor, or earloops as many peolpe call it, and I must say that it has been a challenge especially on the part of market and getting rabbit breeds from outside. But now things are looking up for us as farmers and, with time, the rabbit market will eventually be the backbone of afribusiness in Kenya and the world. Anybody wishing to get in touch with us can do so through 0720826713 and let’s all make the change that we want to see.

  • By Priscilla, December 16, 2009 @ 10:58 am

    I have all types of rabbit. Anyone who wishes to contact me please do so on 0722-735409.

  • By ahab kioi, December 18, 2009 @ 9:31 am

    Hi rabbit keepers,

    I have admired the free interaction encouraged here.

    Howvever, somebody in the Ministry of Livestock should ‘wake up’ and come up with programs to benefit the creative and hardworking farmers NOW! Let us see you leading from front.

    I also rear rabbits, currently california white, ear loped and dutch.

    I am keen and alert not to inbreed.

    What are your comments on father serving daughters?

    Have a merry christmas and focus on fruitful year 2010.

    ahab.

  • By daniel karue, December 21, 2009 @ 2:14 pm

    Am ayoung farmer aged 23 and i would encourage other young people to try to keep rabbit since they dont require much whereas there is ready market.Dont be a begger any more.

  • By DANIEL KARUE, December 21, 2009 @ 2:24 pm

    I love these contributions why cant we form a group and try to save these animals .If you wish to keep any type of rabbit breed call 0728-118485 for information

  • By kiambu rabbit farmers, December 22, 2009 @ 8:49 pm

    Hallo,

    I would like to highlight that we are a group operating from Kiambu Town. We have kept different breed of rabbits.

    We construct rabbit hutches on order.
    We train in rabbit husbandry
    We sell rabbit to interested farmers / parties /groups
    We also sell rabbit for meat on order.

    Contact Chairman 0723_232388
    Secretary 0733_516261

    Email kiamburabbitfarmers@yahoo.com

    Have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year 2010

    bye

  • By DANIEL, December 23, 2009 @ 8:00 am

    most of the people have the interest of keeping the rabbit mostly for comercial purpose yet what they seem to fear is the market but my question is are you ready to meet the demand .A hotel in nairobi is looking for peopl;e who can meet their demand ,they are buying a mature rabbit (5kg)@ksh 3000 yet nobody is ready to supply. i request you to get the right breed for meet production and start ,if you like to know more about rabbit keeping i have some booklets with all the in formation and i also have good breeds am in limuru and i also group training session.contact karuedaniel@yahoo.com or call 0728-118485

  • By Priscilla, December 23, 2009 @ 10:17 am

    More info about rabbits: I have about 200 doe, bucks and kids. They are different bred of rabbits e.g. new zealand, white california, flemish giants, dutch and mixture of chinchilla. Anybody who wishes to buy the rabbits for farming or for eating can contact me through 0722-735409

    Thanks for those who have already contacted me.

  • By martin, December 28, 2009 @ 10:09 am

    I am in Mombasa and interested in rearing rabbits. Where do I get the good breed and is there ready market in Mombasa?

  • By kiambu rabbit farmers, January 7, 2010 @ 1:25 pm

    On 9th December 2009, Mathioya MP Mr Clement Wambugu spent Kshs 300,000 on Youth Rabbit project.

    Bravo Mr. Wambugu, 3 more Wambugus will push Kenyan Youth closer to ‘sky’.

    He mentioned that there exist Gilgil and Ruiru butcheries. I am aware of Giligil but not of Ruiru.

    Is there a person with Ruiru Butchery contacts?

    Our contacts remain:

    Chairman 0723_232388
    Secretary 0733_516261

    Keep rearing the rabbits, source of delicious, white meat.

    bye

  • By Nancy, January 7, 2010 @ 1:41 pm

    Congrats Kenyans. happy new year 2010. keep up with these good ideas on rabbit keeping and keep the information flowing.

  • By vincent g k, January 7, 2010 @ 1:58 pm

    hi its great,am a member of a 16 member youth group in limuru rearing rabbits for one year now,it wasent easy to stat up.we are doing good with about 700 plus rabbits.its a good bissness.we do buy and sell as per specifications and when the animals are available.thanks.

  • By nicholas kiswii, January 9, 2010 @ 6:29 pm

    its agood project and i intend to join soon

  • By caroline kamau, January 10, 2010 @ 10:17 am

    Hi all i have read your messages and i feel encouraged to join in the venture. am based in mukurweini in nyeri district and am planning to set up a small scale farm. please advice

  • By bancy, January 10, 2010 @ 11:47 am

    I am in Thika and interested in rearing rabbits. Where do I get the good breed and is there ready market?. My contact is 0722-370886 Email bancykm@yahoo.com

  • By catherine, January 11, 2010 @ 11:42 am

    Am interested in rearing rabbits. very thing is ready, land and i guess i have good start up capital. where do i start? whats breed is good and where do i get it? please contact mi on my email or 0725 782942. thank you

  • By jacky foo, January 12, 2010 @ 10:42 am

    See article in Daily nation (Kenya)
    http://www.nation.co.ke/magazines/money/-/435440/837082/-/r1wbqa/-/index.html

    you are welcomed to join the yahoo e-group on Rabbit 4 Meat in Africa
    http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/rabbit4meat
    +++

  • By luke, January 15, 2010 @ 1:18 pm

    on average how much does a kg of rabbit go for locally?

  • By Jayne, January 15, 2010 @ 6:35 pm

    Very impressive! Where can one see the farms around Nairobi and where are the meats stocked, which is the market for the rabbits. Sounds like the next big thing for our beloved country especially in uplifting livelihoods! Information exchange is excellent! I am interested in venturing in this field like NOW!

  • By Mary,cecilia&michael, January 16, 2010 @ 1:16 pm

    We feel very interested about the on going debate on rabbit keeping.please if you are in very need of rabbit for keeping please contact us
    We have agood stock of newzealandwhite,carliforniawhite among others in their hundrends or thousands call0720486813
    0710344769

  • By Gachunu Ng'ang'a, January 18, 2010 @ 5:23 pm

    I was browsing for information on rabbits. I am interested in rearing them. I am surprised to see they are available right on my door step within Kiambu and Limuru. I got captivated by what i read. Keep it up guys. This is lovely. i am interested in a flusk vendor and chinchilla. gacunu@yahoo.com and 0722890428

  • By kihara, January 26, 2010 @ 10:18 am

    am interested in rabbit farming in kiambu. my problem is that i don’t have an idea which breeds to start with and where to get them from.

  • By Mukiri Esther, January 27, 2010 @ 1:31 pm

    I would like to join the project I live in Kiambu.Please advise me where to get the rabits.

  • By Joseph Kangethe, January 27, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

    Am impressed. I’ve hard about rabbit rearing but never thought i would get so much info from the net. Market is not the biggest challenge here. We can create a local demand like for chicken and beef.We don’t have to export to make money.Do you really need an acre to keep them????

  • By Simon Kimani, January 28, 2010 @ 10:32 am

    I am interested in rabbit keeping how can i contact ngong breeding centre you have not given direction or contact no

  • By edward safari, January 28, 2010 @ 2:34 pm

    i have 6 rabbits and i want to sell them so that i can expand my bussines where can i sell them please?
    call on 0726587680

  • By eddy, January 28, 2010 @ 9:51 pm

    Hi, just wondering, where’s the market, as much as Jacky foo is keen not to make this a rich man’s delicacy, I’d still encourage farmers join hands and start supplying hotels with rabbit meat, that way the delicacy will in-turn be introduced into homes opening up a larger market.

  • By lydia, January 29, 2010 @ 10:06 am

    am very much encouraged by everything that i have read pliz i would like also to start keeping of rabbits and would like to buy the best breed assist me

  • By Gachunu Ng'ang'a, February 5, 2010 @ 8:52 am

    I bought two does (a french vendor and a dutch) two weeks ago and i kept them together. Somehow, both went on a hunger strike and they both died. one died after one week while the other died five days later. Not that i did not call a vet. He came and checked them but mumbled something citing that he was not so conversant with rabbits. I live in Banana in Kiambu and i would be glad to know a Vet Doc. who could be coversant with these lovely animals.
    In addition i have to refill the gap as well as add some chinchillas and flemish giant.
    gacunu@yahoo.com
    Gachunu Ng’ang’a from Banana.

  • By John Obonyo, February 8, 2010 @ 2:49 pm

    We have a pilot rabbit farm in the outskirts of nairobi. Contact us for information exchange.rusbelken@yahoo.com

  • By charlene, February 9, 2010 @ 10:33 am

    hello…am very interested in venturing into the rabbit business but have little or not very valuable information.please help me out with basic info on what i need to start a farm for breeding rabbits.thank you.

  • By daniel, February 12, 2010 @ 11:39 am

    hi guys am surprised that i have an order of about 100 rabbit but all the people that i had 2 communicate to are not willing 2 sell .am buying ksh400 per kg pliz cal me no 0728118485

  • By priscilla kamau, February 15, 2010 @ 11:44 am

    I have ready rabbit meat for sale and skin as well.

  • By wambui animal farm, February 17, 2010 @ 2:07 pm

    we are rabbit breeders and have all types of rabbits. we are in kiambu and our contact is 0725144355

  • By Wambui Animal Farm, February 17, 2010 @ 2:11 pm

    We have rabbits of all breeds you can contact us on
    Tel no. 0725 144355

  • By Judy Kithinji, February 19, 2010 @ 9:15 am

    Whao! my first time on this site and i think its just incredible. Have been having the idea of keeping rabbits for some time now but did not have much info. I know i will get much more from this site – breeds, care, market etc.
    Thank you all

  • By jacob nderitu, February 20, 2010 @ 9:39 pm

    am interested in rabbit keeping but have absolutely no info.where can i get the best breed for meat and avail. market in Nyeri.0722478728

  • By Peter Tato, February 22, 2010 @ 11:46 am

    hi all, i have read information about rearing rabbits. as an interested party, i would wish to know the rabbit market in kenya

  • By Ann Wanjiru, February 23, 2010 @ 6:48 pm

    Am glad coz the information is superp, almost all what i needed to know about rabbit keeping, now i am in a better position for the business. Bravo!!!

  • By jacob nderitu, February 23, 2010 @ 7:36 pm

    Hi am glad there are people with info that i need.can someone educate on how to construct the rabbit cages pliz

  • By Kagume, February 26, 2010 @ 8:37 am

    Hi all. Hope this finds you well. My piece of advice to all potential rabbit farmers is that one can not climb a tree from the top. Can you sell maize that is yet to be planted? I highly doubt. The ready market is you and me.

  • By george, March 1, 2010 @ 5:31 pm

    Hi rabbit keepers just thought i check on you see how the issue on rabbit market is going about this i believe that rabbit market is you and me we cannot expect anybody to but for us except we start ourselves.
    Anybody wanting to start rearing rabbits can still vist our nairobi farm in makadara or call 0720826713 for more information we have all the breeds you could simply want to start you rearing.We also offer information on feeds,construction,breeds ,diseases and also business ideas on how to carry out the project.

  • By daniel, March 2, 2010 @ 7:29 am

    THE RABBIT HUTCH SHLD BE 2.5FT BY 2by 2 for weaning should be 2by3by2ft the floor should be made of mesh wire then a kuku net of 1/4nch is placed on top of the mesh wire this help the hutch free from dropping n its kept clean .The hutch should also be well ventrited but drought should be avoided .the walls should be made wooden. for more information about rabbit husbandry contact 0728118485

  • By Paul Gatere, March 5, 2010 @ 9:38 am

    This seems a very lively debate.
    Just thought of this information going public and want to do a TV and Radio show on Rabbit rearing. I wish to visit two or three farms which will be the authority for the viewers and listeners. Do you think your farm is fit enough to be a role model or simply put, a demo farm where we can come and shoot this programme.
    Thanks alot all you people who have engaged forward gear to kick hunger out of our country. Remember, our initiatives will save this country from hunger but not the government. If they CANNOT afford to buy maize from farmers in Yatta, yet they can afford to import maize from SA, what does this tell you. Corruption.
    Contact me through mbinu@royalmedia.co.ke

  • By Kimathi Mungania, March 8, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

    I can’t believe the sudden interest that my fellow country men/women have shown on rearing of rabbits. I am also very much interested and, infact, I will start the rearing project this month of March 2010. My only worry is how I will determine which rabbit type is best for meat production, and who are the rabbit meat customers. Cheers!

  • By jeremiah gitau, March 10, 2010 @ 7:26 am

    hi guys.am happy to see the way many guys are getting into this idea of rabbits.I started last year with one rabbit and i have really grown.Am located in limuru,for any questions contact me on 0720744389.

  • By Mark Kirimi, March 11, 2010 @ 11:22 am

    I read your articles with lots of interest,and the end result is that they have inspired me to take on commercial rabbit keeping.I live in Nanyuki.I am in the initial stages of developing this project and would appreciate help in terms of information on onstruction of the cages,markets and prices and where to source a good breeding stock.
    rgds
    mark
    mobile no :0721 637 483

  • By muiruri, March 11, 2010 @ 11:47 am

    Anyone interested in facts about rabbit farming and/or buying rabbits may contact Hellen on 0722849665 at Juja Township. It’s interesting that many of us are excited about it but practically have little to tell or show. Some people are saying they have rabbits for sale but when you visit their rabbitry, they are empty.

  • By jeremiah gitau, March 11, 2010 @ 10:27 pm

    HI guys am interested in buying the following breeds rex and angola please if you have them contact me on 0720744389

  • By Dennis Kibunja, March 13, 2010 @ 2:02 pm

    Am the manager of a registered company ie.NKOFARM RABBIT FARM LTD,where we have a strategy networking wishing to participate ,becomes a rabbit owner by filling out a registration form and pays a sum of Kshs. 5,000 to own one rabbit plus its house equivalent to one company share .If you recruit one member you you get a Kshs100.

    For more info.call 0721833672

  • By Dennis Kibunja, March 13, 2010 @ 2:07 pm

    Any one near University of Nairobi( Kabete Campus )can easily meet me for more information about NKOFARM RABBIT FARM LTD cited above.

  • By Boniface Nzioki, March 15, 2010 @ 9:19 am

    Hallo Sir/Maddam,
    Have gone through your information on Rabbit keeping and would like more information.we intend to start the Rabbit keeping as a business with my wife and have been going through the website to look for information.please assist us with information on market of rabbit,best breed and any helpful information.Thanks

  • By Mark Kirimi, March 15, 2010 @ 5:29 pm

    Hi all,
    Keep the info flowing,looks we are ending somewhere.
    rgds
    Mark

  • By ahab kioi, March 16, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

    Hallo Rabbit Keepers,

    It is amazing to read ALL the passion shown in writing about ‘this’ wonderful animal.

    Keep the ‘fire burning’
    Let us increase FOOD SECURITY in keeping rabbits and eating the ‘white’ meat.

    I rear some and the kits had an illness that was treated by SEPROS LIMITED [for Animal Health & Productivity] located in Kiambu Town, Peflo House. They are OK now, it was Pneumonia.

    Sepros Ltd seem to have interest in rabbits farming because they are keeping a database for the rabbits they treat.

    Try them, especially all those within Kiambu Town environs.

    A friend of mine is keeping Dairy Goats [Toggenburg] and has 2 he-goats that he is willing to sell.

    You can reach him on 0733516261 or 0721350364 or 0738436479

    Make a goal to eat at least 40 Kilograms of Rabbit Meat within this year [52 weeks!]

    bye bye

    ahab

  • By MARYDAN, March 18, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

    WE ARE RABBIT FARMERS AT NAKURU REGION WITH DIFFERENT TYPES OF BREEDS REARING RABBITS MOSTLY FOR COMMERCIAl PURPOSE AND WE ARE ALSO RABBIT BREEDERS WE ARE INVITING YOU ALL RABBIT FARMERS AND THOSE WILLING TO JOIN IN, A SEMINAR THAT WILL BE HELD IN OUR FARM

  • By muiruri, March 19, 2010 @ 11:04 am

    MARYDAN Where are you exactly in Nakuru; when is the seminar and what are your contacts.

  • By ANDREW NZUKI MAITHYA, March 25, 2010 @ 4:28 pm

    i have 30 of rabbits but have no market. where can i get. i raise them at my own plot Githirai mwihoko estate. my contact is 0723010058 or my wife 0729086336

  • By Karago Mbiru, March 30, 2010 @ 10:55 am

    Hi there

    I have some 6 very healthy and large bunnies for sale, which are now 6 weeks old – 4 females and 2 males. Their “Dad” is a pure French Earlopped while their “Mum” is a cross of 2 pures – French Earlopped and New Zealand White.

    They’re available immediately for breeding or as pets. I’m at Ridgeways, in Nairobi and have another 18 bunnies, but they’re still too young to sell.

    I’d also love to be in the e-group and any rabbit association in Kenya, as well as the Globetree people because I need help expanding the project – especially building new houses and nesting boxes.

    Kind regards
    Karago D. Mbiru
    karagombiru@gmail.com

  • By Kagume, March 30, 2010 @ 11:27 am

    Hi rabbit farmers,

    Hope this finds you well. PLEASE BE WARNED: BUY RABBITS FROM NGONG GOVERNMENT BREEDING UNIT AT YOUR OWN PERIL!!! Remember cheapest is dearest. It is better to be fore warned than sorry. I recommend that you buy quality breeds from seasoned breeders coz am sorry I was not fore warned. Have a good warned day and HAPPY EASTER.

  • By Kagume, March 30, 2010 @ 12:01 pm

    I do not understand why I should invest Ksh 5000 for a rabbit and a hatch and earn ksh 100 for introducing a new member. Hope this is not an other PYRAMID SCHEME.

    Don’t you think 5k is enough money for some bunnies (2 or 3)and a hatch in your back yard?

    Let us think out of the box.

  • By Mercy Waweru, March 30, 2010 @ 1:50 pm

    For all those who are intrested in Rabbit keeping, you can get all the information required about rabbit farming from a group of farmers in Ngong. Our group collaborates closely with Ngong Veterinary centre which has a rabbit breeding facility. We offer best breeding, we have books and you can actually see the various rabbit hutches especially for those concerned with space economy. All this is at a very reasonable fee.

    For more details, pls send me an e-mail on mercymuriuki06@yahoo.com

  • By Mercy Waweru, March 30, 2010 @ 2:00 pm

    Kagume,

    Would you pls make it clear why farmers should not buy breeding stock from the only goverment breeding centre. I disagree with you. The centre is a goverment unit with no intention of making profits. Their breeding stock is the best with an expert concentrating on this project only. why should i buy a 6 week bunny at 1,500 from a farmer who doesnt even keep records of the rabbits when i get get the same bunny from the goverment at ksh.500 with a full history of its parents? Pls clarify your warnig.

  • By ann kinyua, March 31, 2010 @ 10:11 am

    where can i get aready market to sell the rabbits meat please advice

  • By Kagume, March 31, 2010 @ 11:46 am

    Fredrick Nyaga’s comment on 26th October 2009 clarifies my warning.

  • By Mary, March 31, 2010 @ 1:02 pm

    I’ve just started rearing rabbits in nakuru and would like to establish netowrks of people already in this venture. Your comments and information provided are so vital to those who are yet to start rabbit farming. So guyz keep up the good work. My number is 0734721298. looking forward to having more friends who are keeping rabbits

  • By Mary, March 31, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

    Kudos to all who keep rabbits. just started 3weeks ago and so far am happy with my decision to invest in this ventute. would like to hear more from those who keep rabbits. am from nakuru and my number is 0734721298

  • By Mary, March 31, 2010 @ 1:40 pm

    Do we have any vets willing to treat rabbits in nakuru. anyone with information please feel free to let me know. my number is 0734721298.
    Cheers!

  • By NYANDEGA, April 1, 2010 @ 11:40 am

    i want to start a rabbit farm and i want to know the best type of rabbit and how to market them esp in hotels for meat. 0718428303

  • By ombaso, April 3, 2010 @ 9:50 am

    j have been keenly going throug various information. great and congratulations! please help on the following;
    can somebody tell us of good feeding systems which can give us good quality products
    some rabbits die when you give then fresh greens meening they need hey. is this true?

    i have asmall rabbit farm. i keep flehmish giant, new zealand white durch and calfonia breeds . soon will be interestd to sell some breeding stocks at aresonable price especially to youth groups interested . call 0721 473881 or e-mail jelda05@yahoo.com am situated in ukunda msambweni district

  • By george, April 4, 2010 @ 4:50 pm

    rabbit keeping is slowly and very fast catching up in Kenya and its one way of eradicating poverty in our country as well as creating employment.Anybody wishing to start the business can get in touch with us through 0720826713 for all rabbit breeds and also rabbit keeping training.

  • By Mary, April 5, 2010 @ 6:45 am

    One of my rabbit look weak, sad, not eating n diarrheas. I’ve tried findin a vet here in nakuru bt no one is conversant with ths animal. Please can anyone have any information regardin the action to take when they tend to become like ths. Am afraid i might loose it yet its my best.just 3mths old earlope breed. Am so desperate please anyone help.my number is 0734721298 and any training available pls let someone tell me. Very eager n ready to attend one regardless of the venue. Thanks

  • By Mary, April 5, 2010 @ 5:40 pm

    Hi Marydan. Where r u exactly in Nakuru. Pls let me have ur contacts, would like to visit u n attend the seminar. I reside in Nakuru. My contacts r 0734721298. Thanx n lukin 4ward to hear from you

  • By Titus, April 7, 2010 @ 10:31 am

    Hi i leave in Kiambu along Limuru road and i have some intrest in rabbit farming.I would request for details about them,hutch,feeds etc. My contact is 0720509594
    email; kimtitus28@yahoo.co.uk

  • By martha wangui, April 8, 2010 @ 5:18 pm

    a kind request to Dennis from Kabete to post your email address please for easier communication.

  • By Tom, April 10, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

    I want to breed rabbits for commercial purposes.Where do i get the market.

  • By Karago D. Mbiru, April 13, 2010 @ 12:55 am

    PURE French Earlopped [Buck] & French Earlopped and New Zealand White [Doe]. French Earelopped is a rare, very large breed.

    4 female and 2 male bunnies

    Available immediately for breeding, or as pets.

    I’m at Ridgeways, in Nairobi [just close to Kiambu Town]. Also have 15 bunnies [coming soon], ready to sell in 3 weeks.

    Call Wandia on 0722-254440

    Call Karago on 0722-371809

    E-mail us on

    KARIBUNI SANA!

  • By wachira, April 13, 2010 @ 4:54 pm

    If interested in buying high grade rabbits of all breeds of rabbits feel free to contact us on georgemugo82@yahoo.com or 0720826713 for more information we also offer training on rabbit husbandry as well as selling of rabbit manure and skins.

  • By Mary, April 14, 2010 @ 10:32 pm

    Hi Great people. Passionate about Rabbit farming, we’ve all types of breeds (pure quality breeds). Please contact us on 0734721298 or send us an email maryjw2003@yahoo.com luking 4ward 2ur call. Cheers!

  • By Mark, April 16, 2010 @ 9:47 am

    Hi all,
    Theseason looks great for rabbit farmers in terms of feed availability,I am nearly through with construction and thanks for those farmers that helped me with information.Next step is sourcing/selecting breeding stock.will keep on this blog to share developments. I am convinced this will soon as a source of white meet take a lead in the country.
    Cheers.

  • By Kagume, April 17, 2010 @ 9:41 am

    Hi all.

    What is so special about the ear lop. Many rabbit farmers especially the starters are concentrating on this breed.

  • By peter, April 17, 2010 @ 9:41 am

    Hi,
    I have California, New zealand White and Flemish giant rabbits. Anyone interested for breeding can email me at: mwangi2010@gmail.com

  • By Liz, April 19, 2010 @ 10:23 am

    Hi,

    I visited a rabbit “farm” at Zimmerman and they have 5 different varieties of rabbits. I would like someone to tell me which is the best rabbit variety for the kenyan market in terms of marketability, and cost effectiveness.

  • By Hezton Kirathe Kamau, April 19, 2010 @ 11:44 am

    We have a facebook page to share information, all are invited. The page is Rabbit Rearing in Kenya. Or you could drop a mail at rabbitrearingkenya@yahoo.com

  • By Antony, April 19, 2010 @ 4:49 pm

    Am a breeder in Banana area in Kiambu with 2 months old Flemish giant, California white and new Zealand white bunnies. if you need some please contact me on thms8023@yahoo.com. thanks

  • By Antony, April 19, 2010 @ 4:52 pm

    liz, it all depends on your needs, apparently flemish is good for meat as it is huge and heavier than the rest. for pets I think the white varieties are more preferred buyers say they are cute

  • By Liz, April 20, 2010 @ 9:46 am

    Thanks Antony for your reply. Is it true that It takes about 8 months for the flemish to get to a marketable size? Who knows anything about the Chinchilla breed?

  • By willy, April 23, 2010 @ 1:46 pm

    hi i leave in eldoret and i have California giants,chinchillas and there cross breeds…mature ones weigh up to 5 & 6 kg.
    call:0723523937

  • By CT, April 30, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

    Hi y’all this is a really cool blog, with a wealth of information. I was recently introduced to Rabbit rearing, I was told that the potential is really high, I was excited, but before I make any investments I want to do my research thoroughly so that I get in to the venture with some background.

    I’ll contact some people who have listed their private contacts to pursue more info.

    Thank you all, and keep up.

  • By Chege Kibigo, May 5, 2010 @ 7:44 am

    Hi Rabbit Farmers,
    I must say i am excited about the commitment to engage in rabbit farming business. I stay in Ongata Rongai and My NGO has supported a group of women in Ngong to start a rabbit farming project.
    For purposes of promoting the idea of rabbit farming, i would like to convene a meeting of all the rabbit farmers in Ngong and Ongata Rongai and eventually create a network through which we can market ourselves and products. Who is interested in this initiative?? Kindly reach me on my email – jeffasons@yahoo.com.
    Kibigo

  • By Liz, May 5, 2010 @ 8:12 am

    Hi Chege,
    Count me in. Please let me know if you have a source of cheap bunnies. Call me on 0722-233900

  • By Nancy, May 18, 2010 @ 12:55 pm

    Just read through the comments and I am excited with all the information and contacts available. I am at the beginning stage of this project – hatch building and will be looking for high breed rabbits (especially flemish giants) soon. Any help on this (hatch building) to begin with? My project will be based in Kasarani.

  • By muiruri, May 19, 2010 @ 5:12 am

    Nancy, you may wish to contact 0722849665 on hatch building and breeds plus lots of info. on Rabbit farming in general.

  • By kim, May 19, 2010 @ 9:13 am

    Hi guyz; there is alot of good info here thanks alot
    Am just wondering where I can sell my rabbits??

  • By Arthur, May 24, 2010 @ 7:39 am

    hi,i found this information while serching for rabbit info in the goggle such and i am intrested in the rabbit rearing bussiness i am in nyeri where can i get good breeds for starters and at how much.

  • By Lucy, May 24, 2010 @ 8:14 am

    Nancy get in touch on 0722 12 49 13
    thanks

  • By Lucy, May 24, 2010 @ 8:21 am

    Auther, you may wish to contact me on 0722124913 on all information about rabbits i.e quality breeds ,hatch building, and pets
    regards

  • By Liz, May 24, 2010 @ 2:09 pm

    Please advice. if a doe gives birth in its house and not in the box provided, is it adviceable to pick up the kits and place them in the box? will the doe accept them? or should I leave them on the floor? where they have been born?

  • By sigona rabbits farm, May 25, 2010 @ 1:54 pm

    Liz its good to observe the does behaviour when she is due so that you do preparions before hand otherwise you can pick the kits and put them in the box but ensure max cleaniness
    regards

  • By sigona rabbits farm, May 25, 2010 @ 2:00 pm

    we are on face book please feel free to share information on rabbit keeping or drop mail on sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com

  • By Daniel, May 26, 2010 @ 9:06 am

    HI GUYS IT QUITE GOOD TO SEE THAT MOST PEOPLE HAS TAKEN A STEP TO KEEP THE BUNNIES BUT MAY BIGGEST WORRY IS THAT PEOPLE ARE LACKING GOOD INFORMATION IN CHOOSING THE BREEDING STOCK HENCE GETING EITHER THE WRONG BREEDS OR THE LOCAL BREEDS SO PLIZ DONT RUSH WHILE LOOKING 4 THE STOCK BREEDS IN ORDER TO AVOID THIS 4 MORE INFORMATION CALL 0728118485

  • By muiruri, May 27, 2010 @ 6:53 am

    Anyone looking for good breeds and information on Rabbit husbandry/farming may contact HELLEN on 0722849665. She has is a seasoned Rabbit farmer in Juja. She is good in answering all qeuries that you may have and you get a chance of viewing her Rabbit house. She will also give you information on Cage construction.

  • By Kimwere, May 29, 2010 @ 10:33 am

    Love this site. Going by the various thoughts on farming my 2 cents worth is for as long as one can get the rabbits into the market that can form the starting point. Hope if we are breeding rabbits we have also formed the habit of eating the same.I am breeding rabbits in the Kitengela area and looking for those doing the same in this area. If we could form a group we would could enjoy significant discounts on meals and pool our resources to ensure we can meet any market demand that may emerge.My number is 0722637101.

  • By LYDIA WANGUI, May 31, 2010 @ 12:24 pm

    hi Jacky, i love the site, i have rabbits of my own but they were sik and two died, i think it is a gud project to boost the poor communities. i currently work in Meru dealing with coffee farmers where we offer business solutions to rural poverty, in the coffee factories there r many idle resources and if u wuld help us establish the rabbittary the profits we get can help settle the wet mill expenses hence higher rates for the coffee. please do get intouch so that i can also visit ur projects in Ndekero and Marima. my no is. 0723796465

  • By sigona rabbits farm, May 31, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

    If rabbits are neglected,they are susceptible to the following diseases:
    1. Coccidiosis:
    The disease occurs when feeds are contaminated with dung (especially from poultry) or when they feed on wet fodder. Signs and symptoms of coccidiosis include diarrhoea and inability to feed. The best way to prevent this disease is to ensure the rabbit house is always kept clean. In case of an outbreak of the disease,amaranth seeds and cucurbit (plants of the cucumber family such as cucumbers,zucchini,melons,etc.) seeds are used to provide lost energy and nutrients to the rabbits. Aloe vera ( the white milky liquid in the leaves of the plant ) can be used to prevent or cure the disease.
    2. Pasteurelosia:
    Occurs when the rabbits are exposed to the wind. It affects the lungs. A sign of this disease is abnormal breathing. The only way to prevent the disease is by protecting
    the rabbits from the wind. This can be done by covering the hutch at night.
    3. Pneumonia:
    This disease arises by exposure of rabbits to wind. It also occurs when the droppings are trapped in the hutch. The decomposing waste releases ammonia which
    when inhaled into the lungs causes pneumonia. Protection of rabbits from the wind and making sure that droppings do not build up on the floor will help to protect the animals
    by sigona farm email sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com

  • By Jane Chacha, June 7, 2010 @ 12:31 pm

    I got four rabbits from Ngong Government breeding unit, 2 flemish giants and Newzealand whites. I would like to get more information on rabbit rearing and rabbit market here in Kenya and also to know of any associations for rabbit farmers here in Kenya.

  • By melvin wahome, June 9, 2010 @ 11:55 am

    i have a Dog Kennel in Aberdare Mweiga and would like to keep Rabbits for protein for the dogs. on my search i came acroos this thread and thought its quite an interesting concept and maybe it would just be the solution to my problems. please contact me for further detail on how i can purchase the following breeds FLAMISH GIANT, NEWZEALAND WHITE and CARLIFORNIA WHITE. thank you

  • By Sky Achievers Youth group, June 12, 2010 @ 11:04 am

    We have rabbit for sale please inform as on marketing and the best bleed to keep.

  • By Kimwere, June 12, 2010 @ 11:18 am

    Hi,
    jacky thank you for your profound love of mankind and the poor especially. With regard to selling the meat in big hotels,I have thought about this for 3 weeks and had an epiphany. Kenyans yearn for what the rich have,if rabbit meat could hit the hotels in a big way,it will not be long before we appreciate its value.As you have indicated,the challenge lies in introducing this meat to the mass market,for us to accept the meat as worthy of our palates.

  • By kariuki k octavius, June 14, 2010 @ 8:11 am

    am intrested in rabbit rearing in ruiru.
    i need all neccesary info for starting up.
    though my farm is small i do believe small scale farming is the way out.
    my main worry is market.is it an economicaly viable project?
    tel;0723326356/0720444390

  • By Liz, June 16, 2010 @ 7:23 am

    Hi All,

    Anyone interested in buying 2.5 months newzealand white bunnies can contact me on 0722-233900. I have 12, All female.

  • By Robert Changasi, June 16, 2010 @ 11:29 am

    Dear All,
    am intrested in rabbit rearing in Muguga, Kiambu West District and already breeding 2 Newzealand (1 doe and 1 buck) and 7 local breeds (all does). Please advice me on market prices and availability.
    tel;07222415325/0724370465

  • By Philip marshal, June 18, 2010 @ 9:27 am

    hi all rabbit farmers,
    i rear pure breed pedigree rabbits in nakuru,californias,chinchilla,newzealand blacks.all available on order at reasonable prices.call 0725258832 or email philipmuhuyi@yahoo.com

  • By Amos, June 21, 2010 @ 11:25 am

    We are keeping rabbits in large scale.Rabbit project have enabled many people to develop as many members have started the business. We are situated in Kikuyu-(Sigona) Nairobi-Nakuru highway. We specialize in rabbit keeping and training. We sell all different kinds of rabbits breeds at affordable prices. Training takes place at our farm . For more information do feel free to contact us on 0722 12 49 13 or email sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com

  • By MARY, June 23, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

    I rear rabbits in Lari, have various breeds including those that Melvin is looking for. Please contact me on o722283219.

  • By Martin, June 25, 2010 @ 9:44 am

    hi violet,av always felt an urge to start rabbit keeeping.would be glad if u help me through the mail on how to go about it.

  • By hmwangi, June 25, 2010 @ 10:51 am

    i am a young rabbit farmer situated at Nyahururu and have these breeds;CALIFORNIA WHITE, DUTCH, NEW ZEALAND WHITE, ARGOUT BROWN[ONE OF THE BEST TYPE OF RABBIT YOU CAN ASK FOR],CHECKERED WHICH GROW VERY BIG, Angora with six litters, giant chinchilla, i am in the processing of breeding them though some are pregnant and suprisingly they lasttly gave birth to ten and eleven litters my contact are 0726027177 i believe if you feed your rabbits right you will reap the benefits NB; USE DRY AND MOSTLY KALES[SUKUMAWIKI] FEEDS AND YOU WONT GO WRONG [I HAVE 24 LITTERS AVAILABLE[BREED,NEW ZEALAND WHITE, ARGOUT BROWN,ANGORA, IF ONE CAN WAIT FOR 4 WEEKS PLEASE, ALL ARE ORIGINALLY FROM TOP BREEDER KARUE ONE OF THE BEST ADVISERS ON EVERYTHING TO DO WITH RABBIT BREEDING THANKS

  • By hmwangi, June 25, 2010 @ 10:56 am

    I am a young rabbit farmer situated at Nyahururu and have these breeds;CALIFORNIA WHITE, DUTCH, NEW ZEALAND WHITE, ARGOUT BROWN[ONE OF THE BEST TYPE OF RABBIT YOU CAN ASK FOR],CHECKERED WHICH GROW VERY BIG, Angora with six litters, giant chinchilla, i am in the process of breeding them though some are pregnant and suprisingly they lastly gave birth to ten and eleven litters my contact are 0726027177 i believe if you feed your rabbits right you will reap the benefits NB; USE DRY AND MOSTLY KALES[SUKUMAWIKI] FEEDS AND YOU WONT GO WRONG [I HAVE 24 LITTERS AVAILABLE[BREED,NEW ZEALAND WHITE, ARGOUT BROWN,ANGORA, IF ONE CAN WAIT FOR 4 WEEKS PLEASE, ALL ARE ORIGINALLY FROM TOP BREEDER KARUE ONE OF THE BEST ADVISERS ON EVERYTHING TO DO WITH RABBIT BREEDING THANKS

  • By philip marshall, June 26, 2010 @ 6:44 am

    i rabbit farmers i believe the biggest disease to rabbit farming is coccidiocis,but you can avoid it by high levels of hygiene and control through use of drugs from the market.
    meat production requires animals that have a high feed conversion rate,high number of off springs and high rate of survival.I CURRENTLY HAVE BREEDS THAT HAVE A WEIGHT OF 3.5 TO 4.5 KG AND KINDLE UPTO 13 KIDS.THIS WEIGHTS ARE ATTAINED IN 3-4 MONTHS CALL 0725258832 FOR MORE DETAILS

  • By Sky Achievers, June 26, 2010 @ 10:08 am

    Hi
    We are rabbit farmers from Nakuru if intrested in rearing please contact us on Tel:0725553969 we have different kinds of breeds which are best for meet.

  • By ahab kioi, June 28, 2010 @ 2:08 pm

    Hallo Rabbit Keepers,

    Whenever, I have time to read the contents in this blog, I feel satisfied and concluded that;

    Tumetoka mbali natuko karibu sana sana. Njia ni hiyo hiyo. Hakuna nyingine.

    I congratulate, Sigona Rabbit Farm for their time and generous contribution towards disease control. Could there be somebody else with simple approach to assist all those who keep asking same questions using different words;
    – how to start rearing rabbits for business
    – which breeds are best and where to buy them
    – is there sufficient market
    – where to get assistance / training about this farming
    – etc ect

    Otherwise, I am looking for clean and health Ear Lop buck and its 5 Does plus Angora buck and its 7 Does.

    Who could be having the above?

    Contact me on Email; ngahika@yahoo.com
    Cellphone 0733_516261

    Be blessed.

  • By kiambu rabbit farmers, June 28, 2010 @ 2:11 pm

    Rabbit Farmers,

    Kiambu Rabbit Farmers had a great opportunity to participate in Agricultural Show held on 7th and 8th May 2010 at Ndumberi Stadium, near Kiambu Town.

    We;
    Offered light training on Rabbit husbandry
    Displayed several breeds
    Slaughtered over 50 rabbits
    Cooked and sold the meat

    I am sure that all those who visited our stand left satisfied that rabbit is the animal to keep, the ‘white’ meat to eat and future is Rabbit [Industry]

    We still;
    Train Individuals and Groups
    Construct rabbit houses
    Breed rabbits to sell to other farmers, NGOs and any other interested groups
    Slaughter on Demand
    Share challenges and experiences with those indeed

    Contact Chairman 0723_232388
    Secretary 0733516261

  • By sigona rabbits farm, June 30, 2010 @ 10:56 am

    thank-you Mr Ngahika we are humbled we have gotten a lot of hecko from many farmers who have visited our farm indeed as you say so many new farmers are coming up thus the need to enlighten them up but i guess with my experience its always advisable for farmers to see for themselves and have a one on one talk so that you tackle a lot of issues coming up otherwise lets keep the spirit……on the issue of angora buck and earlop we have plenty please get in touch our email sigonarabbits@gmail.com phone number 0722 12 49 13
    kind regards

  • By sigona rabbits farm, June 30, 2010 @ 11:04 am

    Thank-you MrAhab we are humbled we have gotten a lot of hecko from many farmers who have visited our farm indeed as you say so many new farmers are coming up thus the need to enlighten them up but i guess with my experience its always advisable for farmers to see for themselves and have a one on one talk so that you tackle a lot of issues coming up otherwise lets keep the spirit……on the issue of angora buck and earlop we have plenty please get in touch our email sigonarabbits@gmail.com phone number 0722 12 49 13
    kind regard

  • By K.mungai, July 2, 2010 @ 12:53 pm

    Hey everyone am I been a rabbit breeder since Mid 2008.Currently we have 100 assorted breeds namely English spotted,American sable ,Checkered Giant,French lop I can tell the new farmers that there are a few highs and lows in any farming or business. I would like to second Nyaga who commented above about a well known Government facility (Ngong Vet)I waited to by rabbits from there for 7months and every time i was to collect my order i was given a different story. For the farmers who are looking for pure breeds be careful because Pure Breeds are not as strong and not better breeders compared to the close breeds.Anyone who might be interested in Buying or learning more rabbits can drop me a line 508rabbitary@gmail.com. Picture on request.

  • By George Nancy, July 6, 2010 @ 10:50 am

    we are in the initial stages of starting a rabbit rearing project. we appreciate the lot of info we have gooten from you guys, and will be calling for more tips.
    george.thiongo2009@gmail.com

  • By wilson, July 7, 2010 @ 9:54 am

    hi i have hybrid rabbits of high quality,i got the 1st breed from
    (ILRI)international lifestock research institute and am selling them at affordable prices.i have a newzealand giant buck that weighs 6kg,three chinchilla giant does that are 3 months old and an earlooped buck also three months old.i also have crossbreeds of newzealand giant and chinchilla giant that are two months old that comprise of three bucks and two does.
    contact number:0723523937

  • By george, July 7, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

    They were once regarded as pets for boys and shunned by grown-ups who would never be seen eating their meat. Many parents barred their children from keeping the animals or only allowed them if they made sheds far from the homestead.This has now come to change people of all walks of life have embraced and taken up rabbit keeping as source of food and livelihood.
    KIROKO ENTERPRISES is a company which specialises in rabbit kepping of all breed types and ages,rabbit keeping and husbandry training as well as offering entrepreneurial knowledge which comprises of technical and practical work.
    All this is done at our small farm in Nairobi Makadara estate.
    One may visit our farm to see and witness this great works being undertaken by our fellow prospectives kenyans as we all seek to drive this country towards poverty elimination as millenuim development goal.
    We rear all breeds ranging from local ones to high pedigree breeds(new zealnd white,chinchilla,angolan,martin sable,california white,earlop,and flemish giants)all this are of differents ages depending on buyer.
    You may get back to us through this email for more information or call 0727307880.

  • By Pete, July 7, 2010 @ 6:11 pm

    Please check out our site for Pic
    of some of our Breeds and dont forget to sign our guest book. Have a bunny week ahead

  • By Philip marshal, July 7, 2010 @ 9:07 pm

    Anyone interested in month old pure california(8) of them call 0725258832.thanks

  • By agnes ngendo, July 8, 2010 @ 4:36 pm

    thanks guys! you educated me. am a rabbit farmer with about 50 rabbits which i wish to sell.

  • By richard, July 8, 2010 @ 7:11 pm

    Me and my friend will be starting a rabbit farming project next month.We are looking for possible suppliers who we can buy from and who can advice us on the best practices.we will base at ruiru.kindly come to us

  • By richard, July 8, 2010 @ 7:18 pm

    we are intending to invest considerably towards the project.we can be reached on 0725250504,0721782933

  • By charles, July 13, 2010 @ 9:41 am

    hi, i am a founder member of a youth group (jenga vijana) in thika. we’ve set up a structures for rabbit breeding and we are looking for the breeding stock. we want to start with 8does and 2bucks, any ideas. kindly email.

  • By Japheth, July 14, 2010 @ 8:30 pm

    hi,iam one very much interested in rearing rabbits in Emuhaya. please advice me on the project and its viability. thanks

  • By philip marshal, July 15, 2010 @ 6:51 am

    hi JAPHETH.am PHILIP from nakuru.rabbit keeping is a very viable enterprise especially with the exotic breeds that can gain a weight of 5kg in 6 months on good care.i have done it for the past 1 year and i can bear witness to it.contact me through 0725258832 or my email philipmuhuyi@yahoo.com for information on the breeds and meat market thanks

  • By Daniel, July 15, 2010 @ 3:26 pm

    hi,guys i read a bout rabbits in this website n started rearing early last year.i av a round 251 rabbits.recently i was given a land at coast(5 hecs)to breed them their.Now i want to go large scale.Thnx 4 wat u r offering.contact0722560786
    email dankara08@yahoo.com

  • By MARY, July 16, 2010 @ 7:31 am

    Richard, i have some gaints, califonia white and newzeland white for sale. majority are mature, my price is reasonable.Contact me on 0722283219.

  • By ESTHER, July 16, 2010 @ 2:19 pm

    Hi all, its good to see the ambition in all of you.For all the farmers and breeders who need rabbit pellets do not hesitate to contact us or for any information on rabbit keeping.PEMBE FEEDS is producing quality rabbit pellets and coming soon is a rabbit management guide booklet. customer care line is 0716777722.Thank you

  • By Philip marshal, July 21, 2010 @ 8:42 am

    Thanks to all the concerned parties who have called or emailed me.My advice to the many farmers is to embrace rabbit farming,you as an individual will need to make a step to this industry,years ago many of the products in how market were not consumed.But with access to information market has emerged.Soon ill be posting the benefits of rabbit meat,markets,breeding systems and all information related to rabbit farming

  • By kinyua nyaga, July 21, 2010 @ 5:48 pm

    give me more information on rabbit farming.where do i sell my rabbits@ which is best breed?

  • By Daniel, July 27, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

    HI ALL,
    Its good 4 the good work rabbit farmers you are doing.I think its to educate people on merits of eating rabbit meat over the other meat as well well as taking rabbit meat the next level.i know rabbit meat can be eat more as chicken.Chats why i have started a company(registered) called rabmeat limited.so to all interested farmers who wish to join our company can call/email
    0722560786
    dankara08@yahoo.com.
    WELCOME ALL

  • By philip marshal, July 28, 2010 @ 5:42 pm

    hi all KENYANS of good faith,i wonder why people get discouraged when they are given facts.rabbit farming is a labor intensive business with high returns.this is a business worth trying i have been able to link more than 12 farmers to meat market. i breed quality rabbits and offer relevant information about rabbit farming and the meat market that is experiencing a low supply.those interested contact me through philipmuhuyi@yahoo.com

  • By kinyua nyaga, August 1, 2010 @ 4:29 pm

    add all advantages of rabbits here

  • By sigonarabbits@gmail.com, August 2, 2010 @ 8:49 am

    sigona rabbits farm wishes to thank-you all our clients for believing in us as we make your dream get realized in rabbit keeping.
    please for more information visit http://sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com
    we are also on face book sigona farm

    For
    SIGONA RABBITS FARM
    NAIROBI-NAKURU HIGHWAY-KIKUYU-KENYA
    P.O BOX 55055 00200
    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    we specialize in rabbit breeding,we train NGO’s,Individuals and
    Groups on rabbit keeping,we sell hybrid rabbits,pets and slaughter
    rabbits on demand.

  • By carol, August 2, 2010 @ 2:36 pm

    Hello everyone,

    I wanted to start a medium sized rabbit rearing project in nairobi. For those selling good stock, please send me your prices through my email address nana2001ke@yahoo.co.ke

    thanks for the encouraging info by other farmers

    Carol

  • By philip marshal, August 7, 2010 @ 11:29 am

    Hi Carol,i have sent you some mails on the prices but they are not going through.Do u mind sending me something through philipmuhuyi@yahoo.com so as to get in touch

  • By rose, August 9, 2010 @ 8:50 am

    Hi all the breeders? am rose from nakuru en i rear rabbits for meat en also to the breeders. prices are reasonable contact me thru 0724 474000

  • By Peter Ndungu, August 11, 2010 @ 9:50 am

    Hi All,

    I have six month old californian and dutch rabbits on sale, also checkered giant. Plse contact me on 0721277177 or pnjugia@gmail.com for prices.

    Regards,
    Peter

  • By Triza, August 13, 2010 @ 1:07 pm

    I would like start rabbit rearing in mombasa. I would also like to talk or chat with you and explain to me properly how they are kept and where i can get a good breed.

  • By Joh mwangi, August 17, 2010 @ 8:46 am

    What I really want to kinow is whether there is a good market to warrant rabbit farming.

  • By ahab kioi, August 17, 2010 @ 8:37 pm

    Rabbit Keepers,

    Bravo. Continue sharing information.

    I urge rabbit farmers to visit each other and share challenges and way forward for this noble Industry.

    I did exactly the above last weekend and found a small-scale farmer at Kamirithu-Tharuni [Limuru] keeping very clean, health looking and admirable rabbits within a small space.

    Majority is X-breed growing into ‘huge’ animals that has California features and others have New Zealand looks.

    The following are for sale;

    1. 2 California DOES served on 7th August 2010
    2. A California BUCK 5 month old.
    3. 2 New Zealand BUCKS 7 and 3 months old respectively
    4. 2 New Zealand DOES and 2 California DOES 3 months old

    Contact Anne 0720 14 88 29

    Don’t forget to promote the business ‘locally’ by slaughtering for the family and sell to neighbours.

    Ahab

  • By Mary, August 18, 2010 @ 9:04 am

    Hi Everyone. Am a rabbit farmer from Nakuru. My rabbit project is on sale so anyone interested in rabbit keeping i have 22 small bunnies n 4mature ones. I also have 12well built, durable metal cages. Please keep in touch for more details. maryjw2003@yahoo.com or 0734721298. Thank you.

  • By rabmeat agences, August 19, 2010 @ 9:49 am

    hi everyone it the high time for the rabbit farmers to take the rabbit farming to the next level, by joining into the rabmeat agences its a registered company ready to help you by links to the market

  • By shasham, August 20, 2010 @ 12:20 pm

    @ rabmeat agences– where are these markets or will you buy from the farmers and then sell? At what price? Do you keep rabbits?

  • By Mary, August 20, 2010 @ 5:14 pm

    Hi Rabmeat Agencies. What are your contacts and email address. There are so many people who are keeping rabbits and are kinda stuck in the area of Market. Kindly please get in touch with me n i’ll definitely forward them to ur agency. My email address is maryjw2003@yahoo.com

  • By Mumbi, August 30, 2010 @ 3:13 pm

    Am interested in rabbit rearing am based in mombasa. please advise me what it takes from setting up, buying type of bread to selling. Thanks

  • By philip marshal, August 31, 2010 @ 6:53 am

    hi rabbit farmers i fail to understand stand why people fear venturing into business all businesses have pitfalls,but with good advice the success of a business out number the falls.i have been able to link a number of farmers to the gilgil meat market and i believe they have no
    regrets.i bred quality breeds and i have reasonable prices.contact me through philipmuhuyi@yahoo.com
    interested partties

  • By pato, August 31, 2010 @ 4:06 pm

    Hi thanx for all members who are ready take risk on rabbit farming . i am amauter in this field but dont mind about market since u have not tried .

  • By Laura, September 4, 2010 @ 6:08 pm

    This discussion is really fascinating. I like rabbit meat and I cannot buy it because no butchery I know is selling it. Maybe someone can advice me where I can get a ready to cook rabbit of good quality and reasonable price near Kebete, Nairobi.

  • By Tayo, September 5, 2010 @ 9:09 pm

    Hi
    Am from Coast and I keep some rabbits. I want to be very sincere here. There is a lot of marketing gimick being displayed in this industry.First of all I beleive all the so called popular breeds were brouht to this country by the GOK long ago. Who else is allowed to import new breeds other than GOK ? MEANING ALLTHESE CROSSES WE TALK ABOUT ARE FROM THE SAME FAMILY. PLIZ SOMEONE TELL ME WHERE ILRI GOT THEIR STOCK FROM. I stand to be crrected though. When did anyone else import new reeding stock?Am interested in aquiring the finest. No cheat cause am very selective.0722698491

  • By Tayo, September 5, 2010 @ 9:12 pm

    Hi
    Am from Coast and I keep some rabbits. I want to be very sincere here. There is a lot of marketing gimick being displayed in this industry.First of all I beleive all the so called popular breeds were brouht to this country by the GOK long ago. Who else is allowed to import new breeds other than GOK ? MEANING ALLTHESE CROSSES WE TALK ABOUT ARE FROM THE SAME FAMILY. PLIZ SOMEONE TELL ME WHERE ILRI GOT THEIR STOCK FROM. I stand to be corrected though. When did anyone else import new breeding stock?Am interested in aquiring the finest. No cheats cause am very selective.0722698491

  • By DANIEL NJOROGE, September 9, 2010 @ 6:47 pm

    hi rabbit breaders anyone who can be able to supply frozen rabbit meat 70,000 pcs per month to china kindly contact me or you can even form groups and raise the quantity.

    i have order in china even for rabbit skin frozen 40ft container same to rabbit meat kindly send your quotes

  • By Peter Ndungu, September 10, 2010 @ 7:06 am

    Hi,

    Daniel how do we contact you? please post your contacts.

  • By daniel, September 10, 2010 @ 11:04 am

    hae everyone its true about venturing into this business though people r worried about the market n wonder if there r butcheries selling rabbit meat yet in westland @ ABC place we them

  • By Julie M., September 11, 2010 @ 11:20 am

    Hi,

    It’s really exciting! I see all the above comments were done last year (2009). Just wondering how the market has progressed! I have just started rearing.

  • By Julie M., September 11, 2010 @ 11:41 am

    Hi David Njoroge, kindly post your contacts so we can get in touch with you.

  • By lillian, September 12, 2010 @ 11:31 am

    hi,im interested in rabbit rearing but i do not know the market prices and also the best breeds to start with.anyone who is willing can contact me thro my email peter.lillian@yahoo.com

  • By Liz, September 13, 2010 @ 7:47 am

    Hi ,

    Anyone interested in pure California white bunnies for breeding can contact me on 0722-233900. Also flemish giant mixed breed available.

  • By fred, September 14, 2010 @ 10:56 am

    I would like to know,who inspects
    rabbit meat

  • By fred, September 14, 2010 @ 11:03 am

    where can i get inspector,s permit for rabbit meat?a five star hotel is asking me for one in order for me to supply them.

  • By Maggie, September 14, 2010 @ 12:06 pm

    i want to start this business, please some one tell me how to. where do i get the starting rabbits,and the space i need.also the market.
    email; megwamuyu@gmail.com

  • By daniel, September 15, 2010 @ 11:05 am

    HI ALL nice to hear from ur discusion but it seem like people r still looking 4 the breeding stock, others need the information about their husbandry, lets keep in touch, am ready 2 give all the information n also the training , either indiviudual or group training
    contact karuedaniel@yahoo.com

  • By Beatrice, September 15, 2010 @ 11:41 am

    I am interested in rabbit farming and i live in Nakuru. Is it feasible in Nakuru and how do i go about it?

  • By philip marshall, September 15, 2010 @ 6:24 pm

    hi rabbit farmers all those interested in good rabbits can call me through 0725258832 am located in nakuru.also for the meat market that as a very high demand.my email is philipmuhuyi@yahoo.com

  • By Martin Gichinga, September 18, 2010 @ 2:40 pm

    The info on rabbit keeping is overwhelming. But where can I meet like minded people in Nakuru? I’ld like to start a small scale farm in Nakuru so from who can I buy bunnies?

  • By Joseph, September 19, 2010 @ 9:56 pm

    Hi all rabbit breeders.KARUE DANIEL I woul like to know where ur located.I woul like ur advice on rabbit keeping.Central kenya rabbit breeders how can I reach u?

  • By karen nyambura, September 20, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

    i would like to supply rabbits or rabbit meat in large quantity anyone interested can contact me and also advise me on how to get a permit for selling the rabbit meat.0722828205

  • By karue, September 21, 2010 @ 6:13 am

    hi all joseph this is my no 0728118485 if u need the booklet i ve it @200 n also 9 types of breeds from angola ,califonia ,dutch ,newzealand ,chinchila earlope,frusk vendor,aguoit ,fremish gaint anything else to do with hutches call n get the document or call me thank

  • By beverly achieng, September 21, 2010 @ 9:55 am

    Friends,been thinking of going into Rabbit Farming and after reading your helpful comments and suggestions i am sure its the way to go.I just want to say thank you!Lets make our Rabbit Dreams come true!

  • By Liz, September 21, 2010 @ 4:01 pm

    Hi All,

    I have 4 newzealand white bucks for sale at 2,500.00 They are all 5 months old. Kindly get in touch on 0722-233900

  • By kinyua nicasio, September 22, 2010 @ 7:32 pm

    am at it. but how can one know hat rabbit is local or new zealand white? reply 0720570449

  • By AMOS, September 23, 2010 @ 5:45 am

    How To Determine If Your Rabbit Is Pregnant
    Palpating Does To Determine Pregnancy
    Palpate your does 11-14 days after breeding. Even if you don’t think that you feel anything, get into the habit of palpating so that you can eventually learn how.Place your thumb on one side of the abdomen and your fingers on the other. Gently knead your finger and thumb closer together until you can feel your own fingers through the doe’s body. Then gently feel around until you find little lumps that can pass through your fingers as you gently probe and search. They will be the size of a pea.
    I place the doe on the table in front of me with her face toward me. I use both hands to feel her abdomen, first finding my own fingers through the doe’s body. When you locate a kit, you can feel a small lump pass between your fingers.
    If the doe palpates negative, you can rebreed her at this point. Although there may be a small risk of a doe being pregnant and getting pregnant again with a later litter (there are two lobes to a doe’s uterus and she can get pregnant separately on each side), you may want to rebreed if you are unable to determine her status.
    After 14 days, until just before the doe kindles, it can be very difficult to determine whether she caught. Sometimes her behavior can be a clue, but does often exhibit that same behavior–growling, nipping, and being defensive–when they really want to be bred.
    Note: Around day 24, I increase the doe’s feed by about 25%.

    SIGONA RABBITS FARM
    NAIROBI-NAKURU HIGHWAY-KIKUYU-KENYA
    P.O BOX 55055 00200
    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    we specialize in rabbit breeding,we train NGO’s,Individuals and
    Groups on rabbit keeping,we sell hybrid rabbits,pets and slaughter
    rabbits on demand.

  • By sigona farm, September 23, 2010 @ 5:46 am

    How To Determine If Your Rabbit Is Pregnant
    Palpating Does To Determine Pregnancy
    Palpate your does 11-14 days after breeding. Even if you don’t think that you feel anything, get into the habit of palpating so that you can eventually learn how.Place your thumb on one side of the abdomen and your fingers on the other. Gently knead your finger and thumb closer together until you can feel your own fingers through the doe’s body. Then gently feel around until you find little lumps that can pass through your fingers as you gently probe and search. They will be the size of a pea.
    I place the doe on the table in front of me with her face toward me. I use both hands to feel her abdomen, first finding my own fingers through the doe’s body. When you locate a kit, you can feel a small lump pass between your fingers.
    If the doe palpates negative, you can rebreed her at this point. Although there may be a small risk of a doe being pregnant and getting pregnant again with a later litter (there are two lobes to a doe’s uterus and she can get pregnant separately on each side), you may want to rebreed if you are unable to determine her status.
    After 14 days, until just before the doe kindles, it can be very difficult to determine whether she caught. Sometimes her behavior can be a clue, but does often exhibit that same behavior–growling, nipping, and being defensive–when they really want to be bred.
    Note: Around day 24, I increase the doe’s feed by about 25%.

    SIGONA RABBITS FARM
    NAIROBI-NAKURU HIGHWAY-KIKUYU-KENYA
    P.O BOX 55055 00200
    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    we specialize in rabbit breeding,we train NGO’s,Individuals and
    Groups on rabbit keeping,we sell hybrid rabbits,pets and slaughter
    rabbits on demand.

  • By KARUE, September 28, 2010 @ 9:19 am

    Hi all, its exciting to see that people are helping each other with the information about rabbit keeping ,but there is this issue about hutch construction ,thebase should be made of a wire mesh and should measure 3ft by 2ft. this allows the cage to remain clean and also to prevent coprophagy which may lead to infection (coccidiosis)t
    the other problem is cannibolism that is b seen with different breeds especially the heavy breeds

  • By beatrice, September 29, 2010 @ 10:02 am

    I want to start a rabbit farming, I am in ruiru please advise

  • By Mwai Kamau, September 29, 2010 @ 2:02 pm

    I am very interested in the Rabbit keeping project for my Self Help Group. How can i contact you for more information and funding? Thanks for the good work and GOD bless.

  • By Nyambari Rabbit Farm, September 29, 2010 @ 3:33 pm

    We are located at Limuru, kenya.We specialise in rabbit breeding,offers training to NGOS and interested groups and sale of suitable breeds to suit different climates.Contact us at;seskihunii@gmail.com

  • By felister, October 1, 2010 @ 9:43 am

    hi rabbit breeders!JOB WELL DONE.Am in Mombasa.lets share the cake.contact me if u have the best breed:0711 99 99 23

  • By philip marshall, October 2, 2010 @ 5:11 pm

    hi all new entrants into the rabbit industry all those interested in quality breeds can contact me through 0725258832 also on construction guidelines,feeding,care and meat market i have kept rabbits for the past two years and i believe its a profitable venture
    email philipmuhuyi@yahoo.com

  • By Paul, October 5, 2010 @ 8:32 pm

    Good advice guys!Am a rabbit farmer. i have California white and Newzealand white bunnies up for sale. call 0710 989881

  • By ken, October 7, 2010 @ 3:16 pm

    thanks for keeping us informed.i want to start rabbit breeding.please tell me how to construct a hutch and how to feed my rabbits.Also how medication and how long does they take to be ready to be sold as meat.

  • By Nyambari Rabbit Farm, October 10, 2010 @ 8:52 am

    I would like to encourage all rabbit breeders out there to keep up the good work.We have received numerous emails from interested breeders asking what type of breeds we have for sale.Currently we have flemish giant,California white,Newzealand white,Ear-rob,aggoa among others.We also train and advice farmers on the best breeds.The farm is located at Limuru,40km from Nairobi,Kenya.Contact the sales manager on 0721429727 or seskihunii@gmail.com

  • By Liz, October 13, 2010 @ 10:25 am

    Hi All,

    I would like to enquire if anyone has a slaughter house for the rabbits around kasarani area and how much it costs to slaughter.

  • By AMOS, October 14, 2010 @ 7:43 am

    Slaughtering and Dressing Rabbits

    Meeting Legal Responsibilities

    If rabbits are slaughtered for sale in commercial establishments (food stores, restaurants, etc), they must be processed in a manner that meets local or state health codes. These codes are usually established and enforced by state agencies, although community agencies may also have regulatory control. In most instances, meeting state requirements and slaughtering with a “state license” is sufficient for sale of rabbit carcasses. Check with your local Agent or state meat inspection agency for the policies that govern the processing and sale of rabbits in your area.

    Dressing Procedure

    Rabbits are killed by one of two methods. The preferred method is dislocation of the neck. The rabbit is held firmly by the rear legs and head; it is stretched full length. Then with a hard, sharp pull, the head is bent backward to dislocate the neck. The rabbit can also be struck a hard, quick blow to the skull behind the ears. A blunt stick or side of the hand is commonly used to incapacitate the rabbit. Both methods quickly render the rabbit unconscious.

    After dislocation or stunning, the rabbit is hung by one of the hind legs above the hock joint. The head is immediately removed to allow complete bleeding. The forefeet are then removed. The next step is to cut the skin around the hock joints of the legs and then to cut between these points across the lower part of the body. Remove the tail and pull the skin down and forward over the body. The skins of young or fryer age rabbits are easily removed in this way; it is more difficult to remove the skins of older rabbits. If skins are saved for marketing, they should be handled as indicated in the Rabbit Skins and Pelts section.

    After the head, forefeet and skin are removed, the carcass, while still hanging, is opened to remove the viscera. Make a cut from the lower part of the abdomen near the anus to the mid-point of the lowest rib. The intestinal tract and lungs are normally removed. Liver, kidneys, and heart remain with the carcass. Remove the carcass from the hanger and cut off the rear feet at the hock joint.

    Wash the carcass with clean, cold water to remove hair and any other soil or debris, and store it at a cold temperature, preferably at 35oF. and not over 40oF. Do not hold dressed carcasses for any length of time in water as they absorb excess moisture which becomes considered as a contaminant. When large numbers of rabbits are to be slaughtered, the operation on an assembly line basis is much more rapid and efficient.

    Dressed rabbits may be sold whole or can be cut into parts. Various types of marketing devices (plastic cartons and trays) are available for packaging one or more carcasses.
    SIGONA RABBITS FARM
    NAIROBI-NAKURU HIGHWAY-KIKUYU-KENYA
    P.O BOX 55055 00200
    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    we specialize in rabbit breeding,we train NGO’s,Individuals and
    Groups on rabbit keeping,we sell hybrid rabbits,pets and slaughter
    rabbits on demand.

  • By sigonarabbits, October 14, 2010 @ 8:07 am

    Slaughtering and Dressing Rabbits Meeting Legal Responsibilities If rabbits are slaughtered for sale in commercial establishments (food stores, restaurants, etc), they must be processed in a manner that meets local or state health codes. These codes are usually established and enforced by state agencies, although community agencies may also have regulatory control. In most instances, meeting state requirements and slaughtering with a “state license” is sufficient for sale of rabbit carcasses. Check with your local County Agent or state meat inspection agency for the policies that govern the processing and sale of rabbits in your community. Dressing Procedure Rabbits are killed by one of two methods. The preferred method is dislocation of the neck. The rabbit is held firmly by the rear legs and head; it is stretched full length. Then with a hard, sharp pull, the head is bent backward to dislocate the neck. The rabbit can also be struck a hard, quick blow to the skull behind the ears. A blunt stick or side of the hand is commonly used to incapacitate the rabbit. Both methods quickly render the rabbit unconscious. After dislocation or stunning, the rabbit is hung by one of the hind legs above the hock joint. The head is immediately removed to allow complete bleeding. The forefeet are then removed. The next step is to cut the skin around the hock joints of the legs and then to cut between these points across the lower part of the body. Remove the tail and pull the skin down and forward over the body. The skins of young or fryer age rabbits are easily removed in this way; it is more difficult to remove the skins of older rabbits. If skins are saved for marketing, they should be handled as indicated in the Rabbit Skins and Pelts section. After the head, forefeet and skin are removed, the carcass, while still hanging, is opened to remove the viscera. Make a cut from the lower part of the abdomen near the anus to the mid-point of the lowest rib. The intestinal tract and lungs are normally removed. Liver, kidneys, and heart remain with the carcass. Remove the carcass from the hanger and cut off the rear feet at the hock joint. Wash the carcass with clean, cold water to remove hair and any other soil or debris, and store it at a cold temperature, preferably at 35oF. and not over 40oF. Do not hold dressed carcasses for any length of time in water as they absorb excess moisture which becomes considered as a contaminant. When large numbers of rabbits are to be slaughtered, the operation on an assembly line basis is much more rapid and efficient. Dressed rabbits may be sold whole or can be cut into parts. Various types of marketing devices (plastic cartons and trays) are available for packaging one or more carcasses.
    SIGONA RABBITS FARM
    NAIROBI-NAKURU HIGHWAY-KIKUYU-KENYA
    P.O BOX 55055 00200
    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    we specialize in rabbit breeding,we train NGO’s,Individuals and
    Groups on rabbit keeping,we sell hybrid rabbits,pets and slaughter
    rabbits on demand.

  • By mic rabbit breeders, October 15, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

    Am a rabbit farmer located in Banana. I could like to get in touch with Karue daniel about the issue of the market and the order he said he has. Daniel contact me on micrabbitbreeder@gmail.com
    To other farmers. Dont you think we need to urgently think of the way forward in Kenyans eating meat in larger volumes than chicken?

  • By buni, October 16, 2010 @ 10:34 am

    Hi all,

    I have been trying to contact one Dan Karue via cell unsuccessfully.

    So Dan,if you’re logged on kindly respond,I have tons to learn.

  • By iraya gathangi, October 19, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

    am interested in rabbit keeping but have absolutely no info.where can i get the best breed for meat and avail. market in kiambu.0721 266 123

  • By philip marshall, October 20, 2010 @ 9:56 am

    hi rabbit farmers those intrested in all information on rabbit keeping-breeds and also the gilgil market for meat call me on 0725258832

  • By kianjogu young farmers patron, October 20, 2010 @ 11:55 am

    WE ARE A PUBLIC DAY SCHOOL IN NEED TO KEEP RABBIT.COME AND ASSIST US

  • By kianjogu young farmers patron, October 20, 2010 @ 12:00 pm

    WE ARE A PUBLIC SCHOOL IN NYERI AND WOULD WISH TO COMMERCIALISE RABBIT KEEPING IN THE SCHOOL.15 KM FROM KARATINA ON THE WAY TO NYERI. ASSIST US WITH QUALITIES BREEDS AND MARKET YOUR ARE FREE TO VISIT THE SCHOOL FOR MORE DETAILS

    CONTACT US 417 KARATINA
    OR PATRON NO 0722113643

  • By munyuoke, October 24, 2010 @ 6:40 pm

    AM interested in rearing rabbits in Lari in kiambu. I used to do this business in 1995. how can i do that professionally? where do i get the market for these rabbits?

  • By Nyambari Rabbit Farm, October 27, 2010 @ 9:36 am

    To all farmers around Lari,Limuru and the entire Kiambu district who are interested in learning about commercial rabbit keeping,types of breeds and construction of the cages.You can come and visit our farm 500m from Nyambari shopping centre.contact us on 0721-429727

  • By phidys gichuki, October 27, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    am a trainer and and i have groups and individuals which i manage in all aspect, building the houses,and showings them how to doit at the site,direction of the wind ,feeding ,management and production,pest$diseases and balanced diet,and many more…get the best breeds from us call 0721789118.OUR MISSION-TO ERADICATE POVERTY IN URBAN AND RURAL AREAS BY PROVIDING WITH BUSSINESS SKILLS TO ESTABLISH VIABLE INCOME GENERATING PROJECTS.BLESS U ALL.

  • By sigona rabbits farm, October 28, 2010 @ 1:12 pm

    Picking up a Rabbit

    With the rabbit facing you, place your right hand under the rabbit’s chest and stomach.

    Balance the rabbit on your right hand and lift it up a little.

    Place your left hand under the rump of the rabbit until the rump is resting on your hand.

    Move the rabbit forward until its head is securely tucked under your left arm.

    Remove your right hand or gently lay your right hand on the back of the rabbit for added safety while moving.

    Removing a Rabbit from its Cage

    Put left arm in the cage.

    Place your left-hand palm down over the rabbit’s shoulder with your thumb in front of the ears.

    Gently cup your hand around the shoulders and squeeze your thumb against your index finger, grasping the rabbit to the point that you have control over the rabbit.

    Put your right hand in the cage beneath the rabbit’s belly, lifting the rabbit to the cage door.
    IGONA RABBITS FARM
    NAIROBI-NAKURU HIGHWAY-KIKUYU-KENYA
    P.O BOX 55055 00200
    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    we specialize in rabbit breeding,we train NGO’s,Individuals and
    Groups on rabbit keeping,we sell hybrid rabbits,pets and slaughter
    rabbits on demand.

  • By Samson, October 28, 2010 @ 10:12 pm

    i am very happy to see guys being intrested in farming especilally for a animals which were being known to be kept by young chilldren .i am a rabbit farmer situated at gitaru along nairobi naivasha highway,incase of any inquires you can contact me on this number 0724748574 for i beleive in networking for aa better tomorrow

  • By Rabbits Galore, November 1, 2010 @ 8:00 pm

    Hi All, I have 20 plus (2 month old) rabbits for sale of the following Breeds. California whites , English ear lop, New Zealand ,Giant chinchilla and Angora. For more information kindly contact us at 0722539677 or 0723009622.
    We are located on Thika road near ICPE.

  • By mwangi, November 4, 2010 @ 3:44 pm

    For any information on rabbit breeds and breeding,housing ,feeding,routine management , pest and disease control and availability of breeding rabbits please contact mwangi mobile No 0721515101

  • By sigonarabbits, November 11, 2010 @ 12:55 pm

    Breeding:
    Place the doe in the buck’s cage. Do not place the buck in the doe’s cage! This will lead to fighting and low fertility. Males should be separated from the female after breeding. Rabbits should not be bred until they are over 6 months of age to ensure fertility.
    Females will come into heat when a male is around, they don’t go through cycles like most other creatures although they can mate anytime in any month and produce a litter, in theory they can produce a litter every month.
    Gestation 30 to 32 days, litter size 3 to 8, eyes open 10 to 12 days, weaning are 6 to 8 weeks When the litter arrives don’t expect every kit in the litter to be the same size, like multiple human births each kit will be different size and weight.)
    Males can father a litter anytime from 6 months old up to 12 years old.
    When breeding each doe should have her own cage to have her litter in, that way she will feel safe.
    Pregnant rabbits can be handled until she starts pulling out her belly fur, at this point she should not be handled as the stress of the forthcoming litter and being handled may cause her to abort the litter.

    The doe must be put in with the buck who has to be housed separately and the matting only take a couple of seconds, then for the next three weeks she can be treated just as if she had not be mated only with a slight increase of food, by the 21 st day you should be starting to prepare for the birth by putting lots of hay or straw in the bedding area so that the doe can start to build her nest.
    After the birth she will feed her kits at dawn and dusk, to feed them she will stand over the kits and the kits will come up to feed from the doe. Does don’t menstruate, they ovulate after mating, a very efficient system
    SIGONA RABBITS FARM
    NAIROBI-NAKURU HIGHWAY-KIKUYU-KENYA
    P.O BOX 55055 00200
    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    we specialize in rabbit breeding,we train NGO’s,Individuals and
    Groups on rabbit keeping,we sell hybrid rabbits,pets and slaughter
    rabbits on demand.

  • By G Nganga, November 11, 2010 @ 4:56 pm

    I have 15 bunnies on sale. Three are cross breeds between a male earlop and a California white, four are cross breeds between a checked giant and an earlop, six are cross between earlop male and a dutch while two are chinchillas. They are between 2 to 3 months old. Am selling them at Ksh2000.00 each. Am in Banana Hill -contact Nganga -0722890428

  • By Las, November 15, 2010 @ 1:06 pm

    Hello rabbit farmers,
    I see many people are into this bussiness but can someone come clear on the market for rabbit meat. There is alot of talk but little action.

  • By Paroma, November 16, 2010 @ 7:46 am

    Las, the market starts with yourself and members of your household. You cannot market effectively if you are not eating. FYI rabbit meat is more nutritious than other common meats available. I have spoken to many rabbit farmers and one determined one Hellen (0722849665) encourages me. She has been into rabbit farming for the last 3 yrs & she says she is very happy.

  • By Liz, November 16, 2010 @ 10:35 am

    I tend to agree with Las. Many people are getting into this business with the hope of getting market. one gets into business for profit. therefore there is no way i can breed and consume all my rabbits. Can someone be frank enough to advice us on viable market channels?

  • By Nyambari Rabbit Farm, November 16, 2010 @ 7:25 pm

    GENERAL HUSBANDRY AND HANDLING OF RABBITS
    Like all animals, rabbits require proper care if they are to (re)produce
    well. Before going to sleep at night one should check them, and during
    the day one should keep a close eye on them. It is not enough to see
    that the animal is sick, one should learn to see whether the animal will
    be sick, it is not enough to see that the doe has made a nest and kindled,
    one should know beforehand that she will make a nest and will
    kindle.Like your own children, give your young rabbits the best quality food
    and drinking water. Clean the hutches every month with water.
    If you take care, it is not necessary to take the animals out. Always
    handle the rabbits in the proper way.
    Those animals you want to use for further breeding should be given
    identification. Keep a close watch on their performance,
    do not kill the fast growers but use those for further upgrading your
    stock. Separate the males and females that you want to keep at early
    time, before they become sexually active (females 4 months, males 2
    months).
    Of those animals that you want to sell, males and females should be
    separated only if you keep them as long until they become sexually
    active. It is better not to put several litters together in one hutch, in
    order to prevent fighting. After mating the first time, you should give
    the young doe’s separate hutches and then the whole cycle starts again.

  • By newton, November 17, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

    hi all. am a rabbit farmer and i have 2 and 3 months old (20) rabbits for sale at very affordable prices. contact;- 0722 281928

  • By jackie, November 18, 2010 @ 2:28 pm

    I have over 30rabbits so far where can i get market for them. Also need to have more breeds of different types. Contact me @ jm80gizmo@yahoo.com am in Thika.

  • By daniel, November 27, 2010 @ 5:21 pm

    hi guys once again thanks a lot 4 your contribution in the forum . but i still wonder why people say that there is no market for the rabbit especially for meat purpose coz we have been looking 4 people 2 produce only 50kg a week n there is nobody who is willing to do so. let grow big if we have to go far.thanks

  • By Jeremy, November 29, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

    Hallo.Am a rabbit farmer,igot all sizes that is big one ready for meat and also for breeding.they are different types.contact 0716179556.Daniel call that nomber we supply you with more than 50kgs.

  • By nora, November 29, 2010 @ 9:04 pm

    hi daniel,
    i can supply you the 50kg a week or more.get back to me and we discuss the details and logistics.am looking for a regular and steady demand for large quantities as i have the capacity

  • By Mwarania, November 30, 2010 @ 10:21 pm

    Dear Rabbit farmers.
    I am a trained rabbit breeder,incase you need to start your Rabbit farm, please contact me on my email,for information on pests,diseases and care needed to produce the best breeds, and also for market.

    millie_mwash@yahoo.com

  • By waweru, December 1, 2010 @ 12:51 pm

    thanks to sigona rabbits farm you,am from ndumberi and i have not seen what i saw in sigona rabbit farm ( no 0722 12 49 13) ,you are excellent, please new breeders visit them you gona learn a lot.’a person who doesn’t travel says its only her mother who cooks well’
    it was a challenge.thanks sigona

  • By karue, December 1, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

    Hi all this is wonderful people say that no job but i ve seen a progress on this forum but currentry there is an out-break of cocidiosis an i would like to tell all the farmers to take this note seriousily coz last year most of the rabbits died because of this disease coz they were never informed 4 more iformation call 0728118485

  • By sigona rabbits farm, December 2, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

    We are proud to be linked with a bank that is offering loans to farmers at 17 per cent.For those of you with difficulties of obtaining finances for rabbit husbandry please contact us.thanking you for believing in us.

    SIGONA RABBITS FARM-
    NAIROBI-NAKURU HIGHWAY-KIKUYU-KENYA
    P.O BOX 55055 00200
    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    LOCATION-ZAMBEZI,200 METRES FROM THE HIGHWAY ON YOUR WAY TO KARI,TURN FIRST LEFT FROM AGDA HARDWARE
    we specialize in rabbit breeding,we train NGO’s,Individuals and
    Groups on rabbit keeping,we sell hybrid rabbits,pets and slaughter
    rabbits on demand

  • By esther, December 6, 2010 @ 8:56 am

    my gratitude to sigona rabbits farm for your information on rabbits farming am now equiped and have set a base in Nakuru which is blosoming be blessed and keep on updating us.regards

  • By ISAAC GACHOKI, December 7, 2010 @ 5:19 pm

    HI I WOULD LIKE TO START RABBIT FARMING FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSE. I LIVE IN KIAMBAA

  • By mwangi, December 10, 2010 @ 3:02 pm

    Thank you Hellen for the information on Rabbit farming. I had never thought rabbits as big as your are available locally. The cages are wonderful. It is a job perfectly done.

    Those who would wish to contact Hellen, she is on 0722849665 – Juja town.

  • By Dominic Mukui, December 12, 2010 @ 5:29 pm

    Greetings everyone.Thank you for your insightful comments.My name is Dominic and i rear rabbits mainly New Zealand White and Agot averaging 2-3 kg and each goes for around 1500Ksh(negotiable)
    For any party interested in purchasing quality rabbits please contact me on this number.+254731612211 or +254722227392

  • By Kimuhu, December 14, 2010 @ 11:05 am

    Hallo everyone.Am a rabbit farmer based in kimende Lari,with rabbits all sizes ie ready for meat and for breeding, and several bunnies( 3-4 months old).Am looking for market near my area. Plz contact me on 0734872038 or categash@gmail.com.

  • By benson muturi, December 14, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

    hi.im about to start this business and also am a student at kabete doin accounts.does anyone know how much they charge at the gilgil butchery for a kilo of rabbit meat.please let me know

  • By philip marshall, December 15, 2010 @ 9:54 am

    hi all members all those interested in rabbit information on breeds and market to call me through 0725258832

  • By aggrey, December 18, 2010 @ 12:09 pm

    First timer. requesting as much info as possible in starting rabbit rearing.

  • By amos, December 25, 2010 @ 8:16 am

    Hi all ,just to wish you merry merry chirstmas and happy new year.thanking you for believing in us.

    SIGONA RABBITS FARM-
    NAIROBI-NAKURU HIGHWAY-KIKUYU-KENYA
    P.O BOX 55055 00200
    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    LOCATION-ZAMBEZI,200 METRES FROM THE HIGHWAY ON YOUR WAY TO KARI,TURN FIRST LEFT FROM AGDA HARDWARE
    we specialize in rabbit breeding,we train NGO’s,Individuals and
    Groups on rabbit keeping,we sell hybrid rabbits,pets and slaughter
    rabbits on demand
    ,we sell rabbits water and feeding trough ,rabbits mash and many more

  • By Jane Chacha, December 31, 2010 @ 3:01 pm

    Hi everyone. I am located in Syokimau area and breed rabbits for meat and for sale. I am currently breeding, california whites, newzealand whites, flemish giants, standard chinchillas and checkered giants. I have bunnies of 1, 2 and 3 months old. You can contact me if in my area for training and general rabbit information on 0722656673. E-mail: maggienrb2007@yahoo.com

  • By Peter Ndungu, January 3, 2011 @ 8:09 am

    Happy new year! I have pure californian both male & female(6 months old)& Checkered Giant (3 & 5 month old) on sale. You can contact me on 0721277177 or pnjugia@gmail.com

  • By Nderitu, January 3, 2011 @ 10:38 am

    Hello am a breeder of Rabbits and a dependable rabbit meat supplier in Nakuru, if you need the best breeds or meat call me on +254 051 800 4885,

  • By Mwaura, January 4, 2011 @ 12:08 pm

    I’ve started rabbit farming with two served does, a New Zealand White and a Dutch. I also have a young Dutch buck. Many thanks to Lucy of Sigona Rabbits Farm. I’m highly optimistic of the business viability. Let’s eradicate poverty through rabbits.

  • By Peter Ndungu, January 5, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    Hi, I have started a new forum for rabbit farmers, where they can share information, experiences & discuss issues affecting them. You are all welcome to join these group please go to:
    http://groups.google.com/group/kenya-rabbits-forum

    email address: kenya-rabbits-forum@googlegroups.com

  • By John, January 5, 2011 @ 1:09 pm

    I’d like to start a rabbit rearing project in Kinangop.My worry is,where do i market the same after maturity or i’ll thereafter be forced to start another project for searching the market after.

  • By Philip Kariuki, January 5, 2011 @ 10:36 pm

    Can somebody just list the prices of various mature adult rabbit types in nairobi and nakuru hotels coz it seems hotels are the target market.

  • By wambui, January 6, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

    For information on good Rabbit farming management, disease control and feeding, call Hellen on 0722849665 for appointment. Compare her Rabbitry with others that you have seen around and then make your free choice.

  • By Chester Rabbits Farm, January 7, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

    Hi everyone. we are located in Gitaru near kikuyu area and breed rabbits for meat and for sale. currently we have california whites, new zealand whites, flemish giants, chinchilla and checkered giants. we have bunnies of 1, 2 and 3 months old. we specialize in rabbit breeding, train NGO’s,Individuals and
    CBO’s on rabbit keeping,
    we sell hybrid rabbits,pets and slaughter
    rabbits on demand. we also construct clean and hygenic rabbits houses on request.
    You can contact us if in my area for training and general rabbit information on 0725437084 or email karisgeorge@gmail.com

  • By Chester Rabbits Farm, January 7, 2011 @ 2:08 pm

    Hi Aggrey you can contact us 0722321227 or 0725437084 on the following numbers and we shall help you with the process of rabbit rearing.
    Regards

  • By Rabbits Galore, January 10, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    Hallo Rabbit breeders,
    I am looking for female rabbits in the following breeds, California and New Zealand preferably 5 months and older. I will buy them kshs 500 per kilo and i need them to be at least 3kgs and above. Anyone interested in selling to me please email me or contact me on 0774094195. Thanks

  • By amos, January 10, 2011 @ 7:47 pm

    rabbit major diseases
    Coccidiosis, Intestinal
    Coccidiosis is the most common disease in rabbits. It may be classified as a parasitic disease since the causative organism is a microscopic animal (protozoa). It is very difficult to completely exterminate the protozoa once it has infected the animal. The protozoans causing this disease are classified as “coccidia,” and those that infect the intestine are different from those that infect the liver.

    Rabbits receiving the best care and management will often get coccidiosis. Symptoms in moderate or severe cases include a loss of appetite, “pot belly,” diarrhea, and an inability to gain weight. In mild cases no symptoms may be observed.

    Treatment
    Follow a good management and sanitation program. Raise rabbits on wire floored cages that let droppings fall through the floor and away from the rabbits. Prevent fecal contamination of feed and water.

    SIGONA RABBITS FARM-
    NAIROBI-NAKURU HIGHWAY-KIKUYU-KENYA
    P.O BOX 55055 00200
    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    LOCATION-ZAMBEZI,200 METRES FROM THE HIGHWAY ON YOUR WAY TO KARI,TURN FIRST LEFT FROM AGDA HARDWARE.
    USE MATATU NO 131 BEHIND MARBLE ARCH ALIGHT AT WAGONG CENTRE
    we specialize in rabbit breeding,we train NGO’s,Individuals and
    Groups on rabbit keeping,we sell hybrid rabbits,pets and slaughter
    rabbits on demand
    ,we sell rabbits water and feeding trough ,rabbits mash and many more

  • By Willy, January 12, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

    Am locatedin Eldoret so if you are in Eldoret, Nakuru, Kitale or even Nairobi and want to buy hybrid rabbits call me. I have chinchilla, earlooped and their crossbreeds. Am selling them at a good price. Call me on 0723523937

  • By Patricia, January 13, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

    Hi All,

    I’m a new rabbit breeder and just bought 2 served does; new zealand white and dutch rabbits from Sigona Rabbit farms. The training and advise I received from them is impressive, and two weeks into rearing has been an interesting experience indeed. I’m looking forward to having the first litters delivered in 2 weeks. Lucy and your team, keep it up!

  • By amos, January 13, 2011 @ 8:30 pm

    Mwaura,Patricia,Esther,Apoline thanks for your comments about us.we are humbled hope you too grow big and big.meanwhile lets have rabbits this year.kind regards Amos for Sigona rabbits team

    SIGONA RABBITS FARM-
    NAIROBI-NAKURU HIGHWAY-KIKUYU-KENYA
    P.O BOX 55055 00200
    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    LOCATION-ZAMBEZI,200 METRES FROM THE HIGHWAY ON YOUR WAY TO KARI,TURN FIRST LEFT FROM AGDA HARDWARE.
    USE MATATU NO 131 BEHIND MARBLE ARCH ALIGHT AT WANGONG CENTRE/AGDA HARDWARE
    we specialize in rabbit breeding,we train NGO’s,Individuals and
    Groups on rabbit keeping,we sell hybrid rabbits,pets and slaughter
    rabbits on demand
    ,we sell rabbits water and feeding trough ,rabbits mash and many more

  • By Peter Ndungu, January 14, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    Hi, Rabbit farmers line up Sh1.2 bn processing plant: To to the url below to read the article. http://www.nation.co.ke/business/news/Rabbit%20farmers%20line%20up%20Sh12%20bn%20processing%20plant/-/1006/1089430/-/8tso2c/-/index.html

  • By Nyambari Rabbit Farm, January 15, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

    Hi everyone,we are located along nairobi-naivasha highway 40km from nairobi town.we specialise in all types of breeds which we sell at affordable price.Visit us for training on rabbit husbandry.Contacts:0721429727 or seskihunii@gmail.com

  • By amos, January 17, 2011 @ 3:31 pm

    Bacterial balance:
    A rabbit’s digestive tract is inhabited by healthful bacteria. If the “good” bacteria balance is upset by stale food or a sudden change in diet, harmful bacteria can take over the digestive track and kill the rabbit.
    Prevention: Keep all rabbit food in a cool dry place and make dietary changes slowly, giving a new food in small amounts. If no abdominal gurgling or loose stool results in 24 hours, the food may be offered again. If your rabbit goes outside, check for pesticides and toxic plants.

    SIGONA RABBITS FARM-
    NAIROBI-NAKURU HIGHWAY-KIKUYU-KENYA
    P.O BOX 55055 00200
    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    LOCATION-ZAMBEZI,200 METRES FROM THE HIGHWAY ON YOUR WAY TO KARI,TURN FIRST LEFT FROM AGDA HARDWARE.
    USE MATATU NO 131 BEHIND MARBLE ARCH ALIGHT AT WANGONG CENTRE/AGDA HARDWARE
    we specialize in rabbit breeding,we train NGO’s,Individuals and
    Groups on rabbit keeping,we sell hybrid rabbits,pets and slaughter
    rabbits on demand
    ,we sell rabbits water and feeding trough ,rabbits mash and many more

  • By Njeri.k, January 18, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    I visited Sigona farm last weekend and i loved what i saw.I am already constructing a hutch ready to get on board soonest.Lucy you doing a wonderful and i love the way u have such passion for what u do.. keep up the good work!!

  • By Nyambari Rabbit Farm, January 18, 2011 @ 4:41 pm

    SELECTING A BREED

    When you cannot buy animals from a reliable source and you have to
    buy from an unknown person or market there are some things to keep
    in mind.

    Health
    The animals have to be healthy. The main signs are a smooth skin,
    standing ears, clear eyes, quiet breathing, no mange (scabies) forming
    crusts around the nose, eyes, at the edges of the ears or inside the ears
    as a dirty mass. Put them on the ground and let them jump to watch
    for irregular legs, inspect the anus to see whether it is dirty from diarrhoea
    (should not be!) which is often the case in young rabbits. Check
    the stomach (abdomen) of the animal. It should feel soft but smooth; a
    spongy feeling may indicate some intestinal troubles (see Chapter 8 on
    sick animals). Watch for sneezing rabbits. Dirty front legs and/or dirty
    nose may indicate a coughing disease (pasteurellose), because the
    animals .wash. their nose with their front legs.

    Sex
    The sexing of very young animals is not so easy. The older males have
    two big testes. If only one testis shows do not use him for breeding
    even though he is fertile, because it is a hereditary defect. If you are
    still not sure, which is often the case with young rabbits, hold the rabbit
    on its back, put one finger on the tail side of the genital apparatus
    and one on the abdominal side. Press down gently and stretch the organ;
    if it is a doe a long slit will appear, if it is a buck a small curved
    penis will show (figure 2). Do not confuse two small glands about the
    size of a pinhead on either side of the sexual organ with the testes.
    Selecting your animals: breeding stock 13
    Buying rabbits, sexing and judging their quality can only be learned
    by making mistakes first and thereby gathering experience. However,
    it is by no means an impossible or difficult task.

  • By Kenneth Chomba, January 19, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    I have more than 1ooo rabbits to sell this year.Anyone interested please contact me on +254 727 401 397.

  • By Hellen, January 24, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

    Thank you for those of you who have appreciated my work. I have decided to share some information; and i will continue sharing this through my blog @
    @http://jujarabbits.blogspot.com/ You call also get me on 0722849665

  • By EL-PARAISO FARM--KERUGOYA, January 24, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    Hie all Rabbit breeders. Thanks for sharing this forum. We are located in Kerugoya. We have all types of Rabbits totaling to 150. 10 Dairy goats. 10Dairy cows. 100 Kenbrow Chickens. 300 Egg laying chickens and 8 Bee hives…..any Market for rabbits out there…??? Contact soko@gmail.com ….. 0722 460 066 …..

  • By Chester rabbits farm, January 28, 2011 @ 5:05 pm

    I have decided to share some information; and i will continue sharing this through my blog
    http://chesterrabbitsfarm.blogspot.com and can also be reached on Chesterrabbitsfarm@gmail.com

    we are located in Gitaru near kikuyu area and breed rabbits for meat and for sale. currently we have california whites, new zealand whites, flemish giants, chinchilla and checkered giants. we have bunnies of 1, 2 and 3 months old. we specialize in rabbit breeding, train NGO’s,Individuals and
    CBO’s on rabbit keeping,
    we sell hybrid rabbits,pets and slaughter
    rabbits on demand. we also construct clean and hygenic rabbits houses on request.
    You can contact us if in my area for training and general rabbit information on 0722321227 or 0725437084
    thanks

  • By Chester rabbits farm, January 28, 2011 @ 5:30 pm

    I have decided to share some information; and i will continue sharing this through my blog
    http://chesterrabbitsfarm.blogspot.com and on email chesterrabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    we are located in Gitaru near kikuyu area and breed rabbits for meat and for sale. currently we have california whites, new zealand whites, flemish giants, chinchilla and checkered giants. we have bunnies of 1, 2 and 3 months old. we specialize in rabbit breeding, train NGO’s,Individuals and
    CBO’s on rabbit keeping,
    we sell hybrid rabbits,pets and slaughter
    rabbits on demand. we also construct clean and hygenic rabbits houses on request.
    You can contact us if in my area for training and general rabbit information on 0725437084

  • By Kenneth Chomba, February 2, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

    @FREDRICK,
    Howz the Gilgi Butchery Parternership gpoing?I would like to join.
    How do i get in touch?

    My no: +254 727 401 397

    Thank you.

  • By Liz, February 3, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    Hi,

    Am interested in buying 15 rabbits each weighing 2kg’s after slaughter. I can only pay 300.00 per kg. Please reach me on 0722-233900 if willing to sell.

  • By Ben Ndegwa, February 3, 2011 @ 3:04 pm

    hi lucy of sigona farm appreciating your good work and your innovative in keeping us updated on rabbit farming but even us upcoming farmers lets not copy and paste others so directly example look at this chester farm copy and pasting sigona farm even on what they do?lets try be innavative kidogo i mean like entrepreneures.
    all my rabbits doing very well courtesy fo sigona farm ,new farmers lets view several farms before buying and form a habit of having rabbits as our main meat.
    thanks all be blessed
    Ben.

  • By Kieti Wambua, February 4, 2011 @ 3:48 pm

    I am keen to start a small commercial rabbitry. I need tips in sources,breeds,markets and linkages – benwambua@gmail.com

  • By kiarie, February 5, 2011 @ 3:12 pm

    Have been getting valuable information on rabbit rearing from this blog for the last one year.I started rearing rabbit in April 2010, i currently have 90 rabbits in total and 30 are ready for dispatch.Interested buyers can contact me on; kiarieth@gmail.com

  • By Liz, February 7, 2011 @ 10:59 am

    Hello,

    I need 15 rabbits @300.00 per kg. Anyone willing to sell? We have been asking about market and now no one wants to sell. My number is 0722-233900

  • By EL-PARAISO FARM--KERUGOYA, February 8, 2011 @ 3:08 pm

    Hie LIZ……The reason that NO one wants to sell u a rabbit or responding to u a request is because U are offering a very LOW PRICE !!!!. Carcass weight at 300 per kg is so low. For me ave about 100 rabbits and i sell a rabbits weighing 3kg live weight at Not Less than 1000 kshs. That about 300 kshs per kg LIVE weight AND NOT carcass weight. Sooooooo…….. email ..soko@gmail.com……..0722 460 066…..

  • By Liz, February 9, 2011 @ 9:23 am

    El-paraiso,

    I hear your sentiments. I know there are people out to buy and sell rabbit meat at high prices. However, I also know there are farmers spending alot of money to feed rabbits and they have no market to sell to. I even know farmers who have stoped mating their does since they cant sell or even house any more rabbits. These are the realities of the market place today. All I was doing is creating an avenue for someone who can sell to do so. To be sincere I got 3 willing sellers and I got the rabbits. I would like to encourage farmers to start selling their rabbits at affordable prices so that the kawaida Kenyan can afford to buy and thereby create a bigger market. Get the right breed for meat purposes and you will make a return even when selling at relatively low prices. Lets endeavour to make the rabbit market like the poultry market.

  • By Chester rabbits farm, February 9, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

    Hie liz
    i tend to agree with El-paraisos comments on your buying price especially considering you’re prices are set at carcass weight! Its too low least should be about Ksh 500.
    what is the best price you are willing to offer?

  • By gitungati, February 11, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

    Congrats Liz,

    Liz, you seem to remember tometoka mbali na tunaenda mbali!

    You prices are fair for a carcass [for meat].
    Tell us where to find u.

    Farmers, recall we said ‘hii ni soko huru’ willing seller willing buyer.

    Liz, I have 4 6month old animals [California Doe & Buck, then 2 Flemish Giant bucks]
    3 4month old Earlop [2 Does and a buck]

    Any other person is welcome to purchase to rear.

    Ngegu Ranch is located in Kiambu Town along Kiambu-Kiambaa- Limuru Road. A 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk from Kiambu Town.

    Karibuni.

    Call 0733516261

  • By kiragu, February 13, 2011 @ 10:12 am

    Hi, am a breeder based in nairobi….i train and educate persons on how to rear rabbits and sell educational materials on the some and also sell rabbits.for more infor email on smkiragu2000@yahoo.com

  • By Hellen, February 14, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

    For more information on Rabbits visit my blog
    at http://jujarabbits.blogspot.com/ View some photos of my Rabbits and the housing at Facebook page Jujarabbits. You call also get me on 0722849665

  • By EL-PARAISO FARM--KERUGOYA, February 15, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

    Hie all….am wondering ,How comes that all the those who have contributed in blog forum wants only to TRAIN,ADVICE,and SELL their Rabbits. No body is saying that HE/SHE wants to BUY or has Market for rabbits ??? I need a buyer NOW ;; Ave got 120 mature rabbits and i wants to dispose 80 of them so as i can remain/ breed Ear lops only. The disposable rabbits weigh between 3 to 4 kg. …..email…..soko@gmail.com…..

  • By Thuo Kiarie, February 18, 2011 @ 5:09 pm

    NDERITU FROM NAKURU.
    This is Thuo from Timboroa. I wuold sincerely like to chart with you thru the mail.please,reach me on.kiarieth@gmail.com

  • By peter mugane, February 25, 2011 @ 4:42 pm

    will like to start raring rabbit call me 0734782177

  • By peter mugane, February 25, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

    Am director of CBDA and we are intending to start keeping rabbit for meet production so anybody with (does and bucks) for high meat production can contact me immediately we are buying at shs 800 cash.CBDA we give opportunities

  • By Caroline Karuchi, March 2, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    Hello, am so surprised that there is a lot of info regarding rabbit keeping.It so sad that people still complain that there no jobs in our country. Anyway, Kudos for that!I want to request anyone with rabbit breeds especially New Zealand White, California White and Chinchilla or any other breed for sale intended for meat production to kindly get back to me @ the no 0722 635 641. Thanks and your calls are most welcome.

  • By chester rabbits farm, March 2, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    @ caroline karuchi what is your buying price?
    you can reach me on chesterrabbitsfarm@gmail.com

  • By sos k, March 5, 2011 @ 10:33 am

    Well am really happy to have found some guys who i have similar interest with. i really love rabbits and am planning to do an investment in them. I had eight of them last month but I gave them to a friend of mine to look after since am tied up somewhere at the moment. Once am free I will want to buy some more and give them my full attention. Pliz if someone out there is having some good mature breeds contact me on kinyanjuisospeter@yahoo.com

  • By kinyua, March 6, 2011 @ 7:14 pm

    why dont someone tell us where we can sell our rabbits bunnies and mature ones.can someone advice on his? i dont like trying new ventures pls. 0720570449

  • By joshua, March 11, 2011 @ 11:18 am

    I am a farmer in meru rearing califonia and new zealand white. i have 40 rabbits and hoping to increase them to reach 100.Rabbit farming is picking up in meru as many farmers are getting interested and some organising rearing groups.so in one years time meru might be one of the largest rabbit rearing region in kenya.

  • By Peter, March 21, 2011 @ 11:30 am

    For up-to date information on rabbit farming in Kenya visit http://kenyarabbitnetwork.wordpress.com/

  • By Job Thuo Macharia, March 22, 2011 @ 7:49 am

    By Job
    Am an account clerk in St. Anna day care centre for orphans at Murang’a. we are rearing rabbit but we require someone who can assist us.

  • By muiruri, March 23, 2011 @ 6:42 am

    To Job Thuo Macharia; what assistance do you require?

  • By Kimari, March 24, 2011 @ 11:25 am

    We have new zealand, earlop, Giant Chinchilla, Flemish Giant all pure breed for sale.
    Contact Kimari 0751001922 or pyerren@yahoo.com for more details.

  • By Nyokabi, March 25, 2011 @ 11:40 pm

    Hi all. its encouraging to see that rabbit farming is growing. Sigona, could you please advice on pricing our rabbits both carcass and live. Thanks for all the advice you have offered.

  • By victor wangome, March 31, 2011 @ 12:22 pm

    am just a newbie in rabbit farming,I th hink I’ve read all the post.the problem with the market is that we don’t differentiate between the prices one would offer to buy your rabbits if he wants to breed and for meat.there is a big difference,I live in Gilgil and if you went to the Gilgil butchery,they will offer 200/= per kg for carcass.I don’t know if they buy the skins too and if the price is different for the partners.some breeders sell kits for as much as 2000/= each.Now you dont expect this farmer to sell anything below that and he better stick to his stock till he can’t house any more and he starts complaining of the market.we should have a clear objective as farmers,if you want to be a breeder vary your breeds and don’t overstock.if your in for meat production be ready to sell your stock in kgs and at a reasonable price(almost the same as of the other meats)and have a large number to meet the demand or to satisfy the tender if offered one.You can join this group and lets continue with the discussion there
    http://www.facebook.com/search.php?q=rabbit&init=quick&tas=0.031658919935654284#!/home.php?sk=group_119757981433123&ap=1

  • By philip marshall, April 5, 2011 @ 11:10 am

    hi all ,those interested i rabbit information on good breeds and meat market call me through 0725258832

  • By philip, April 9, 2011 @ 10:48 am

    wale wote wanaoitaji sungura kwa bei nafuu,namba ya simu ni 0725258832

  • By Pauline Wangombe, April 9, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

    I am delighted to have come across this blog. I started breeding last year and have several pedigree breed rabbits ready for sale as meat and others for breeding. Contact me on 0710505253. I have capacity for over 300 rabbits and would like to do it on a grand scale. My rabbit farm is in Muchatha on your way to Banana Hill.

  • By Alice, April 11, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    Am impressed with the efforts made through this blog to educate each other. Am a rabbit farmer in Kiambu -Lari with 120 rabbits. We also have an orphans program supporting their households to keep rabbits for nutrition and economic empowerment. we are looking for a constant market to supply for breeding and meat. contact us on 0735 288 114

  • By Elizabeth Kinyanjui, April 11, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

    Im a rabbit farmer in Thika, i have several breeds, ready for meat and breeding. im very happy for the comment made about rabbit farming. let us join to prosper in rabbit farming. contact me on this no. 0721955230

  • By ahab kioi, April 14, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

    Hallo Rabbit Keepers,

    I would like to introduce to you a Group I visited in Kiambu Town.

    They are Hope Poultry Keepers and Breeders.

    This is a Visionary Group of twenty members located near Kiambu Town, in Ngegu Village.

    Their Group name tell it all. They are keeping Kuku Kienyenji, Kenchic Kenbro and soon they are to introduce Kuku Kari before the 3rd Quarter of this year ends.

    They keep the birds for capital gain, supply of quality meat, quality eggs, manure. They sell these products to anybody interested at affordable prices.

    The Group has an elaborate and an ambitious growth plan!

    Their individual members also rear other livestocks that include and not limited to; pigs, rabbits, dairy goats, dairy cows, guine fowl, turkeys, geese and a lot others.

    You can call and order birds [cocks/hens] of 2 weeks and older [ready vaccinated with new castle and gumboro] that weigh several Kilograms.

    Contact persons:
    Secretary 0723461470
    Chairman 0724299305

  • By catherine weru, April 26, 2011 @ 9:54 am

    Hi am interested in rabbit farming and marketing. Those already carrying out the activity cite frustrations of failing to get a ready market. Who are the buyers in Kenya and how can they be accessed?

  • By duke, April 27, 2011 @ 8:27 am

    i am glad to have come across this site.i am also intrestd in venturing in rabbbit keeping.i see a great future in this venture.want to tell you all that you should not wory about where to sell your rabbit.just have little hope.new market will soon crop up.

  • By muiruri, April 29, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

    I get interested every time I see most of the comments asking about market. Let me pose a question to you and all, who buys all the Beef, Fish, Chicken, Mutton, etc that we see in our local butcheries and supermarkets?…hhm.

  • By Nyokabi, April 29, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

    @duke, its great to be hopeful as you are. You seem to have some good news about the market! please share..

  • By CHESTER RABBITS FARM, May 3, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

    Hi everyone. we are located in Gitaru near kikuyu area and breed rabbits for meat and for sale. currently we have california whites, new zealand whites, flemish giants, chinchilla and checkered giants. we have bunnies of 1, 2 and 3 months old. we specialize in rabbit breeding, train NGO’s,Individuals and
    CBO’s on rabbit keeping,
    we sell hybrid rabbits,pets and slaughter
    rabbits on demand. we also construct clean and hygenic rabbits houses on request.
    You can contact us if in my area for training and general rabbit information on 0722321227 or email chesterrabbitsfarm@gmail.com

  • By joseph kibui, May 9, 2011 @ 3:02 pm

    kindly direct to organization rearing rabbits in nairobi kenya

  • By Amos, May 9, 2011 @ 6:44 pm

    Bacterial balance:
    A rabbit’s digestive tract is inhabited by healthful bacteria. If the “good” bacteria balance is upset by stale food or a sudden change in diet, harmful bacteria can take over the digestive track and kill the rabbit.
    Prevention: Keep all rabbit food in a cool dry place and make dietary changes slowly, giving a new food in small amounts. If no abdominal gurgling or loose stool results in 24 hours, the food may be offered again. If your rabbit goes outside, check for pesticides and toxic plants.

    SIGONA RABBITS FARM-
    NAIROBI-NAKURU HIGHWAY-KIKUYU-KENYA
    P.O BOX 55055 00200
    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    LOCATION-ZAMBEZI,200 METRES FROM THE HIGHWAY ON YOUR WAY TO KARI,TURN FIRST LEFT FROM AGDA HARDWARE.
    USE MATATU NO 131 BEHIND MARBLE ARCH ALIGHT AT WANGONG CENTRE/AGDA HARDWARE
    we specialize in rabbit breeding,we train NGO’s,Individuals and
    Groups on rabbit keeping,we sell hybrid rabbits,pets and slaughter
    rabbits on demand
    ,we sell rabbits water and feeding trough ,rabbits mash and many more

  • By Amos, May 9, 2011 @ 6:49 pm

    sigona rabbits continue to grow bigger and bigger we now have strawberries.
    will train you on strawberry farming,sell to you the seedlings and fruits
    most welcome

    SIGONA RABBITS FARM-(ZAMBEZI)
    NAIROBI-NAKURU HIGHWAY-KIKUYU-KENYA
    P.O BOX 55055 00200
    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    LOCATION-ZAMBEZI,200 METRES FROM THE HIGHWAY ON YOUR WAY TO KARI,TURN FIRST LEFT FROM AGDA HARDWARE.
    USE MATATU NO 131 BEHIND MARBLE ARCH ALIGHT AT WANGONG CENTRE/AGDA HARDWARE
    we specialize in rabbit breeding,we train NGO’s,Individuals and
    Groups on rabbit keeping,we sell hybrid rabbits,pets and slaughter
    rabbits on demand
    ,we sell rabbits water and feeding trough ,rabbits mash and many more

  • By Amos, May 11, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

    Hi kibui above kindly get in touch.
    thanks

    SIGONA RABBITS FARM-(ZAMBEZI)
    NAIROBI-NAKURU HIGHWAY-KIKUYU-KENYA
    P.O BOX 55055 00200
    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    LOCATION-ZAMBEZI,200 METRES FROM THE HIGHWAY ON YOUR WAY TO KARI,TURN FIRST LEFT FROM AGDA HARDWARE.
    USE MATATU NO 131 BEHIND MARBLE ARCH ALIGHT AT WANGONG CENTRE/AGDA HARDWARE
    we specialize in rabbit breeding,we train NGO’s,Individuals and
    Groups on rabbit keeping,we sell hybrid rabbits,pets and slaughter
    rabbits on demand
    ,we sell rabbits water and feeding trough ,rabbits mash and many more

  • By Nyokabi, May 14, 2011 @ 11:22 am

    @ Amos, do you have a blog on strawberry farming? I would like more info.

  • By SAMUEL, May 16, 2011 @ 11:34 am

    Assorted breeds of meat rabbits for sale. Average weight is 2kgs. Ksh.400 per rabbit negotiable. Phone 0729491759

  • By frida, May 19, 2011 @ 10:19 am

    i am interested in keeping rabbits as an income generating project. am a student and i would like it(project) to help me in my finances. the problem is that i don’t know of any market in my area (i.e Embu). would u please tell me of any market in embu or any place near embu? i will be so grateful

  • By CAROL, May 24, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

    Hello, can someone advice me on a rabbit that eats its young ones.I have one that gave birth recently and ate all the young ones. Please.Thanks.

  • By kinyua, May 25, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

    frida am also from embu: same problem of selling. but do you have giant chinchila? i hear izaak walton buys though not very sure

  • By Nyokabi, May 26, 2011 @ 8:56 am

    @ carol, get in touch with sigona rabbit farm, they have very good advice

  • By Willy, May 26, 2011 @ 10:48 am

    I think sigona farm has the best breeds of rabbits. I tasted rabbit meat for the firs time and i was amazed as to how nice it is and healthy, thats the main reason i want to start rearing rabbits before i think of selling.

  • By benson muturi, May 26, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

    hi all rabbit farmers,i have a male carlifornia white,3 to 4 kg and i want to do away with, im selling it at kshs 4500.anyone interested just give me a call.my no. is 0712956649

  • By Steve Gikera, May 27, 2011 @ 11:54 am

    Mubig Rabbit Farm: When i had the idea to start a Rabbit farm, I did first visit Sigona. I met a very helpful lady ( Wanjiru)who taught me all one need to have an even better farm and i now have the farm with eleven Rabbits. Six Does and five bucks. That’s after three visits to sigona in the month of April & May.

  • By Nyokabi, May 28, 2011 @ 12:59 pm

    anyone in kikuyu area and is interested in buying young rabbits… contact me.

  • By Steve Gikera, May 30, 2011 @ 9:34 am

    @ Amos. Please give the exact minerals & Vitamins you give to our Rabbits? I bought two from your farm (Sigona) and i need to give the the exact.

  • By sigona rabbits farm, June 3, 2011 @ 1:54 pm

    Hi Willy/Nyokabi thanks for your good comments about us we are humbled.your satisfactiion is our service karibu tena na tena.
    Lucy

    SIGONA RABBITS FARM-(ZAMBEZI)
    NAIROBI-NAKURU HIGHWAY-KIKUYU-KENYA
    P.O BOX 55055 00200
    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    LOCATION-ZAMBEZI,200 METRES FROM THE HIGHWAY ON YOUR WAY TO KARI,TURN FIRST LEFT FROM AGDA HARDWARE.
    USE MATATU NO 131 BEHIND MARBLE ARCH ALIGHT AT WANGONG CENTRE/AGDA HARDWARE
    we specialize in rabbit breeding,we train NGO’s,Individuals and
    Groups on rabbit keeping,we sell hybrid rabbits,pets and slaughter
    rabbits on demand
    ,we sell rabbits water and feeding trough ,rabbits mash and many mor

  • By sigona rabbits farm, June 3, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

    Steve Gikera,above kindly email us on what exactly you want also check our blog.
    quality is our life

    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    LOCATION-ZAMBEZI,200 METRES FROM THE HIGHWAY ON YOUR WAY TO KARI,TURN FIRST LEFT FROM AGDA HARDWARE.
    USE MATATU NO 131 BEHIND MARBLE ARCH ALIGHT AT WANGONG CENTRE/AGDA HARDWARE

  • By sigona rabbits farm, June 3, 2011 @ 2:11 pm

    Hi all for those of you and exp around Kikuyu town we are sponsoring THE WANYOIKE FOUNDATION.come witness a gentleman who lost sight many years ago yet he is still a star.
    Rabbit consumption has to start with
    you,that’s our slogan for tomorrow.
    please join us
    NOTE;FREE ENTRY
    04/07/2011

    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    LOCATION-ZAMBEZI,200 METRES FROM THE HIGHWAY ON YOUR WAY TO KARI,TURN FIRST LEFT Find AGDA HARDWARE/.
    USE MATATU NO 131 BEHIND MARBLE ARCH ALIGHT AT WANGONG CENTRE/AGDA HARDWARE
    come one come all.
    Thanks.

    Amos

  • By Nyokabi, June 3, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

    Hi lucy (sigona).. how do i get more info on strawberry farming i.e before i come for a visit and see what you are doing and get a lesson or two?

  • By Peter, June 6, 2011 @ 6:09 am

    Hi, i’ve some rabbits on sale; Californian, new zealand white,dutch, checkered giant and earlop they from 4months to more than 12months old. Am clearing my stock and offering a good price. 0721277177

  • By Steve Gikera, June 6, 2011 @ 7:34 pm

    Mubig Rabbit farm: Do anyone of you know where i can get Pedigree Netherland Dwarf Rabbits? Please advise together with the cost.

    Steve.

  • By tarabiz rabbit farm, June 8, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

    hi to all rabbit farmers.i have 7 mature male rabbits of 5 months.they include carlifornia and newzealand white.i am selling them at very affordable prices.anyone interested give me a call on 0712956649.

  • By george, June 13, 2011 @ 5:26 pm

    hi people, we are Kiroko enterprises and we deal with rabbit rearing ,rabbit breeding,rabbit husbandry and rabbit training for interested farmers,groups, corporate,schools and tertiary organisations.We also offer rabbit farming consultancy to interested farmers as well as offer modern urban farming methods with a wealth of experience both here in Kenya and abroad.Get in touch with us through 0
    720826713 or 0733689961 or through our email f_wachira@yahoo.com

  • By Nyokabi, June 16, 2011 @ 11:28 pm

    hi all… take a look at this link for an update on rabbit farming:

    http://kenyarabbitnetwork.wordpress.com/

  • By sigona rabbits farm, June 20, 2011 @ 2:33 pm

    Nyokabi above email exacltly what you want or call to have a one on one.
    thanking you.

  • By sigona rabbits farm, June 20, 2011 @ 2:49 pm

    Rabbits are generally quiet animals, but they are not completely silent. They make plenty of noises from growling to screaming, to communicate how they feel. Here’s how to decipher them…
    Growling If your rabbit growls or grunts at you, she’s not happy about something. Maybe she’s angry that you’re poking your hand into her cage, and she doesn’t want you in her territory. Growling can be a sign of anger, fear, uncertainty and stress.
    Licking-If your bunny licks your face or your hands, be happy. She’s telling you I love you!
    Screaming-A bunny scream is usually shrill. It’s a heart-breaking sound, and it generally signifies your bunny is either hurt or dying.
    Flopping-Your bunny is on top of the world. She is so happy, she can think of no better way to show her happiness than flopping over, eyes closed and relaxing.
    Thumping-Your bunny will thump her back legs for a number of reasons including fear, anger and warning you to danger
    Chinning-Your bunny is rubbing her chin all over the furniture, the book you’re reading and you. This is just her way of marking her territory. She’s saying, hey, this is mine.

    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    LOCATION-ZAMBEZI,200 METRES FROM THE HIGHWAY ON YOUR WAY TO KARI,TURN FIRST LEFT Find AGDA HARDWARE/.
    USE MATATU NO 131 BEHIND MARBLE ARCH ALIGHT AT WANGONG CENTRE/AGDA HARDWARE
    come one come all.
    Thanks.

    Amos

  • By sigona rabbits farm, June 20, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    We now have strawberries and agricultural arrowroots.most welcome
    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    LOCATION-ZAMBEZI,200 METRES FROM THE HIGHWAY ON YOUR WAY TO KARI,TURN FIRST LEFT Find AGDA HARDWARE/.
    USE MATATU NO 131 BEHIND MARBLE ARCH ALIGHT AT WANGONG CENTRE/AGDA HARDWARE
    come one come all.
    Thanks.

    Amos

  • By Nyokabi, June 20, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

    thanks sigona, i will get in touch soon.

  • By bena, June 21, 2011 @ 3:58 pm

    i am situated in nairobi and have 12 4 month old rabbits of carlifornia white breeds selling at 3000 and 2 month old rabbit goin for 2000.anyone interested give me a call.

  • By chester rabbits farm, June 28, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

    Sore Hocks (Ulcerative Pododermatitis) is a problem that many rabbit breeders experience. Rabbits may develop sore hocks from being on wire cages, from too much pressure on their feet or may just be genetically prone to develop the illness. Some breeds of rabbits, like the Rex, have very thin fur which makes them more prone to having sore hocks.
    A rabbit with sore hocks will have no fur on the back legs, or “hocks.” The feet may be red or scabbed and may even have become raw and infected. In severe cases, the front paws may also become affected. Should sore hocks be diagnosed, immediate treatment is necessary. If left untreated, your rabbit may stop eating or refuse to breed because of the pain and irritation. The rabbit could have to be culled if the infection gets too bad. In order to treat sore hocks, you first need to locate what caused the problem and clean it up. Remove soiled bedding and feces quickly and prevent the bottom of the housing from collecting water. These areas should be scrubbed clean and sanitized with 1 part bleach and 2 parts water. When the floor is dry, the rabbit can move back in.
    You also need to spend some time on your rabbit’s feet. Clean them with warm water and mild soap, trim his nails afterward. Cut fur away from red or raw areas and apply an antibiotic ointment. Iodine can also be used but should be followed with hemorrhoid ointment.
    Caution: The antibiotic amoxicillin is extremely toxic to rabbits.
    To prevent sore hocks, keep your rabbit’s housing clean and replace bedding every other day. Keep hutches in good shape and make sure there are no rough edges. Provide a resting pad for rabbits and sanitize it regularly with bleach. Also be sure to trim your rabbit’s toenails once a month.

    contact us today on 0722321227 or 0725437084
    or email us on chestrrabbitsfarm@gmail.com

  • By sammy mwendwa, June 30, 2011 @ 6:14 pm

    i am very touched by you.i myself have started keeping rabbits and within 4 months i have 44 rabbits.at the moment am just doing for pleasure.i have ate until i ave lost taste.the problem is that we have no markets so that they can help as economically.ery soon i am planning to mobilise youths from my area and start doing this project seriousely.i have a problem of getting packed food since my area do experince a long period of drought i.e makueni.please reply.

  • By Nyokabi, July 3, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

    Sigona, i appreciate all the advice that you are posting…very helpful. I understand that baby rabbits go through stress which sometimes leads to death if not taken care of properly. Please inform us how to go about weaning and to avoid stress and possible death.

  • By bena, July 7, 2011 @ 9:10 am

    anyone knows the number of rabbit galore,i really need it.

  • By sharon khumle, July 8, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

    My name is Sharon and i come from Rwanda together with my husband and others we visited sigona rabbits farm and they have assisted us in various ways in rabbits farming including transporting the rabbits and in liason with the ministry.today we have over 100 flock of rabbits all from sigona rabbits.about 5 rabbits now weigh over 9kgs.
    we are proud to have been associated with them and the so much guidance we received.we are now sensitizing others in our country the news are being received so positively.We want to grow to rabbits breeders like sigona.
    from Rwanda thanks to Lucy and the group and may God extend your territories.indeed its a dream come true.
    Together Africa lets embrace rabbits.
    Sharon Khumle.
    Rwanda

  • By sigona rabbits farm, July 8, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

    Thank-you so much Nyokabi for your note we will continue sharing information to others,to Sharon all the way from Rwanda we are humbled and happy to hear you are doing well we are humbled and we continue serving our clients to our best.
    Amos.

    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    LOCATION-ZAMBEZI,200 METRES FROM THE HIGHWAY ON YOUR WAY TO KARI,TURN FIRST LEFT Find AGDA HARDWARE/.
    USE MATATU NO 131 BEHIND MARBLE ARCH ALIGHT AT WANGONG CENTRE/AGDA HARDWARE
    come one come all.
    Thanks.

  • By angwa, July 10, 2011 @ 12:36 am

    life stories and info on this site is mind bogling..! i believe my dream for rabbit keeping is been awakened thanks to site host
    keep it up

  • By angwa, July 10, 2011 @ 12:40 am

    stories and info on this site is very mind boggling…! i believe my dream for rabbit keeping is just received a wake up call

    keep it up

  • By Catherine Ogweno, July 11, 2011 @ 12:43 pm

    Kindly advise me on how i could keep rabbit as an income generating venture. I am widow with 3 children and my sister has given me a piece of land in syokimau where i have a greenhouse of tomatoes. I wish to incorporate rabbit keeping to raise more money to take care of my children’s needs.

    Thank you

  • By Nyokabi, July 12, 2011 @ 10:56 am

    Hi catherine Ogweno, i also have a project in syokimau. Contact Sigona rabbit farm, they have the info you need.

    We have 2 and 3 months old rabbits for sell ….my contact is 0722404262

  • By sigona rabbits farm, July 13, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

    TO farmers in Ndandora area,check on these two killer diseases and on the rise in your area.
    . Pasteurelosia:
    Occurs when the rabbits are exposed to the wind. It affects the lungs. A sign of this disease is abnormal breathing. The only way to prevent the disease is by protecting
    the rabbits from the wind. This can be done by covering the hutch at night.
    3. Pneumonia:
    This disease arises by exposure of rabbits to wind. It also occurs when the droppings are trapped in the hutch. The decomposing waste releases ammonia which
    when inhaled into the lungs causes pneumonia. Protection of rabbits from the wind and making sure that droppings do not build up on the floor will help to protect the animals
    Note;Always consult a vet for danger signs,tho’ prevention is better than cure

    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    LOCATION-ZAMBEZI,200 METRES FROM THE HIGHWAY ON YOUR WAY TO KARI,TURN FIRST LEFT Find AGDA HARDWARE/.
    FROM NAIROBI TOWN USE MATATU NO 131 BEHIND MARBLE ARCH/AKAMBA BUS AND ALIGHT AT WANGONG CENTRE/AGDA HARDWARE.TAKE THE FIRST LEFT TURN,WE ARE IN THE 5TH GREY GATE

    come one come all.
    Thanks.

  • By wambui, July 18, 2011 @ 6:49 pm

    I am impressed i am keeping rabbits as pets but i think there is a lot to learn from this website

  • By Dominic Rop, July 19, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

    This is a very interesting business venture to raise the standard of living to many Kenyans. it is impressive to find Kenyan entrepreneurs participating and sharing ideas on rabbit raring. I have however noticed several writers from Mombasa requesting for information on how to get good breeds from around Mombasa but nobody has volunteered this information to them. I am from Mombasa too and interested rabbit rearing, so please if there is anyone out there who can volunteer this information we in Mombasa will be grateful.
    I can be reached on dominicrop@yahoo.com or 0733393573,0725393573

  • By Purity, July 21, 2011 @ 12:36 pm

    Thanks guys for the comments..good stuff.

  • By Ngummo Rabbit Breeders Association., July 22, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

    Greetings all! for all requiring to buy rabbit breeds (new zealand california angora flemish dutch ) we are located in ngummo. we also do training and build cages.
    contacts 0721449468 or 0716867770. Welcome.

  • By Dodzi, July 28, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    Am a rabbit farmer from Ghana and have breeding rabbit in stock as well as rabbit meat.Interested persons should contact me on +233249252910

  • By kiruku, July 29, 2011 @ 9:37 am

    I’m starting out on rabbit farming and have just built the hatch. would somebody please volunteer where we can find market for the rabbits?

  • By tarabiz farm house, July 30, 2011 @ 8:59 am

    gud day to all rabbit farmers.i have 6 female carlifornia whites and newzealand whites,together with 6male carlifornia white and newzealand white for sale.all are 4 months of age going at ksh2500.you can give me a call on 0712956649.located in ruai.

  • By Nderitu, August 4, 2011 @ 12:57 am

    Want to start rabbit farming at Joska,any one doing it around that area could be of great help. please contact me on nderitud@gmail.com

  • By Hope, August 4, 2011 @ 10:12 am

    Hi Good people,

    Who has a breeding stock that matures in 8 weeks to about 1.5kgs and has dead weight of 1kg? Being fed on organic materials and pellets.

  • By Esther, August 8, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    Nderito above contact sigona rabbits at 0722 12 49 13.
    i have been to their farm and their work is implessing

  • By KHENT RABBITRY 2011, August 8, 2011 @ 11:51 pm

    We HELP YOU GROW; VENTURE IN RABBIT RAISING FIELD.
    Be the first to enjoy the success of your effort.

    We deliver our rabbits to our clients only in nairobi area.

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    THANK YOU, KHENT MANAGEMENT TEAM 2011.

  • By Carol, August 9, 2011 @ 7:41 am

    I have over 100 rabbits for sale at reasonable prices, anyone interested pliz get intouch on email

  • By Grace, August 9, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

    Hi,all
    i have 5 months california and new zealand white rabbits(at Kahawa) ready for sale and some young bunnies at reasonable prices.contact me on wanjeri2309@gmail.com or mobile 0721-457328

  • By Grace, August 9, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    on the blog above contact me on e-mail wanjeri3009@gmail.com .thank you

  • By martin maina, August 14, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    i like what you guys are doing and i hope so many people are getting help in this site. i am in mlolongo and hoping to start rearing rabbits soon. i need training from someone nearby and good breeds too

  • By sigona rabbits farm, August 16, 2011 @ 7:24 am

    Chinchilla Rabbit
    American Chinchilla
    Chinchilla Rabbits originated in France and were bred to Standard by M. J. Dybowski. They were introduced to the United States in 1919.These stocky rabbits have a slight curve to their medium length bodies, beginning at the nape of their necks and following through to the rump. They carry their ears straight erect. In show, type is judged to be more important than color.American Chinchilla Rabbits are good breeders, with an average litter of 7-10 young.
    Standard Chinchilla
    This breed originated in France and was first introduced after World War I. The coat color is distinctive: the under-color of the fur should be slate blue at the base, the middle portion pearl grey, merging into white and tipped with black
    Giant Chinchilla
    The Giant Chinchilla is a result of crosses between Chinchilla breeds and Flemish Giants; it originates in the United States. This breed is used primarily as a commercial meat rabbit. Other chinchillas include the Standard and the American Chinchillas.
    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    LOCATION-ZAMBEZI,200 METRES FROM THE HIGHWAY ON YOUR WAY TO KARI,TURN FIRST LEFT Find AGDA HARDWARE/.
    FROM NAIROBI TOWN USE MATATU NO 131 BEHIND MARBLE ARCH/AKAMBA BUS AND ALIGHT AT WANGONG CENTRE/AGDA HARDWARE.TAKE THE FIRST LEFT TURN,WE ARE IN THE 5TH GREY GATE

    come one come all.
    Thanks.

  • By Chaloh, August 16, 2011 @ 3:11 pm

    My dear rabbit farmers seems lyk ever1 is holding 2 his market n dont want 2 share advice about tha same pliz lets learn 2 share.rearing is not but selling

  • By patrick joe, August 19, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    i am a member of a certain C.B.O (SYKE GLOBAL)AND AM WORKING ON A PROJECT ON RABBIT REARING AND I WANT MORE HELP ON THIS.IF YOU HAVE MORE INFO PLIZ SHARE

  • By james, August 23, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

    @ patrick above please visit chester rabbits farm in gitaru. their number is 0722321227, the have an impressive farm structure and animals

  • By kiruku, August 23, 2011 @ 8:02 pm

    where is the market. does anyone here but rabbit meat and skin

  • By EL-PARAISO FARM--KERUGOYA, August 25, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

    KIRUKU..It seems here in KENYA there is ‘ NO ‘ market for any product that comes from rabbits. For me i had 100 cages with 300 rabbits. Selling them was a Night mare. Now ave got only 10 rabbits just for my consumption. Sooo, bare with the situation till the BUYER shows up !!!!!!!!

  • By Rose Wanjiku, August 27, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

    Hi guys..i am a rabbit farmer in Limuru and am glad with the progress rabbit farming is having in Kenya and only by working together and helping one another can we make it more prosperous.incase anyone is interested in buying rabbits or has some information on where there is a market for rabbit products please let us know.you can also contact me on tel no.0722 39 55 28. God bless

  • By KHENT RABBITRY 2011, August 29, 2011 @ 10:26 am

    Lucy @ (Sigona Rabbit Farm) We Thank You vry mch (KHENT ENTERPRISES LIMITED) for your Great Sprt, you made us Grow to Greater Hights in Our Rabbitry.
    We appreciate for ur quality breeds.

    RAISING BABY RABBITS:

    As a good breeder,while raising baby rabbits, it is so delightful to watch the little squirmy guys grow in the nest.

    At around 14 days of age, the nest box should come out of the cage for health reasons.

    You Wean-anywhere between 5 weeks (probably too early) and 8 weeks (maybe too old)

    The kits sleep a lot,eat alot, and grow like crazy.

    The Breeders job during this Fun Age is:
    to ensure a constant supply of food and water;

    Put clean Hay in the cage every day ( to help prevent entrotoxemia).
    Enterotoxemia is probably the greatest threat to your kits lives at this age.

    Remove the nest box by day 18, ifthe kits haven’t yet jumped out. You dont want to be raising baby rabbits that are blind,or infected with pasteurella in the eyes.

    Monitor the kits Health (check their behinds,for example,to see that they are clean and free of diarrhea) some kits during this age might go through a loose bowel stage.
    Their sensitive gastro-intestinal tract have to obtain and maintain a healthy balance of bacteria during this age.

    TRY MAINTAING HIGH LEVEL OF CLEANLINESS WITHOUT OBSESSIOG OVER STERILITY.

    Weaning The Bunnies.

    The only prerequisite for weaning is:
    the kits need to be able to reliably and completely feed themselvrs.

    For any Quest, Purchases of our bunnies, advice on any issue, training and care of bunnies………Do Not Esitate – CONTACT : sales.khent@gmail.com___or__Call : +254 752 589 361 __or_Visit our web page _http://www.khimentp.webs.com __or_Post any comments,questions on Facebook Page ie KHIM Enterprises Rabbits.

    We Offer after sale servises, Great Discounts, Advises, and a safe Package for you and your New Bunny.

    We HELP You grow and Do Follow-Up to our Clients to ensure that you are comfortable with our products. And if any compliments we consider.

    For Your Success,
    KHENT MANAGEMENT TEAM.

  • By vespus chenja, August 30, 2011 @ 5:30 pm

    I am an interested farmer in coast and I am keeping rabbits I intend to be commercial rabbits trader in coast region. I have Angora doe. 8month pregnant and and two othe 4 months newsland and Angora with 8month Buck.

  • By vespus chenja, August 30, 2011 @ 5:48 pm

    Vespus Chenja my no 0721357106 or 0738542555 you can get me any time of the day or vespuss@yahoo.com please. Patrick wanje. please contact me soon

  • By Margaret, September 3, 2011 @ 11:43 am

    Am a rabbit farmer in Thika and interested in rabb it skins. Let me know your price if you have any

    Regards
    Margaret Magothe
    0721420400

  • By solomon chege, September 5, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

    am a rabbit farmer in Thika and in case you need some rabbits email me on chegesolomon@gmail.com or contact me on 0703741843.prices are negotiable!

  • By vespus chenja, September 13, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    this is good to see that many are embracing this venture. get to know HIV and Aids client need white meat so try Rabbit meat. with no cholesterol like chicken and fish

  • By Patricia Njeri, September 15, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

    Good afternoon,

    I have 5 does and 1 male for sale @ Kshs 2,000. They are cross-breed between earlope and dutch and are 5 months old. Interested buyers please call me on 0721 403 284.

  • By njambi, September 15, 2011 @ 4:05 pm

    Cograts all rabbits farmers.Tips on availability of rabbit meat market,include rabbit meat in your weekly menu,introduce rabbits meat to your friends and neighbours.last but not least visit Gilgil rabbit meat centre during ASK Nairobi show,and learn more about cooking rabbit meat.You can visit us at Kikopeey along Nairobi-Nakuru Highway.

  • By Brian Kimacia, September 15, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

    hi. am a rabbit farmer from lower kabete in kikuyu. I have 35 rabbits in total, and they include; kenyan califonia(6 in number), chinchillas (9 in number) and 20 new zealand whites.
    i am selling at reasonable prices.
    for more information, call; 0727 360800.

  • By IVAN, September 17, 2011 @ 10:50 am

    Hi
    I have RABBITS in large numbers and i have no market to sell them. please kindly contact me on 0734878529
    TUFUGE SUNGURA TUINUE UCHUMI WATU – SUNGURA MAISHA BORA!!!

  • By Nelson Kimani, September 19, 2011 @ 6:17 pm

    I am a Rabbit farmer, and I have mature rabbits for sale. please contact me through this cell phn no. 0751447014

  • By zul, September 21, 2011 @ 5:52 am

    Can you eksport this rabbit to Malaysia?

  • By IVAN, September 21, 2011 @ 6:55 am

    hi guys is there really Rabbit market in Kenya? I have Mature rabbits for sale but it seems there is no market to sell them. please help

  • By Bernard Kagume, September 22, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

    Dear comrades,

    I have reared rabbits for three years now and have no plans of stopping any time soon because I do enjoy every bit of it. Our rabbitry is locate along Mweiga-Chaka road near Ikumari Primary school in Mweiga, Nyeri.

    Hongera to all of you who find time to leave comments on this blog that I am a fun of.

    Having read most of the comments, it is very encouraging to learn that the rabbit industry is growing.

    My questions to those farmers who have large numbers and ‘have no where to sell’ are: Before you started this venture, did you prepare a business plan or just jumped into the wagon? How many people know that you do keep rabbits?

    All in all it is not too late. The first market is you and me. Eat some of your rabbits and save some cash that would otherwise have been spent on buying red meat (beef, mutton or even donkey; TAFAKARI HAYO) from your butcher.

    Please do not give up, but just be focused. If there are other rabbit keepers in your area, share ideas and combine effort with them. It can not be economical for a buyer to come buy say only ten rabbits from a single farmer, but if you were for example five farmers each with ten rabbits that makes it fifty a number that any buyer would be comfortable with.

    NB: Do not trust those sweet talking buyers. Term of sale must be cash.

    To all starters, do your research well. The internet has much of the info that you may need. Before you buy breeders visit several rabbit keepers. That way you will learn much and be able to get exactly what you are looking for.

    You can visit Mr Wachira of Makandara near the law courts or Sigona Rabbit Farm.

    Before I forget let me indicate here that I have several one month old earlops that will be ready for sale in a months time. Four months old earlops and white newzealands are also available.

    For more information do not hesitate to contact me. I can send you via email pictures of my breeds.

    Comrades, I wish you all well and may God keep and guide you.

    Regards,
    Bernard Kagume
    +254721594075
    mweigarabbitry@yahoo.com
    abkagumek@yahoo.com

  • By Nganga, September 27, 2011 @ 9:47 am

    Hello.
    for all of you who want to start rearing rabbits i would like to congratulate you.it is proving to be the next best form of income.
    at rabbitville we endeavor in providing high quality rabbits for breeders, ranging from California white and newZealand white.
    we are locates at kinoo-muthiga.rabbits of all size are available.fir more information dont hesitate to post in this blog or better still use our email rabbitville@yahoo.com.also you can use or phone number 0726655908 ask for nganga

    Regards

  • By tabitha, September 28, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

    looking for rabits in eldoret.

  • By Njoroge, October 4, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

    Hi guys, it really is encouraging to see people finally getting up and about and getting into productive businesses. I am a rabbit farmer myself and have numerous breeds. should anyone be interested in buying or perhaps know anyone who would, please do not hesitate to email me. i have over 90 of them currently. Thank you.

  • By Mbitu Charles, October 5, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

    Hi all

    I am a rabbit farmer based in Kiambu, Just past Ruaka town on yur way to Banana. Use matatu route no. 106 at Konja mosque. If anyone is interested in rabbits- all breeds, please contact me on my email address cmbitu@yahoo.com or call 0724 432 131.
    Information/knowledge on good husbandry is is availabe free of charge. Thank you

  • By James, October 10, 2011 @ 8:20 pm

    Hello guys.. am really impressed by the rabbit farming in kenya. however i have seen very many people are worried about the market. I tend to think there are very many consumers of rabbit meat locally and internationally. we need to supply all the supermarkets like Nakumatt, uchumi and Naivas..i have been there and there is no Rabbit sousages. no rabbit meat no any product from rabbit.that i believe the whole public needs this products. besides export business

  • By tarrabiz farm house, October 11, 2011 @ 8:59 am

    hi james.i wud like to talk to you about exporting of rabbit meat.my no. is 0712956649.

  • By Steve Gikera, October 11, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

    @Tarrabliz Farm House, I could be interested with the export idea. Please mail me the requirements (gikera@hotmail.com).

  • By ann, October 11, 2011 @ 1:12 pm

    Hi Guys…ijust happened to stumble on this site that i find very informative and educative. i’m the new kid on the block and interested in rearing rabbits for commercial purposes in kitengela. i’m just doing final touches on their hses and in need of some good pure breeds. Could anyone suggest to me the breeds & where i could get them from. my e-mail is annclairek@yahoo.com

    bless you

  • By sussy, October 11, 2011 @ 9:45 pm

    I bought 2 bunnies, buck and doe i think both are newzeland white, the buck is black eye and the female is pink/red eyes. After separating them coz they were meting too much, the doe is very relactant to feed and clearly lost so much weight. so how can i handle these? i bought on my way and do not know the ages.

  • By sussy, October 11, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

    oops my email address for reply is sislogedi@yahoo.com

  • By kamau mwangi, October 12, 2011 @ 10:59 am

    @ Ann above please visit chester rabbits farm in gitaru near kikuyu. their number is 0722321227, the have an impressive farm structure and animals
    this is their email> chesterrabbitsfarm@gmail.com and website> http://chesterrabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    they have some of the best hutch designs and pure breed rabbits i’ve come across.
    thanks

  • By kiambu rabbit farmers, October 15, 2011 @ 11:14 am

    Kiambu Rabbit Farmers led by their able Chairman, Simon have identified a Rabbit Market.

    Adding value to rabbit meat. They are preparing sausages, samosa and pie from rabbit meat.

    The Group have participated in;
    ** Nyeri ASK [slaughtered 50]
    ** Nairobi International Trade Fair [slaughtered 125]
    ** World Egg Day in Ndumberi yesterday, 14/10/2011 [slaughtered 50]

    Above figures show that there is market. Farmers pursue this line.CREATE MARKET AROUND YOU FIRST

    The group are buying rabbits for slaughter at Ksh 300 per Kilogram. Also, they are training individuals and Groups to;
    ** make sausages at KSH 2000 per person
    ** make samosa at KSH 1000 per peson
    ** make pie at KSH 1500 per person

    For more information contact;

    Simon 0723232388 OR

    Jane 0724865395

    Thank you and keep and eat rabbits regularly.

  • By wang'ombe gitonga, October 23, 2011 @ 8:26 am

    I have rabbits ready for sale. Good quality for breeding and also meat. We keep them in excellent conditions and in a clean hygienic environment.Check out our website for more information and images of our rabbits and structures. (https://sites.google.com/site/k4k4sungura/). Feel free to contact us anytime. Let us build this industry together.

  • By Anthony Mwangi, October 28, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

    Hi. I have 3 does – new zealand white, california white and flemish giant respectively for sale. 9 months old and large. If interested kindly reach me on 0720543344.

  • By kimathi derrick, November 1, 2011 @ 1:54 pm

    i would like to venture in the rabbit industry.please tell me how much i need to start and whether i will get a ready market for my animal and at which price?

  • By manje farm, November 2, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

    am a farmer located at kilifi.i rear rabbit.those interested to buy rabbit meat, or rabbit can kindly contact email

  • By manje farm, November 2, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

    my email,10karanja@gmail.com

  • By Nelson Wambeo, November 9, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    I require good rabbit breeds and ready for large scale production in Kitale. Contact me on 0724 919 144

  • By isaac, November 18, 2011 @ 6:34 am

    Hi guys wanted to venture into large rabbits rearing in kiambu, what is the capcity in Gilgil, does one has to book to deliver?

  • By Suzi Mulindu, November 21, 2011 @ 9:30 am

    Hey’s I have a califonia white doe and a flemish giant,9months old up for a quick sale (since I have no one to leave them with and am travelling for like a month), for the price of a 2 month old. Get intouch in interested on 0700375404.

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  • By carol, November 29, 2011 @ 3:44 pm

    am intrested in growing commercial rabbits kindly advice on the capital required, market availability and who to contact on training and their location for site seeing

  • By Rabbit farmer, December 1, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

    I have about 80 mature rabbits i need to get rid off anyone intrested.They are of different breeds. – 0723952315.Must go.

  • By Kinanie Rabbit Farm, December 2, 2011 @ 7:49 pm

    We have rabbits ready for sale. Good quality for breeding and also meat. We keep them in excellent conditions and in a clean hygienic environment.Check out our website for more information and images of our rabbits and structures. (https://sites.google.com/site/k4k4sungura/). Feel free to contact us anytime. Let us build this industry together.

  • By Damaris, December 3, 2011 @ 10:51 am

    I am a rabbit breeder based in Eldoret, i have good quality breeds for meatand pets ready for sale, mainly newzealand white and chinchilla. if you are interested please contact me thruogh. damachep@yahoo.com or 0723759491. i also provide information on breeding for new breeders. thanks

  • By KHIM ENTERPRISES RABBITS, December 3, 2011 @ 10:59 am

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  • By Sussy, December 4, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

    Welcome to the bunny world, i did a few months back and am so hooked to them already. got palomino,carlifonian white,newzealand white and American grey. 2 are getting kits by january 2012. Get in touch with me for your bunny bread then as you catch up on the latest on pure breads. sislogedi@yahoo.com. +245733729854. my backyard is my fast stop when i walk into the house. Parklands Nairobi Kenya.

  • By Jane Mwangi, December 8, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    Rabbit keeping is good and a very interesting job to do. Many have been encouraging me to keep as many but the challenge is market. The truth is you visit various hotels in Kenya there is nothing like rabbit meet in their menu. New breeders are asking if there is any assurance of market and am unable give a lie for am stranded with with my 100 Bucks rabbits which I want to sell but to who. What we need to do is teach or give a seminar to hoteliers on how to prepare rabbit meet and explain how nutritious it is. Otherwise Its hard to get buyers and many rabbit breeders are stranded with their rabbits like me. Iam in Kiambu Kamiti Corner Estate Tel 0721251834 and my breads are Chinchilla, Flemish Giant, Chequered Giant, Palomino, Rex, Newzealand, Califonia, Earloped and Dutch. Please get intouch if you require one. Please let us tell the truth about Rabbit market.

  • By Damaris, December 14, 2011 @ 10:06 am

    Am soo fascinated seeing the interest and enthusiasm of my fellow rabbit breeders. I am based in Eldoret Uasin Gishu county. I have newzealand white and Chinchilla. 7 mature ones and 9 bunnies. if anyone is interested on information bout breeding am more than willing to offer, i also sell my rabbits at a very affordable price. if interested contact me on 0737238361.

  • By Simon, December 14, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    Hi all Rabbit Farmers
    I have been following your conversation closely. I am more intrested with one of the bye products from your pets, the skin. We cannot all be farmers, we have to create a bigger niche for the products, since as I have noted, we are all intrested in rearing, then the big question is if we are all rearing the rabbits, who will consume them.Hence the reason I am deviating from rearing to consuming one of the bye product. The Fur and the Pelt. Kindly let me know if you can supply the two in bulk.

  • By Simon, December 14, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

    I still support foo idea. Yes, we are making rabbit meat a luxurious meat and meant for the ‘Few Rich’ only, forgeting about the ‘majority poor’.I have a strong feeling that we should borrow Professor Yunus of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh idea or our own Equity Bank Model, target the mass because for one, they posses liquid cash and are spendthrift than the rich. logic depicts that i would go for a chickken or a fish going for 500 than for a rabbit going for 3500-5000 and derive the same utility from both. Factoring the hypes we are getting that rabbit keeping is a booming business, we are likely to divert our capital toward that venture, and marcue other are sourced as loans. We are likely to create a pool of farmers with nowhere to take their product. Reason, no market for the meat considering it’s exorbitant price. But think of this, a local butcher is able to sell your meat to his customer who can make a choice between a cow meat and a rabbit meat and opt the later because of its high value but at a slight varying price, by the end of the week he is able to sell 300kg of rabbit meat, he makes small profit out of this and you too make profit and in return he has created an avenue for your product to reach the intended client. With time, people get to know there is another delicacy apart from what they are used to;cow’s meat. The demand for rabbit meat goes up and the market forces of demand and supply take effect from there.

  • By Simon, December 14, 2011 @ 9:39 pm

    Kiambu Farmers have set the trend. Target the bottom of pyramid because that is where the majority are

  • By njambi, December 15, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

    Rabbit bye product(Fur)

    Simon wrote he`s more interested in rabbit skin,but he didn`t say whether he wanted fresh or treated skin.SIMON! can you please give us your contact and your buying price.

  • By Mbitu, December 21, 2011 @ 7:31 am

    Hi All

    Advise to all prospecting rabbit farmers.

    Do not be fooled. There is no ready market in Kenya for rabbits. The reports you have been reading in the newspapers and other media are for people trying to market themselves. There is no rabbit that can go for Kes 1,000 and more. I have some which were for trials but they have no market.
    Do not start with many. Start for your own house consumption. Start with two does and one buck to be servicing them but DO NOT start it for commercial purposes.

    All the best

  • By ben, December 21, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

    Hi all,

    Let not the kind of Mr Mbitu demoralize you. Let us be realistic. When you decide to start a commercial rabbitry you must be sure of the market to target. The same case applies to any other kind of business. Please do your home work well. Who provides a market for mama mboga, hawker, shopkeeper, plumber, kinyozi just to mention a few? Then who is supposed to provide a market for our rabbits? Is it the government or the NGOs? TAFAKHALI HAYO.

    The biggest mistake that most rabbit farmers make is starting to keep rabbits without identifying the market for their products. They also exaggerate the prices high hence potential customers shying away from them. I think it is very abnormal to sell a rabbit weighing 4kgs at say ksh 2000 that have cost ksh 350 to produce.

    THE MARKET IS THERE BUT YOU NEED TO IDENTIFY IT.

    ***** PLEASE BE WARE ****
    Some merciless people are out to fleece rabbit farmers of their hard earned money. They claim they have a ready market for rabbit meat products, train farmers on value addition at very high prices, sell repackaged veterinary medications (read goats, cows, chicken etc), sell copy and paste materials from the internet on rabbit keeping etc, etc,etc and the list goes on.
    THEY CALL THEM SELVES SERVICE PROVIDERS. These are just cons. Period. If we can not trust KCC and KMC why should we trust them.
    If they are genuine they should buy the rabbits from us and take them to where ever they have the market not taking our rabbits away as we wait for them to pay us when they are paid by who ever buys the rabbits from them.

    Say NO to them. Remember the PYRAMIDS. The fore told is fore warned.

    Anyway join hands with other like minded farmers around you and look for a market at say big hotels, Chines hotels, Italian hotels, Gilgil rabbit butchery etc and even your neighbours not forgeting yourselves especially during this festive season.

    Have a merry christmas and a new year full of hope. Do not give up and always think positively. Tujengane na tusaidiane.

    SAY NO TO CONS.

  • By Rurigi, December 21, 2011 @ 7:58 pm

    I’m a chairman of a board of a secondary school and we intend to start a rabbittarry for our own protein supply however I’m amazed by the desire of quick riches from rabbit meat.My advise is to start selling to schools,they offer the best current market and the future but offer non prohibiting prices.

  • By ben, December 22, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

    Food for thought from Mr Rurigi above to all rabbit farmers. Is that not an untapped market? Tell them again Mr Rurigi.

  • By Mbitu, December 23, 2011 @ 10:27 am

    Mine is not a discouragement but a caution. The best investment decsions are made when one is made fully aware from an experienced point of view other than from an expectation.
    When you want to invest, seek all information i.e do your thorough market research before commiting your funds into that venture bouyed up with hopes and expectations then later be frustrated.
    If it is schools, visit the schools and determine if they will buy from you and how much and how frequently.
    Do a study about rabbits. What are their weaknesses per breed and how do they perform. How well do they breed and is it guaranteed that they survive the whole litter to maturity.
    Risks other than returns determine whether one will invest or not and where the two meet ie. risk return trade off, one makes a decision.
    All the best.

  • By Patricia, December 26, 2011 @ 11:43 am

    Hello. I have 10 rabbits for sale, between 3 mths and 12 mths, at reasonble prices. 2 are male and the rest female. Breeds are dutch, earlope, california white, flemish. Interested and serious buyers contact me on 0721403284.

  • By john, January 3, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

    @ Mbitu, Thanks for sound advise.Please don’t fall in to the trap some of us fell in.Rabbit market in Kenya does not exist.even hotels that tried their hands in this cuisine stopped not even the Chinese restaurants.DO NOT DO RABBIT FARMING FOR COMMERCIAL PERPOSE.you will regret.
    for home comnsumption go ahead.

    Question what became of the big abattoir that was being build by the government and farmers union in Kiambu,One year on no dalili of any thing.
    Do not be fooled by professional marketers Mutaumia.

  • By owino, January 5, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

    Interessting!! After 2 years of reading how this is the next best thing to “ugali na sukuma wiki” Mr Mbitu comes and tells us it’s all a big con! Actually after reading all the praises of this rabbit industry I started thinking to myself “there must be a catch somewhere…!” Personnaly I don’t come across any rabbits ANYWHERE in Kenya (hotels or homes) so I’m also still wondering “who eats these rabbits?”, coz am thinking I’d have to sell at least 100 a month to make it worthwhile. All you people producing rabbits, where are they being sold. In the meantime tho I might try for home consumption!

  • By sussy, January 7, 2012 @ 11:58 pm

    Finally got it right these time round. I got pure breads, from 3 i now have 17 pure breads, very nice and addictive, initially as pets, now most people look at them, ask questions and place their orders. They are very cheap and easy to maintain. I do it in my back yard, the meat is soooo good and yes alot, the benefits are phenomenon, more proteins with low cholesteral. The need no much space and take just very few of your minutes to sort them out. prepare your cage and you are good to go, more so google to ain info. do not listen to loosers, its fun doing it.

  • By sussy, January 8, 2012 @ 12:01 am

    Lets do these Nairobian hit me sisloedi@yahoo.com

  • By ben, January 9, 2012 @ 7:36 am

    Hi

    Thanks Mr Mbitu for your clarification. I now get you right.

    You are not discouraging but advising.
    I believe commercial rabbit keeping is just like any other business where one has to market his/her products.

    Can the farmers stop falling prey to these fraudsters calling themselves marketers or even service providers. THEY ARE JUST CONS.

  • By demshyna, January 9, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    i made up my mind to start rearing rabbits for home consunption with an intention of going commercial later when i get the market. i know the market is there only if one is willing to look for it and only when you can sell it at a reasonable price. we are living in hard economic tyms where anybody intending to do business wit a kenyan must tend to be careful not to damage his pocket as well as not ignore other products that are available in the mkt ie pork beef etc. i nd ear lobed breed n am in meru

  • By kiarie, January 10, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    I totally agree that there is no market for rabbits after reading all the above posts. Hakuna commercial market, possibly for home consumption. All rabbit farmers have put there numbers lokking for people to buy. Poleni.

  • By ben, January 12, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    Hi demshyna.

    Please indicate your contacts. Email address will do so that I can send you pictures of what I have. Several french earlops available that will be weaned in a months time. Reasonable price offered.

  • By Angela, January 16, 2012 @ 11:52 am

    Hi All
    This is very a wonderful blog.
    First and foremost, when getting into any business dont expect someone else to do your work for you. You MUST go out there and market yourself. The reason why some people are feeling frustrated by rabbit keeping is because they expect some clients to just show up at their door step to buy rabbits.
    You have seen people selling insurance running up and down and being annoyingly persistent and it all pays at the end.
    You must embrace the business totally, take it as your baby and nurture it for you to get the desired results.
    There is market for rabbits.
    Before i started keeping rabbits i could tell guys that i intend to keep rabbits and three months down as i was preparing everything including rabbit structures i already had three clients in line and after selling to them, they still came back for more. There are orders but the problem is being able to meet this demand.
    It is all up to ones attitude.

  • By ben, January 17, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    Tell them again Angela.

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  • By Lydia Mutuku, February 24, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    Welcome to a newly established rabbit farm! We now have 3 month old, weaned and ready for sale rabbits.
    Breeds available are: California White, New Zealand, Palomino, Dutch and Ear Lop.

    Contact us for best prices
    Bunny Land Inc. Ltd
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    Contact person: Lydia Mutuku, Brenda Wairimu
    Email: mutukul0109@gmail.com; brendanwairimu@yahoo.com
    Web: http://www.bunnylandinc.com
    Tel: Lydia 0720 836 523 and 0735 640 009
    Tel: Brenda 0732 412 672

  • By sigona rabbits farm, March 7, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    rabbits diseases
    Pasteurelosia:
    Occurs when the rabbits are exposed to the wind. It affects the lungs. A sign of this disease is abnormal breathing. The only way to prevent the disease is by protecting
    the rabbits from the wind. This can be done by covering the hutch at night.
    . Pneumonia:
    This disease arises by exposure of rabbits to wind. It also occurs when the droppings are trapped in the hutch. The decomposing waste releases ammonia which
    when inhaled into the lungs causes pneumonia. Protection of rabbits from the wind and making sure that droppings do not build up on the floor will help to protect the animals
    Note;Always consult a vet for danger signs,tho’ prevention is better than cure

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  • By sigona rabbits farm, March 12, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
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    PHONE 0722 12 49 13

    GROOMING Rabbits, Rabbits will groom themselves, however in doing so they are prone to hair balls. Brushing your rabbit at least once a week will reduce the chances of hairballs. Angora rabbits with full coats will have to be brushed more frequently. Brushing should be done more frequently during shedding season. Rabbits shed about every three months. Be sure to only use a brush or comb that will not hurt the rabbits delicate skin. Do not trim the hair on the rabbits hocks and back feet or it may cause hock sores. Rabbits generally do not need to be bathed. If your rabbit is dirty in only one area only wash that area as bathing a rabbit can be very stressful for the bunny. Check ears regularly for wax. Dark build up can be a sign of ear mites. Lop eared rabbits are more prone to ear problems, rabbits can get fleas. If your rabbit gets fleas contact your vet for the best way to eliminate the itchy bugs from their fur.

    LOCATION-ZAMBEZI,200 METRES FROM THE HIGHWAY ON YOUR WAY TO KARI,TURN FIRST LEFT Find AGDA HARDWARE/.
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  • By Liz, March 13, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    Hi all,

    I need 5 kgs of rabbit meat @ 300.00. anyone willing to sell?
    (5 rabbits of 1 kg if possible)George of Chester rabbits please call me. I lost your number . 0722-233900

  • By Mutsune, March 18, 2012 @ 10:56 pm

    After reading all the comments from 2009 till present day, its sort of like following contours. The sell sell is astronomical. What screams out to me( my humble opinion). If yours a get rich quick scheme for rabbit husbandary then think twice. Most likely patience is not your forte. Firstly our country has a characteristic that sticks out in many areas before you create an awareness about anything short of giving it out freely you have done it all. Lol its just one of our national characteristic traits we cannot help it. Doesn make a difference what the product or service might be. Whether its a question of do or die. We do like to take our time. So lets not get ahead of ourselves. Lets deal the Time Card. . . . we will get there eventually

  • By Ken, March 24, 2012 @ 10:33 am

    Lets not leave on stereo typed myths that rabbits have no markets in Kenya but have in mind that their by products also makes money.Its a worthwhile investment with minimum capital.Am also breeder and also sell for meat.

  • By phylis, March 27, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

    hi all i gues rabbit farming is good only uve to get orgazed let those of you who arent able to sell not confuse others n like any oother business u must doors to customer so GO go go go rabbits farmers DO NOT GIVE UP
    phylis

  • By CELESTINE OKETCH AWANGE, March 30, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    Why can one find rabbit butchery in Nairobi? Have had that the meat is delicious and what to purchase and prepare it myself.

  • By njambi, April 2, 2012 @ 1:32 pm

    TO CELESTINE OKETCH
    I don`t know of any butchery in Nairobi, but am the saleslady of gilgil rabbit meat centre .I supply Nairobi clients on Monday-wensday if interested get intouch through cellphone 0721562481.

  • By dann too, April 11, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    ihave about 30 mature rabbits and about 15 young ones.am searching 4 market to sell to.tho variety is the giant flemish and some newzealand white.please somebody show me.my number is 0725274451.am in eldama ravine

  • By marina farms, May 19, 2012 @ 11:46 am

    i admire the way kenyans are on the look out for business ventures.No excuse to stay jobless,just find something to angage in.

    we are based in south coast mombasa,doing rabbitry on small scale.
    rabbit meat available,6weeks old bunnies vailable for sale.

    meanwhile those interested in breeding stock,check us by end of june.
    email kahenda5@yahoo.com,0731554525

  • By mwangi, May 23, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    Hamjambo wafugaji na wakulima wa sungura. I have followed this blog for awhile now. We at tinet agri and rabiit farm are currently buying rabbit for meat. If u are a farmer and you would wish to sell your rabbit, contact us on 0731369443.ANY amount will be bought as long as they are healthy and are more than 1.5 kg life weight. Each kg is kshs 250 life weight. Welcome all.

  • By Simon, May 29, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    Hi guys,took me a substantial period to check thro from March 2009,i guess i need no further info,coz i have heard of all i cud from experience,and professional advice from Sigona ,Nyambari..et al..i need starter bunnies,get in touch..mbulbiz@yahoo.com

  • By chris, May 29, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

    i have 18 rabits 4 sale any interested customer is welcome my no.+254712260983

  • By Arvin, May 30, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    I have 22 high breed rabbits for sale. Rabbits are located in Athi River. Feel free to contact me @ 0735-053753.

  • By denis micheni, May 31, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    Hey people. Av been following ths blog since dec 2010 and of late i d ecided to keep 2 to begin with. They are califonia whites. I need 2 add 2 more. Either flemish giants or earloped breeds. My email is demshyna@gmail.com or just halla @ 0723315919

  • By sigona rabbits, June 7, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    hi Micheni,simon get in touch.

    we have big big offers and ready market for meat.get in touch
    Esther
    sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13

    LOCATION-ZAMBEZI,200 METRES FROM THE HIGHWAY ON YOUR WAY TO KARI,TURN FIRST LEFT Find AGDA HARDWARE/.
    FROM NAIROBI TOWN USE MATATU NO 131 BEHIND MARBLE ARCH/AKAMBA BUS AND ALIGHT AT WANGONG CENTRE/AGDA HARDWARE.TAKE THE FIRST LEFT TURN,WE ARE IN THE 5TH GREY GATE

  • By sigona rabbits, June 7, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    log in to http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.com/ for more information on rabbits keeping.
    Esther–0722 12 49 13
    welcome

  • By denis micheni, June 9, 2012 @ 10:26 pm

    I bought my 2 rabbits thea @ sigona. I must say thanx for al the info i got from there. I wl b coming back again @ sigona

  • By sigona rabbits, June 13, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

    Thanks Micheni,Lilly,Shiro.
    welcome again n again
    sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com

  • By Koech, June 19, 2012 @ 10:39 am

    Kindly am into Rabbitary in eldoret,would like to confirm any ready market soonest.i got local breeds n just began breeding new zealand whites.Per kg plz fone 0723396515

  • By Koech, June 19, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    Thanks ppl

  • By David, June 25, 2012 @ 4:55 am

    I would want to start commercial rabit farming an Thika.where should i get the best breed for meat production? I have hatches in place as i used to rear them small time.And again who has info on the market i wouldn’t mind selling at arouund 300 bob or so a kg but lifeweight
    my contact-0734625343

  • By mark, June 25, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    like that some1 posted as a buyer of rabbit bt wld like to knw are thea any ather buyers out thea nd what are thea prices pliz let me knw thanks.(facebook e-mail is maqtwine@gmail.com)

  • By saniz, June 27, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

    the real price per rabbit should be 100bob and it will take ages for kenyans to start the new diet coz they associate them with rats and anyway you need atleast 10k a month that means u need to sell 100rabbits a month and thats if u get the market n if desease comes they all go, think. the other side is ati u will sell 1 for 300 but customer hard to find so what to do?

  • By Cynthia, July 5, 2012 @ 6:54 am

    Jambo!

    Im doing a research on Rabbit farming but so far, not much…Can you help? I want to go into it commercially and need to learn about the breeds/start up costs/food :-) Thanks

  • By denis micheni, July 6, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    Kaeni hapo mkisema hakuna market. I gave my rabbits napier grass and one smal one died. Wats wrng?please advice.

    Sanize u rily amaze me. Even the locaestest breeds in the remotest part of my hme town dasnt cost 100. Maybe you are talking of those white rats wch am also sure costs more than 100. If someone doesnt want to steel from you then he should sell you a mature one @ 2000 atleast.

  • By sigona rabbits, July 9, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    Hi Denis give dry matter to the rabbits always.
    Lucy

  • By Arvin, July 27, 2012 @ 6:22 am

    I have more rabbits for sale if anyone is looking. Sold the ones that I previously advertised. All breeds and good prices.
    0735-053753 or arkyse@yahoo.com

  • By njoroge, August 5, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    Hi everyone? I would like to partner with 2 or three rabbit farmers to establish rabbit meat outlet. Ready market is available. You can reach me on, 0720045560. Kindly,serious farmers pliz. Thanks, Njoroge.

  • By Maggie, August 6, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    I have 2 months old kenbro chicks selling at Ksh 600. If interested in rearing this hybrid kienyeji chicken, pls call
    0733 285 830.

  • By Amos, September 8, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

    Rabbitsw for sale @ 1000. Call 0724100202

  • By joan, September 15, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    i need some rabbits

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    keeping either for business or for any other purpose.

  • By Norah, September 22, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    Calling on rabbit breeders from nakuru, is there an association of rabbit breeder in the area, my stock is growing. Contact me in 0726217475

  • By Angela, September 26, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    I have rabbits for meat. Contact me on 0721412300

  • By njambi, October 3, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    My visit to ASK SHOW was so exciting this time coz i had the oppotunity to visit,ministry of agriculture value addition section where i feasted on rabbit meat cooked and served by Nakuru Rabbit Meat centre.Hogera wakulima wa Nakuru.How i wish all rabbit farmers can visit this stand, and learn more about creating your own market.

  • By keziah, October 11, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

    hi people where can i get rabbit meat buyers here in kenya and also websites my number is 0723524312

  • By paul, October 15, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

    am intrested in rabbit farming bt dnt know how am going to market them please help

  • By paul, October 15, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    am frm kikuyu kenya please help on marketting of rabbits.0719459753

  • By paul, October 15, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

    ave realized that most farmers are having problems now that we have this site and we have farmers interacting why dont the farmers join hands and market their rabbits together

  • By sigona rabbits farm, October 25, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    Rabbits are hindgut digesters. This means that most of their digestion takes place in their large intestine and cecum. In rabbits the cecum is about 10 times bigger than the stomach and it along with the large intestine makes up roughly 40% of the rabbit’s digestive tract.[The unique musculature of the cecum allows the intestinal tract of the rabbit to separate fibrous material from more digestible material; the fibrous material is passed as feces, while the more nutritious material is encased in a mucous lining as a cecotrope. Cecotropes, sometimes called “night feces”, are high in minerals, vitamins and proteins that are necessary to the rabbit’s health. Rabbits eat these to meet their nutritional requirements; the mucous coating allows the nutrients to pass through the acidic stomach for digestion in the intestines. This process allows rabbits to extract the necessary nutrients from their food.
    sigona rabbits farm

    sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13

    LOCATION-ZAMBEZI,200 METRES FROM THE HIGHWAY ON YOUR WAY TO KARI,TURN FIRST LEFT Find AGDA HARDWARE/.
    FROM NAIROBI TOWN USE MATATU NO 131 BEHIND MARBLE ARCH/AKAMBA BUS AND ALIGHT AT WANGONG CENTRE/AGDA HARDWARE.TAKE THE FIRST LEFT TURN,WE ARE IN THE 5TH GREY GATE

  • By sigona rabbits farm, October 25, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    The most obvious difference between rabbits and hares is how their kits are born. Rabbits are altricial, having young that are born blind and hairless. In contrast, hares are born with hair and are able to see (precocial). All rabbits except cottontail rabbits live underground in burrows or warrens, while hares live in simple nests above the ground (as do cottontail rabbits), and usually do not live in groups. Hares are generally larger than rabbits, with longer ears, larger and longer hind legs and have black markings on their fur. Hares have not been domesticated, while European rabbits are both raised for meat and kept as pets.
    sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13

    LOCATION-ZAMBEZI,200 METRES FROM THE HIGHWAY ON YOUR WAY TO KARI,TURN FIRST LEFT Find AGDA HARDWARE/.
    FROM NAIROBI TOWN USE MATATU NO 131 BEHIND MARBLE ARCH/AKAMBA BUS AND ALIGHT AT WANGONG CENTRE/AGDA HARDWARE.TAKE THE FIRST LEFT TURN,WE ARE IN THE 5TH GREY GATE

  • By sigona rabbits farm, October 25, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    SIGONA DOGS
    WE NOW HAVE DOGS MANY PURE BREEDS WELCOME
    sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13

    LOCATION-ZAMBEZI,200 METRES FROM THE HIGHWAY ON YOUR WAY TO KARI,TURN FIRST LEFT Find AGDA HARDWARE/.
    FROM NAIROBI TOWN USE MATATU NO 131 BEHIND MARBLE ARCH/AKAMBA BUS AND ALIGHT AT WANGONG CENTRE/AGDA HARDWARE.TAKE THE FIRST LEFT TURN,WE ARE IN THE 5TH GREY GATE

  • By meshack, October 30, 2012 @ 11:11 am

    i keep and rare rabitts in ngong kibiko area.Ihave som e that are ready for meat but would like to sale them alive for the buyer to go and slaugther.The costs are 2500 per one.can be contacted on 0726732220 meshack

  • By njambi, November 1, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

    Just a piece of advice .Meshack do this simple calculation to determine how much to sell rabbit for meat.Measure live weight of your rabbit, minus 1.5 kgs of waste which includes(skin,head and any other wastes),so live weight minus 1.5 is equal to approximate carcas weight(meat for consumption).So how much do you want the buyer to offer per kg?Am a farmer also and am not intending to discourage you,but be realistic.

  • By KHENT GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS, November 15, 2012 @ 4:39 am

    we are glad to notify all rabbit breeders and dog lovers that we sell guard dogs(security dogs),companion dogs suitable for pet etc. contact us 0750369215 or mail at sales@khent.co.ke or contact sigona farm for more info.

    frm: Business Development Manager

    Wambua M Mutua.

  • By Arrows Rabbit dealers, January 12, 2013 @ 7:35 pm

    We buy and sell rabbits cal. us 0729338131

  • By Gitanya, January 16, 2013 @ 8:40 am

    I’m in a capacity to deliver 100-150rabbits in a week,contact me 0724317010

  • By Arrows Rabbit dealers, January 22, 2013 @ 6:34 pm

    Cross your Rabbit with Rex

  • By sigona rabbits farm, January 30, 2013 @ 1:18 pm

    WE NOW HAVE DOGS MANY PURE BREEDS WELCOME
    sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.blogspot.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13

    LOCATION-ZAMBEZI,200 METRES FROM THE HIGHWAY ON YOUR WAY TO KARI,TURN FIRST LEFT Find AGDA HARDWARE/.
    FROM NAIROBI TOWN USE MATATU NO 131 BEHIND MARBLE ARCH/AKAMBA BUS AND ALIGHT AT WANGONG CENTRE/AGDA HARDWARE.TAKE THE FIRST LEFT TURN,WE ARE IN THE 5TH GREY GATE

  • By sigona rabbits farm, January 30, 2013 @ 1:22 pm

    Meeting Legal Responsibilities

    If rabbits are slaughtered for sale in commercial establishments (food stores, restaurants, etc), they must be processed in a manner that meets local or state health codes. These codes are usually established and enforced by state agencies, although community agencies may also have regulatory control. In most instances, meeting state requirements and slaughtering with a “state license” is sufficient for sale of rabbit carcasses. Check with your local Agent or state meat inspection agency for the policies that govern the processing and sale of rabbits in your area.

    Dressing Procedure

    Rabbits are killed by one of two methods. The preferred method is dislocation of the neck. The rabbit is held firmly by the rear legs and head; it is stretched full length. Then with a hard, sharp pull, the head is bent backward to dislocate the neck. The rabbit can also be struck a hard, quick blow to the skull behind the ears. A blunt stick or side of the hand is commonly used to incapacitate the rabbit. Both methods quickly render the rabbit unconscious.

    After dislocation or stunning, the rabbit is hung by one of the hind legs above the hock joint. The head is immediately removed to allow complete bleeding. The forefeet are then removed. The next step is to cut the skin around the hock joints of the legs and then to cut between these points across the lower part of the body. Remove the tail and pull the skin down and forward over the body. The skins of young or fryer age rabbits are easily removed in this way; it is more difficult to remove the skins of older rabbits. If skins are saved for marketing, they should be handled as indicated in the Rabbit Skins and Pelts section.

    After the head, forefeet and skin are removed, the carcass, while still hanging, is opened to remove the viscera. Make a cut from the lower part of the abdomen near the anus to the mid-point of the lowest rib. The intestinal tract and lungs are normally removed. Liver, kidneys, and heart remain with the carcass. Remove the carcass from the hanger and cut off the rear feet at the hock joint.

    Wash the carcass with clean, cold water to remove hair and any other soil or debris, and store it at a cold temperature, preferably at 35oF. and not over 40oF. Do not hold dressed carcasses for any length of time in water as they absorb excess moisture which becomes considered as a contaminant. When large numbers of rabbits are to be slaughtered, the operation on an assembly line basis is much more rapid and efficient.

    Dressed rabbits may be sold whole or can be cut into parts. Various types of marketing devices (plastic cartons and trays) are available for packaging one or more carcasses.
    SIGONA RABBITS FARM
    NAIROBI-NAKURU HIGHWAY-KIKUYU-KENYA
    P.O BOX 55055 00200
    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13
    we specialize in rabbit breeding,we train NGO’s,Individuals and
    Groups on rabbit keeping,we sell hybrid rabbits,pets and slaughter
    rabbits on demand.

  • By sigona rabbits farm, February 5, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    FUTURE OF RABBITS FARMING IN KENYA
    People have to embrace “eating rabbits” we have many rabbit’s keepers who do not eat rabbits. It starts with you then extends to your friends, relatives, neighbors, workmates e.t.c.Mombasa being a tourist destination we should have a very big market.

  • By timothy mwangi thuo, February 6, 2013 @ 4:58 pm

    i am a rabbit famer but i have no stable market i’m trusting that God will provide and please never give up in life thanks a lot.

  • By EUNICE LEKI, February 27, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

    please sigona contact me on 0725321914 i want rabbit farming.

  • By EUNICE LEKI, February 27, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

    By Eunice Leki cel phone no. 0725321914 i want to farm rabbits. Hellow James i would like to start rabbit farming.

  • By Kampi ya moto, Nakuru., March 5, 2013 @ 10:01 am

    Hallo everyone! I have 7 mature New Zealand white rabbits for sale. They are only 3 months old, but each already weighs more than 2.5kgs! I will pass on my dietary secret too, don’t worry!
    Asking 3,000 shillings.
    0724 565 299

  • By stig, March 14, 2013 @ 6:41 am

    ii am selling rabbits please contact 0712870071

  • By SIGONA RABBITS FARM, April 8, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    Did you know that rabbits do not feed on :
    • Onions – note all plants in the onion family are bad for rabbis and may be toxic, and should be strictly avoided. The only exception is chives, which may be offered in extreme limitation.
    • Tiny bits of pancake – unhealthy for rabbits because it has egg, dairy, sugar, flour, oil, preservatives, etc. are all bad for rabbits. Rabbits should not eat human foods like this. Aside from their pellets, rabbits should only eat whole, fresh foods: nothing processed, cooked, store-bought, etc.
    SIGONA RABBITS FARM
    NAIROBI-NAKURU HIGHWAY-KIKUYU-KENYA
    P.O BOX 55055 00200
    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13

  • By Joseph, April 15, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

    I am prospective rabbit farmer. i just acquired 1/2 acre farm in kajiado county, 30km away from nairobi. I am looking for a donor to assist in financing this venture and market linkages. plse link me up on jchacha2001@yahoo.com

  • By Caleb, April 29, 2013 @ 11:13 am

    Hi. My name is Caleb and I rear rabbits in Nairobi. I am looking for the market for rabbit meat. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    Regards,

    Caleb Wasilwa.

  • By patrick, May 21, 2013 @ 1:01 am

    hi guys am looking for 6 months old new zealand white does pure breeds and bucks. 30 of them at a reasonable price. any one in nairobi??? 0723212126.

  • By keli, June 6, 2013 @ 8:13 am

    Am interested in keeping rabbits from Mbooni in Makueni county. I would like to know which type of rabbit has good market and who can supply me with the same.
    Any relevant information is highly appreciated.
    keli nikolas

  • By sean, June 20, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    what a great way to encourage self reliance in the community.i would however like your assistance in marketing of my rabbits.

  • By Muiruri, June 21, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    We breed high quality rabbit breeds. Visit us on facebook @ jujarabbits

  • By REV. EDDY N. NYANGWESO, June 22, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    THANKS FOR YOUR SITE
    I RESIDE IN KISII
    I SALE RABBITS
    ALL BREEDS AVAILABLE CONTACT ME ON +254733124518/+254729588720
    Email;edwardnyagaka@yahoo.com

  • By REV. EDDY N. NYANGWESO, June 22, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

    WE ALSO SALE LACOL BIRDS

  • By REV. EDDY N. NYANGWESO, June 22, 2013 @ 12:32 pm

    LOCAL BIRDS AVAILABLE PLS CONTACT

  • By michael maithya, July 13, 2013 @ 7:27 pm

    the government should facilitate the national rabbit multiplication centre at Ngong with mordern breeds and technology. farmers have lost trust with the facility. I intent to start rearing rabbits but to my dismay I can’t secure breeders from the centre.I don’t trust the quality of their breeds

  • By SIGONA RABBITS FARM, July 17, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

    Tips On Breeding Rabbits

    How old to breed
    Spring is the best season for breeding rabbits; you must make sure that your Doe (female) is at least six months old before breeding. Females reach sexual maturity at 4-5 months old and males 5-8 months old.
    Some smaller breeds of Rabbits may reach sexual maturity earlier. The doe has to be in season before the mating can commence, you can tell this by her behavior of digging, nest building and very hectic behavior.
    Mating
    The actual mating process only takes about 15-20 seconds, (try to take note of the date of this). Do not let an unknown buck into the doe’s hutch as they will fight, try to build up the relationship by placing their hutches together and slowly introduce the pair.
    The buck will try to win over the doe by begging and such behaviour, licking and sniffing. The buck will run around grumbling and lifting up the doe’s tail.
    When the female is ready she will press herself flat to the ground with her hindquarters raised, thus starting the mating process.
    Pregnancy
    Once the mating process has been successful, it takes approx 10 hrs for the fertilised egg to settle into the uterus. The whole pregnancy can take anywhere from 31-32 days depending on the breed of your rabbit.
    Preparing the nest
    The female will instinctively know to prepare a nest of grass, hay, and her own fur which she will pull out to line the nest. She will need lots of rest during the pregnancy and will eat extra food and need sufficient minerals. A lick stone is good for this.
    Birth
    The birth will normally proceed smoothly? And the mother will eat the after birth as instinctive behavior. It gives her extra nutrients and protects her and her babies from predators which may smell the blood.

    SIGONA RABBITS FARM
    NAIROBI-NAKURU HIGHWAY-KIKUYU-KENYA
    P.O BOX 55055 00200
    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13

  • By SIGONA RABBITS FARM, July 17, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

    Rabbits bottle feed and very quiet and affectionate, but it is a constant and time consuming process. The mother if feeding is going well will feed two to four times a day, after feeding the mother will lick the young’s bellies and genitals to encourage digestion.
    Please be responsible with your breeding, as your pet rabbits will continue to breed as long as you have a male and female together, the best long term hosing is a neutered male and neutered female.
    Neutering a female will prevent the sexual hormonal behaviour such as aggression, mood swings and nesting. Males neutered will eliminate behavioural changes through hormones. Urine spraying and aggression
    breeding. Females reach sexual maturity at 4-5 months old and males 5-8 months old.
    Some smaller breeds of Rabbits may reach sexual maturity earlier. The doe has to be in season before the mating can commence, you can tell this by her behavior of digging, nest building and very hectic behavior.

    SIGONA RABBITS FARM
    NAIROBI-NAKURU HIGHWAY-KIKUYU-KENYA
    P.O BOX 55055 00200
    EMAIL sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    http://www.sigonarabbitsfarm.com/
    face book:sigonarabbitsfarm@gmail.com
    PHONE 0722 12 49 13

  • By Francis quarters, September 8, 2013 @ 8:31 pm

    What type of rabbit breeds are in Kenya

  • By kanyi, September 11, 2013 @ 5:35 pm

    who is selling pure earlop or angola rabbits??

  • By kanyi, September 11, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

    who is selling pure earlop or angola rabbits??

    if you do inbox pics to kanyiw@yahoo.com

  • By Nthenya, October 8, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    Hello has anyone heard of this organisation called Kenya Rabbit Consortium limited. I would really appreciate if i could have their contact numbers.

  • By Kwetu Farm, November 21, 2013 @ 2:21 pm

    We are large scale Rabbit Farmers in the Mount Kenya Region based in Meru. We are willing to partiner with rabbit products dealers nationally fro meat supplies, pelts / skin, Urine. We also provide pure breeds to farms. 0727005701/ 0721138939 /0722774235

  • By viola, December 2, 2013 @ 1:35 pm

    Hi breeders and prospective rabbit farmers. Let us all thank God for this blog, it is a blessing for all of us.Rabbit farming is very interesting but the missing link is the marketing bit.We would appreciate more information on the available market. For new and aspiring breeders, i have rabbit feeding pots for sale, contact me on inviolata.sikuku@gmail.com

  • By rose joshua, March 23, 2014 @ 10:37 am

    mutkar firm .located at kikuyu kamangu area.we have all types of breeds .visit our farm for more learning.0715094041.

  • By kamau, August 26, 2014 @ 6:21 am

    am willing to buy 100 mature rabbits at 300ksh each.contact me 0713944758

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