Rabbit farming can be a great way to bring some extra money into a household and can be a very rewarding experience. There are plenty of advantages to starting your own rabbit farm, such as being able to supply people with pet rabbits, having abundant meat and furs that can be used by your household or sold for additional income, and rabbit farms require a lower cost of maintenance than other types of livestock. For whatever reason you want to start rabbit farming, there are a few basic things that you’ll need to learn before you jump into this business! Take a look at the following recommendations Although rabbits are pretty easy to care for, they do have certain needs that need to be met. One of those needs is housing. The deciding factor in whether or not you have enough room for a rabbit farm is the size of the farm that you’re aiming to create. If your main goal is to provide loveable pets through a backyard rabbit farm, then you shouldn’t have to worry too much about room. If you’re planning a large farm then you will want to pay more attention to the space you will have to work with. If you start out this venture with just one male rabbit and two females, then you will need one cage for the male and one cage for the females. Each cage should measure at least 36 inches by 36 inches. Once the females are ready to have their babies you will need to keep them in separate cages so that they have plenty of room for their babies. There is a reason behind the saying “multiplying like rabbits.” Each female rabbit, if given the chance, will reproduce around seven to eight times each year with a gestation period of around one month. Each of these litters produces about nine babies—or kits. If you do the math, this means that one female could give you 72 baby rabbits in a year. Say you pay $50 for a well bred female rabbit. Even if you only sell the babies for $10 each, selling each one in a year would bring in $720. That makes your female rabbit quite the investment! Rabbit Housing With this kind of quick growth you must also be prepared to accommodate these rabbits as they multiply and grow. Each cage needs to be well ventilated and lit. It can get messy very quickly in a rabbit hutch; therefore consider a metal material to make the cleaning process a little easier on yourself. You might even construct a droppings tray in the flooring so that the rabbits do not lie in their own waste. It is also imperative that you consider the temperature range in your area. Rabbits are fairly sensitive to high temperatures and shouldn’t be exposed to temperatures over 85 Fahrenheit for an extended period of time. If they are protected from the wind, they can handle temperatures that dip below freezing. The most comfortable temperature range for rabbits is between about 50 Fahrenheit and 70 Fahrenheit.