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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Rabbit

How 19-year-old is flying high with rabbit farming

The rabbit darts in its hutch from one corner to another as the young girl attempts to catch it. Laeititia Mukungu laughs heartily as the animal dodges. After several attempts, she corners it, holds it by the ears and takes...

Antony Rume: my rabbits are my employer

Inside makeshift wood and wire mesh hutches somewhere in Rongai, on the outskirts of Nairobi, a group of rabbits, nibble away at pellets and vegetable leaves. The bunnies do not stop nibbling as some dart from one corner of the...

David Githaiga: beware, this disease wiped out my 60 rabbits

David Githaiga walks to his rabbits coop carrying a bunch of grass mixed with weeds and sukuma wiki, which rabbits love to eat. As soon as he opens the door of the pen, the rabbits rush to the door. He scoops...

Joseph Wachira: Why I ditched selling mythical rabbit urine for rabbit meat

Joseph Kigaruri Wachira’s farm is situated in in Karundu village, Mukurwe-ini, in Nyeri. At the farm, Joseph is busy drying hay, and he directs his son to open the gate for us. We are led to a wooden structure within...

The four key markets for your rabbits

The following feature was first published in the Seeds of Gold Magazine. Many times when an agribusiness idea is labelled a money spinner, people venture into it without considering the dynamics involved, particularly where to sell their products. It happened with...

Why green feeds are harmful to your rabbits

Charles Kimenju feeds his rabbits on what looks like very dry grass that one may consider unpalatable to the animals. “This hay is what is good for rabbits. Many offer their bunnies green matter but it may lead to death,”...

Margaret Odhiambo: I nearly gave up on rabbit farming

It is easy to assume that farming is mere walk in the park, especially when you see a farmer’s venture thriving. But before a farmer starts reaping the benefits, they go through numerous challenges. Margaret Odhiambo, a rabbit farmer...

Joseph Wachira: I gave up on coffee, now I earn from rearing and selling rabbits

Joseph Wachira has over 100 mature rabbits and 50 kits at his Nyeri farm. While other farmers rear rabbits to harvest their urine, Joseph rears them for meat and for to sell the kits. He cross-breeds some of the...

How farmers are minting profits from rabbit sausages

Isaac Muigai pushes a sharp knife back and forth, cutting through rabbit meat as Lilian Kanyingo holds it gently. They are deboning the rabbit before mincing its flesh for sausages, samosas and kebabs at the company they own and jointly...

Peter Kinyanjui: How poor housing killed my rabbits

The stone-walled premises with a green gate along the Sironik earth Road, Rongai, hosts a refrigerator, weighing scale and packaging items. The other partition, which is used as a slaughter room, is equipped with sharpened knives and water sinks. Welcome to...
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