Rabbit Breeders Association of Kenya (RABAK) is an established Association of small scale farmers which was registered in 2009 under the Societies ACT.  Its Headquarter is located in Thika- Kenya, housed in Thika West District Livestock Production Office.

It has over 600  active members countrywide majority being from Kiambu, Murang’a, Nyeri, Nairobi, Embu, Machakos, Nakuru, Meru and Mombasa Counties.


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Rabbit meat is one of the best source of protein and healthier than other meats. As a result commercial rabbit farming in Kenya is becoming popular day by day. Rabbit meat contain more protein and less in fat than beef, turkey, pork and even chickens meat.

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For a long time, commercial rabbit farming in Kenya for meat production has not been taken seriously. But now, rabbit farmers in Kenya are now raising highly meat producing rabbits for commercial production of meat and they are earning good money by doing this business.

Reasons to consider when choosing rabbit farming

There are several benefits of commercial rabbit farming in Kenya. The main benefits of rabbit farming business in Kenya are listed below.

  • Rabbits are very fast growing animals like broiler chicken. They gain maturity fast and become suitable for slaughtering purpose within 4-5 months.
  • Rabbit gestation period is less (generally between 28-31 days) and a doe give birth of kids after every 2 months. Each time one doe can give birth of 2-8 kids.
  • Starting rabbit farming in Kenya requires very little capital or investment. Even, you can start rabbit farming business in a well ventilated small space.
  • Feeding costs for commercial rabbit farming in Kenya is also very less. You can easily feed your rabbits kitchen wast materials, grasses, plant leaves etc. with their regular commercial feed. This will help you for reducing feeding cost.
  • Commercial rabbit farming in Kenya can be great source of income and employment. You can successfully use your family labor for rabbit farming business. Rabbit farming is also very pleasuring and entertaining.

Choosing suitable breeds for commercial rabbit farming in Kenya is most important. The common rabbit breeds used for commercial production in Kenya are California White, Flemish Giant, New Zealand White and some other local cross breeds.

All those breeds are suitable for commercial production according to the environment and climate of Kenya. Choose breeds according to your desired production.

Some important factors to consider which constructing house for commercial rabbit farming in Kenya are described below.

  • Depending on the breeds, various breeds vary in their weight. Generally, an adult rabbit weights between 2-7 kg. And for commercial production 1200-1500 squire centimeter clean space is required for 1 kg weight. That means 80cm * 80cm space is required for a medium sized rabbit.
  • Doe needs extra space for proper growth. 80cm * 115cm space is perfect for an adult medium sized doe.
  • Keep the kids or young rabbits in a group until they reach 4 months of age. 20-30 young rabbits can be kept in each group.
  • Proper ventilation system in the house is very essential. You can cover the walls, doors, roofs of a hutch with chicken wire netting or made up of bamboo or wood placed 20mm apart. This system is suitable for hot tempered areas.
  • In cold tempered areas, you can easily make a house with solid wall and roof.
  • Make a drain inside the house so that you can easily clean the house.
  • Clean the feeding and watering equipment inside the house on a regular basis

Marketing process is most important part of rabbit farming in Kenya. Basically, there are no formal markets for selling rabbit products so far like chickens, goats or fish.

But rabbit meat slaughter houses are coming up due to the high popularity and increasing demands of rabbit meat. Right now you can try the local market, restaurants and supermarkets.

Rabbit meat has a huge demand in China and some other countries. So, if you have sufficient facilities then try to export to foreign countries.

Every business goes with some problems. Don’t fear about marketing your products. Formal markets are not available right now. But the rabbit meat popularity and consuming rate is increasing rapidly. And a suitable market place is coming up soon. So, for earning some extra income, start commercial rabbit farming in Kenya.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is rabbit farming profitable in Kenya?

Yes, commercial rabbit farming is a profitable business in Kenya. Commercial rabbit production requires less investment, but the profits are much higher than many other livestock farming business. Although, you have to set your marketing strategies before starting this business. Because your production will not be profitable if you can’t sell your products well.

2. How much does it cost to start a rabbit farm in Kenya?

A rabbit breeder locally cost between Kshs. 3,000-6,000 and the average number of rabbit bunnies per mother is 3-8 every two months.

3. Is there market for rabbits in Kenya?

Yes, the market is huge. But you have to contact the right person for selling your rabbits. You can directly contact with some hotels in Nairobi for selling rabbits in large numbers.

4. How much does a rabbit cost in Kenya?

Average cost of a mature rabbit is between Kshs. 1000 and Kshs. 1500. And a baby or small rabbit of 1-2 months of age will cost you around Kshs. 300 to Kshs. 500.

5. Is there demand for rabbit meat in Kenya?

Yes, and the demand is increasing gradually. You can target selling your rabbits directly to some hotels in Nairobi for more profits. Rabbit buyers in Kenya have improved the market for rabbit meat and other rabbit products.


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Why Join RABAK?

As a member of the Rabbit Breeders Association of Kenya (RABAK), you will be joining a vibrant and supportive community of rabbit breeders who are dedicated to promoting sustainable and responsible breeding practices. RABAK members have access to a range of benefits that can help them to grow their businesses and improve the quality of their breeding operations.

Benefits of Being a Member

By joining RABAK, you will be part of a community that is passionate about rabbit breeding and committed to promoting sustainable and responsible practices. We welcome members of all experience levels, from beginners to seasoned professionals. Whether you are looking to expand your business, improve your breeding operations, or simply connect with other like-minded individuals, RABAK has something to offer. We invite you to become a member today and join us in advancing the rabbit breeding industry in Kenya!