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From vermiculture and selling rabbit manure to rent-a-bunny for Easter photographs, this forum is a place to discuss other ideas for making a profit from rabbits.
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Re: Rabbit Manure

Post Number:#16  Unread postby cereshill » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:39 am


Brody, you are correct---with 40 acres, we can handle/use a lot of poop. I should add that the geese are prolific in this regard and do a fantastic job of manuring the fields! Last august, the area that had been remained green....

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Re: Rabbit Manure

Post Number:#17  Unread postby rabbitlady » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:40 pm


Ive thought about selleing the manure before but wasn't sure exactly how to package it. thought about using empty rabbit food bags turned wrong side out but then how would you seal them. And can you bag it like that if it is damp from urine and what about the bugs that are in the manure already? or am I just making this too hard? :-|

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Re: Rabbit Manure

Post Number:#18  Unread postby ottersatin » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:57 pm


Rabbitlady,
I do believe you are trying to make your work harder!
I have packed it in Rabbit feed bags for quite some time now.
I tie the tops with a length of cord off of the hay bails.
I trade bags of manure for bails of hay. I also have a few customers
in the spring that purchase by the bag nearly every year.
I will not tell you here what I charge and they are happy to pay,
but I will in a private email. I just don't tell everything on an open forum.
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Re: Rabbit Manure

Post Number:#19  Unread postby rabbitlady » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:56 pm


thanks,
I will try it this spring.
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Re: Rabbit Manure

Post Number:#20  Unread postby rabbitgeek » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:48 am


From rabbitgeek notes:
Some people shared their strategies for selling rabbit manure.

If you use five gallon buckets to move manure for sales, put a plastic bag in it first then tie it off. Will keep the buckets cleaner and reduce the smell. You can put the lids on the buckets and stack them for transport to sale. You sell the bag of manure to the customer, not the pail.

Then when customer takes the bags of manure, you can stack buckets one inside the other for transport home to be filled again.

Prices mentioned were $2 and up per bag at the swap meet farmers market.

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Re: Rabbit Manure

Post Number:#21  Unread postby BlueCamasRabbitry » Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:28 am


I just recently sold two 50# bags of manure, and got $12 per bag.
I have a little system set up for price per pound; I'll have to find the paper it's written on. Figures I'd lose it. :?
I think it's something like $1.25 for 5lbs... $.25 a pound?

ETA: Found some info on what I ask...
$.25 per pound.
$1.25 per 5 lbs.
I offer 10lbs, 20/25lbs, and 50lbs selling at:
10lbs for $2.50
20lbs for $5.00
25lbs for $6.00 and then the 50lbs at $12.00

I think my prices are a good deal...especially the 10lbs for $2.50! :D Most people will buy 20/25lbs, but I think the 10lbs is a good option for farmers markets. Small quanity & price, so it won't take up much room for me to haul several bags of it. :)
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Re: Rabbit Manure

Post Number:#22  Unread postby Anntann » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:48 am


The 5#and 10# bags would be great for city folks to pick up at the farmer's market, I'd think.

When you folks that sell rabbit manure do so, do you have a printout or flyer that goes along with the bag telling buyers how to use it? The tea, or putting right on the garden? Benefits to bunny poo compared to other types?

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Re: Rabbit Manure

Post Number:#23  Unread postby BlueCamasRabbitry » Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:55 pm


Anntann wrote:The 5#and 10# bags would be great for city folks to pick up at the farmer's market, I'd think.

When you folks that sell rabbit manure do so, do you have a printout or flyer that goes along with the bag telling buyers how to use it? The tea, or putting right on the garden? Benefits to bunny poo compared to other types?


The 5# & 10# bags sure would be nice for city folks....but, I live mainly in the country. I mean, there are small "cities", so those sizes would still work. Especially if people had indoor plants, or maybe a small greenhouse, and wanted just a little bit of manure. ;)

I do have a flyer typed up...several copies of it. They're somewhere. :roll: I'll have to dig them up, retype them and attach them to the bags. :)

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Re: Rabbit Manure

Post Number:#24  Unread postby longtail » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:22 pm


Blue camas, you need some organization in your life !!!

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Re: Rabbit Manure

Post Number:#25  Unread postby BlueCamasRabbitry » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:50 am


longtail wrote:Blue camas, you need some organization in your life !!!


:lol: Lmao. Well...I just moved to a new house, and my procrastination has gotten the best of me, so most everything's still packed! I do, however, have ALL of my rabbit books unpacked. Those were the first things unpacked. lol.

I've got a pretty good idea of where the flyers are...I know they're in a box that is stuff from my closet, I just don't remember what colour folder/binder they're in. lol!
I'm usually quite organized. :lol:

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Re: Rabbit Manure

Post Number:#26  Unread postby garden lady » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:43 pm


MaggieJ wrote:Don't sell it unless you can get a decent price. Just top dress your garden with it or use it to establish a new bed. It's gold.


This is what I think. Only thing is I wonder if there is rabbit manure and then rabbit manure. I bought some for my garden a few years ago and it did not look like what I have from my rabbits. I think what I bought had got wet and was maybe years old or months old, but had a bad smell and was clumped. Some bags were different and did not smell. I paid $6 for big feed sacks full.

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Re: Rabbit Manure

Post Number:#27  Unread postby ZRabbits » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:36 am


garden lady wrote:
MaggieJ wrote:Don't sell it unless you can get a decent price. Just top dress your garden with it or use it to establish a new bed. It's gold.


This is what I think. Only thing is I wonder if there is rabbit manure and then rabbit manure. I bought some for my garden a few years ago and it did not look like what I have from my rabbits. I think what I bought had got wet and was maybe years old or months old, but had a bad smell and was clumped. Some bags were different and did not smell. I paid $6 for big feed sacks full.


Well you won't have to pay for rabbit manure any more with all those Flemmies you have now. Boy does Fawkes produce. Thought my little ones produced a lot. Plus you will have the advantage of knowing what is in that rabbit manure because you will be feeding your rabbits. It is like gold.

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Re: Rabbit Manure

Post Number:#28  Unread postby Lastfling » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:03 am


Is this pure rabbit manure or a combination of manure/bedding/waste hay, etc. I clean my trays weekly at a minimum and dump the contents into a wheelbarrow which goes to the compost pile. I use the compressed wood pellets in the trays to absorb moisture. On cleaning days, whatever is in the tray goes into the compost pile which is getting to be pretty good size. Ha. I have given several 5 gallon buckets full away and need to consider moving the remainder up the hill to the garden to make room for more.... Little buggers work 24/7. :lol:

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Re: Rabbit Manure

Post Number:#29  Unread postby garden lady » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:06 pm


Lastfling wrote:Is this pure rabbit manure or a combination of manure/bedding/waste hay, etc. I clean my trays weekly at a minimum and dump the contents into a wheelbarrow which goes to the compost pile. I use the compressed wood pellets in the trays to absorb moisture. On cleaning days, whatever is in the tray goes into the compost pile which is getting to be pretty good size. Ha. I have given several 5 gallon buckets full away and need to consider moving the remainder up the hill to the garden to make room for more.... Little buggers work 24/7. :lol:


I have some pure manure that is underneath the hutch, but tons of it with hay and it is being composted. I will use all I have for the next couple of months covering the garden. I am going to put leaves down and cover with manure. We are going to have to redesign the hutch I think.

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Re: Rabbit Manure

Post Number:#30  Unread postby SterlingSatin » Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:20 pm


the tea bags are SUCH a good idea. my rabbitry is suburban/city anyway, so i could definitely find a market for this. so i'm thinking, take fresh bunny berries, spread them out on a screen and let them dry, then put them in burlap "tea bags" and sell. or would the sun-drying take away the nutrients? and i'd probably do at least 2, maybe 3 different sizes of bags. one for rain barrels, one for 2 1/2 gal buckets, and one for 5 gal buckts. and maybe one for gallon jugs, for people who are very inner city and would only be using it to water indoor plants... do you think you could water orchids with it?

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