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Selling Rabbit Manure

Post Number:#1  Unread postby lyndseyrk » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:48 pm


I'm thinking about selling my rabbit manure. I don't use it myself (don't have much of a green thumb). Two questions:

How would one "package" it? Bags? 5 gallon buckets?

What do you charge?

I know there many getting ready for garden season, and I think now would be a good time to get things situated, beforehand.
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Re: Selling Rabbit Manure

Post Number:#2  Unread postby MeadowView » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:23 pm


I use old feed bags. I also advertise it as what you get is what you get, and that is sometimes a mixture of bunny poop, bermuda grass, and alfalfa pellets. :) I've never gotten much for it, but gardeners love the stuff

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Post Number:#3  Unread postby DevonW » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:44 pm


Old feed bags work, also the big brown paper bags for yard waste :)
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Post Number:#4  Unread postby AprilW » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:10 pm


Feed bags. Be sure to check the market for your area. No one is selling their rabbit manure here, just giving it away free. :(
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby lyndseyrk » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:29 pm


If I wanted to attempt to sell it, say a feed sack full, what should I charge starting out? How would I check the market for it, if I see no one else doing this?
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Post Number:#6  Unread postby currycomb » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:53 pm


put up a sign where they sell plants and seeds. ask a couple dollars a bag, you provide the bags, they fill, or you can fill them if you don't want a bunch of folks trapessing around your place,m see what happens

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Post Number:#7  Unread postby DevonW » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:51 pm


It depends on what your market is like. Here I can get $10.00 for a bag.
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Post Number:#8  Unread postby Anntann » Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:30 am


You might want to do some marketing....Gather information that you can reprint on an advertisement. The fact that rabbit berries can go directly onto/into the garden. Won't burn the plants. Nutrient rich. Breaks down quickly into soil when moist. Natural fertilizer...etc. no pesticides or chemicals...yadda yadda. There are most likely articles and research papers out there on the net...or look on a garden network.

Anyway, tack up a flyer at the farm store? any bulletin boards around town. Do you have a small garden center or someone who has a greenhouse that sells to the public? maybe offer then 10%-20% of sales if you can put a dozen bags for sale there. They sell for $2.00 each, the gardener does no work, but gets 40cents a bag, you get $1.60. Something to look into.

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Post Number:#9  Unread postby MaggieJ » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:15 am


Don't underprice your bunny berries!

They are premium manure and should certainly bring as much as the bags of cow and sheep manure that garden centres sell.
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Post Number:#10  Unread postby AprilW » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:57 am


I checked my local Craigslist under the Farm & Garden section. I just did a search for "rabbit manure", at least five different advertisements came up - all giving it away. I decided it is more valuable to me in my own garden than trying to make money in a market that just doesn't exist here.

I do know of a breeder further south of me, near a major city who gets $8 per 50lb feed sack full of manure. Near the city, "fresh natural fertilizer" isn't so available and so he can market it how he chooses.
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Post Number:#11  Unread postby ladysown » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:08 am


it could be as well that no one has thought to try to sell it in your area. :) But my philosophy is that if I can use it, I'll use it. I only sell or give away what I can't use myself.
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Post Number:#12  Unread postby lyndseyrk » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:10 am


Well, I'm not using it. Not much of a green thumb. Figure I'll try it out, or else I'll never know!
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Post Number:#13  Unread postby Anntann » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:18 pm


wow...I just looked for simple "manure" on craiglook. I have to go 100miles before I even find HORSE manure. (it's free, but jeeeez).

There is one guy who says he wants large quantities of manure (any animal) for composting. "drop it off at my farm". yah. right. I'll just drive my tractor over with the manure spreader, shall I? and GIVE you my black gold....

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Post Number:#14  Unread postby avdpas77 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:05 pm


I think you might get a decent price if you take it to a "farmer's market" especially if you are around a university or "professional" community. Unlike most of us homesteaders, they tend to be willing to pay a price for something they want whether it is economical or not. It may take a couple of Saturdays to get things going, but the people that like it and can afford it will be back after more, and you may be able to retain them as regular customers and forgo the farmers market thing. Like Maggie says, they will snap up "composted" (not very) horse and cow manure by the bag, and rabbit manure is better. If you can separate the pellets from most of the hay and straw, you should get premium prices.

Don't worry that some people will come by and say "I can get all I want of that at my neighbor's barn"......good for them.... their will be plenty of people that can't.
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Post Number:#15  Unread postby Devon's Mom Lauren » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:09 pm


We have a big "pit" that we put our manure in. It didn't start out as a pit but each time I clean it out it gets deeper! Anyways we collect it in there for a while and it basically starts composting. In fact it gets real hot sometimes. So its partially composted by the time I put it in the gardens.We don't separate anything hair; hay; poop; shavings. It all gets tossed together and mixed up. By then it looks more like "compost", which is a word that gets the gardeners' attention and something that they are more willing to fork over the big bucks for.Add in the words natural non processed etc. and you most likely should get more money for your product. Also the cheapest way to sell would to get people to bring their own containers. here we have recycling boxes for garbage day the we call "Blue Boxes" These boxes are used for stuff like that as well as recyclables at the curbside!

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