It has not been cost effective, although it is a very good meat for the dogs to eat, the kids wouldn't eat the fluffy bunnies and it works out as rather expensive dog food so it's time to call it a day. Also I can't use 'the bunny room' any more as mum insist she has to have somewhere to sleep! Pah! lol
Perhaps if I had more land in which to grow more plants and hay for them to eat it and could raise them indoors it would have cost less. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't cot much to raise rabbits. A 12kg bag of pellets is about £10, A bale of hay is about £4 but if you take into account that you can't breed over the winter as they are outdoors and the baby bunnies can eat twice as much as an adult then each rabbit (which weighs about 1- 2 Kg) costs about £10 to raise. Unfortunately my dogs eat about 2 Kg a day! Just not worth it for me I'm afraid with the work involved in looking after them too.
Bye for now! I might blog about a different subject at some point!