4-H Rabbit Project Quick Reference Guide

Crystal Ahrens, Braud, Tyler

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4-H Rabbit Project: Quick Reference Guide

Types of Rabbit Projects

Estimated Timeline: 10 weeks to one year (longer for any production-based breeding project).

Estimated Cost: $100 to $1000-plus.

Estimated Space Requirement: .75 square foot per pound of body weight.

Estimated Production Outcome: $12-18 retail value/rabbit.

Estimated Youth Outcome: Goal setting, recording keeping, critical thinking, decision making, communication, responsibility, marketable skills, self-discipline, leadership.



Meat Pen

  • Short-term project (10 weeks).
  • Shown in pens of three (3-5 lbs.).
  • Rabbits must be same breed.
  • Will require health papers.
  • Low-cost livestock project.
  • Raised for meat.
  • Accessible to urban youth.

Exhibition Rabbits

  • Longest-term rabbit project.
  • Males and females exhibited.
  • ARBA requirements for each breed.
  • Will require health papers.
  • Low–cost livestock project.
  • Raised for hobby and breeding.
  • Accessible to urban youth.
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