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Rabbit food as fertilizer?


What is your opinion about using rabbit food as a fertilizer? - Cowgirl -


  1. 9 months ago

    I have to guess that the rabbit food contains alfalfa. However, you should check the label carefully. There are quite a few formulations, and whether or not to use them would depend on the contents. The feed might contain other grains that would actually tie up nitrogen in order to decompose, or might contain other ingredients not suitable. If you are feeding alfalfa only, read on.

    Alfalfa pellets, just alfalfa nothing else, are a good organic fertilizer. It is slow release and contains approximately 3% nitrogen, .05% phosphorus, and 3% potassium.

    Sorry, but I can’t give you a yea or nay on the rabbit food. My take would be to feed the rabbit food to the rabbits and buy alfalfa pellets if you want a slow release organic fertilizer.

    Any rabbit food experts out there?

    Carole Johnson County Extension Master Gardener

  2. 9 months ago

    Great advice and may take is I would search out the alfalfa based fertilizer as it will probably cost less and not have all the other stuff added for a healthy rabbit. If this is left over food and you are attempting to get rid of go ahead and spread on the garden

    Dennis Johnson County Extension

  3. 9 months ago

    Merriam Feed and Grain sells rabbit food in bulk. I told him I was going to use it for fertilizer. Would they be able to give me the make up of the pellets? Appreciate your thoughts. Thanks

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