Subject :Agricultural Science






1. Choice of rabbits


2. Housing and Hatches


3. Feeding and Drinking Equipments


4. Diseases and Pests Control


5. Record keeping


Class :Primary 6 /Basic 6


Term : Third Term


Week : Week 2


Instructional Materials

Charts and pictures of rabbits showing in the hutches. 



Scheme of Work


9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum


Course Book – Basic Agriculture for Primary School. Book 6


All Relevant Material


Online Information and other relevant articles


Previous Knowledge :

Pupils have been taught how to take care of farm animals


Behavioural Objectives :  At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • Say ways of rearing animals
  • Discos various rabbit housing
  • Speak on the various feeding and drinking rabbit equipment say different types of rabbit diseases



Content :

Rabbits are small mammals that feed on fruits and vegetables. They love carrots a lot. They are referred to as small stock because of their sizes. When rabbits are kept are later sold, they are very good source of income to farmers.

Male rabbits are called bucks

Female rabbits are called doe

Baby rabbits are called kit


Reasons For Raising or Rearing Rabbits 

  1. They are good source of income for farmers
  2. They are also good source of meat or protein
  3. Rabbits have the ability to grow very fast
  4. Rabbits meal or feed can be sourced for locally
  5. They have the ability to resist infections and diseases
  6. They grow fast
  7. Rabbits have the ability to give birth to many young ones at once


Housing For Rabbits 

Rabbits can be kept in cages. Maybe wooden cage or iron cage that is well ventilated and clean


Conditions To Consider When Making Houses For Rabbits 


  1. Availability of local housing materials;


  1. The condition of environment;


  1. The size of the enterprise;


  1. The amount of money the farmer has for the enterprise.


Feeding of Rabbits 

  1. Hays


  1. Grasses


  1. Cereal grains


  1. Leaf


  1. Vegetables (carrots)


  1. Dry bread


  1. Pelleted ration


Kitchen waste


  1. Mineral salt


  1. Clean, cool water


  1. Concentrates (groundnut, palm kernel, soybean and cotton seed



Farm Records


The following records are kept in respect of the rabbits that are the farm


  1. The breed of rabbit kept;


  1. The mating or breeding date;


  1. Birth dates;


  1. Number of litters at kindling;


  1. Size of litter at weaning;


  1. Number of rabbit sold.










Rabbits suffer from the following diseases:





  1. Sore back





  1. Mange





  1. Coccidiosis





  1. Bloat





When any rabbit shows any symptom of disease, it is better to have a veterinary doctor to visit the farm



The topic is presented step by step


Step 1: The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2. He introduces the new topic


Step 3: The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise




Evaluation :

  1. Mention four qualities of rabbits that are good for Rearing
  2. Mention four sources of meal or food for rabbits
  3. Mention two common diseases of rabbits
  4. Mention four farm records that must be kept when we are rearing rabbits


Conclusion :


The class teacher gives a brief note and he goes round to mark


Assignment :

Read about Poultry farming

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