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Hello From Michigan!

Post Number:#1  Unread postby boyd » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:38 am


Just wanted to drop in and say Hello. Glad I found the forums here. I have a small rabbitry centered around meat rabbits. The side benefit is all the lovely manure to drop on and in the gardens, as I've found this stuff is worth it's weight in gold :)

I don't know anybody else who can complain that their hobby costs them 150 pounds of feed a week plus all the veg scraps and forage we find :hide Then again I do, but he's farming pigs!
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Post Number:#2  Unread postby MaggieJ » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:46 am


Hello, Boyd and welcome to RabbitTalk! :hi:

You have a "small" rabbitry but use 150 pounds of feed a week??? How "small" is it?
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Re: Hello From Michigan!

Post Number:#3  Unread postby boyd » Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:16 am


MaggieJ wrote:Hello, Boyd and welcome to RabbitTalk! :hi:

You have a "small" rabbitry but use 150 pounds of feed a week??? How "small" is it?


3 Sr Bucks 29 Jr & Sr does and some leftovers we call Food... we are going to be shrinking our grow outs by 5 today :roll:
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Post Number:#4  Unread postby MaggieJ » Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:29 am


LOL, Boyd! That's a fairly large "small" rabbitry. What breeds do you raise?
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby boyd » Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:17 pm


MaggieJ wrote:LOL, Boyd! That's a fairly large "small" rabbitry. What breeds do you raise?

Californians and Silver fox. I have one batch growing out that is a cross of the two... but other than that pretty much straight Cals. I am hoping to be able to plant a couple acres of alfalfa next spring and tractor all my grow outs in a bottomless pen that I move daily. I know this is slower to grow them out but I think they taste better :)

Goal is for our family to replace all the meat and poultry in our diet with rabbit, and have enough meat left over to make Jerky into. My kids can eat :lol:

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Post Number:#6  Unread postby ladysown » Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:47 pm


hello From Ontario (sorry...but as soon as I read Hello from Michigan I was just wanting to say "HELLO from Ontario).

Welcome to our fine board here. It's a good place to be. 99.5% of the time. :)
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Post Number:#7  Unread postby pastelsummer » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:42 pm


hey that ALOT of rabbits i told dh how many and he glared at me in that "mo we have enough" glare (we have 9)
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Post Number:#8  Unread postby boyd » Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:17 pm


pastelsummer wrote:hey that ALOT of rabbits i told dh how many and he glared at me in that "mo we have enough" glare (we have 9)

we wanted enough to feed my family and my dads :) I generally have between 6-10 kids at a time depending on the foster agency :) I have 3 boys of my own, 3 girls that live in house, a few that have grown up and moved on, and one grand baby by the eldest foster daughter so I had to get inventive on our food stores :lol:

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ladysown wrote:hello From Ontario (sorry...but as soon as I read Hello from Michigan I was just wanting to say "HELLO from Ontario).

Welcome to our fine board here. It's a good place to be. 99.5% of the time. :)

Howdy!!! if you are in the Huron area you are only a couple hours from me :)
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Post Number:#9  Unread postby ladysown » Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:54 pm


near London, Sarnia is 1.5 hours :)
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Post Number:#10  Unread postby boyd » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:05 pm


ladysown wrote:near London, Sarnia is 1.5 hours :)

Alright, I was wrong :) I know I'm about 3 hours 15 minutes from London, as I shot CanUsa trap as a kid and had some folk from there stay with us. Later on in life I met back up with them and had a pint or 7 there in town :)

I must admit though... I got the KMH and MPH mixed up my first trip through Ontario cuz I wasn't paying attention. I was going 75 mph which was about 120KPH as I was told while he was writing my ticket.... :( funny time though
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Post Number:#11  Unread postby pastelsummer » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:25 pm


wow!! not only alot of rabbit but alot of kids..... can i be adopted!!! LoL i want that many kids but hubby says no 2 is enough we compromised and he said we can have 1 more if i want
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Post Number:#12  Unread postby ladysown » Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:32 pm


so...you make that trip up from the states often??

if so....bunny transport! :)
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Post Number:#13  Unread postby boyd » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:19 am


pastelsummer wrote:wow!! not only alot of rabbit but alot of kids..... can i be adopted!!! LoL i want that many kids but hubby says no 2 is enough we compromised and he said we can have 1 more if i want

LOL we like kids :)

Ladysown, I definitely will let you know next time I travel that a way! I haven't been across the boarder since they told us we need our passport, and I've never had one before.. :) Gotta look into that!
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Re: Hello From Michigan!

Post Number:#14  Unread postby guinnessguy » Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:36 pm


Boyd,
Your setup is what I dream of doing with mine. I've only been into rabbits for a couple of months, but I know that if I wasn't a city-dweller, with limited land to work off of, my setup would resemble yours.

Congrats on striving to be self-sufficient.

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Re: Hello From Michigan!

Post Number:#15  Unread postby boyd » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:11 am


Thanks. We add about a hutch a week. I guess we had a good problem devolpe.. we had more girls born than boys this year.. So we are scrambling.. and only eating a few a month.. well more like 8-10
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