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French Angoras and Survival / Prepping

Post Number:#1  Unread postby SixGun » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:54 pm


Came across this article today. I thought I would share it here.

https://survivalblog.com/raising-angora ... ad-by-j-r/
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Re: French Angoras and Survival / Prepping

Post Number:#2  Unread postby MaggieJ » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:56 pm


Thanks for posting this article, SixGun. :) It sounds like an idea worth considering for preppers.

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Post Number:#3  Unread postby FourRingCircus » Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:32 pm


Fun!

What I appreciated most was the synopsis of the various woolies and which one takes the least amount of care... I am sure it's on here somewhere, but that was worded short, sweet and to the point enough that even I could remember which breed to be on the lookout for!
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Re: French Angoras and Survival / Prepping

Post Number:#4  Unread postby AnnClaire » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:35 pm


Shhhh - that's why I have my EAs :lol: bred to be a dual purpose meat and fiber rabbit that is small enough to be housed in small backyards, yet grow an usable amount of fiber, and still large enough to be useful as a meat source.

Besides, I think they have the cutest personalities of all!!! LOL
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby bigfoot_158 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:53 am


Nice read. Thanks.
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Post Number:#6  Unread postby AnnClaire » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:15 am


OK I read the blog and I have an issue with some of what she said about EAs :P Mine only take about 15 minutes per week for coat maintenance and that is only in the last few weeks before molting. Of course, this is only blowing the coat out, not brushing which thins the coat.

As for temperatures, well hers are inside a barn evidently, which does not have good air flow if hers are needing ice bottles and fans and suffering in temps over 90F. I live where we get week after week of 100F+ temps and find that mine do just fine, especially since I started housing them in a ground pen during the summer. They can dig down to cooler dirt, move around and have plenty of shade and air circulation.

My hutches where the bucks sometimes stay in cages all summer are located beneath a mature elm tree, so by wetting the soil in that area in the cool morning keeps the cool air circulating most of the day.

Ah well, each to their own :lol:
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Re: French Angoras and Survival / Prepping

Post Number:#7  Unread postby Catherine99 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:52 pm


Our EA seems to doing ok with heat. He living outdoors in currently 35c+.

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