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    As much fat as possible

    My attitude was always that the "christian" religions worked so hard at destroying those others that honored nature. Their attitude of all was made for us instead of seeing man as part of a system that deserved care and respect has led to the abuse that has us in our current mess. I wish there...
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    Rabbits or not

    I have to update my reflections. We have started with both rabbits and quail this year, so the learning curve big. To my chagrin discovered part of the big stink of the quail was my failure. A shelter at the back edge of the pen left a small gap. A bird had squeezed in and died buried in wood...
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    Disappointing mother rabbit. What should I do?

    Condolences on losing your dad. Safe travels
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    Hay questions?

    I read hay grown for horses is good for rabbits. A local horse ranch sold me a bale for $4.and told me they will have it year round. The local feed store was out. Ask for feed hay. It smells good and fresh. I add in a little of my dried stuff(herbs, flowers, leaves) for variety.
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    To scruff or not to scruff?

    I put the bag down open, put one hand across shoulders to restrain, the other under their bottom holding their hind legs. And lift in then flip bag up. Or try to. My goal is to have them laying flat in the bottom. They have gone in head first then I move the pillow case around to reposition. I...
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    To scruff or not to scruff?

    I'm pretty new too. I have found I like to use an old flannel pillow case to move them. One hand holding the bag, the other arm supports the weight from underneath. They seem to calm down when heads are covered. Not to breeding yet, but moving them to a temporary exercise space. Worked good when...
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    Rabbits or not

    We don't get many dandelions in the north woods, but my garden is full of lamb's quarters, wood sorrel, sheep Sorrel, violets, violas, daisy, purslane, mint, dill, clover, strawberry, calendula, bee balm, lemon balm, thyme, garlic, horseradish... We too eat them all. The rabbits seem to relish...
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    Rabbits or not

    Reflections of a newbie.. finally got my rabbits. Been dreaming and planning for a long time. Sandy soil, short growing season, my gardens need all the help they can get. Some good meat I can trust will be another bonus. I have learned much I used to weed out is more nutritious than much we...
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    Thank you all!

    My sister in law gave me her old chicken tractor. Roughly 4x10. Insulated box at one end . I added 3 den boxes, the lift up cover on the dens is a nice resting shelf. Added a little door with a lever that opens or closes it. Added some extra selves and another resting board in the yard.put...
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    Questions on starting new colony.

    Thanks for your time. The young horny toad is in a small cage by himself. Put it next to so they can see each other. 1/4" hardware cloth between. Hopefully it won't take long to do the shed. Then he can have the big tractor. Momma's and kits the shed. I swear he's pissed. Glared at me a long...
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    Questions on starting new colony.

    Do I have a little time to get him out or does he need to be removed NOW!
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    Questions on starting new colony.

    Newbie here. Just got my first rabbits one week ago. A trio of silver fox. Want to try a colony. The book I bought on colony raising said start them together young. They are currently in a tractor type set up as I build my larger shed and run. It is roughly 4x10, has an insulated box at one end...
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    I'm making a rabbit pie...

    Yep, sounds great! We don't seem to have many dandelions in the north woods. I've had to learn to adjust. I am looking forward to trying the pie recipe.
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    I'm making a rabbit pie...

    Sounds yummy. Hope to try in the future. With those kinds of stew stuff I like to give the meat a few minutes in the pressure cooker to tenderize before adding veggies. Or a few hours on the wood stove. Think a salad with lots of the wild edibles that the rabbits eat added would be good side...
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    Thank you all!

    Just want to say thank you to all who share info and questions. It's helped me learn some before bringing animals home. I finally got my first rabbits. Silver fox. A black doe ( Shadow) a blue doe ( Bluebelle) and a chocolate buck ( count Chocula). So excited!!
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