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    Colony rabbit breeding management

    In a colony with the buck in it they will in general breed as soon as the doe comes out of the nest from kindling. So you have to be ready for litter every month. They may hold out and not breed back right away but you have to be ready for it to. I only had a colony for a short time. I like to...
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    A very odd colour

    Hmm.. I've no idea, looks pretty. Does dilutes or other extensions show through in the Californian pointed pattern? Total guess, I haven't read up on rabbits genetics in too long.
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    2021 natural feeding plan

    Sooo, the big plan is bumped to next year... I have a volunteer pumpkin plant from ones I threw out for the sheep to eat last winter, that doesn't qualify as a garden lol. I'm going to adjust things. I'm hoping to get alot of areas planted in mixes where the sheep will be grazed. This would...
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    new setup, cage sanitization- especially ear mites

    I have four cages that have been laying outside. I had used them to bring the chickens over to the area to butcher. So they've been outside in sun and rain for like two months. I'm going to spray them down. If I can get the torch going on my own I'll do a test spot on the cage to see if the...
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    new setup, cage sanitization- especially ear mites

    Ok yall.. I still have this one rabbit. Yes, the 2y/o doe that was actually a buck! Well that florida white buck I bought come up with ear mites. I could not keep it controlled and was unable to treat any more than I already was. Lo and behold this rabbit I've been holding onto forever is right...
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    My crazy sheep idea- All the animal crazy, all the time!

    Freedom ranger chicks came in this morning. All doing good. Settled into the trough brooder. Have the cage brooder ready to just plug in the heat plate. I'm watching the tracking on them. Last updated in MN. Fingers crossed. I can't do anything until they get here so trying not to worry. Dad...
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    Starting Meat Guinea Pigs: Feeding, housing and questions

    I think I posted some here about my meat guinea pig project. I posted alot here: https://permies.com/t/19371/guinea-pigs-meat-journal *Vit C is critical *I had some boars develop problem with gland blockage (glands next to the butt) that I didn't get an answer to but only happened to 2...
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    My crazy sheep idea- All the animal crazy, all the time!

    Thanks GBov! I've been dressing like a weirdo forever so most people are past trying to make a big deal about it :roll: And on the plus side it keeps siblings from clothes stealing lol! My sisters are forever battling over stolen clothes and they have their own houses now filled with clothes...
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    My crazy sheep idea- All the animal crazy, all the time!

    Lamb update! 90 is 24.3#. 91 is 30.6#. The rest of the ewes are all due starting May 10. 42 days countdown https://www.instagram.com/p/CNAx_hHJX5H/ 90 is 32 days old which puts him at .52# average daily gain. 91 is 28 days old, putting him at .7# average daily gain! If he keeps growing like...
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    My crazy sheep idea- All the animal crazy, all the time!

    I've got a big cage and a 40gal trough setup in the craft room. Wood pellet layer on bottom and topped with fine shavings with the shavings bag ready. The FR chicks are due to hatch Tuesday and be here Thursday. The mixed chicks are due to hatch Monday through Wednesday and I'll get an email the...
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    My crazy sheep idea- All the animal crazy, all the time!

    After posting last I went out to do chores. And the ((redacted)) ewe who has been huge and big udder this whole time... Lambed... Got out there at about 8 and it couldn't have been more than 2 hours before. She had the whole thing cleaned off.. EXCEPT A GLOB OF BIRTH GOO FROM THE LAMBS EYES TO...
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    My crazy sheep idea- All the animal crazy, all the time!

    This post as of now has 4444 views! :mrgreen: :popcorn: Not much to update here. I'm losing my mind waiting for lambs. Feb 25 Lydia had the first lamb on a nice sunny day. White single ram lamb. March 1 at midnight 184 had a big single ram lamb. White again. Both have the cheviot look. I...
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    Tree fodder, audio podcast

    Thought this would be of interest to people. I'm really interested in adding mulberry and willow at my place. It's just the getting to all the projects part :mrgreen: But I thought especially even for the urban or small yard people. You could probably even coppice a mulberry in pots on porches...
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    2021 natural feeding plan

    @ Hotzcatz, Yes lumber prices nearly doubled. Luckily I have amish around me and one right around the "block" (very large rural block lol) runs a sawmill. I got a price quote from them. Turned out I could double the length of the building to incorporate the rabbits and storage instead of just...
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    Ear mites scourge!

    Ok yall I'm losing my mind! I will be building a stand for multiple cages. If I run a torch over my cages will that sanitize them? I thought I really had it kicked with the VetRx drops in olive oil. Cleared up fast and seemed to stay gone. I think I need to keep up afterwards with a few drops of...
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