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  1. ThunderHill

    Ear Ripped Open

    I haven't, but we grow comfrey so I'd love to know if it's a good option and how to make it! Thanks! He seems to be doing okay.
  2. ThunderHill

    All baby bunny pics MUST be posted here lol.

    Two more litters today! One litter with only 3, and another with 4. 15 total between the three does, so we'll foster a few over to give 5 to each one.
  3. ThunderHill

    All baby bunny pics MUST be posted here lol.

    Eight new little NZ kits this morning! 7 black and one broken black. We're expecting two more litters either today or tomorrow!
  4. ThunderHill

    Ear Ripped Open

    Thanks! He pulled off the bandage, and here's how it looks now. I'm thinking I'll just snip off that loose piece and then leave it alone, maybe apply the Bedatine every few days. Does this sound okay?
  5. ThunderHill

    Catching Rabbit Poop

    Yes, that makes total sense! I'm going to try to build it within the next few weeks, I think. I'll post pictures!
  6. ThunderHill

    Ear Ripped Open

    Hi! So I have my very first rabbit injury tonight. A 9.5 week old buck had a chunk of skin ripped off his ear. I went out to check on everyone and lock them up for the night and found him all bloody, with the wound still bleeding. The flap of skin is still attached and just dangling off (sorry...
  7. ThunderHill

    Does wouldn't lift - seeking advice on next steps

    Done! Great idea, @MaggieJ!
  8. ThunderHill

    Euonymus Fortunei as Rabbit Forage

    Hello. I recently started feeding Euonymus Fortunei (common name Wintercreeper) as part of a forage mix to my New Zealand herd. I wasn't able to find anything conclusive online regarding its safety, but did find a few sources mentioning that it was commonly grazed upon by wild rabbits. Based on...
  9. ThunderHill

    Fear vs. Practice how to balance info?

    Hey there, neighbor! We're in Kentucky and have been raising New Zealands for meat for about a year or so. I use the compressed bales of Timothy hay from Tractor Supply, at around $23 for a 50 pound bale (I think). I always have hay available for all rabbits using hay racks, and a bale lasts...
  10. ThunderHill

    Catching Rabbit Poop

    Thanks! I don't think smell will be an issue if I dump the urine daily. @KelleyBee do you have much smell with your current system? Also, how much urine collects in your bucket daily for how many rabbits? Honestly with the airflow through the barn, there isn't much smell now, with it all just...
  11. ThunderHill

    Catching Rabbit Poop

    Here's what I think I'm going to try. Build a wooden frame with the same footprint as my hanging cages, about 3' tall. The top tier will be a grid to hold the removable hardware cloth bottomed trays to catch poop. Right below that will be metal sheeting installed at an angle, down from each long...
  12. ThunderHill

    Does wouldn't lift - seeking advice on next steps

    Hi! I put the doe in the buck's cage, and usually leave her there all day (I know that it isn't recommended to leave them unsupervised). Thanks for the info on flax! I'm giving each cage two or three wintercreeper twigs daily now, along with pear and comfrey, and they love it! As an update...
  13. ThunderHill

    Catching Rabbit Poop

    Excellent points! That may end up being a "phase 2."
  14. ThunderHill

    Catching Rabbit Poop

    I'm needing to put together a system for mine, also. Right now it all just falls on the dirt floor of the barn. I muck it out every few weeks and dump it into a pile to use in the garden when I need. But it's pretty gross all mixed together and this past summer we had lots of flies. I'm thinking...
  15. ThunderHill

    Post pictures of your cutie rabbits

    Here are two little 9 week old NZ does! Possible future breeders.
  16. ThunderHill

    Post pictures of your cutie rabbits

    Here are two little New Zealand bucks from our most recent litter. At 9 weeks and 5.4 lbs, they are our very fastest growing kits so far! They came from a small litter of only 3 (plus one foster, so 4 of them milking), but even after weaning, they have continued to grow at a really nice rate...
  17. ThunderHill

    Which Software?

    I use Everbreed for now, but don't totally love it. You have to pay for the highest level package to have access to ledger tracking and entering your contacts, which I think is around $144 a year or so. Lower levels let you track basics like breedings, litters, gives notifications when to do...
  18. ThunderHill

    So much internal fat!

    This sounds like great advice. Thanks so much! I usually just try to eyeball it, and like you said, if they have any left in the morning, give a little less the next day, etc. But when pregnant, I give more. That's probably what went wrong with this one, as I thought she was pregnant pretty much...
  19. ThunderHill

    Does wouldn't lift - seeking advice on next steps

    My Wintercreeper test has gone well! My test rabbit was getting several branches a day with no negative effects, so I've started offering small amounts to the rest of the herd. They are all getting a handful of clover/dandelion/plantain mix, a few small pear branches, a big comfrey leaf, and a...
  20. ThunderHill

    So much internal fat!

    Thank you!
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