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The first week of April, my 10 week old chocolate French Angora buck and Pointed White Satin Angora doe will come home. I'm honored and excited, and the bunny nursery is set up with 2 Bass cages and an xpen I'll extend as they grow. Here's the journey so far:
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The ikea hack potty room includes a hay crib and potty with grate insert behind sliders, in case you're wondering.

Looking forward to learning from everyone!
 

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At some point you'll either want to separate the buck and the doe, or get one or the other spayed or neutered, or get wire with smaller holes near the bottom to keep the babies from wandering out.

They're also likely going to chew on the furniture, so make sure it's non-toxic materials. And a long toothed steel comb will be useful for getting out mats.

Are you going to spin their wool into yarn?
 

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At some point you'll either want to separate the buck and the doe, or get one or the other spayed or neutered, or get wire with smaller holes near the bottom to keep the babies from wandering out.

They're also likely going to chew on the furniture, so make sure it's non-toxic materials. And a long toothed steel comb will be useful for getting out mats.

Are you going to spin their wool into yarn?
They are in separate Bass Equipment Angora cages at night or when I'm not in my office/studio. When they're out and mature, I'll do two xpens or a time-share situation.

Haven't decided on breeding. I have other animals (and pets) so it will depend on the time I can devote to them. I have been breeding a flock of rare chickens, and
quite a bit of work to hatch and raise.

Also, since Satin and French are different Angoras, I probably wouldn't breed them together, especially given their pedigree and parents' show history. For now they're a lovely set of fiber rabbits I hope will get along. I will enjoy spinning their yarn.

All of the furniture is unfinished, non-toxic, and animal safe. Most of it is made by hand for rabbits. The ikea stuff is unfinished (they're good about listening materials, and have a few things without finish or lacquer).

I have a ton of brushes and combs, for rabbits, dogs, and wool processing--and double-coated dogs not allowed upstairs because my studio is too exciting and woolly for them, and now has rabbits. I will brush and pick (pluck, it's said) fur off the Angoras like I do with the pups, as they shed.

Thanks for the interest & help!
 

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Interesting. Are they in pens or in cages?
The rabbits are in separate Angora cages but have an exercise pen to play in while I'm in my office/studio all day (work-from-home situation). The rabbits live in my studio (converted bedroom upstairs). I'll visit with the breeder about opinions on which to keep intact, buck or doe.
 

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The rabbits are in separate Angora cages but have an exercise pen to play in while I'm in my office/studio all day (work-from-home situation). The rabbits live in my studio (converted bedroom upstairs). I'll visit with the breeder about opinions on which to keep intact, buck or doe.
Thanks. That sounds like a good setup. Where do you put your chickens?
 

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Thanks. That sounds like a good setup. Where do you put your chickens?
The 9 chickens are against the retaining wall (outside) in a 200sqft custom coop because predators in Florida are for real! They free range under supervision only every day.
 

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Howdy! Hope you have fun with your angoras!
Here's a sample of them having fun. The Satin Angora requires daily brushing because of the xpen, but it's worth it. This is day two and they were eager to get out of their cages and back in the play area. Editing to say: The jute rugs are late arriving, but will help a lot on slippery wood floors.

 

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The 9 chickens are against the retaining wall (outside) in a 200sqft custom coop because predators in Florida are for real! They free range under supervision only every day.
I see, have fun with your chickens. Thanks for the replies.
 
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