Originally Posted by emorems0
Oh, and we're totally doing bees and goats too... at some point. The feelers have been out for a while on those, I'm sure hubs will surprise me with a yes on those at some random time too!
you go girl!...hahahhaa...now, we do realize that we are the ones that have to do the "majority", if not all the animal care, but who cares?! hahahahha...
You certainly have your hands full though..new baby and all....I don't have to worry about children anymore....wait a minute, what that heck am i saying...have the G-daughter over 5 out of 7 days a week ..omgosh..I do still have kids..hahhahaha....life is sooo good!
Originally Posted by SilkieSensation
Precisely why I have no husband. That means, as long as I have the money & can find it, I can have what I want, when I want. No need to ask anyone's permission or opinion of anything. I spent way too many years being told I wasn't "allowed" to do pretty much anything except go to work & take care of kids & house while my lazy ex sat on his butt playing video games & getting fat off of pizza & Mt. Dew. Yeah...we shall not go there again!
there is that end of the rainbow too.....not so much fun. I have been fortunate enough to have a wonderful person to share experiences with, not permission, just nice to have everyone on board when taking on this much "work"......
I am glad to hear you are doing better without the extra "baggage", it can mean more work, but then again..it can mean less too.
Originally Posted by dheltzel
Proof that the YouTube video was right, chickens really are "gateway livestock" . . .
Most rabbit keepers separate all the adults into individual cages, rabbits aren't nearly as social as birds and do better on their own, That allows you to control breeding and no worry about fighting over "Territory" (they can hurt each other). Of course the mothers stay with the young for a while, then you can finish the young together, as long as you butcher or sell before they reach breeding age, otherwise they start multiplying like, well, rabbits.
So, if you are serious about breeding, you want both some larger hutches (for the females and young) and individual cages (for the bucks and not yet breeding females). So, the answer to which to get is "both".
see..so many wonderful people to help us in our animal "recovery"...boy-oh-boy, that intervention was just what the doctor ordered!!....
We were planning one large hutch, with the ability to separate into two different areas,(male-female), when we don not want breeding. One rabbit per section...with the female section being just a little bit bigger so she may raise her young. The hutches will be off the ground with 3-sides enclosed, front with welded wire..and the back panel will be able to be removed, (enclosed with welded wire), in the warmer weather for better air flow-cooler. Each rabbit area will have an enclosed housing area also, so they can get out of all elements/sleep, whatever they do.....wish I could just post a pick...there will be pics when we finally get this project going. I hope some of this made sense.
Originally Posted by MotorcycleChick
I know nothing!
ohhhh, yes you do..but that is okay....Schultzy!...i see nothing, i hear nothing...i know nothing......gosh girl....i a going to miss this, who else is going to get on my case?!
Hey, went looking for those "partridge rocks"...i can't seem to find pics..heehee...would you, could you...do you have a pic..handy, real close..you could maybe post up for me...pretty please?????......
Originally Posted by chiques chicks
Correct answers. Then triple the amount of cages over time.
General rule : 30x36 cages for does and 30 x30 for bucks.
And ALWAYS put the female in the male cage for breeding. Do not put the male in with the female. The females are the most territorial and will hurt the male! ( and since i am outnumbered on here I will not editorialize)
Azrabbits.com has info and nest box plans.
more rabbit info...