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Originally Posted by DutchBunny03 View Post

Cool! Are they purebreds? What type of chinchilla? Have you ever had a problem with rabbits breeding through the wire, since they are so close together? Your arrangement sounds like it works pretty well.

Yes, they're purebreds. Standard Chinchillas. I've never had any issues with breeding through the pens. I don't think it'd be possible. They're welded wire, reinforced with chicken wire so that the kits don't shove through while they're still young. Physically, I don't think they could manage it, though it'd be interesting to see them try. Haha.

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A labor-of-love hobby farm / homestead in Mineral Wells, TX!

* Free-range chickens

* Standard Chinchilla rabbits

* Boer Goats

 

Beehives coming soon! <3

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Lil Clover Patch

A labor-of-love hobby farm / homestead in Mineral Wells, TX!

* Free-range chickens

* Standard Chinchilla rabbits

* Boer Goats

 

Beehives coming soon! <3

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Yes, they're purebreds. Standard Chinchillas. I've never had any issues with breeding through the pens. I don't think it'd be possible. They're welded wire, reinforced with chicken wire so that the kits don't shove through while they're still young. Physically, I don't think they could manage it, though it'd be interesting to see them try. Haha.

Nice. Standard chinchillas are great. I like their smaller size, considering the other two varieties are so big. I personally haven't had issues with breeding through wire, either, but i know a few people who have had problems with it. 

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Nice! The eating kits thing is a bit weird. What else do you feed your does with kits besides the supplements? She may not be getting enough protein, and eating the kits to make up for it.
I feed pellets, and lot's of veggies. I keep the feeders full so I don't measure out small amounts they eat what they want.
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I feed pellets, and lot's of veggies. I keep the feeders full so I don't measure out small amounts they eat what they want.

Ok. Be careful not to give the kits veggies until they are 5 months old. It causes problems in the digestive tract. I almost lost a couple rabbits because i fed them veggies too early. Free feeding is a great idea for lactating dams, and in a few cases, pregnant does. But too much extra fat can complicate kindling. 

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Ok. Be careful not to give the kits veggies until they are 5 months old. It causes problems in the digestive tract. I almost lost a couple rabbits because i fed them veggies too early. Free feeding is a great idea for lactating dams, and in a few cases, pregnant does. But too much extra fat can complicate kindling. 

x2 on this.

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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x2 on this.
ok thank you
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