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    Goats vs. Rabbits

    Reminds me of something a relative of mine (who’s raised many critters) said when I asked him: “Goats? Goats are trouble. Fun, but trouble.” ha ha.
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    Goats vs. Rabbits

    Thanks for the suggestion. I bet they have that book at our local library.
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    Goats vs. Rabbits

    This is so interesting—thanks for posting the pics and sharing your experiences. I’ll definitely think about going the colony route. Thanks for the video, too!
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    Goats vs. Rabbits

    I’d love to see/hear more about your rabbit colony, too. I love the idea. Curious how you maintain sanitation and keep them from digging out. Thanks for chiming in!
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    Goats vs. Rabbits

    Ya’ll are awesome, and I appreciate all the replies. And you talked me out of goats, for now. Chance of TB and having to put goat crap under a microscope monthly is not something I’m down for this year! I’m really just in it for the meat. Seems like rabbits are the better choice for meat, at...
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    Goats vs. Rabbits

    Assuming you have enough room for goats, are they more complicated & expensive to raise than rabbits? I know a goat costs more than a rabbit...thinking more about housing, heat tolerance, daily chores, and stuff like that. Just curious, as I am figuring out how much it will cost me to build a...
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    Rabbits, Again. Looking for Ideas for Managing Heat This Summer

    I raised rabbits (silver foxes) in NC several years ago, and it was mostly successful. Looking back, the only negative thing I recall about my setup was that heat was an issue. I put frozen bottles in the cages to help, but man they looked hot. Now I live in south Mississippi, which is way...
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    Black australorps vs fire ants

    Melted aluminum is an interesting idea, except that I’d be the sculpture.....probably me covered with pissed off ants. I’m basing this on my consistency gluing my fingers together with gorilla glue.
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    Chicken joke thread

    That’s chicken joke quality right there. Upping the ex-peck-tations around here. :thumbsup
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    Chicken joke thread

    What’s the secret ingredient to the broody old hen’s homemade jam? Peck-tin! :gig
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    Chicken joke thread

    How does a chicken measure a cup of water? Eggactly!
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    Chicken joke thread

    Why’d the chicken cross the road? Because the sidewalk was only 3 feet wide, and he had to maintain 6 feet for social distancing. 🤣 Whatcha got?
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    Foot injury - 2wk old Black Australorpe

    Ok, thanks for the reply. Good to hear. She seems fine today.
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    Foot injury - 2wk old Black Australorpe

    Hello! This morning I noticed this little red mark on one of my chick’s feet, between her toes. I thought it was a tick at first, but it looks like a tiny poke of some sort. Maybe a peck mark? I’d be most appreciative if anyone could either confirm the diagnosis or tell me other possible...
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    Best Bait for Raccoons?

    I use those special cat treats. They come in little pre-wrapped packages for a dollar or so and smell like fish guts. Got some at Dollar General because I didn’t want to buy a whole bag of cat food. They worked like a charm. Be sure to have a plan for what to do with the raccoon once you catch...
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