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  1. MotherOfPeepPeeps

    To Cull Or Not To Cull... That Is The Question

    He guys! I already posted this over on BYH, but there it is usually pretty slow over there and I have been having better luck with some of my rabbit related queries over here. I keep a small herd of meat rabbits to supply my family with inexpensive and healthy meat, and myself with furs for...
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    Baby Rabbit Just Disappeared!?!

    Ok, my doe had 12 kits in her nestbox. One I was very concerned about because it was really runty was not there when I went out to check! Gone. Not a trace. Vanished. Did Wendy eat her baby?!? I've had does do that, but usually only moments after they are born... and usually you will find...
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    Muscovy Ducks In Town?

    I am actively working on making my double lot yard in town as self-sufficient as possible. I have laying hens, rabbits, a nice garden, edible landscape plants, and a fodder growing system so far. Next I plan to add muscovy ducks. I have chosen muscovy ducks because they are supposed to be...
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    12 Baby Bunnies!!!

    My big Flemmish Giant doe, Wendy, gave birth to thirteen bunnies last night! Unfortunately, one of them was DOA, but still... that's 12 baby bunnies!!!! :eek::celebrate:eek::celebrate:eek::celebrate:eek: :wee:wee :bun:bun:bun:bun:bun:bun:bun:bun:bun:bun:bun:bun I forgot to take my phone out...
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    Pickled Eggs Recipes?

    Even with the recent cold weather and shorter days my girls continue to supply me with an over abundance or fresh eggs. I currently have five cartons in my fridge and they just keep coming! Soooo... I was thinking about making some pickled eggs! Do any of y'all have a favorite pickled egg...
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    Cost effective alternatives to rabbit pellets.

    Right now I am feeding my rabbits MannaPro 18%, mixed Grass hay, and black oil sunflower seeds. This last spring and summer I fed lots of cut and carry grass and weeds as well. I also keep them supplied with willow and crabapple sticks. I am planning on building a fodder growing system in the...
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    Rabbit Genetic Puzzles!!!

    I have a small herd of meat mutt rabbits that I have accumulated to provide my family with meat and myself with pelts for sewing and craft projects. They are quite a colorful lot! Now, I know horse, cattle, and Icelandic sheep color genetics backwards, forwards, up and down... But I'm still...
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    I'm Back!!!

    I got angry at my internet provider and was without internet for several months. Did I miss anything awesome?!? Did kikisgirls ever mange to hatch balot eggs?!? To those who don't know me, my name is Gypsy (or GG), and I live in Ozark Mo. I have a small backyard flock of Australorps and...
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    Sexing 5-6 week Barred Rocks and Australorps

    Hey guys! I purchased 5 barred rocks and 5 australorps from TSC on April 12th. This is my first chick experience, so it is my first time trying to determine genders. I think they were between 1-1/2 and 2 weeks old when I brought them home, but I'm not 100% sure. I have a pretty good guess...
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    Mobile app keeps shutting down.

    I use the mobile app on my phone; today the app keeps shutting itself down and requiring me to restart it and complete four or five recaptchas to prove I'm not a robot. I only have my phone available to me at this time, so I can't check it on other devices to see if the problem extends beyond...
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    Egg-Mobiles

    I have been in love with the idea of Egg-Mobiles ever since I first saw a YouTube video of Joel Salatin's laying hen setup on Polyface Farm. I just discovered five acres of nice level but overgrazed pasture that is available on a reasonable rent-to-own option. I am trying to crunch the numbers...
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    Very flighty chicks

    I purchased some mixed run barred rocks and autralorps at Tractor Supply on Thursday. I am assuming based on their size and feather development that they range in age between 1-1/2 and 2 weeks old. I have been perusing around here for a few hours and I've noticed lots of pics of people...
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    Greetings! I'm new to raising baby chicks, and to using online forums.

    Hello everyone! I am new to raising baby chicks, and I'm also fairly new to using online forums... So if I ask any silly questions or do anything wrong, I thank you in advance for your patience. i have had a few hens before, but never chicks. I just purchased my first chicks as an impulse buy...
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