Another feedstore rant (about rabbits)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by NewHopePoultry, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    I went into TSC today and they have 4 & 5 week old bunnies for sale!
    None of them looked very healthy or active. I think 4 weeks is too young to be sold, much less fully weaned.

    Plus the chicks looked too hot and lifeless. They couldnt get out from under the heat.
     
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  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Out TSC has rabbits this year too. They looked healthy and I didn't ask the age, but I've never known ours to see anything except chicks and a few ducks until this year.
     
  3. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    They had the date they were born listed on the card next to the breed and price.
     
  4. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is awful! they shouldn't be sold until they are 8 weeks.

    another reason why I don't like TSC and other "farm and home" stores.

    I much prefer actual feed stores. They actually know about animals.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    When I used to have rabbits I weaned them between 4 and 5 weeks old. That's when the does's milk is drying up and pretty much wants them out of her way.
     
  6. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    I never weaned before 6 weeks and even then, I didnt sell them until they ate food and stuff on their own for a week after being away from momma.
     
  7. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rabbits dry up completely at 5 weeks. I usually leave the bunnies in for another few weeks till it starts getting cramped though. I also don't sell till they are 8weeks old either.

    That is messed up. They shouldn't be kept in those conditions.
     
  8. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    what is TSC ?
     
  9. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
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    Tractor Supply Company. It's a big chain farm store.
     
  10. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
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    Quote:Thats what I do here.. gives the doe a week or two to rest up before the next liter is born.

    4-5 week old bunnies are scared of their shadow and don't move around much though.
     

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