Back Again! it's been a while... again.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Clucknut, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. Clucknut

    Clucknut Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 6, 2011
    Thought I should start here, since I haven't posted in a couple years. (Has it been that long? [​IMG] )

    Happy Easter weekend, everyone!
    And what's Easter without bunnies?... [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    Here's the mamma, chowing down with her month-old, Florida White/Havana mix kits.

    And chicks, of course... [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Leghorn pullets to integrate (Peacefully, I hope.) in to a small flock of RIRs.
    Just picked them up Wednesday at TS. Any guesses at their age? Obviously, not day-olds.
  2. HeavensHens88

    HeavensHens88 Remembering the Forgotten

    May 17, 2015
    Lost, I fear.
    :welcome Welcome back to BYC!!! :celebrate
    What handsome rabbits you have! How many more do you have or just 7 I see in the photo? :D
    On your chicks, they're roughly 2 weeks old. Congratulations!!! :clap TSC is great with over-aged chicks that are deemed undesirable and they usually give you a good bargain! ;)
    :jumpy Happy Easter, :jumpy
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2017
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings again, Clucknut, and welcome back to BYC! :bun. Nice looking batch of bunnies! Happy Easter to you as well! :)
  4. Clucknut

    Clucknut Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 6, 2011
    Thanks, both!

    "Undesirable"? I was thinking, overstock for TC = less time and work and worry for me.
    They're not your cute little puff-ball Easter peeps. That's for sure.
    They had those too. I went for the scruffy-stage ones that have survived peephood. [​IMG]
    These will be my fist Leghorns. I've usually kept dual-purpose breeds.

    I started with rabbits a few years ago, thinking I was going to get out of chickens.. Yeah,right. [​IMG]
    I think the most I've had at one time was in the low 20s. Breeding stock and young.
    Right now, I have 2 breeding pairs and 8 young. For a while, along with these compact breeds, I was raising Silver Fox rabbits.
    They were great, but too big and too hairy to keep in my attached garage.
    Eventually, the buns will be moving out the the back yard by the chickens.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Your bunnies are beautiful. I think it makes sense to get chicks that are older, as you pointed out survived the early days, and post hatch problems.

    Both genders of white leghorns tend to grow large combs that can throw off your decision making. If you think you will need assistance just post photos at "what breed or gender is this." 6-8 weeks if a good time. You may also want to follow that forum because -it teaches that to look for etc. in many breeds.
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Clucknut [​IMG] Welcome Back!

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