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    Survival Foods & cooking sprouts?

    So I wanted to ask how you would cook sprouts if you had to in survival situations? I don't really do this normally; I use the barley fodder sprouts with some sunflower seeds in it also as sprouts for the animals. It seems that some people do eat the stuff? But nobody says how they actually...
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    pasture management '?'

    Can you typically feed livestock irrigation water? I wanted to be sure on this. I'd been around farms a lot. But many of the areas I lived people had wells. And when growing up I didn't always think of what if I was starting out somewhere else where you had to start up all those things on your...
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    Calculating ram versus ewe numbers?

    So I've been wondering how do you decide how many rams you can have for how many ewes? I would guess you can't have that many. I don't know much about sheep yet. But its a good time to learn. Is it also a mistake to have too few rams, where if something happens to 1 and he's the only 1 you...
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    Can all grains be winter sown (seeding)?

    So one strategy for some type of grains to be grown (which are then used for people and animals) is to sow the seed before winter rather than at the end of winter. Something like that anyway. I'm not an expert. But I wondered if there's limits to which grains you can do this with? Could you...
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    Sheep dog question, for sheep dogs herding sheep

    Would it be a problem and create trouble if you are feeding a sheep dog feed made from your own slaughtered sheep? It seems like if you didn't want to use money for dog food then you might potentially use some of the meat from your own sheep. But in doing so would there be any problems with...
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    Farmhouse question? (Rural issues...)

    So...wanted to check and ask this of the rest of you... Do you guys that live outside towns have to worry about pipes freezing in the farmhouse more than the people in the nearby towns? (And if in cold winter areas...) And if so how do you avoid it? I've been curious about this because I'd...
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    Sheep questions (beginner)

    So I don't have sheep and haven't done them. But I'm thinking about trying them. If you have them out to pasture are they smart enough to not overgraze the same spot and go to the next one? (I hear goats are terrible about stripping everything down. Although many ppl here probably like goats.)...
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    Fact check please? Fact of fiction article on fodder... & questions

    So...I found this article online about fodder and wanted to ask others what they thought about it, and if they agreed or disagreed. https://atlantishydroponics.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/hydroponic-fodder-growing-grains-to-feed-our-furry-friends/ Specifically the part I wanted to fact check is...
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    Orchard grass versus normal alfalfa?

    So I had heard some people feed their rabbits orchard grass, because its cheaper than alfalfa bales. I wanted to see what others thought about this. I hadn't done this but when they said 'cheapter' I'm getting ideas already you know how that is... Is this much different protein wise than...
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    Storing alfalfa pellet bags in winter?

    So i wanted to bring this up because there was a question in the back of my mind about this... I had 2 alfalfa pellet bags on the side of my garage that I realized the snow melt may have gotten onto them with some moisture. It doesn't appear that the water got into the bags. And the bags are...
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    2 Rabbit questions...

    So I wanted to ask... Is the friendliness of a rabbit more to do with the buck's genes, or from the doe's genes? I get that some of that is due to exposure while young...but some of it seems to be related to genes. For example, people w chinchillas often say they are less social towards...
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    Runner Duck question...?

    So I ran into a comment on a Youtube channel that someone said they loved their runner ducks and that they had amazing (or was it 'best'?) egg production. I was a bit surprised by this. I hadn't known runners could get egg production that was any good. I'm curious though, and wanted to ask if...
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    Rice in Tinfoil dinners question?

    So...I like tinfoil dinners. And I like rice. I've noticed that when I look up tinfoil dinners with rice on Youtube there isn't any of them that actually explain or go into detail about if you can do these kinds of dinners without using instant rice. One of the videos I saw mentioned rice. And...
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    Rabbit kit bottle feeding?

    So I wanted to ask, when you have to bottle feed kits, can it be normal goat milk? or does it have to be a formula (from goats)? I was watching a Youtube video about this and the person quoted each and so I wanted to clarify. I don't ...approve of how expensive formula is. So if possible I'd...
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    Doe isn't eating her food (possibly pregnant)

    So I've got a doe that doesn't eat all her food. (Its also pretty cold out. So I'm not sure why she wouldn't. And we did attempt to have her mated about 10 days ago. Is this normal for a doe that's pregnant to not eat much? (Maybe feeling bloated?) Or would you suggest trying something...
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    Roasting a duck for Christ-mas Day question?

    So I wanted to check the ideal temperature for roasting a duck for Christmas Dinner? Any suggestions? One of the reasons I wanted to ask this is because we tried this for Thanksgiving, but another family member literally just took over and didn't let anyone have any say. The result was they had...
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    Aging in Geese breeds question

    So for those of you that raise geese I was curious to ask if certain breeds age better than others, or last longer than the others. The following link prompted this question below. (But note that the link doesn't discuss breeds but just in general, so in some ways its not helpful...
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    Observed rabbit behavior

    So this was kind of interesting. I noticed that my bucks chew on their dishes and surrounding items more than my does do. I was curious to bring this up with others to see if it was just a coincidence or if other people have observed the same thing? Do bucks chew more on their toys and...
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    Feed question re: Barley and Poultry

    The following is cut and pasted from a different forum. I'm not a member of that forum and don't want to sign up to just ask one question. I'd found it by doing a search on Barley feeds. Barley is of lesser food value than wheat and maize. It has a lower protein and energy levels and tends...
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    Drake Processing & Survivor Issue question

    So I'm processing a couple of drakes today. I need to do this as they won't really be producers and I don't need a ton of drakes. I also want to use one of them for Christmas dinner. I have 3 welsh drakes. 2 of them look the same. The third looks very similar but has a different colored beak...
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