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  1. drstratton

    First Kindle is a Labor Day Special of 13 kits!

    Good morning/afternoon all! I bred my doe for the first time on 8/7....32 days later she gave birth to 13 kits! I couldn't believe it when I saw how many there were! I'm a bit concerned as to whether she will be able to feed all of them. If I have to bottle feed any, what is recommended for...
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    Early nesting behavior question!

    Good morning all! I bred my rabbits for the first time on 8/7 & 8/12. The first doe will be due on 9/4-9/7. She is already grabbing hay and taking it into her enclosed area. She puts it on the wire and starts scratching. This rabbit went through a false pregnancy shortly after we separated...
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    What do you drive?

    I love to share our 57 belonged to my husbands sister, sadly we lost her several years ago! She loved this pickup, over the years she slowly had it renovated! When Mt St Helen's blew in 1980, it was almost the only vehicle that could still get around...says something about how they...
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    Buying 1/2 a Beef?

    Hi everyone! I hope this doesn't seem like a dumb question. I'm going to be purchasing a side of beef, I was wondering if I could get some information on how to place the order with the butcher? I do know that we want the good cuts of beef cut into 1 1/2" steaks, we like ribs, but I would...
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    Projects Are Like Rabbits, They Keep Multiplying- Share yours here!

    Hi everyone! I'm Rene' and I'm new to this forum! I thought this would be a fun way to meet others here! We've been doing a ton of projects and I know that they will never end! Here is the project I did today! What's going on at your homestead? Painted the inside of the Coop! Before Picture!
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    Drstratton - My Backyard Journey Journal

    Good morning! My name's Rene' - my husband Dale and I have been married for 35 years, we have 3 adult children! Our family consists of our oldest son, our daughter & her husband, our youngest son, his wife and their brand new baby boy, our first grandchild, born on 3.26.2020! I'm here to learn...
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    Hello from WA!

    Good morning, I am a member at backyard chickens and I'm excited to have found this group too! We will be getting meat rabbits (1 buck & 2 does) in the next couple of days and I will be picking up 4 pigs from a friend in 2 weeks. I will be raising 2 for my family and 2 for another friend...I...