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  1. TaylorBug

    Rabbit manure compost

    They are in a set-up similar to hanging wire cages. I'm thinking of posting about my hutches when I get a new one built. Chickens could definitely get to the rabbit poop but.... we dont have any chickens right now :( I want some laying hens really bad though
  2. TaylorBug

    Rabbit manure compost

    Another question- does a composting mixture need to be sheltered or can it be out in the open? I'm worried about it when it rains (or worse, snows...).
  3. TaylorBug

    Rabbit manure compost

    My mamaw kept a compost pile for a long time so I figured I would do something like that. She kept old ice cream pails and filled them with scraps to dump on her compost pile.
  4. TaylorBug

    Rabbit manure compost

    No, we never have really done compost. I'm still working out the kinks on where to dump everything and how to manage it.
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    Rabbit manure compost

    I've done a little research and I know from experience that rabbit manure makes an excellent fertilizer- and can be spread fresh since it's not "hot". We spread it on our little 1/4 acre corn garden this summer and had EXCELLENT results with our crop. Since I raise rabbits and I'm expanding my...
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    Dutch rabbit color genetics

    Thank you all so much for the help! I have been researching and looking at breeders and I think I've decided on a breeder. I just wanted some more info from some people who knew more than me.
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    Dutch rabbit color genetics

    Alright thank you! and I'm looking forward to a challenge.
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    Dutch rabbit color genetics

    Okay, I'll check them out. Also, I figured as much about the color-crossing and I was planning to join ARBA and get a Standard. Thanks!
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    Dutch rabbit color genetics

    I am working on my Proficiency/SAE for FFA and I'm looking to get Dutch rabbits. I am particularly interested in the tortoise variety, but I'll probably start with another variety since I'm new to Dutch and fairly far away from many breeders. I was planning to get 2 bucks and 2 does so that I...
  10. TaylorBug

    New goat barn 90% complete!

    Omg I love it!! Its so cute! Congratulations! Have fun with your goaties :)
  11. TaylorBug

    Palomino getting scabs, what from?

    I dont have any way to keep him inside in the daytime... I’ll try getting a bottle of sunscreen to use specifically for him
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    Palomino getting scabs, what from?

    Thank you for your input guys. Is there any type of sunscreen that is formulated for horses/animals or would just children’s sunscreen work?
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    Palomino getting scabs, what from?

    I own a bald-faced Palomino who is generally very healthy. But during the summer his nose gets scabs on it. This year it didn’t show up until late, like a week or two ago. Is this from sunburn or is there something wrong? And how do I fix it? I can post pictures if I need to
  14. TaylorBug

    Butchering: Ideal place to separate the feet?

    I only butcher about half a dozen at a time and my neighbor helps me out since he’s more adept at butchering than me. He taught me to sever the tendons in the joint and then bend the foot backwards to break the bone. Sometimes it takes a bit of work to get the foot completely severed from the...
  15. TaylorBug

    Baby rabbits to a new mother

    Another update yall! It has been 2 weeks since the babies were born and they’re all getting superrr bigg(for how young they are anyways lol). They all have their eyes open and have super duper soft fur, and their little paws and ears are turning light grey already.
  16. TaylorBug

    Baby rabbits to a new mother

    Update: its been a week since my babies were born and I figured you guys needed to know how they were doing. There are definitely 6, and they have peach fuzz fur already. Their eyes should be opening within the next week. Theyre all big and healthy and Mama seems to be doing well also.
  17. TaylorBug

    *Cutest animal contest 2017! (OPEN)*

    Lenny, Silver Marten buck and my baby
  18. TaylorBug

    Baby rabbits to a new mother

    I have a Californian doe that is just a year old, about a week ago was her birthday. She was bred to a young Calif. buck that I also own. Today was day 31 of her gestation and she definitely had a fur-lined nest this morning, although it was too dark and I was in a hurry to see if she had...
  19. TaylorBug

    Good breed for 4-h

    If you want to show rabbits, they can be basically any pedigreed breed. I show Californian meat rabbits as a meat pen(3 to a pen) and individually(1 rabbit to show). I also show Silver Martens. This breed is hard to find and can get very expensive, but they have a good temperament for a...
  20. TaylorBug

    Does anybody else have gaited horses?

    Personally, I have only quarter-blooded horses, but my best friend has only ever ridden Walkers(and her cousins own an auction barn; they normally buy quarters and Walkers). I’ve never ridden a walker, but I really want to. We will go riding together some time so I can experience the Walker gait.
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