C&D Farming..oh what a life!

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Sorry about the Bunny. Stop selling them at 8 weeks and keep them till 10 weeks. Here Pet stores only sell 12 week old bunnies. Bunnies have very sensitive stomachs to feed changes and being taken away from the only place they know causes stress on any animals. Possibly the Bunny had underlying health issues and wasn't even the owners fault? You can't get to upset when selling animals because that's the business you chose. Of course we all want fantastic homes for our baby animals but once they leave it's not our responsibility anymore. If they knowingly neglected the Bunny I don't think they would have brought her back.
My last litter of puppies I was dooped by a puppy seller. Meaning they bought my tiniest puppy and resold her at a higher price. I definitely worry about my puppies and what ever else I sell as babies. The Mare I sold with the agreement of promise of first refusal and they sold her at auction before asking me if I wanted her back. Selling animals can be a wonderful thing, it also can be disappointing. 🙂
I would’ve been furious at both of those situactions! But you know me, I wouldn’t have the guts to say a thing...ugh! Working on my backbone!! She came tonight to pick up the other bunny that she brought back, but was fine...but I was getting rabbits delivered...so, luckily, I didn’t have to go through the whole thing again...ugh. They are going to buy a meat rabbit from my friend...easier breed.
YES, @chickens really , I do agree that I think I’m gonna sell them older...not only for the health, but also so I can see how they grow....with these breeds, you have to see how they grow into their ears, etc, to really know who to keep...I have friends that don’t sell until 12 weeks. But, I get sooo bullied by customers....I’m a whimp!
 

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I would’ve been furious at both of those situactions! But you know me, I wouldn’t have the guts to say a thing...ugh! Working on my backbone!! She came tonight to pick up the other bunny that she brought back, but was fine...but I was getting rabbits delivered...so, luckily, I didn’t have to go through the whole thing again...ugh. They are going to buy a meat rabbit from my friend...easier breed.
YES, @chickens really , I do agree that I think I’m gonna sell them older...not only for the health, but also so I can see how they grow....with these breeds, you have to see how they grow into their ears, etc, to really know who to keep...I have friends that don’t sell until 12 weeks. But, I get sooo bullied by customers....I’m a whimp!
I definitely wasn't impressed and tried to get back the puppy and the mare or at least find out where they went? I wasn't successful. Sounds like a good idea to hold onto the babies a few more weeks till you see they are eating and healthy before letting them go. Let people know that you let Bunnies go between 10 and 12 weeks as long as they are ready to go. ❤🐰
 

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More babies in the farm....yep, more illegitamale chicks, crawled out of the bushes yesterday! Ugh!! So, I conVince my friend who’s coming from VA to buy two more mini piglets...she’s also buy8ng the other batch of chicks, to take this batch too. So, this is the 3rd hatch, we did not expect! But, chris has a planned hatch set for mon!🤣😩🐣. Too darned many chicks! Then , is a picture of my new bun...she is a true dwarf! She’s 8 weeks here, and smaller than my 4 week kits! I’m soo excited! I bought her from my friend, who get most of my great buns from now.the next two are my 4 week bucks..the second ones ears need to drop..but he’s got plenty of time!❤Then there is a blue tort HL I also just bought...she’s a beautiful bunny!! Last two are just my own stock, my harlequin mini rex buck...and my black tort HL doe..she has won two legs....she has an amazing coat! Ok..those are the only boring picks for today.....🤣❤😩🐰🐣
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;) Harlies make tricolors (if my memory serves) and people flip for those. Do you have a broken to cross her to yet?
yep! i made my own tris! Deep tris!! Plus this week I’m getting a tri chocolate, tri blue, another harlequin doe...., then next week I’m getting two chocolate does, one lavender, a better harlequin buck, oh I got a blue otter buck....

im soooo excited!! I’m kinda phasing out of the lionheads...yes they sell..but mostly to...regular buyers.....not breeders. I don’t want this to sound bad...but, I had a family buy a very very expensive rabbit...within a week, they killed it. Wanted another...I sent them to a meat seller.

im getting into virtu shows..it’s actually pretty cool! I’m learning a ton!! Sooooo, when I do get there, to start showing my buns...btw, I’ve got a bun, a HL, a5 4weeks..he’s a stunner....but I’m not sure if I want to focus on HL or mini rex for show?? Anyways the virtual shows are soooo interesting! I’m made a friend with one of the judges. She’s teaching me a lot... she’s also teaching me how to buy....what to look for...shoulder length, shape of the legs, etc...it’s wild! Who knew?? Cute doesnt cut it!! So, I’ve totally realized tha5 these breeders tha5 are trying to sell at 8 weeks....we’ll, I’m sitting back...unless I see something..truly spot on....I bide my time...I’m going to the breeders that aren’t actually peddling their rabbits🤣🤣. I have a friend...she keeps most of hers..and never sells until at least 4 months...I have a doe from her with 4 legs....for tge non bunny owners who are reading..that means they won four times at shows...anyways...I keep tabs on her bunny barn.....only problem..she’s super far away. I only got my doe because my friend was already going there.....

Anyways, so, I’ve got this true Holland dwarf...clearly too small to eve4 show...but she’s is the best bunny ever! She loves me to death! Gives nose kisses! My only issue...who the heck am I going to breed her to? At almost 9 weeks she’s wayyyyyy smaller than my 4 week old bucks. It was soooo hard to find her. Everyone wants a true dwarf! Guess I’ve got time?
 

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Hello Denise.. :frow
You insisted that I join Backyard Herds, so here I am and then you go MIA..:gig
What's new? I'm sure something has been worth posting about? :idunno:pop
Hahahahahahaha.....what’s new???? Everything!! Calf’s, chicks 16? At least more bunnies? Chris is butchering that huge sow..the piglets all kef5 yesterday..he’s a wreck...blueberries all over the farm, but we’ve got no time to pick😩. Got two ducks! Hens! Yep, but tge6 are absolutely no trouble! They stay out of the way! The6 wonder about, coop themselves...give two eggs a day.... Honey my ND is due on 8/20...trying to remember everything I need??🤣😩🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐. Kinda rusty....

I took a stand with all the people wanting to visit. I have t put a pos5 on the farm page, because I don’t want to offend anyone...well, it’s beca I have no backbone...😩. But, when ppl ask, 8 go through the bio security thing, and explain, blah blah, they all have understood!! Soo that been a relief! Oh, family here this past week, then again on the weekend...phew.....never a dull moment? Had more kits..but it’s a slow breeding time due to the heat...ugh....

well, it stopped pouring, back to chores....
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