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they showed them as a pair

I've never heard of a pair class. Meat pens, yes, but that's 3 fryers, not 2. So the brother was the one lacking quality, and dragged the pair down?

I've had little exposure to 4H; I suspect a lot of 4H groups may write their own rules when it comes to showing. The ones around here only do"showmanship" classes, which means they don't really evaluate the rabbit, other than to see that it is clean and healthy. They quiz the owner on rabbit basics. The only time my daughter got talked into entering a 4H class, she blew away the competition, having had rabbits around all of her life, she'd absorbed most of it by osmosis. It wasn't really fair to the other kids, who were actually trying. :hide
 

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Yeah I haven't a clue i never showed bunnies or done 4h. But they require each child to have x amount of animal before they show. These were meat rabbits. I almost refuse to get involved in 4h my friend had looked at showing meat chickens they told her they had to be housed in ac environment and she had to have 75 birds. She decided the rabbits were easier even though it required a large number still the rules were more laid back for their housing.
 

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Okay first some farm pictures.
 

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Ok so i been thinking about changing feeds. The goats tend to leave alot of their feed behind in the feed buckets so i know they don't enjoy this as much. However they obsessed with corn. My feed is currently 9-10$ a bag for the goats so pretty cheap and will be hard to beat but its pointless if the waste so much. The other animals don't seem to like it to much either so they don't clean it up. So need a different feed i an thinking about going back to the mix i was using for my first herd and adjusting it some for the price. The original mix was 2 parts barley, 2 parts oats, 1 part black sunflower seeds, 1 part calf manna. I thinking of doing 2 parts corn(instead of barley), 2 parts oats, 1 part black sunflower seeds, 1 part alfalfa pellets. Barley is 32$ a bag here so and we go through 4 or more bags so that not going to work fianacially in the long run. Sunflower and calf manna being then next most expeinsive. I was thinking of using it for all the animals to some variation depending on the animals needs. The chickens wouldn't get the alfalfa pellets i don't think they would eat them i could be wrong.
 

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Ok so i been thinking about changing feeds. The goats tend to leave alot of their feed behind in the feed buckets so i know they don't enjoy this as much. However they obsessed with corn. My feed is currently 9-10$ a bag for the goats so pretty cheap and will be hard to beat but its pointless if the waste so much. The other animals don't seem to like it to much either so they don't clean it up. So need a different feed i an thinking about going back to the mix i was using for my first herd and adjusting it some for the price. The original mix was 2 parts barley, 2 parts oats, 1 part black sunflower seeds, 1 part calf manna. I thinking of doing 2 parts corn(instead of barley), 2 parts oats, 1 part black sunflower seeds, 1 part alfalfa pellets. Barley is 32$ a bag here so and we go through 4 or more bags so that not going to work fianacially in the long run. Sunflower and calf manna being then next most expeinsive. I was thinking of using it for all the animals to some variation depending on the animals needs. The chickens wouldn't get the alfalfa pellets i don't think they would eat them i could be wrong.
For the corn, consider using rolled corn. Basically it is steamed, rolled flat and is easier to eat and digest.
 

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No sneezing just the eyes are goopy.
Nest box eye, by chance? My mom uses the terramycin and vetericyn (or maybe vet rx, I can ask don't remember) on them, I think, and she's been breeding buns for longer than I've been alive. You can try other stuff, but those two are some of the better things, if I remember right. If it's nest box eye, I think the key is to figure out if you can improve sanitation and prevent it in the first place. Darn buns keep peeing in the nest box in hot weather. I have memories of her actually dumping and remove the nest a little early when she had issues. They're often jumping in and out and just going back in to pee and sleep anyway. Dumb bunnies.
 

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