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Broken blue otter & lynx2.0 does. Could of posed broken better.
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$1202 in the red. 48 in koi fry sales.

Currently $1154 in the red.

Contacting Oct guy to see if he's still interested this morning. Hope so. Only 50-60, but everything helps lower the bill!
 

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Lilac otter on left end, broken blue in the middle & broken lilac on right end.
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Difference between blue otter rex fur and blue otter regular fur.
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Just too cute. The blue otter kit is so friendly and biggest. But I have to check which mom is actually his.
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Zero's nest.
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WOW -- tons of buns. And a lot of work. I know nothing about rabbits had a dutch and a lop eons ago. One was sweet and the other a nasty biter.
You've got some pretty colors and color patterns there. And of course some very cute ones.
 

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Sep 29.
Posed the broken again.
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Sep 30.
expand...Back in May, saved $90 in kibble.

How much kibble saved now? About 3 bags worth. So, $165. Fed a few lamb culls since May, too. Do I count that?? Also fed 1 mean arse turkey hen. That fed both dogs for 3 days! Do I also count that? Maybe one more bag saved, $220 in kibble saved.


I didn't use the 90 from before in the feed count.


$1154 in the red.
220 & 90 in saved kibble value, 310. Take that out and now we have...

Currently $844 in the red.




Lynx's kits.
Seems these are chocolate steels.
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The 4 torts. Still unsure on color...


Learning to use nipple. Have a bowl in there, but mom keeps flinging it around.



The bowl...
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Sisters.
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Foster seems to be annoyed by the others just wanting to sleep. Lol.
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All of her own and fostered kits are so friendly. Can't say the same about Lynx, Freckles, Darkie & the blue rex kits. Many of those are screamers, even when being handled since day one. 🤦🏽‍♀️
Funny how they all pile together, no matter how much room they have.
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Tried to get everyone's posed pic. I think 2 are left to do.
Can't believe how much she "fell apart" since I got her last year. Lol. She used to be a beaut.
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Will be culled once kits are old enough.
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Listed 4sale
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Obscure's replacement
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Listed 4sale
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Revamped my website, since the sheep world is nutters, and now it includes the cattle and rabbits.
Thus all of the bun pics, adding them to the site.
Next weekend 4 kits are being sold, so, going to figure out which are the biggest and cull out everyone else. There are a few in individual cages bc of aggression. Ugh. Some still grouped together, rest still with mom, since space is taken up by the mean kits.
Looks like 2 of the for sale does are due soon, so they'll stay until kits are 5wks or so, then culled out. 3rd doe can be culled out now.
Bred Swirl to a couple of does, will see if there's any other does I can breed him to, then list/cull him out. Have a few buck kits held back, so I need to make room for them. Same with doe kits kept back, they need their own cages real soon.
Once I have the new Rex does, I'll probably cull out all except the best mix doe & buck. Breed them to the new ones and then cull them out. Should eventually make some space.
Need to add onto my little paper family tree of buns and see how that's looking.



Today.
So, the friendly blue sf buck will be kept. Gotta print out his pedigree. He's 2oz lighter than hos twin brother, but better shoulders and temperament on him.

Separated the 4 buns for sale last night, biggest ones, into individual cages. Rest in the same cage for butcher this morning. Waiting on a delivery, then I'll start that process.

Got Obscure's & Speedy's nests fixed and ready to hang. Saturday & Sunday are their nest days. Then none are due for nests until the 23rd, 24th, & 25th.


7 in the cull cage. Thawing all old rabbit meat for the dogs and turning these 7 into fresh people food. Gotta decide if to keep the buck or the doe from Obscure. Kept the 14 blue doe kit and the otter buck kit, black kit culled. Kept 1 from Rusty and culled the other kit.
So, just the baby kits left to watch.

Got 3 done, 4 tomorrow, since I have to debone these and the dogs are getting the old meat.


Moved the blanket buck kit to cull cage for final time.
 
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Are you still having rodent problems? I have j feeders that didn't come with lids, and was going through a ton of feed and started seeing rodent poop. I cut some 2*4s to the width of the feeders and used those to block off access to the feed. Feed consumption decreased by a lot.
Poisoned them. Though, this morning I spotted that they ate the poison left out from last time.
 

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Oct 2nd

Got 3 done, 4 tomorrow, since I have to debone these and the dogs are getting the old meat.
Hours later, got the 3 deboned, besides the arms. Will do those tomorrow. Soaking until Wednesday morning.
I think I'll wait to cull the rest until then, too. Don't have more bowls to soak them in.
Have 1 possible doe sale.
Played musical cages. Does with growing litters moved in, others moved out.


Oct 3rd
Did a little more musical cages to put mom does on the 16% feed & remove their keeper kits.
Then got 2 does bred.
Had a slight meltdown earlier. Realized that the buck I put in the cull cage was the nice one, but I couldn't really tell them apart and got super confused, lol.
Got video of them, posing and poking and thinking out loud about them.
The mean one seemed like the better this time.
But once I put pictures together like this, I saw what I missed.
Mean one looks to have a bit of V legs & butt! I don't want to add a new problem none of my keepers have, so mean one will be the cull!
Crisis averted. I'm under too much stress. Lol.
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Oct 4th
$844 in the red.
25 in bun sale makes it-

Currently $819 in the red.


Speedy off to be tubby elsewhere.
I really need to make a single hole carrier.

Next is 4 growouts!

Three buns, left the front leg bones in, rest deboned. 6.482 pounds of meat fresh in the freezer. Used smaller baggies this time, since I'm usually the only one eating it. 4.5 to biggest at 8oz, most at or slightly above the 4.5 range.
Busy day, so haven't gotten to the others yet.
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Oct 5th
First pose, great. 2nd, acceptable.
Put the blue brother into cull cage, kept choc doe.

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Redid Ivory, looks much better.
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And culled Unity's replacement for attacking me. Then thought to sell Unity, but posted her. A pretty good shape all around. Kept.
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Lazy Meanie. No longer mean, seems young kits make her nuts.



Oct 6th
$819 in the red. 40 in bun sales & 182 in DH donation. Goodbye nasty 4 buns!

Currently $597 in the red.

Added a hay rack to the back of the 4hole carrier.

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Hawk attacked my chickens yesterday. Cane back today.
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Got all 6 or 7 culls in the fridge!
Deboning tomorrow, today they soak n rest.



Oct 8th
It kept coming back, but didn't see it today.

It came back for a few days after this, eventually stopped.

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