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Overbaked litter and a kit with a deformed ear.

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Rabbits' started by GypsyG, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Jul 19, 2019
    AmberLops

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    When I first started with my rabbits I would get this awful rash whenever their pee touched my skin!
    I was also allergic to the rabbits too but after a while I get immune to allergies like I did with dogs and some cats. Working in a vet clinic helps with that too...I get my daily dose of dander that way :lol:
     
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    Baymule

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    You made me see this scenario..... Oh, my head is stuffy, I have a headache, I need to go to work and snort dog and cat fur!
     
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    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    :yuckyuck you ain't right @Baymule :lol:.......but I like it ....:lol:
     
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    AmberLops

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    @Baymule you're terrible Ha ha ha!!! :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Baymule

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    I can also be embarrassing in public, probably why I don't drink. I don't need any help acting the idiot. :D =D
     
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    GypsyG

    GypsyG Loving the herd life

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    So no one has ever experienced an anomaly like this? You probably have the most rabbitry experience around here @Bunnylady , do you have any thoughts about this?
     
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    secuono

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    Rabbits are a massive hassle. Not worth the time of day. Never again.

    Several days over isn't really that odd, at least not in mine. Some people say they can delay impregnation a few days.
    3yrs is old, especially for a doe being bred a lot & raising huge litters.
    Sudden small litter could be age of both, the heat limiting buck sperm, doe nutrition, dumb luck.
    No idea on the ear. :hu
     
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    GypsyG

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    I know that three would be old in a commercial rabbitry, but I only breed my does 3-5 times a year and they eat a diverse biologically appropriate natural diet supplemented with high quality pellets. They also get lots of exercise. I have two does that are 5 and 6 that are still happily raising four large litters a year.

    When I first got into rabbits years ago I only kept does 2-1/2 years, bred 8-9 times a year, and fed mostly pellets and a little hay. They would start having smaller litters and start looking poor by weaning time between 2 and 2-1/2 years old. I find that now by breeding my does less frequently and sellecting for does that have and can raise larger litters it is more cost effective in the long run. The does produce longer, and I am not always having to feed replacement juniors.

    My two bucks I'm using for the summer are in an airconditioned shed, so I don't think it's the buck unless it is due to his age.

    They can be a pain in the butt... I'm always having to either keep them supplied with frozen water bottles in the summer or having to thaw water crocks in the winter, but I think it's a fair price to pay for healthy clean meat. My livestock options are limited by living in town.
     
  10. Jul 20, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

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    Another good option for those living in town is quail. You get meat and eggs...they're quiet and grow fast. I don't have any now - but I will definitely have them again. :)