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  1. Homesteading Questions
    Does anyone keep angora rabbits for their fur it’s something I’m really interested in. If so how often do you collect their fur and how much yarn does it make?
  2. Introductions
    I'm very happy with finally deciding to join, I've read countless threads which all were very helpful. A little about me, I have a small farm which we raise turkeys(both heritage and broad breasted), ducks (jumbo pekins, cayuga,rouen, buff), rabbits (new zealands, flemish giants, harlequins and...
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    my rabbits are contracting bloat. I have tried everything that I have been advised. I have lost kits while still in the litter pen with their doe. I have lost entire litters after 8 weeks before weaning. I have had other litters be just fine and grow to producing adults with nothing done...
  4. Introductions
    5 acres rabbits and chickens looking to turn this land into our grocery store Lots of challenges ahead. All help welcome!
  5. Rabbits
    Hi. My family is new to breeding rabbits. We have 5 does. I bred all five does and they all had 3 fall offs but none of them have had any kits! No signs nothing! None are nesting or pulling hair. All they do is poop and pee in the boxes. 3 females are about a year old and the other 2 are about...
  6. Homesteading Questions
    Hi. My family is new to breeding rabbits. We have 4 bucks and 5 does. I bred all five does and they all had 3 fall offs but none of them have had any kits! No signs nothing! None are nesting or pulling hair. All they do is poop and pee in the boxes. 3 females are about a year old and the other 2...
  7. Rabbits
    Newbie to the forum! So Hey there, I just bought a couple holland rabbits from a rabbit show a couple weeks ago. This time I bought them from two different people rather than buying three from the same person. Anyway... They both were really adamant about that they kept the rabbits above 50 to...
  8. Rabbits
    moving to New Mexico from near Lake Havasu City Arizona. I have several triple rabbit transport carriers and some other equipment available to sell if anyone interested.
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    Retired and downsized to an RV. Thinking that meat rabbits in tractors 2' x 3' x 1.5' arched with one end that opens for a door, these grass fed rabbits would thrive with a canvas shade on top and a water bottle. Since it is just my wife and me, we could do well with 2 staggered breeding does...
  10. Rabbits
    Everyone seemed fine last night, but this morning one of my kits (around 12 weeks old) seemed on the verge of death. Its underside and back legs were covered with sticky/runny diarrhea, and it was extremely stiff, almost like it was already dead and in moderate rigor mortis. When I tried to move...
  11. Introductions
    Hi new member here. I have been a troll here on this forum for a while now going through and reading a lot of the threads. My Wife and I are originaly from Florida up until a couple of yrs. ago. We bought a few acres in south east Mo. close to the Arkansas line. We started a homestead here and...
  12. Rabbits
    I feel odd asking because I usually have an answer for just about anything rabbit. I have a doe (a NZW) who with every litter kindles about 9 perfectly healthy kits and then 2 or 3 underdeveloped ones. These kits seem to be maybe 2 or 3 weeks into gestation. Why does this happen? None of my...
  13. Rabbits
    I have had horrible luck in finding male NZW rabbits so I ended up buying mini rex (only males I could find within 30 miles). I'm pretty sure the females are pregnant, one has gotten very territorial, but I'm curious if anyone else on this site has crossed them. And when it comes to breeding...
  14. Homesteading Questions
    I have had horrible luck in finding male NZW rabbits so I ended up buying mini rex (only males I could find within 30 miles). I'm pretty sure the females are pregnant, one has gotten very territorial, but I'm curious if anyone else on this site has crossed them. And when it comes to breeding...
  15. Rabbits
    OK so DH and I have made the decision to breed rabbits. I've read several articles on it but none seem to agree on how to get the breeders together. So my question is do you put your buck in with your doe? Or do you put your doe in with your buck? Or do you put them both together in a neutral...
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