big and small together

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  1. cedargrove

    cedargrove Well-Known Member

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    Can I put younger males and younger females in the same cages ??
     
  2. CurtisWilliams

    CurtisWilliams Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a sure fire plan for making baby rabbits.
     

  3. cedargrove

    cedargrove Well-Known Member

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    OOOOOOPS sorry, I didn't make myself clear, small males with large males and small females with larger females,
     
  4. dlwelch

    dlwelch Well-Known Member

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    I keep males and females of the same litter (NZW) together until market day
    (8 to 9 weeks old). If replacements are kept, they are separated
    by sex at that time. This has been my program for almost 6 years
    and I've had no early pregnancies as a result. But....DO NOT wait
    much longer than that to separate by gender

    I do not keep younger and older fryers of the same gender together.
    I seldom mix litters except at weaning and of the same age.
    There is too much chance of fighting as the pecking order is
    re-established.

    Others may have better luck with mixing litters than I've had.

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  5. Meg Z

    Meg Z winding down

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    I do the same thing Linda does. Litter mates of same sex can stay together for a bit, but the sexes are separated at weaning. I don't mix litters, although I've been tempted to because of space problems. I have learned to eat them younger when that happens (at least until my new rabbit barn is built!)

    Meg
     
  6. cedargrove

    cedargrove Well-Known Member

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    Thank to all of U for the help, yes, space is what we were looking at. I'm getting 11 and 12 at a time with each litter of NZW's.
     
  7. Rosarybeads

    Rosarybeads Well-Known Member

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    You can always try, I know in petshops they mix different sizes, and generally, as long as they are not very old and very young, they will do okay, but you need to watch and make sure.