Need fast weight gain

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by sadeymae2, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. sadeymae2

    sadeymae2 Member

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    We are raising Cals for 4-H Meat Pens. We are only 13 days away from show and our largest kits only weigh 2.9 pounds. They have to weight 3-5 for show. Does anyone have any ideas on how to make them gain weight fairly quickly?
     
  2. westbrook

    westbrook In Remembrance

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    "free feed" pellets with 18% protein.

    in a seperate dish place a tablespoon of soy pellets which will boost the protein if you can't get 18% (17at least)
     

  3. mmurrey

    mmurrey Well-Known Member

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    Hi- I was in the same boat with my daughter's 4-H project and we were told not to worry because they gain 1/2 a pound every week. You could try some calf- mana food it is what we fed our cal for this. We also were told to use Probios. We gave her bunny a pea size every day. This is suppose to rid the bad bacteria and help produce good bacteria and there for makes them eat very well. Her bunny was about the same size and by fair time he was 3 1/2 lbs. She took fifth out of thirty two single fyers. This is just we did and we were told this info by previous 4-Hers. Good luck with fair and hope every thing goes well!!

    Mellissa