Is this the end? in Tales from a Rabbit Breeder

  • April 22, 2021, 12:18 a.m.
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Its like those damn annoying emails. Is this the end? I know i cycle through my choices to keep farm animals every time i flare. And im having a flare. The shed needs to be cleaned. I just lost a kit to weaning enteritis. Im not making money off them and just keep adding on costs. We have 17 babies and I have one hold for the litters. I have a ton of rew which dont sell well which is retarted. And for the cost if raising them monthly i could buy a lb of wool which is more then what they produce in a month. But mostly its the energy. The kids have to feed and water now that im working and they hate that. I dont spend as much time grooming or playing with them. My babies are a bit more wild then they were before. Its not a terrible thing. They just arent as cuddly. I may have a home for one of my adults. I have four more on the chopping block. And im debating on who i would want to keep. My chin buck. My rew doe. My harli pair maybe their kits and the mag? thats 7. I would like to keep a nice fawn too. So 8. I have a 6 hole cage that i could adapt to make it easier to clean the barn then a 2 hole stacker and if i dont breed i would be set. As much as i love babies. I would be just fine with those 8. Gives me a verity of colors. No chestnut or black though. See thats the problem. I keep thinking i could get a black doe and a chestnut and try to get all the colors. Instead of my favs. Harli and chin. Rew for versitility and either a tort or fawn for that warm tone. I would be set! T says i dont have time or energy for the buns right now with my health work and the kids and hes right. I mean maybe if i got down that far, i could get down farther too you know… I posted 5 for sale. I may end up culling a lot for meat rabbits for whoever wants a meat rabbit if it comes to that too. We will see.
Well tomorrow is the big day health wise. yay. :( Answers i guess.


Lis April 22, 2021

Though this won't produce income, if you decide to not cull and still want to get rid of them, perhaps contact a local 4H group and donate? :)

ChainedChrysalis Lis ⋅ April 22, 2021

I have :) Ive posted in a few 4h groups, i had a few nibbles but no real bites.

Lis ChainedChrysalis ⋅ April 22, 2021

<3

Jinn April 24, 2021

Wow, I would hate to see any of them be butchered. :-(

ChainedChrysalis Jinn ⋅ April 25, 2021

Im trying to avoid it at all costs.

Jinn ChainedChrysalis ⋅ April 25, 2021

Please . ❤️

ChainedChrysalis Jinn ⋅ April 26, 2021

I found a home for 4 today!! <3

Jinn ChainedChrysalis ⋅ April 26, 2021

Yeah !!!

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