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minimum temp is 46F, max is is more like 70-80F . I keep her in my basement for now. She's trained to poop in a box and i clean it out a few times a week. Fun fact i keep the door of my basement open most of the time and she never tries to get out , she will come out with her head only to take a peek. Kind of my first time to get attached to a meat animal. all her kits i will eat though.

Oh and Instead of hay im feeding straw now so to keep her from getting really fat.
1 year ago
It is not really a breed , her father i captured in the woods roughly 9 years ago. He was very scared for the first few years. but still a decent size i guess he was mixed in with wild rabbits he looked exactly like a wild rabbit but had ears that fell over ...

The mother of the doe i currently have came from a meat rabbit breeder its basicly a "mutt". so its a bit of everything in there

thanks for the advice .
1 year ago
Tree branches have a lot more minerals in them, also pigs love acorns research the nutrients in those ( acorns are not a good option for breeder stock ) they have a mild toxin in them wich in small dosages help with killing parasites but in large doses some animals , i am talking all mammals here  can suffer liver and kidney damage.

Also a side note as far as i know all female mammals benefit from higher protein intake just weeks before being bred. it increases the number of eggs released, so larger amount of offspring.. wich also means , in times you are not breeding your animals it can be feasible to slightly lower their rations.
1 year ago
My breeder doe that i selected according to the abilty to live on herbs, is getting way overweight. She is now at roughly 4kg( 9pounds ) she is slightly smaller than a standard meat breed.  if she sits down she is roughly 40 cm from head to tail( 16 inch ). I want to keep her healthy and fit since she's the cheapest rabbit i ever had. For now she lives on small amount of hay, some  leftover jerusalem artichoke leaves/flower and also sprouted wheat. When i run the numbers on feed she has eaten roughly 4.5 euro's worth of food in the last 18 months . all other food she got was weeds from my garden never ever does she get pellets.

Now to ask a newbie question, i can pick up a breeder male in roughly 3 weeks . it would be ideal to breed her( to get rid of some of her fat ) but since her "hutch" is around 8 degrees Celsius(46F) thats the minimum year round. I'm having doubts the litter will survive. What would you do??

and by the way "the hutch" is large enough for her and her litter until the age of at least 8 weeks( roughly 10m² )(108sq feet) for the 1 doe + maybe a litter
1 year ago
Indeed almost half of the hatchlings are black, i got 3 hatchlings in a special color too, ill post a pic. soon its like a very light brown with silvergreyish wings. Ow and 1 mother hen is chocolate brown.

i'll experiment with how much i will keep in my garden then
2 years ago
Less than a year ago i bought 3 dual purpose ducks 2 hens and a drake. today i have about 20+ ducks all offsrpring of those nearly full grown, they are in different gardens at different family members. All because my yard is only about 1/10 of an acre and i dont want to have too much nitrogen in the soil , so i planted some jerusalem artichokes inside the stinging nettles patches. to overcrowd them, that part has worked so far but i was wondering how many of these 6-7lbs ducks i can keep sustainable on 1/10 of an acre . Some extra info they only lay 60 eggs anually , they also never fly since their wings are too small according to the rest of the body ow and the breed is " eend van vorst " no idea what that translates too in english they originated from a city near brussels(belgium). I only keep 4 hens in my garden for now but they cant eat all the pasture and they barely touch their grain when i feed them only once or twice a week.

their main purpose is being a lawn mower . but i dont see the height of the pasture go down with 4 ducks on less than half of my garden give or take 1/25 of an acre is what the live off now

so the question is how many ducks should i keep??
2 years ago
Why not try tungsten ? Its not that expensive as far as i could find, it melts at 3422c..

Just no clue where you can buy it.
3 years ago