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Re: A few ???

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Posted by C.J. in SD on October 30, 2002 at 12:57:11 from (

In Reply to: A few ??? posted by JennieM-IN on October 30, 2002 at 06:34:28:

Jenny; if you want good information on raising rabbits for meat, the American Rabbit Breeders Association was alot of help to us. They have information on everything from small operations to large industrial ones. They have good information for the meat grower. Rabbit manure fertilizer is so good for your garden you don't have to age it. You could squeeze it right out of the rabbit over your garden, not so with chicken, that has to sit a while or it burn up your garden. If you want your chickens to lay during the winter you will have to keep their coop lit for an extra three hours in the winter. We never had any luck with barred rocks. They seemed disinclined to use the nest boxes and preferred to be ground layers. Had much better luck with Orppingtons and Austrolorps. If you want to sell your eggs, brown eggs sell better than white. Cornish X Rocs do the best for getting big in a really short time but the chicks do need vitamins and a mild calcium supplement or their bulk outgrows their legs. If it's too hot in the summer your bucks can become sterile if they overheat and you can loose does to heat stress. It's kind of hard to do small animal farm in five hundred words or less. But the others are right. Your local library is probably your most valuable resource

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