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  • #14273

    PhilTheBiker
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    Tractor supply didn’t actually say what they were when I bought them other than ‘egg layers’.

    I believe they are either white rhode islands or the white leghorn. Personally I’m leaning more to the leghorn. Tell me what you guys think, I zoomed in pretty close to them in this video.

    Here is my latest video. Eviction served!!!

    [video=youtube_share;pJJpA96JrHw]http://youtu.be/pJJpA96JrHw[/video]

    #14246

    TeknaBuzz
    Keymaster

    I’m interested in knowing what percentage of these end up to be rooster’s. I read somewhere that when buying baby chicks not to be surprised to have a majority of them turn out to be roosters.

    #14274

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    Tractor supply says they are all hens. LOL. I doubt it. but anyway. I’ve read in a book that anyone that tells you they can sex them when they are freshly hatched are simply people that lie. Apparently they do bread the birds so that males have a slightly different color than females so they sort them that way. The people at tractor supply say they are all hens, but that’s just what the sales people say.

    #14275

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    And a video of me planting my garden today 🙂

    [video=youtube_share;fkA0eIcAHFk]http://youtu.be/fkA0eIcAHFk[/video]

    #14276

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    I have a meat rabbit now!!!!

    I need to give him a name. My wife wants to call him Peter. Since he has a ‘peter’ and will be satisfying all the ladies I plan on getting. She’s also the Peter Cotton Tail, blahh blahh. My dad suggested Frosty since it’s been snowing when we got him.

    What do you guys think?

    [video=youtube_share;8w_d11MGUe8]http://youtu.be/8w_d11MGUe8[/video]

    #14247

    TeknaBuzz
    Keymaster

    If you really plan on eating him you might not want to name him because then it’ll be harder to do so. Are you sure you can eat that kind of rabbit? My little sister had one of those as a kid, we had a pen that was about the same size as you got but it was about 3 feet off the ground outside. Rabbits poop alot!

    #14259

    DCortez
    Member

    Call him BuzzSaw!

    #14277

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    We are not going to eat him 🙂 This one is going to be the dad. He’s going to be a lucky bunny!!

    BuzzSaw.. that’s great 🙂

    I think my wife is going to be the winner for the name of “Peter” because we are going to be using him for his peter.. that’s what she say!!

    #14278

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    We have a second rabbit! And I built a pen! Both rabbits came from large litters (10). The male had parents that where 11+ pounds each and the female had a mom that was 9 pounds and a dad that was 11 pounds. If I do my calculations right I should be able to produce 100 – 150 pounds of fresh meat every year with just these two rabbits! I do plan on bringing on a second female but I think I might hold off a little bit until I get this raising rabbits thing figured out more!

    [video=youtube_share;n8Eh_-Nt72E]http://youtu.be/n8Eh_-Nt72E[/video]

    #14279

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    Garden update!!!

    [video=youtube_share;LnY4V-Vqmhs]http://youtu.be/LnY4V-Vqmhs[/video]

    #14248

    TeknaBuzz
    Keymaster

    Great job with the updates Phil, I really admire all that you’re getting to do at your new place!

    I think that cage should be fine for the rabbits that looks to be the same size we had for my sisters rabbit when I was kid and we kept that rabbit for years. But since you’re going to be breeding these rabbits for meat, some kind of large pen might be needed I’m not sure. One of my uncle’s had a small island on his pond that he kept all his rabbits with just a wooden bridge with fenced gate but I don’t know if he was actually breeding those rabbits.

    #14280

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    Keeping your rabbits on an island? That’s pretty darn creative! I mean, other than the occasional hawk or bald eagle that gets hungry. I guess foxes or cats might also join in the fun. But that sounds really cool!

    Ok, here is my latest update!!

    [video=youtube_share;2FCuElyuoMo]http://youtu.be/2FCuElyuoMo[/video]

    #14281

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    Opening day of Trout Season was this last weekend.

    Yummy!! Saturday was a huge party. I had never experianced anything like this before. Absolutely crazy!

    [video=youtube_share;3lXrvTFkmik]http://youtu.be/3lXrvTFkmik[/video]

    #14260

    DCortez
    Member

    Cool! Always nice not going home empty handed.

    #14282

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    A quick video homestead update.

    [video=youtube_share;tjFKwFYLaxc]http://youtu.be/tjFKwFYLaxc[/video]

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