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Wednesday 17th of May 2017

OUR bunny is eating her babies. What do we do?theirs only 2 left, and we don't know if they still alive.


Tuesday 23rd of May 2017

Are you sure it's the doe? It may be more likely rats raiding the nest. I would check for any signs of rodents before she has her next litter, and make adjustments if needed. If it is the doe, try adding more protein in her diet. (For example, use alfalfa hay instead of regular hay). If it's not rats or a protein deficiency, I wouldn't keep breeding her.


Thursday 28th of January 2016

I have a question, how many birds in you process, and do you leave them free ranging the entire time, or cage them toward the end? Also how old are they at the end? The photo of the end looks like you accomplished your goal, for a fist timer.

Kathryn @ Farming My Backyard

Saturday 30th of January 2016

I'm guessing you are asking about the meat chickens. I like to do a dozen or fewer birds at a time. The heritage birds we raised until 16 weeks old, because that's how long it took some of the smaller ones to get a decent eating size. When I've raised Cornish Cross they are eight weeks old at butcher time. The first batch we raised we kept in a smallish pen, but I didn't like that so the next three batches had at least 10 square feet per bird or more.