Dave Bennett wrote:
If you are making your own pellets then you will need that hammermilll and a recipe. I am working on an idea to increase homemade alfalfa pellets. DO NOT FEED YOUR RABBITS FEED PELLETS WITH SOY IN THEM. That was me shouting. sorry. Non soy rabbit pellets are a pain in the ass to find but I am an organic militant. It is easier to do the work of using a hay recipe. I have one I will find it and send it to you. The "lightbulb" went on last night and I have a plan for making rabbit pellets without spending a zillion dollars on a machine that will send you back to them to buy the wear items like the die cutter for instance. My idea is a cheap alternative. I will let you know it if works because everyone at permies will know.
Dave I got the Chinchilla's today! and when I came home 4 new baby ducklings show up. Jeez Peez why does everyone in america drive so fast, I noticed I speed like it's mad max on US roads but when I get home it's grampa pace. 80-90 mph stresses me out!
Just waiting for this buck's testies to drop in a month and where off to the races.
I did the math on my fingers, canceling out nov, dec, jan. 1 month preggers + 3 months milking, it only add's up to twice a year if I don't want them doing anything during the brutal-er months. I wanted it to be 3 times a year cuzz I couldn't get a 3rd doe which would have solved the problem. So maybe since my landlord pays the electricity i'll sneak a lil space heater into the situation to open up nov,dec,jan. I'm not worried about poor feed, I just spent the day making a briquette press, so I can stash flow's of good food all round the year. Bindweed finally got on my glad to see you, "chop chop chop" list.
I'm aiming for 3, cuzz I'm not down to a groove, I don't know if I have good mothers yet, I could get a doa litter I could end up with only 2 baby's. I'm basing things on the wild hopes of an 8 bunny yield per pregnancy by the 3-4th pregnancy. At that point I know I got enough food for 3 people to not have to return to mung beans again.
off topic but man it's frustrating to hear about people who cannot find a few acres of land to do permie type stuff and I can't find anyone who wants to do that. I guess Saskatchewan is off the map or something.