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1 Rabbit Supply List on Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:04 pm

Pollywog

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Hello!
We are getting a rabbit on the May long weekend and we need help with our supply list. I know we'll need rabbit feed, a food hopper of some sort, probably a nest type box for it to hide/sleep in, a waterer (what kind do we need? It's a Flemish Giant), and I don't really know what else. Any pointers are greatly appreciated!

2 Re: Rabbit Supply List on Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:51 pm

authenticfarm

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Bumping this up for you - hopefully a rabbit person will chime in!

http://www.partridgechanteclers.com

3 Re: Rabbit Supply List on Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:13 pm

Schipperkesue

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Will your rabbit be inside or outside? What kind of a cage floor do you have?

4 Re: Rabbit Supply List on Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:08 pm

Pollywog

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Rabbit will be living in the coop with the chickens so the bedding will be shavings but we might built it a little hidey spot (like a shelf for it to tuck under). We have some tin hoppers for the food and I was investigating a soda bottle water tube thing.

5 Re: Rabbit Supply List on Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:34 pm

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I would not recommend this. Every rabbit I have allowed on the floor of my coop has developed respiratory issues and quickly died. Has anyone else had any other experience with this?

6 Re: Rabbit Supply List on Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:47 pm

Piet

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Schipperkesue wrote:I would not recommend this. Every rabbit I have allowed on the floor of my coop has developed respiratory issues and quickly died. Has anyone else had any other experience with this?
Sue, are you the first 'golden member'? You have 3 millions posts i see, very impressive. To answer your question, yes i tried and i removed the rabbit before it got too bad, i noticed very dirty noses and fur from dust. A rabbit does not just fluff it off like a chickens does. We uses to house rabbits destined for meat in holland by growing them out in horses box stalls bedded in a lot of straw, that worked not too bad. So many simple question have already been asked and answered, one could use the search option also. I did a simple google search for pollywog: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

http://pvgflemishgiants.tripod.com/

7 Re: Rabbit Supply List on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:12 pm

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Alas Piet, others were golden before me. Sad

I think I just like to talk too much, is all! Whereas you are a man of few words, perhaps I am a woman of too many.

8 Re: Rabbit Supply List on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:22 pm

Piet

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Schipperkesue wrote:Alas Piet, others were golden before me. Sad

I think I just like to talk too much, is all! Whereas you are a man of few words, perhaps I am a woman of too many.
well it just caught my eye and 'too' is never good, but its always either good info or good entertainement when you speak, so i would consider you a woman of many wise words instead!

http://pvgflemishgiants.tripod.com/

9 Re: Rabbit Supply List on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:43 pm

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Thanks Piet, and right back at ya! I was thinking about you today when I toe punched my first chick. I had to grit my teeth but it went just fine. A nice little tool, thank you!

And now do you think we have hijacked poor Pollywoggle's thread enough? Or are you up for a second round! Very Happy

10 Re: Rabbit Supply List on Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:23 pm

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Piet wrote:
Schipperkesue wrote:I would not recommend this. Every rabbit I have allowed on the floor of my coop has developed respiratory issues and quickly died. Has anyone else had any other experience with this?
Sue, are you the first 'golden member'? You have 3 millions posts i see, very impressive. To answer your question, yes i tried and i removed the rabbit before it got too bad, i noticed very dirty noses and fur from dust. A rabbit does not just fluff it off like a chickens does. We uses to house rabbits destined for meat in holland by growing them out in horses box stalls bedded in a lot of straw, that worked not too bad. So many simple question have already been asked and answered, one could use the search option also. I did a simple google search for pollywog: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


Thanks for the link! Very informative. Luckily we are in the building stage of our barn so a separate area for the rabbit will be easy to accommodate! Again Thank you!

11 Re: Rabbit Supply List on Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:40 pm

authenticfarm

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The hijacking on this forum is my favourite part.

http://www.partridgechanteclers.com

12 Re: Rabbit Supply List on Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:57 am

Schipperkesue

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authenticfarm wrote:The hijacking on this forum is my favourite part.

Oh just wait until we do it to a thread important to you. Will you get all grumpypants on us, or will you let pie-gones be pie-gones?

13 Re: Rabbit Supply List on Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:37 pm

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Schipperkesue wrote:
authenticfarm wrote:The hijacking on this forum is my favourite part.

Oh just wait until we do it to a thread important to you. Will you get all grumpypants on us, or will you let pie-gones be pie-gones?

I didn't mind the hijack Smile I got a great link and some wonderful info!

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