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Hi people I've a problem with my flock of goats. The offspring of my two breeding goats seems to be doing fine and then they start to slow down, they stop eating,being active and then eventually die from a collapse of the nervous system(Vet's diagnosis). I feed them oats, barley, wheat and Hay. They...
I know Sheep's heads are built like Goats which are really tough - The electric Cattle prod idea may work well, I'll see what I can borrow/buy at the local shops. I would so agree with the animals know the difference in Gender. Our female pigs (currently in the freezer) would go crazy round me (and ...
I've a softball bat and I'm not too afraid of him, Just wary. He isn't too fast and if he rams again, I'll uppercut him as I step out the way. I'm ok with being the dominant member of the flock, the question is, how will he respond to the wife? Will he see her as competition or Boss?
This morning, I was rammed by my 90kg Ram. 'Twas a rather unpleasant experience and only a large bruise on the butt is the outcome of the experience. I managed to escape by parrying its charges until I got to a gate and could lock myself into safety I think I inadvertently threatened the ram by isol...
- Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:20 am
- Forum: How do I??
- Topic: Store Bales of Straw and hay?
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Hi lovely people My ever expanding collection of Goats/rabbits have required me to buy a large number of Straw and hay bales. I've enough physical space on my land to keep them but my question is what is the best way to keep them fresh/dry? Should I put them under tarpaulins individually or as a gro...
- Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:09 am
- Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
- Topic: Home-made Rabbit Trap
- Replies: 7
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Morning Team I woke up to find a wild hare in my veg patch. After checking isn't not one of my rabbits which has escaped, I was wondering if there is a way to make a trap so I can catch and eat it :) I've had a brief look online and Most suggestions are for using a snare. I was wondering if people h...
- Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:32 am
- Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
- Topic: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?
- Replies: 45
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My problem connecting here is when there are too many posts - at one point there were 200+ messages a day and I couldn't connect into the conversations. I've been dipping in and out and when a discussion look interesting, I get stuck in. I'm grateful for all the cool advice I've received here and ju...
One of the things about rabbits is that they produce lean meat. You can get big rabbits but they are really fat. You want to go for something like a New Zealand white/red and something with a bit of flemish in it. They will produce about 2 kgs rabbits. Here in Hungary, lots of people produce rabbit ...