Keeping Chickens and rabbits

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    Anyone doing any urban farming?
     
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    i dont keep animals other than the damn domestica companions that are either eating me out of house and home or sending me to the vet.....

    i know rabbits are the big meat animal.....sorry i aint thumping one in the head then breaking its neck...call me a girl....

    the cost of keeping chickens....i buy eggs from a friend and local grower....love them eggs....but chickens are costly esp if you have varmits trying to get in and kill them....

    i would go for rabbits in the city...if you are that cold and heartless...and all
     
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    lol then you want to do rabbits they dont take up much room....you will need a hutch...with a bottom tray....they reproduce fast...dont buy just any rabbit..find a meat rabbit...but they will breed...well like rabbits...you ever cooked a rabbit?
     
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    Never but I have a line on New zealanders and Ive watched them being killed and butchered.
    I have the wire and most of the lumber.
    Im just waiting until we are closer to meltdown before I get on it.
     
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    I think Ill look for timothy grass seeds to plant
     
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    I kept about 35 chickens around 7 years ago. Had a nice pen for them and I had the top covered with wire to keep the owls and hawks out. The raccoons couldn't get in either. raccoons love chicken eggs. It became quite a chore after about 6 months. Of course the ground in their pen got well worn down and as a result, every time it would rain it would be a muddy mess. Add the smell of chicken poop to the muddy ground and you have quite the odor going for you. They produced a fair number of eggs but in the long run it just wasn't worth it to me to keep the cluckers. Loaded them up and took them down to the local meat processor and we ate chickens around here for a good long while. Their coop and pen was eventually torn down to make way for a new garage. It was an ok experience and if you're into it, there is a bit of fun and enjoyment in it all. It helps if your rooster keeps his mouth shut around sun up every day.
     
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    My sister has a chicken coop with I don't how many chickens inside. She has set traps for and killed the biggest rats I have ever seen.
    She lives on the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains so she gets visits from coyotes looking to feast on her chickens as well.
     
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    Not with livestock.

    However, friends of a friend of mine are doing some suburban farming and I get to eat some of the freshest tastiest eggs I've ever eaten.

    I'd do it if I had the space.
     
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    cleaned any rabbits?
     

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