Final Week at Apartment Acres

I don’t know if anyone had read my last post. But, because of the smell and humidity, the experiment at apartment acres is officially ending this week. I want to respect my upstairs neighbors wishes. Both of my original rabbits are of harvest weight, and my Rhode Island Reds, the Button Quails, and new set of 5 California crosses that I got at the auction last week are moving out to their new home at summer camp tonight.

The big bunny weighed in at a whopping 7.25 lbs, and the baby bunny was around 5.5 lbs (slaughter size). There will be another post on that soon.

These are the five new bunnies in the hutch I built for them.

These are the five new bunnies in the hutch I built for them.

The five bunnies that I got last week weighed a total of 11.68 lbs, and this week, they are 13.69 lbs. They, and their hutch will be moving soon, and they will have plenty of children to pet them and play with them before slaughter. I guess this seems barbaric, but they will have a very good life until August.

These are my babies, all feathered out and ready to move outside

These are my babies, all feathered out and ready to move outside

If I was feeding for Clark, I would have killed the chickens last week. They are now between 0.9 and 1.2 pounds, which is MORE than enough for Clark. They started getting loud, especially  in the morning, and pooping more. They make lovely compost, but, not for an apartment.

One of the first projects at camp is to make these lovelies a kitchen tractor! They will be roving around open range (and being put inside at night).  The button quails will also be moving down, so they can grow happily and entertain girls as educational activities.

So the saga will continue on a lot of acres, and not in the apartment.

I may continue with a rabbit or two in the closet as “pets”, and continue to buy food at the auction for the dog (though, we are set up for awhile), but that will be it.

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