Rammy's Rabbit Thread

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Getting rid of 5 roosters Saturday.:weee Giving them away for free just because they need to go. Still have about 40 chickens, 2 ducks, 8 rabbits, 3 cows, and 4 cats. I need help. :th
 

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When I went out to take care of the rabbits last night, my one doe, Belle, was laying on her side so the bottoms of her back feet were visible. She has a big sore spot just below the hock on her right foot. :hitSince I have been feeding in the dark in the morning with a headlamp, and most of the time if during the day, she would be in her hutch, I totally missed this. I had replaced the floor in her hutch with wire because she was using the bunny restroom in there and the wood was getting saturated. I am wondering if its from the wire, or her peeing in that one corner. I had replaced it with wire earlier this summer, and scrub it out once a week, so I am mystified as to what caused it. I am so mad at myself for her getting this injury.
I moved her into the barn into one of the hanging cages and put a nestbox full of straw in there and every available resting pad for her bunny comfort. I only have some novalson ointment I used on my ducks foot to use as an antibiotic. I thought I had some bag balm and some chlorhexidine scrub but cant find it anywhere.
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I feel awful this happened. Ive had her over a year and shes been perfectly healthy til now. I am going to build her a bigger hutch and put her hidy hole on the opposite end so maybe she wont want to use that corner to use the bathroom in.
Is there anything else I can do to help her? I will be putting ACV in her water tonight. I read that is suppose to help.
 

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Sorry about the sore. Things happen. I'd say what you are doing will be enough. Urine can be burning on the skin. Apparently she's resting on the urine? Bad girl!
 

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Sorry about the sore. Things happen. I'd say what you are doing will be enough. Urine can be burning on the skin. Apparently she's resting on the urine? Bad girl!
I dont know why she insists on using the bunny bathroom in that spot. I keep it scrubbed out but apparently its not enough. I cant scrub it every day. Now shes inside back in one of the baby saver hanging cages. I just am putting the antibiotic on her foot 2x a day. I caught her licking it tonight. I hope the stuff Im using wont make her sick.
 

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60-65 chickens, 12 mini horses (pasture ornaments), 28 goats (5 go to auction 10/10), 9 cats........if you find help, let me know!
Woo Hoo! Somebody who has more critters than me! I would be putting three bucklings on the sell list this weekend, but something about another storm in the gulf that might give us some issues.... sigh.
 
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