Do you keep your rabbit outside? Do you ever worry your rabbit will freeze on those extra cold nights? Well this is what I do.
I put lots of hay on the floor, because, naturally, rabbits love to burrow. Hay will work too. He loves running around under all the hay and even made a little nest:
Also, rabbits can take cold, but they can't stand wind, so make sure to face your hutch away from the north, or wherever the strongest wind comes from where you live, us it's the north and east. If you built the hutch before you thought of that, then your rabbit feed bags stapled to the wire parts, with a few places so he can get some sun.
Frozen water bottles are another winter boo. I check his water every cold morning, even if I have to take it off the wire and try to open it. Make sure you check it and be totally sure it's not frozen, rabbits need water! There are also insulated water bottle covers that you can buy.
my rabbit has a sleeping quarter that is already warm, I just put hay in it.
Our Goat Star, lives by herself,
and is very lonely. So a friend offered to lend us one of her goats. So we
drove over to her house with a large dog crate in the back of our pickup truck
to pick up the goat named Mitch. When we got there we hauled him into the
crate. He barely fit in the crate he is a very big and HEAVY goat. When we got
home, he was really nervous and scared. We put him in the electric fence with
Star. Mitch, who was a lot larger than Star, was afraid of her! Then we left
them to get acquainted with each other. A little later while I was working with
dad, I heard a loud banging noise by the goat pen. I didn’t look to see what
was going on though. So half an hour later, when I checked, he wasn’t there! I
yelled that he was missing, and everyone ran in the woods and on the property
to search, and I was in flip flops! I searched every inch of our 15 acres,
mostly running and yelling his name. I brought food, he loves food. About an
hour later Mom called Mitch’s owner and she told us to stop looking! She
thought that he would come home. So we stopped. Dad and I drove around and
asked our new neighbors, and she said that he would probably be Coyote dinner.
Now we only searched in the direction of Mitch’s home, remember that. All this
happened in a few hours, he was gone.
later, he was still missing. I kind of gave up on him and mom payed the owner
for the loss. I heard coyotes howling, a lot of him, and I thought he was
eaten. But the story isn’t over.
like a month later from when Mitch went missing. Our older sister was staying
with us and her, my brother and I were about to go on a walk, when two older
friends drove up and told us they had seen a big white goat with an orange
collar on! The description fit Mitch perfectly! I got excited and mom came out.
They told mom that they had seen him for about a week, on this hill, the
opposite direction where we had been searching for him! She had tried to catch
Mitch but he had run away. We called his owner and she drove to where he was.
hour later, Mitch’s owner called and the story. She got to where Mitch was and
saw him! She called him, but he ran to, you won’t believe it, into an abandoned
house! Its door was open, so he had been living there! Some people had been
feeding him. He looked out at her from a window. So she went into the house,
and caught him. She said that here was a carpet of goat poop on the floor! LOL
After dragging him out of the house to the truck, Mitch calmed down and laid
down in the back of the truck. He was so happy to be back home and with his
herd of 9 other goats. The owner said it would make a great story, so here you
go! He is so smart, and I’m glad he’s still alive😌. This story is anonymous.