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Little Critters Homestead

Little Critters Homestead Located in beautiful Ashville Alabama. On our nice little homestead we raise silver fox rabbits, pheasants, chickens, and goats. We try to keep chicken and pheasant eggs available.

There will be more to come.

Operating as usual

04/23/2022

Black Australorp chicks (a few barred rock mixes snuck in on us). Hatched 3 1/2 weeks ago. Located in Ashville, AL. PM for information.

04/22/2022

Sorry for the bad video quality, but it is in a hard to get to spot.

She finally got her babies to hatch. One egg went missing at some point, but she has 4 little babies in the nest now. I'll try to get pics and keep posting when I get time 😊

Ring Neck Pheasants have started. 24 days and we will have some chicks UFD. Please PM to be added to the list for when t...
04/14/2022

Ring Neck Pheasants have started. 24 days and we will have some chicks UFD. Please PM to be added to the list for when they hatch.

Also UFD:
black Australorp chicks
Australorp hatching eggs
Ring neck Pheasant hatching eggs

RR Brienne,  our newest addition (thank you Renaissance Rabbitry ) is a major over achiever.  She had 12 babies!  We did...
04/09/2022

RR Brienne, our newest addition (thank you Renaissance Rabbitry ) is a major over achiever. She had 12 babies! We did lose two of them (one was stillborn or died before we got up there), but she still has 10 wiggles that she is taking good care of.

04/09/2022

We have a beautiful nest built in our chicken feed building. I can't tell what kind of bird because she is just too fast for me. Some nice eggs though, maybe we will get to see the babies grow up 🥰

Carpenter bee traps for sale $10 apiece Come get one here at the Homestead or can meet in Ashville, Springville, Odenvil...
04/09/2022

Carpenter bee traps for sale $10 apiece
Come get one here at the Homestead or can meet in Ashville, Springville, Odenville.

Edit: We have found one now. Thank you for the responses.We are on the search for a Billy goat, our Nannies are lonely. ...
04/06/2022

Edit: We have found one now. Thank you for the responses.

We are on the search for a Billy goat, our Nannies are lonely. We are looking for medium to large large breed, no dwarf, pygmy, or miniature breeds please. Does not need to be full bred, can be a mix breed. What do some of my friends have up for discussion? Pic for attention.

Black Australorp chicks are here. Pm us if you want to discuss them. Ashville, AL(Pic of adults are just examples of a f...
03/31/2022

Black Australorp chicks are here. Pm us if you want to discuss them. Ashville, AL

(Pic of adults are just examples of a few from our flock)

We also have hatching eggs that are black/blue Australorps and some for Ring Neck Pheasants.

We have 12 that have hatched so far.
03/29/2022

We have 12 that have hatched so far.

48 eggs going under lockdown tonight. Should see some chicks soon 🥰❤.  I will post when we start seeing some action.
03/28/2022

48 eggs going under lockdown tonight. Should see some chicks soon 🥰❤. I will post when we start seeing some action.

Trying our hand at tanning some hides. A lot of work, but no fur slipping, so hopefully I did this right. Happy to learn...
03/23/2022

Trying our hand at tanning some hides. A lot of work, but no fur slipping, so hopefully I did this right. Happy to learn more and continue to improve our homestead's capabilities. 🥰

Fresh eggs available for sale.
03/16/2022

Fresh eggs available for sale.

Fresh whole butchered rabbits.  "For pet consumption."  PM us if you would like to talk about it. Local only.  Pic for a...
03/13/2022

Fresh whole butchered rabbits. "For pet consumption." PM us if you would like to talk about it. Local only. Pic for attention

We are having a butcher day this weekend.  I will have some whole rabbits processed "for pet consumption."  Please pm if...
03/11/2022

We are having a butcher day this weekend. I will have some whole rabbits processed "for pet consumption." Please pm if you are interested on discussing this with us. They will be ready for pickup Monday.

In 3 weeks we will have some chicks ready. Black Australorps as well as a barnyard mix of RIR, RIW, and Americauna.  Sen...
03/10/2022

In 3 weeks we will have some chicks ready. Black Australorps as well as a barnyard mix of RIR, RIW, and Americauna. Send me a message if you want to talk about them.

There is also an opportunity for hatching eggs if you are interested, please pm for info.

03/07/2022

Meet our newest addition. Still Waters Greyson. A beautiful lilac buck to bring some color to our nest boxes. And as an added bonus, he is the sweetest most loving bunny ever. He is already rubbing on me and grooming my hand, begging for attention ❤

We had an amazing time at the Dalton Triple and Specialty shows this weekend.  Thrilled to have the opportunity to see a...
03/07/2022

We had an amazing time at the Dalton Triple and Specialty shows this weekend. Thrilled to have the opportunity to see and visit with all our bunny friends. There was an outstanding turnout of Silver Fix to the tables this show. And the quality was outstanding as well. The best shows are when we really make them look deep to pick those title wins. Congrats to not only the title winners, but all of those in the top 5 on the larger classes because competition was steep.

We Granded two of our homegrowns, LC's Tsunami and LC's Ruger. They are both gorgeous bucks that we hope will continue to improve our herd.

These two boys are needing flocks of their own. The white one is massive and his dark feathers are iridescent.  He is go...
02/09/2022

These two boys are needing flocks of their own. The white one is massive and his dark feathers are iridescent. He is gorgeous, but we have his father already, so he has to go. The red has a beautiful glossy sheen to his feathers. He is a little smaller than his brother. Please let us know if you want to talk about them. They are excellent animals and I am trying to not cull them if someone has a need for them.

Had a great day at the Dalton Triple Show 2022 today. Happy to see some of our bunny friends, and missed the ones that c...
01/30/2022

Had a great day at the Dalton Triple Show 2022 today. Happy to see some of our bunny friends, and missed the ones that couldn't attend. Hopefully we can all make it to the next Dalton show in March.

Little Critters Tsunami got his 4th leg today with a BOS win in show C. He is now Grand Champion eligible ❤❤

Little Critters Ruger won his first two legs today. He won BOS in both show A and show B. He just needs one more leg for him to be Granded.

More home grown Grand Champions on the way ❤. We hope for a bigger turnout in March for Georgia Silver Fox Rabbit Breeders specialty show!! If you haven't shown before, come give it a try. There are a lot of us willing to help you with any questions or show jitters you might have. The more the merrier!!

Naptime.  Clearly this guy is going to be a cuddle bug.  One of our 3 week olds along with our four 1 week old babies. 🥰
12/27/2021

Naptime. Clearly this guy is going to be a cuddle bug. One of our 3 week olds along with our four 1 week old babies. 🥰

*edit - spoken forLC's Black Betty.  Dob 5/14/21. She carries white and has a 50% chance at carrying blue.  If you want ...
12/14/2021

*edit - spoken for

LC's Black Betty. Dob 5/14/21. She carries white and has a 50% chance at carrying blue. If you want to talk about her, please pm us.

From LC's Snow White X LC's Elvis

Only grow out we have left until around February.

Finally our first litters of the season. LC's Janis Joplin X LC's Tsunami (4 legs) gave us 7 beautiful kits. 4 blacks an...
12/13/2021

Finally our first litters of the season.

LC's Janis Joplin X LC's Tsunami (4 legs) gave us 7 beautiful kits. 4 blacks and 3 blues that all have a 50% chance at carrying white.

Grand Champion LC's Abby X LC's Tsunami (4 legs) only gave us two survivors. There was a third that didn't make it. However, they are massive. Starting at nearly twice the size of the other litter. Hopefully they will have a good growth rate and type 🤞

12/04/2021

1. It is one of the best white meats available on the market today.

2. The meat has a high percentage of easily digestible protein.

3. It contains the least amount of fat among all the other available meats.

4. Rabbit meat contains less calorie value than other meats.

5. Rabbit meat is almost cholesterol free and therefore heart patient friendly.

6. The sodium content of rabbit meat is comparatively less than other meats.

7. The calcium and phosphorus contents of this meat or more than any other meats.

8. The ratio of meat to bone is high meaning there is more edible meat on the carcass than even a chicken.

9. Rabbit meat with the many health benefits does not have a strong flavor and is comparable to chicken but not identical.

10. Rabbits are one of the most productive domestic livestock animal.

source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/riseandshinerabbitry.com/2012/04/06/10-reasons-why-you-should-eat-rabbit-meat/amp/

#rabbitmeat
#rabbitry
#healthyliving
#healthylifestyle

11/30/2021

LC's Black Betty. Dob 5/14/21. 9lbs. She carries white and has a 50% chance at carrying blue. If you want to talk about her, please pm us.

Still pics will be posted in comments.

We have two young roosters that are up for discussion.   Super friendly as the kids have raised them hands on.  They are...
10/22/2021

We have two young roosters that are up for discussion. Super friendly as the kids have raised them hands on. They are barnyard mixes. Rhode Island red, Rhode Island White, and Americauna in their lines.

Well, I guess we raised pet chickens this time....they have no problem riding along with the kids.
10/18/2021

Well, I guess we raised pet chickens this time....they have no problem riding along with the kids.

This is Little Critters Wesson.  He is up for discussion via PM.  He is from LC's Janis Joplin and LC's Tsunami.  There ...
10/05/2021

This is Little Critters Wesson. He is up for discussion via PM. He is from LC's Janis Joplin and LC's Tsunami. There is a 50% chance that he carries blue and/or white. He is a sweet heart. He is the only one left we have to talk about until early next year.

We have some new additions to the homestead.  We had decided not to hatch a batch of chickens this year, but changed our...
09/13/2021

We have some new additions to the homestead. We had decided not to hatch a batch of chickens this year, but changed our minds this late in the year and had a mini hatching. Only 4 little chicks. I already see the difference in them compared to our larger batches. They have no fear and run to us for protection. They fall asleep in our hands. So sweet 🥰. Now we just have to pray they are hens 🤞🤞

This is so true regarding any type of homestead or home grown project!  There is a ton of money, work, and planning that...
07/30/2021

This is so true regarding any type of homestead or home grown project! There is a ton of money, work, and planning that has gone into every plant or animal produced. Respect your farmers/ranchers and don't aim for grocery store prices from a homegrown business. We have put a lot into this and we appreciate our customers that understand that.

A CONVERSATION ABOUT PERCEIVED VALUE:

A customer asked me how much it would cost for a pasture raised chicken.

I gave them a price of $4/ lb.

The customer responded: That’s seems really high.

I asked: What do you think is a reasonable price for this?

The customer answered: $2 maximum

I responded: Ok, then I invite you to grow it yourself.

The customer answered: I don't know how to.

I responded: Alright, then how about for $2 /lb, I'll teach you how to. So besides saving you $2 / lb, you'll learn valuable skills that will benefit you in the future.

The customer answered: Sounds good! Let’s do it!

I responded: Great! To get started, you are going to need some things. You will need a day old broiler chicken, 12 lb. of quality feed, feeders, waterers, an area inside to raise this bird for the first 3 weeks, electricity for this indoor area, a quality pasture area for this bird to live on for its remaining 4 weeks, an outdoor shelter, countless gallons of water, electric poultry fencing to protect this bird, etc. Not to mention, there is a very real possibility that your single chicken, doesnt survive the 8 weeks it takes to grow. Injury, illness, and unexpected weather conditions are always present. Now, you are back to square 1.

The customer answered: But I don't have any of those things and I can't justify buying all of these for one chicken.

I responded: Ok. Well then for an additional $1.50 / lb, I can rent my supplies, building, and pasture to you to use to grow this little chick.

The customer answered: Okay. That’s fair.

I responded: Great! We will start the project on Monday.

The customer answered: I work Monday through Friday. I’m only available on the weekends.

I responded: If you want to learn from me then you will need to work when I work. This project will take 8 weeks, so you will need to be here at least an hour every day for the next 56 days.

The customer answered: That means I’m going to have to sacrifice my time for 56 days.

I responded: That’s true. Remember, when you do a job yourself you need to account for unproductive factors.

The customer answered: What do you mean by that?

I responded: Raising a chicken completely from start to finish includes time spent to plan the project, pick up materials, travel time, gas, set up time, clean up, and waste disposal amongst other things. That’s all in addition to the actual project itself. And speaking of materials, that’s where we will start on Monday so I need you to meet me at the feed at 6:00am.

The customer answered: At 6am?!! My work day doesn’t usually start until 8am!

I responded: Well then you’re in luck! The Chick shipment will arrive at 8am. We'll start then, but to do so we have to start at 6am to get materials picked up, loaded and delivered to the farm. Then I need you back here after you've worked all day to move your bird to fresh pasture every day. Saturday and Sunday included. No days off here.

The customer answered: You know, I’m realizing that a lot more goes in to quality food than what a customer sees in the finished project. Your proposal of $4 / pound is very reasonable. I would like you to grow my chicken.

CONCLUSION:

When you pay for a job, especially a custom job, (whether it’s a physical project or digital project or GROWING AND RAISING FOOD) you pay not only for the material and the work to be completed. You also pay for:

✔️ Knowledge
✔️ Experience
✔️ Custom Skills
✔️ Tools
✔️ Time to plan
✔️ Time to prepare
✔️ Professionalism
✔️ Work Ethic
✔️ Excellence
✔️ Discipline
✔️ Commitment
✔️ Integrity
✔️ Taxes
✔️ Licenses
✔️ Sacrifices
✔️ Liabilities
✔️ Insurance

If you desire fresh, healthy, locally grown food, please don’t disrespect a farmer by trying to get them to lower their prices.

If their proposal exceeds your budget, there’s nothing wrong with going elsewhere.

Just remember.. you get what you pay for.

👉🏼 FARMERS: Know your worth and be confident in it.

👉🏼 CONSUMERS: Recognize their worth and be respectful of it.

Sharing this to support all my friends, family and clients who are Farmers, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners and Tradesman.
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Be aware of this and keep your rabbitry safe.  It's getting closer and closer.
06/25/2021

Be aware of this and keep your rabbitry safe. It's getting closer and closer.

The ARBA has received notice from the GA Department of Agriculture’s Veterinary Services that there has been a confirmed infection in DeKalb County Georgia. They believe the infection was contained although members are encouraged to continue with responsible biosecurity measures. Please reference the ARBA website for any updates and to learn more about how you can protect your rabbits from this disease.

The difficulties of bunnies 🤦
06/21/2021

The difficulties of bunnies 🤦

06/11/2021

Our ferocious barn cat 😆. She runs up my leg when she sees me and curls up on my shoulders 🥰. She just wants love

LC's Telia had her first chance to hit the show tables with her new owner Kristyn McDade and she didn't disappoint.  Lou...
05/31/2021

LC's Telia had her first chance to hit the show tables with her new owner Kristyn McDade and she didn't disappoint.

Louisiana Cajun Classic, 3 BOB awards as a 6/8 doe (mind you, she is a junior still weighing in at 10lbs). Rare Breeds show as well as B and C open shows. I'm so happy she did so well 🥰

Congrats Kristyn!

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LC's Black Betty. Pedigreed Black Silver Fox doe. Dob 5/14/21. 9lbs. She carries white and has a 50% chance at carrying blue. Ashville, Alabama If you want to talk about her, please pm us. Still pics will be posted in comments.
If anyone is looking for a pet bunny, this sweet little guy is seeking a home. He is a purebred silver fox, born in June. A pedigree will not be provided, although he is from fully pedigreed parents. If you are seeking breeders or show stock, I have an intermediate doe available. She did pretty well at the last show (4th and 5th out of 10 and 12, if I remember correctly.) She did well in fur - she inherited her mama's beautiful coat. She is also super friendly. She will come with a pedigree and is free of DQs. Her sire and dam are both from Little Critters Homestead and she has grand champions in her lines. 💓
What a great experience we had... The animals are well taken care of ... Very clean and Joe is extremely knowledgeable and helped with all my questions... I highly recommend if you need healthy well taken care of chicken's.... You can't go wrong going there... 🐔🐓🐐🐇
The three newbies from Little Critters Homestead! Left to right: Amelia, Roxann, and Polly. Lovely little blue-green layers!
Bill the baby! Love our boy from Little Critters Homestead 😍
do you have any eggs?