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There IS bedding in their little hutch / cubby holes.  But they have free access to go in and out of these into the main goat pen.
I apologize, I thought the bottoms were open.    Sorry for any confusion I may have caused.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Comic relief thread
Last post by Bilirubin -
lol
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Comic relief thread
Last post by meepmeep -
I bet this is the staffer that liked the porn tweet:

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Science / Re: Direct Down Wind Faster Than The Wind
Last post by F X -
OK it might take more than a little effort, but as a thought experiment, it's simple enough.  Or one could make the wheels bumpy, same thing?
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Science / Re: Direct Down Wind Faster Than The Wind
Last post by F X -
I see the slipping argument as borderline insanity.
I don't think there's anything "borderline" about it. What is really hilarious is that slipping would make the cart go slower, not faster.
With a little effort, one could make the treadmill bumpy (which would cause slipping), and measure what happens.

But even that won't change his mind
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Science / Re: Direct Down Wind Faster Than The Wind
Last post by CORed -
I see the slipping argument as borderline insanity.
I don't think there's anything "borderline" about it. What is really hilarious is that slipping would make the cart go slower, not faster. Yes, there would be a small initial forward surge when the cart breaks traction, but as soon as it looses traction, the propeller starts to slow down, because nothing is driving it.
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From everything I have observed so far, it seems like the ultimate dream system for raising rabbits.
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There IS bedding in their little hutch / cubby holes.  But they have free access to go in and out of these into the main goat pen.
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Dave? This has been mentioned before. Does your cage moving schedule allow for this bit of rabbit nutrition to occur? Please note timing.

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It may seem gross, but rabbits normally eat some of their feces once a day, either early in the morning or late at night.

These special feces are called cecotropes, or "night feces." They are produced through fermentation of food in the part of the rabbit's digestive tract called the cecum. Cecotropes are soft feces that are nutrient-rich and are passed out of the body like normal stool but then are re-ingested later by the rabbit so that important nutrients can be reabsorbed. These feces have more protein, less fiber and higher levels of certain vitamins, such as B vitamins, than the typical hard bunny fecal pellets you might see in the litterbox or around your rabbit's cage.
While owners are often disturbed when they see their pets eating their own feces, realize that cecotrope ingestion is a normal and important part of rabbit behavior that will help keep your pet healthy. Owners should not try to prevent their rabbits from eating these feces and, since cecotropes are only passed once a day, there is little chance that an excessive amount could be consumed.

http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/why-does-my-rabbit-eat-his-poop
I don't know for sure as this is a new thing that I don't believe has been tried by anyone before. But ...  The pen does remain stationary for a good portion of the night. I park it about 10 PM and start it moving again about 5 AM.   Also the rabbits spend a fair amount of time  during the day in their little bunny holes the floors of which are lined with grass and hay, so I suspect that they are pooping in there some and eating it.

Don't you think the responsible thing to do would be to observe the situation long enough to see if in fact the rabbits are getting the opportunity to ingest these pellets? The rabbits produce them during the night, and eat a few early morning or late evening. 5 a.m. this time of year is still pitch dark night as far as the rabbits are concerned. You 'suspect' they poop in their hutches, but you don't know and haven't observed? Don't you ever change their bedding?
Thats what I'm doing. Observing. Their bedding has looked and smelled clean so far ... I check it almost every day. If it needs changing I'll change it.