In Reply to: Re: Lead time? posted by jblanton on April 11, 2003 at 17:47:04:
I had 3 groups of 1.3. I was producing to many, so I dropped down to 1.5. I was thinking along the lines of 7 groups of 1.5. Remember, you should have a cushion, these numbers only figure 1 litter per mom per month. Actual gestation is 21 - 24 days? I figure this cushion to allow for replacements and small disasters. Large disasters (disease outbreaks, heat waves, etc....), well there is just no planning for them.