The rabbits are housed in elevated wire cages that are washed in a bleach/water solution once every week then rinsed thoroughly and set out to air dry. We have trays under the cages to catch their defecation and that is cleaned and sterilized every other day along with their water bottles. Its getting colder now so I fill the bottles with warm water every morning. Food boxes are cleaned with the cages. We have been feeding Payback 18 up until now. We just bought a bag of sun-baked (I'm not looking at the label atm) alfalfa pellets. We have alfalfa hay that they really like and we treat them to sticks of carrots and handfuls of lettuce. We tried giving them slices of squash, but they didn't care for it. We put straw bedding down in our nest boxes and it gets changed out when things start looking damp. Our nest boxes look similar to Costco milk containers only bigger and industrial grade. They have holes in the bottom so urine can drain out. Around day 15-18 we line the cage with straw and evict the kits on day 18 to avoid eye infections (Nestbox Eye). The straw then gets changed out when we clean the defecation trays. That is pretty much the procedure around here.
Thank you all for trying to help, but a vet is not an option for us. I called quite a few vets to see if their was anything I could do at home and only one helped me out a little. One of the vets suggested a necropsy, but he also told me it would be spendy around here and I'm not looking to spend any more money on them than what is necessary. Yes, I understand you cant really know what is going on with an animal unless you look at it and no I did not diagnose the rabbits myself through the computer. The vet who was actually helpful listened to me explain in detail what was happening and to my observations of the rabbits. He told me it sounded like they were dehydrated and malnourished. He thought our doe died because she had to many kits to take care of and they were pretty much sucking nutrients out of her. He also explained to me that rabbits only produce a certain amount of milk and yet that was his conclusion. To me what he said sounded like what was happening to the rabbits. He could be wrong, but there is an equal chance he is right too.
I do have a question I hope can be answered without any arguing and such. If a doe neglects her kits will she do the same to the next litter or will her motherly instincts kick in? I know each doe is different and you cant positively give an answer, but in most cases would the neglective doe care for her next litter or be a bad doe the rest of her life?
I do apologize to anyone who thinks im being rude. I wasn't trying to be rude at all. I had dying rabbits on my hands and I wanted to know what i could be doing to keep them alive until they gained strength. Things got off topic.