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I am new to the rabbit game and was wondering, if one doe has a litter and it's in a pin with another doe will the one without offspring eat the other's bunnies? I have 7 does and a buck and was curious. I know the buck will eat bunnies, but I did not know about other does if they are all together.
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I am new to the rabbit game and was wondering, if one doe has a litter and it's in a pin with another doe will the one without offspring eat the other's bunnies? I have 7 does and a buck and was curious. I know the buck will eat bunnies, but I did not know about other does if they are all together.

The rabbits need to be in their own pens.  Sharing a cage is stressful to a new mother and she may well react to the stress by killing her litter.  I would suggest you get a book on raising rabbits.  I personally like Storey's Guide to Raising Rabbits by Bob Bennett. I got my copy on amazon.com.

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