I have three English Lops rabbits(I thought they were a different breed originally). I have one buck and two does, all in separate cages. I introduced them to the male on different days but wasn't sure if they had gotten pregnant (first time breeding rabbits so it's a learning curve). For the last few days I've been looking for signs of fur being plucked out for nesting so I could put in a nesting box. Never saw any sign and all and started to figure that maybe they weren't pregnant. I later learned to introduce them to the buck twice in the day about 8-10 hours a part and had only done it once for each doe.
Well my son called me on my cell this morning. He went out to do the daily chores and noticed two stillborn bunnies on the wire in one of the cages. We removed them both and I had him put in a nesting box. I haven't heard of her delivering anything further yet. From what I'm reading on various sites is it isn't uncommon for a first kindle to have some/all still born. However, I many have introduced them to the buck too early. The buck is a year old but the does were 3-4 months old. What I've seen recommended for English Lops are 9 months or 10lbs. I haven't weighed them but the does are big and I'd say that if they aren't 10lbs they are very close.
I had my son place a nesting box in the second does cage as day 31 would be this Sunday. I figured it would be a good idea in case she is going to deliver.
Feel badly about the two stillborn. Don't know if it was my fault for breeding too soon (mistaking the breed) or if it was just unavoidable.
Thoughts and advice welcome. Thank you.