Originally Posted by emorems0
We lost a bunny... maybe 3. Went out to fill the waters this afternoon and almost all of the straw was out of the nest. One was completely unresponsive and stiff, two others were barely responsive. The other 3 seemed okay. I removed them all from the nest box and filled it back up with straw, put the 3 back in and tried to warm up the other two in my hands a little. I debated bringing them inside to warm up, but figured they'd be better off with their siblings and momma (maybe she'd hop in to warm them up and feed them?). Heading out to 4H now so I won't be able to check on them until tomorrow.
These are our American Blue meat rabbits... not the playground bunnies from the other day. I checked on them right before we left for 4H, mom was out but I did see some movement in there without even poking around. We'll see in the morning whether the two weak ones make it through the night.
Should I be worried about my poults and chicks tonight since it's supposed to get down to 28? Both have a tarp for wind/rain protection but no real shelter from the cold.
Turkeys are 7-8 weeks old
Chicks are about 6 weeks old (meaties & heritage)