Originally Posted by ChickenPrnces
Good to know that I am not the only one here! I gave up on these girls and kicked them out of the house today! They are back in their hutches and the other 2 girls, Marbles and Snuggles, are spending some quality time with Thumper and Buggz! I will try Pearl and Spots again next month but if they still can't pull this off then it migh be a pet home for them!!! This will be Marbles and Snuggles first time if all goes well!
I would put them right back in with a buck asap and have all your litters at once. That way, if you have to have a foster momma your chances will be greater to have another doe with a litter. I always try to breed 2 or more does at a time just because if something goes wrong and I need to put 1 or 2 in with a different doe, I can. I have had lone survivors who I have put in with another doe, and I have had mommas who just had too many and split the litter evenly with a smaller one. Also, if one doesn't 'take' then I am not as disappointed.
I did finally get rid of a big, fat doe I had kept around way too long. I loved that when she had babies they were good quality, but she was so fat it took forever to get her bred each time. I finally decided that it was time to go.
People who have never tried breeding rabbits think that it is easy an thinking about it, but the truth is, when you want them to breed they don't and when you don't want them to, they find a way to get into each other's cage and do it. I learned really quick that wire is the only way to go! My first litter was 8. I became an addict immediately after that.