I love baby bunnies and digging through all the hair in the nest box to see what you got. My son was HUGE into rabbits in 4H, with a herd of around 250 for awhile, yikes. He went through 50# of feed per day.
Rabbit gestation and chicken incubation is so satisfying because you can call the timing so closely.
We're currently waiting on baby crias from three of our alpaca. Their giving birth can range nearly a month to either side of their due date. But two of our girls are huge and they were due this week. I can't wait to see what we get! These are the two that I think will deliver soon (pictured from right before they were shorn last year).
I could easily get up to that number and love every second of it. But finances and the husband simply won't allow it.
This is my first try at incubating chicken eggs and it is really cool on one hand (candling and SEEING the progress) and scary/frustrating on the other hand (perfect hatching conditions/methods, worry, losses). Last spring we let our little Cochin set a few eggs and she hatched out three, It was so cool watching the babies follow mama around.
If I happen to have a broody hen when the chicks hatch, can I sneak some chicks under her at night? That would be SO COOL!
HAHA! Me too! Oh, and all that lovely fiber to spin as well! I only have an acre though so I better get that idea out of my head :)
(we aren't even supposed to have any livestock per the covenances(sp?) of our property). But chickens and rabbits (and goats next spring) are just pets right.