Originally Posted by chickadoodles
We are suppose to get a freeze tonight and tomorrow night. I think my doe might have some kits either Mon. or Tues.
The lady said she was likely already pregnant when we got her. So I will turn on a light in their pen to help keep them warm.
I have joked for years about this. I go out in my rabbitry, get some does bred, go to the calendar, count down 4 weeks, count over 3 days, and say, "we are going to have a cold snap/heat wave (whichever is more likely at that time of year) right about then." Lots of people live in far colder climates than I do, and manage to breed rabbits outdoors all winter long, but I have learned that I can't do it. When I got to the point that I felt like I couldn't stand to see one more dead baby rabbit, I started to bring my due-to-kindle does in when the weather is cool, and let them deliver in my hall closet. It's a heck of a lot of disturbance for animals that have a reputation for not having much tolerance for it, but I figure, I'd probably lose the babies if I didn't, so what's the worst that can happen? Most of them have gone right ahead and done everything just as they are supposed to. Fingers crossed for a good, healthy litter!