Big mouse litter! *New pics, page 13*

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by NewHopePoultry, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Patches had her litter yesterday,but I didnt look into the nest until today. I knew I heard alot of squeaks,but I just thought they were being vocal.
    When Patches was taking a break to eat today, I peeked into the nest and counted the babies. She had 16 of them.All of them are alive and seem to being doing good. Though there is one peanut,but the rest look normal sized.
    Patches is a bit jumpy, so I didnt mess with the litter to much,but I will check them over tomorrow and see what I have up close

    The Litter:
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    Patches:
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  2. Daisygirl

    Daisygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Cute!!!
     
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    post a pic of the parents! Cute babies! Hope they all make it. fourteen is a LOT!
     
  4. thedoors5to1

    thedoors5to1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow there are so many! cool picture [​IMG]
     
  5. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    wow! what are they going to eat! poor patches!
    Isn't a normal litter 7? wow, I wonder if you have 7 sets of twins?
    Keep us posted.
     
  6. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    14 !!!!!! wow thats a huge litter....She is going to be a very busy mom.
     
  7. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    I was expecting 4 or so,but not 14.
    Mice litters range in size from 2 to 10,but I think the average is 7.
    I will be giving Patches extra protein to help her.
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww I need bigger pictures, (ok my kids do [​IMG] )
     
  9. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Many, many, (too many!) years ago, my brother and I raised mice. We had one mouse that we named "Baker" after her first litter of 13. We had a few that tended to have really big litters. After a while, we learned to team the over-producers with some that had smaller litters, giving us a chance to even things out a little.

    I'm very curious to know what colors you have too. I'll definitely be watching for future posts!
     
  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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