Breeding rabbits

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by WVman, May 18, 2011.

  1. WVman

    WVman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 rabbits I bred for the first time both has their litter. The babies are 2 1/2 weeks and are already eating on their own all the books I have read said they won't do that till about 8 weeks old. Are mine ready to be weaned? Any help would be nice.
     
  2. bossynbella

    bossynbella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they start nibbling on there own at 2 weeks, this helps to take some of the pressure off of mom. They need to stay with her for a minimum of four weeks, I always go with 6. I will rebreed my does when the kits are 4 weeks old, then take the kits at 6 weeks that gives mom a couple weeks kid free before her new litter, we raise our primarily for meat though, or you wouldn't need to rebreed so soon I wouldn't think. Got any pictures? always nice to see cute baby bunnies!
     
  3. bobwhitelover

    bobwhitelover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No they can't be weaned yet wait until 5-6 wks to wean them![​IMG]
     
  4. rabbitgeek

    rabbitgeek Out Of The Brooder

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    Rabbits may be weaned at 4 weeks, but it is better to wean at 6 weeks.

    Join the Backyard Herd Forum which has an active rabbit group

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/

    Have a good day!
     

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