Bunnies ready to kindle: UPDATE

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by obsessed, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. obsessed

    obsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So i am sure this time my two does are getting ready. Yesterday was day 29 and I put in the nest boxes with a grip of hay. This morning I saw that one was definitely making a nest out of the hay be no fur and the other is definitely pulling hair in the box with a bit of hay. This will be our first time. I am so excited in 8-12 weeks we will be having dinner.
     
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  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    oh! how exciting! pics please when they 'arrive'!
     
  3. obsessed

    obsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, So female one had 5 (I think) two were found dead this morning on the edge of the nest box. In the nest box but uncovered. They were cold and dead.

    Female 2 had a nice snuggly litter. I didn't move the contents around cause it looked like a good nest. I was scared to spook the does.
    Now what? When do I change the nest box to clean it?
     
  4. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    Day 9 their eyes will start to open and this is when you want to clean. Try to, if the top of nest is clean, put some nesting back in. Here is a link to a great website: http://www.rabbitsonline.net/
     
  5. chinbunny1

    chinbunny1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their eyes won't open till day ten.
     
  6. Widget

    Widget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been breeding rabbits for many years and never had a problem if I cleaned nestboxes even on the day the does kindled. It depends on how dirty the boxes are. If they are still fairly clean and dry then leave them for a couple days. If they are wet and dirty then change them. Most does won't mind. There are of course does that have a fit no matter what you do. Usually I clean the boxes twice a week and remove them completely at four weeks. By then they tend to turn into litter boxes anyway:). Good luck.
     
  7. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    Quote:This post cracked me up! I was reading the begining, thinking cute and fuzzy thoughts. Then I get to the last line where your going to EAT THEM [​IMG] LOL! Sorry I got a good laugh. I needed it. Thanks!
     
  8. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Quote:Ditto that! [​IMG]
     
  9. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:Ditto that! [​IMG]

    me too! i was cracking up! keep notes because we're doing the rabbit thing for meat this spring. pretty bunny, get in my oven! [​IMG]
     

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