Day 33 no baby rabbits!

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  1. Farmboy101

    Farmboy101 Chirping

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    Hi my doe was due Friday the 18th she has built a nest and she pulled fur and lined the nest with it. It’s unusual for her to go this late. She usually kindles the night of day 31. Anyone have any ideas of what might be going on? Shes a Holland Lop by the way.
     
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  3. gokittygo

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    Watch her for signs of prolonged labor-straining/panting/exhaustion-if you see this you may want to administer oxytocin or consult your vet.
    Sometimes smaller litters will go an extra day or two, sometimes the weather will cause a doe to hold on or go a little early too. Not uncommon (but more nerve-wracking) for a doe to go on day 35.
    Good luck!
     
  4. AlleysChicks

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    Hopefully she goes soon! Mine is due today and I’m a wreak!
     
  5. Farmboy101

    Farmboy101 Chirping

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    Hopefully she will kindle tonight. She’s pulled a little more fur today and she’s been in and out of the nest box today and just recently when I just checked on her there was a lot of kicking from the babies.
     
  6. gokittygo

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    Pulling more fur is a good sign, it triggers the natural release of oxytocin and helps labor proceed.
     
  7. Farmboy101

    Farmboy101 Chirping

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    Well she didn’t kindle last night :( but she continues to pull more fur
     
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  8. AlleysChicks

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    Same here. When will you call it quits? Will you give her a couple more days?
     
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    Yeah I definitely will I talked to someone on another forum and she said one of her does did not kindle till day 37 and all her kits were alive.
     
  10. AlleysChicks

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    :fl
     
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