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My nzw rabbit had 11 babys today

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by mamato3, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. mamato3

    mamato3 Songster

    Aug 4, 2008
    im so in shock right know and ive got 2 more due this is my secound time the first she lost all but 2 so im like wow right know

  2. Ec_Prokta

    Ec_Prokta Continuum Shift Anomaly

    Jan 14, 2009
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
  4. kannm

    kannm Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    What will you do with the babies when they grow?
  5. mamato3

    mamato3 Songster

    Aug 4, 2008
    There meat rabbits so they will be sold to people wanting some rabbit meat or someone wanting breeders and if anyone wants a big white pet rabbit. And i will keep couple of girls myself
  6. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    aww too cute. Thanks for sharing the photo. My NZ also had 11 kits, which are now 2 weeks old.

    Her biggest litter was 17 [​IMG]
  7. chickenpiedpiper

    chickenpiedpiper Songster

    Aug 4, 2008
    New Durham NH
    Just a heads up, Does are really wierd about any disturbance of thier nest! I cant speak for your doe, obviously, but it has been my experience, that even the most trusting, hand raised house doe will 'protect' her babies (by consuming them) if thier nest is disturbed too many times!

    As exciting, and wonderful as it all seems, you may want to close up the box, and leave her to it for a couple weeks! Or, she may 'loose' a bunch of this litter too!

    But then, if you know her real well, and she trusts you.... well, only you can make that call!

    Either way, congrats! Arent they cute?!!
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2009

  8. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Congrats-what a big litter!!

    Quote:That can be true, but does that are used to their owners are much more trusting of disturbances. I've had to take out next boxes at night and return them during the day for severe cold, and vice versa for severe heat, and the does never ate any of their kits.

    As a breeder I weigh my babies on a regular basis, and take photos of them outside the nestbox. I'm not recommending lots of handling, but just saying that the old school rule about that has changed a bit.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2009
  9. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Songster

    Sep 4, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Congrats! I have 2 rabbits due today. I'm just hoping for a live litter.
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Quote:Your crazy does you gave me are living under the barn now. They feed with the gunieas and are huge. I live with Elmer Fudd so you know why they are still wild.

    11 kits! I wish mine would. I just bred everyone about 2 weeks ago.

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