OMG!!!! So the stray that I captured is making a nest!!!

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  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I named her Constance (after the character in Americna Horror Story), she has a pretty nice set up with an old dog kennel. Well I gave her a cat carrier for a nesting box and she's actually moving hay in and digging in it. I'm sorta excited, I can't wait to go out first thing in the morning and check on her

    Here are some pictures of her! She's a beautiful girl and aside from being kinda mean during feeding time she's a pretty well behaved. I think she might be New Zealand, but I don't know she's a big one.

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  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    So how did you capture her, and where was she when you found her?
     
  3. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    [​IMG] Good luck!!
     
  4. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How exciting!!! Now I wish I had a bunny [​IMG] .
     
  5. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I had been seeing domestic rabbits in my yard and the neighbors for several weeks, I didn't see her though. I caught her in a hava-hart trap with some carrots, apples, and pellets. I've had her for a few weeks now and she's calmed down some, but when food comes her way she does get kinda bunny vicious. LOL.
     
  6. Jamie_Dog_Trainer

    Jamie_Dog_Trainer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One warning about the crate as a nest box though. [​IMG] I thought a small crate would work well too, except I lost three babies in my first litter because they wiggled out of the crate and got too cold to survive [​IMG] It was a completly preventable situation had I known better. If you can somehow make a small barrier a couple of inches high in the doorway it will probably save you a lot of stress. [​IMG]
     
  7. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I plan on putting one on there, just didn't want to disturb her [​IMG] I had a mini lop give birth to 4 in the same crate so I saw how far newborn buns can go.
     
  8. Jamie_Dog_Trainer

    Jamie_Dog_Trainer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I plan on putting one on there, just didn't want to disturb her [​IMG] I had a mini lop give birth to 4 in the same crate so I saw how far newborn buns can go.

    Great! [​IMG] I was so ignorant to how much those day old bunnies can move around. I felt so bad when I realized that they were getting out (at first I didn't realize they were getting out and I thought the Mom was taking them out [​IMG] )
     
  9. Brody's Broodello

    Brody's Broodello Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah putting up a little barrier is important. Sometimes a doe will hop out, with the kit still attached! Good luck, my hubby & I used to breed & show Netherland Dwarfs, and New Zealands tend to be GREAT mothers, better than the Netherlands,lol!
     
  10. goofy98

    goofy98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:it cinda looks like a flemish new zealand cross or just one or the other [​IMG]
     

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