Rabbit Fur Pulling

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  1. Farmboy101

    Farmboy101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I bred my rabbits the beginning of december and she had her babies today the 2 of january a couple days early i looked in the nest a couple times and kept checking on them it looked to be has if there were 3-4 babies and she has a big clump of fur but how do i know if it is enough? The temperature is about 45-50 degrees fahrenheit outside where i live.
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    They'll be fine. The fur just needs to be enough to cover up the babies. By one week of age, they should have enough fur grown, that they don't need to be kept completely covered.
     
  3. Farmboy101

    Farmboy101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok the babies are completely covered thanks
     
  4. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    She will probably continue to pull fur for the next few days, particularly if the temperature is cool. Congrats on the litter!
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Congratulations on the litter! As long as the babies are covered in fur and appear warm and wriggly, they should be fine.
     
  6. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Congrats on the healthy litter! I can not wait to breed my doe![​IMG]
     
  7. Farmboy101

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    So were getting snow on Friday-Saturday and both of those nights are going to be 10-25 degrees Fahrenheit the babies are completely covered and my doe is pulling more fur each day will the babies still be fine? Could I move them inside?
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2017
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They should be fine as long as the doe's hutch/cage is out of the wind.
     
  9. Farmboy101

    Farmboy101 Out Of The Brooder

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    The hutch is under a lean-two so they will be fine from snow but since the lean-two is open and it will be kinda windy can i put a blanket over the wire part or will that stress out the doe?
     
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  10. Farmboy101

    Farmboy101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I put a sheet of plastic over the wire to hold in heat for babies and leave gaps in the wire to get ventilation
     

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