rabbit overdue

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  1. sherrihargrove

    sherrihargrove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Californian is overdue. I'm not sure what is going on with her. the last litter was late by one day and were 2 on alive and one dead. both lost after 24 hours.I feel kicking inside her and I know when she was bred. She is being very stingy with this whole process. What can I do for her?
     
  2. DutchBunny03

    DutchBunny03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long overdue is she? If it is only by a couple days, she is probably fine. Was the buck you bred her with very large? When does are bred with bucks much larger than themselves, the kits can be too large for the dam to safely kindle. If the overdue/stillborn litters persist, you may not want to breed this particular doe again. Here are a couple links that might help:
    http://www.threelittleladiesrabbitry.com/overdue.php
    http://www.thenaturetrail.com/rabbit-breeding/retained-reabsorbed-stuck-kits-help/
     
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  3. sherrihargrove

    sherrihargrove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today is day 34 the rabbits are about the same size. she is a Californian and he is a new Zealand. I read if she is overdue put her in with him for a short visit and this could trigger her into labor. So I did that this morning now just waiting on her. I am getting frustrated. Plus I'm going out of town tonight for 2 days. She is being cared for by my friend. I this time is a bust her time is up. She was given to me and has not been a good breeder. I think it will be freezer camp for her.
     
  4. DutchBunny03

    DutchBunny03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she is only on day 34, she is probably just fine. If she hasn't kindled within a day or two, you have something to worry about. A vet would probably cost an arm and a leg, so hope she kindles. Freezer camp is probably a good idea, or at least not keeping her as a breeding animal.
     
  5. sherrihargrove

    sherrihargrove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    turns out she wasn't pregnant so I rebred and she is due next week. Last chance big girl. Babies or you are out.
     
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  6. sherrihargrove

    sherrihargrove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she had 6 beautiful big babies all are well. out of box eating and drinking on their own. so pleased.
     
  7. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congratulations!
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Congratulations on the litter!
     

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