Rabbits and eating their young.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by thatotherfarmer, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. thatotherfarmer

    thatotherfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to the rabbit game and was wondering, if one doe has a litter and it's in a pin with another doe will the one without offspring eat the other's bunnies? I have 7 does and a buck and was curious. I know the buck will eat bunnies, but I did not know about other does if they are all together.
     
  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    The rabbits need to be in their own pens. Sharing a cage is stressful to a new mother and she may well react to the stress by killing her litter. I would suggest you get a book on raising rabbits. I personally like Storey's Guide to Raising Rabbits by Bob Bennett. I got my copy on amazon.com.
     
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