Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Rabbit Update - 11 days old

The kits are eleven days old today. They should be opening their eyes anytime now.

Out of the nine born we still have eight. A couple days ago when I went out to the shed, there was one on the floor that the momma must have kicked out. It was a runt and not in very good shape, so I got rid of it.

The temperature is back up in the 90's for the next couple of days, so we'll be watching them carefully. We have the jugs of water frozen and ready.

This is our first litter that has made it this far, we only had one other litter and they didn't make it. If it keeps going good I think this fall we'll be adding another doe or two.

2 comments:

  1. Bel is asking me to start raising rabbits for meat. She says they're easier than chickens (which we raise for meat presently), they're healthier and they taste great. I'm keeping a close eye on your experience with them. If it goes well for you, then maybe we can do it too. Good luck with this litter.

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