Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Quick Update

No pictures today, but I promise to have new rabbit pictures up soon.

I had a couple people look at the momma rabbit and confirm that she is a Dutch. It's almost certain that she is bred as well. We just have no idea how bred. I have a nest box in with her that she is currently not at all interested in, so I'm cleaning it out ever day. But I'd rather have the need for that than have her not ready to take care of the babies.

The night we got the rabbits, the little doe had babies in the night. We had no idea she was bred, although I'm not surprised since they were too old to still be together. But since we weren't prepared, the babied froze to death in the night. I know, sad. Luckily, the little doe recovered from birthing just fine.

Speaking of the little doe, she is the sweetest thing EVER. She loves to be with people. If I take her out of the hutch, she will sit on the ground right next to me while I clean it. That would never go over with her brothers. They would be gone in a flash.

The market does have been bred. We are really hoping that things go well with them. Jade needs either a single rabbit or a pen of three for the auction at fair.

I now have three broody hens. Two have been sitting for just over a week and the other for just two days. Although I'm not sure the one that just started is going to stay on her eggs.

So that's what's going on here. Hopefully I will have lots of pictures of babies in the next month to post. And keep a watch for pictures of baby goats I took at a friends farm this week. Baby Togs are soooo adorable!


Cindy said...

babies, babies everywhere!! it's sad about the baby rabbits, but how did you know?

can't wait to see some pics!

have a great weekend.....i'm finally outside getting some stuff done!

dyanna said...

I like your blog.I'm waiting for your new posts.

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