I have a question about my nest box

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Just had 8 champagnes. Their moma is the best!
 

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I make my own from directions I got on Pinterest but I do put 1/2 hardware cloth/wire on the bottom of mine. I leave my boxes in the pen for about 6 weeks.
 

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What kind of rabbits do you have? Keep a close eye on them 9 for first time moma is alot. Just check alot to make sure they are all still together. I do a head count at least once a day for about the first 10 days. After that they should be able to keep themselves warm. Unless it's a really good mom. But you can't tell that first time around. Good luck!
 

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What kind of rabbits do you have? Keep a close eye on them 9 for first time moma is alot. Just check alot to make sure they are all still together. I do a head count at least once a day for about the first 10 days. After that they should be able to keep themselves warm. Unless it's a really good mom. But you can't tell that first time around. Good luck!
The mom is a NZ and the dad is an AmChin. I have been checking everyday, expecting to find that ninth one dead, but so far so good. This is day 5 and there are still 9 going strong. I think I will go check them again now, just because I like it. :)
 

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When they're still really small, they don't leak much so the bedding doesn't get damp. About three weeks old, the bedding can become damp, depending on litter size and the type and depth of the bedding. If there's a problem with wet or damp bedding, more can be added or it can be changed out entirely.

It's actually a good thing to mess about with the baby buns so they'll be used to humans as adults. Usually, I'll put some fresh grass, ti leaf, mulberry leaves or some sort of tasty treat in the hutch so the mum bun is busy eating the treats, then mess about with the babies. After several generations, the buns will be much more docile and friendly around people.
Use a combination of hay under straw. Hay absorbs moisture and straw repels it. The straw keeps them dry and the hay draws the moisture away.
 

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I knocked this together this morning. Ends up being 8" @ the highest. Inside 9" wide, it is 18 deep. Does an Am chin on the smaller side. Too small?
I intended it to be 10" high and 10 wide inside but my carpenter skills end at riding to Lowes.
I got about 2 weeks to rebuild if needed.
 
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