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LocoYokel's kindling thread (aka What the ???)

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning and Raising Young Rabbits' started by LocoYokel, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. Jul 22, 2017
    LocoYokel

    LocoYokel Loving the herd life

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    4 weeks old today:
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    Eyeliner, brows, perfect lil' bow over the nose: This kit is too cute... it has to find a 'pet life'!

    Clawdya and Shydoe are getting big!
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    I can really see the Flemish Giant in Clawdya, (fawn) especially the head. Both girls have totally outgrown the meatmutts born a week earlier. It is time to start harvesting those, I will be keeping better records on weight and gain from here on out.....
     
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  2. Jul 23, 2017
    HaloRabbits

    HaloRabbits Overrun with beasties

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    Oh they are all so cute! I am so glad to see that the little kit is still doing well. Cute names too :)
     
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  3. Jul 26, 2017
    LocoYokel

    LocoYokel Loving the herd life

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    :( Lost the kit.:(
    No sign of runny bottom, was doing OK and nibbling hay yesterday evening. :idunno

    It's time to get another litter started, I think Ella this time. I want to see if her kits by FurNando gain faster than
    Tilda's kits by him. DH will have to supervise this time. Put my back out a few days ago and the rabbits are too heavy for me to lift.

    If it's not one thing then it's another: Life and times of a barn mother. :barnie
     
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  4. Jul 27, 2017
    HaloRabbits

    HaloRabbits Overrun with beasties

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    I am sorry to hear that. I hope you heal quickly! :)
     
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  5. Jul 27, 2017
    Pastor Dave

    Pastor Dave True BYH Addict

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    Unproven does are so unpredictable. Sometimes milk doesn't come in at first, and a litter dwindles down. Generally if that happens once, rebreeding quickly will get the hormones engaged and the milk will come in better next time. Sometimes the genetics weren't right to start with and kits fail to thrive. All you can do is make sure her nutrition is good and protein is up for breeding and nursing.

    One other thing I thought of is the heat you were mentioning. If it gets over 86-87 degs in my rabbit shed, I introduce frozen 2 liter water bottles to each bunny. It gets hotter in the nest boxes and they will smother, so I place a 1 liter bottle in those.

    Maybe you already do all that. I wouldn't count her kindle on the wire as a strike, or the couple times she didn't get bred. If anything, this time could be strike 1, but in the end it's a gut call you have to make.
     
  6. Aug 13, 2017 at 9:37 AM
    LocoYokel

    LocoYokel Loving the herd life

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    My computer deleted all of my calendar notes during an update. Thank goodness I have most of it here! Back to keeping "hard copy" records.