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Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning and Raising Young Rabbits' started by Gary, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Feb 12, 2019
    Gary

    Gary Chillin' with the herd

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    I got 3 new zealand type rabbits a little over a month ago. Im compleately new to this. I went out this morning and one of the does gave birth to 3 little ones. Is it normal to have only three? I was reading before that it was around 6 or 7. Is it possible more will come out later? And she didnt have them in the nesting box but i put them in there this morning. Is all this ok? Please educate me. Thanks
     
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    promiseacres

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    She may have more, maybe not. How old is she?
    Did she pull hair? Hopefully she will care for them.
     
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    Gary

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    I saw some hair in the nesting box. Im not sure how old she is. Less than a yr
     
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    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Mine just had her first kindling, and we can handle them and I have added two rescue kits to her litter...they are all fine. They are NZ...good luck and congratulations
     
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    Gary

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    How long should i wait before having her hook up with her man?
     
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    B&B Happy goats

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    If you are talking about re breeding her, I personally wait at least eight weeks, some wait four weeks.....I let them gain some weight and recover. ....if you are in a hurry to build a breeding stock, get another doe, ....
    There is alot of information in the rabbit section here, some really great posts from people who have been breeding and showing rabbits for a long time.....:bunny