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Discussion in 'Breeds and Breeding - Rabbits' started by Gary, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Jan 9, 2019
    Gary

    Gary Exploring the pasture

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    Is there a way to tell if my does are pregnant? Someone told me that when they are close to giving birth, they will start pulling out hair . is there any other obvious signs? Will they look different?
     
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    DutchBunny03

    DutchBunny03 Loving the herd life

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    Palpating at 10-14 days is the most sure way to tell. Rabbits don't get a baby bump, so thats the closest thing. Behavior is also a huge give away. If late in the gestation period she starts being really mean, and eating more, she's prob pregnant. I wouldn't wait to see fur pulling to determine pregnancy. Most does don't pull fur until right before giving birth. Slowly increase her feed until kindling, the free-feed her until the kits are weaned.
     
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    What does free feed mean?
     
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    DutchBunny03

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    Give the doe and kits (once they start eating solid food) as much food (pellets, hay, concentrates) as they will consume in a day. But don't feed the babies greens until about 3 months.