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  • #14306

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    32 new chicks that are about 4 or 5 weeks old now. They should be laying eggs by march.

    #14307

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    The river is starting to freeze over. Here is a quick video of the homestead.

    [video=youtube_share;0wI7khw5nQI]http://youtu.be/0wI7khw5nQI[/video]

    #14308

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    Ok, I have a new buck and he needs a name!

    [video=youtube_share;D-_NHP0gLt4]http://youtu.be/D-_NHP0gLt4[/video]

    #14252

    TeknaBuzz
    Keymaster

    I agree Phil you do have a great narrative voice for your youtube channel.

    #14309

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    I decided to skip some rocks on the Allegheny River today.

    #14310

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    My rabbit is busy nesting. I’m guessing babies will arrive soon!!! http://youtu.be/SsxF16AK7VE

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    #14334

    Andrew
    Moderator

    How soon before baby arrival do they normally start nesting?

    #14311

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    In the past when she goes crazy nesting it is within 24 hours.

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    #14331

    Sharpe
    Member

    Quite a lot of videos up, will have to catch up swiftly! Looks awesome so far though.

    #14312

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    Odd, no babies yet. Then again, it was 10 degrees last time I looked…

    #14313

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    I bred three rabbits. One didn’t take, the other two had babies. Last night the one that was nesting had hers. 9 babies, they all froze 🙁 That would have been a great source of food, probably close to 30 pounds in that batch alone after 12 – 14 weeks.

    The other rabbit that had babies (looks like 5) built a good nest. I decided to just bring the cage that still has the live babies inside. I don’t want to risk losing more babies.

    I’ll rebreed the two that didn’t stick next week sometime.

    #14335

    Andrew
    Moderator

    @philthebiker 17200 wrote:

    I bred three rabbits. One didn’t take, the other two had babies. Last night the one that was nesting had hers. 9 babies, they all froze 🙁 That would have been a great source of food, probably close to 30 pounds in that batch alone after 12 – 14 weeks.

    The other rabbit that had babies (looks like 5) built a good nest. I decided to just bring the cage that still has the live babies inside. I don’t want to risk losing more babies.

    I’ll rebreed the two that didn’t stick next week sometime.

    That sucks that you lost all 9 kits. Did the doe just do a poor job of building a nest or was it just too cold?

    #14314

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    It was my fault. I used the wrong type of nesting box for this time of year. The bottom of the nesting box was plastic and it should have been a thick wood. The babies were all on the plastic and the plastic on the wire cage outside. The other doe had 5 kits and they are doing fine. She had hers in a wooden box. I decided against the wooden box with the other rabbit because I thought she would have been too big for it.

    Here is the update with the healthy babies and first time momma. This rabbit needs a name! I don’t name them till they produce kits for me!

    [video=youtube_share;_yr0Jf27EBU]http://youtu.be/_yr0Jf27EBU[/video]

    #14315

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    Here is a photo of the rabbit who’s litter did not freeze. 8 of them! I’m so upset because I would have had 17 if both litters had lived. That would have been between 40 and 50 pounds of meat dressed out!

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    #14336

    Andrew
    Moderator

    They are kind of ugly when they are little. They remind me of kittens when they are first born. Ugly.

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