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Dead kits this morning

Post Number:#1  Unread postby craneman54 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:24 am


Last month I tried to bred one of my does with my new buck. He mounted her several times but never fell off or made any noise. I figured he was unsuccessful. Didn't think she got pregnant. Thinking she was not pregnant I never put a nest box in the cage.

This morning I go out to feed and I find 6 dead kits on the wire and two more were moving a little bit. I threw the dead out and then picked up the live ones only to find the mother had chewed of the legs of only the 2 live kits. No way would they survive so I gave those two to the dogs also. Then I check the doe, She had not pulled any hair anywhere. I tried to pull some hair off her in various places and none came off not even from her dew lap. Doesn't look like she had any milk as I had a hard time even finding her nipples.

Again not thinking she was pregnant I breed her on on Thursday. The buck did mount whinny and fall of twice. Could she be pregnant with a second litter???

I hate not know when they are pregnant. :(
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Re: Dead kits this morning

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Dood » Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:50 am


It is highly unlikely the sperm managed to swim past 8 fetuses to reach the fillopian tubes and fertilize an egg but just to be sure mark the calendar and put in a nest box 27 days later :)

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Re: Dead kits this morning

Post Number:#3  Unread postby craneman54 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:00 am


I have it on the calender. I also went back in a little while ago and put a nest box in just in case she has anymore.
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Re: Dead kits this morning

Post Number:#4  Unread postby peterwabbitt » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:11 am


I also had similar condition..went to do rabbit chores only to find the mother chewing off a kits foot. He was laying on the cage floor. I put him in my pocket and finished chores. Put him on the table and noticed he was moving slighlty. Kept him warm and he started to respond...long story short..fixed up his leg kept him in a box for a couple of days..then put him back with the other kits. So far he is doing fine. He looks good and gets around ok..his leg looks ok..no infection. I guess we will have a pet to keep around the farm..

-- Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:11 am --

I also had similar condition..went to do rabbit chores only to find the mother chewing off a kits foot. He was laying on the cage floor. I put him in my pocket and finished chores. Put him on the table and noticed he was moving slighlty. Kept him warm and he started to respond...long story short..fixed up his leg kept him in a box for a couple of days..then put him back with the other kits. So far he is doing fine. He looks good and gets around ok..his leg looks ok..no infection. I guess we will have a pet to keep around the farm..

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