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Re: Newly kindled doe sick--need help

Post Number:#16  Unread postby MaggieJ » Sat May 05, 2018 12:59 pm


It sounds as though she is coming along slowly but surely. Glad she is eating the oatmeal now--it should help her milk supply. Does she have a trace mineral salt block? If not, a chunk off the ones you use for the goats should be okay.

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Re: Newly kindled doe sick--need help

Post Number:#17  Unread postby Rainey » Sun May 06, 2018 6:22 am


Thanks again, Maggie. All our rabbits have mineral/salt blocks (chipped off what we get for our goats). And we dry stinging nettle and use it for chick feed and for does after they kindle. Also dry raspberry to give to goat and rabbit does from a few days before to a few days after kidding/kindling.
Jay hadn't been eating her nettle but did starting yesterday. And overnight she ate not just the rolled oats but also the whole oats--still left the BOSS. So it looks like she is going to make it, which surprises me. This was our first experience with a sick rabbit. We'd had does that just didn't feed their kits, but not had one before that was so clearly sick and not eating. So it's been a good learning experience--just not one I'd have chosen. Thanks for guiding us through it.

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