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A dead litter?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby golden rabbitry » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:03 am


My second main doe was due this week and on day 32 had 4 babies, all stillborn! Her last litter was flawless and perfect so I know its not a genetic issue or her. When we took out the dead babies, 3 looked odd and just not normal, not filled in and the anatomy was all wrong, but the last one seems so alive, yet cold as a stone and dead. What went wrong? Was it on my end?

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Re: A dead litter?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:43 am


unlikely that is is your fault .. possible causes.. age of doe, genetic compatibility of breeding pair, mouldy feed...
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Post Number:#3  Unread postby SarniaTricia » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:58 am


All I can say is ... I'm sorry you are going through this....
Sometimes you will never know the "why"

Rabbits have taught me a lot regarding accepting things I cannot change and struggling through disappointment.
It has also brought me great satisfaction and great friends!

I suggest is re-breed and try again. :(
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Post Number:#4  Unread postby Dani4Hedgies » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:54 pm


am so sorry for your losses Big Bunny Hugs :bunnyhop: :bunnyhop: somethings things just mess up and these things happen.

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Post Number:#5  Unread postby golden rabbitry » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:04 am


I plan a re-breed this Sunday so it will be a little past a week since her litter, is that enough time?

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Post Number:#6  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:41 am


golden rabbitry wrote:I plan a re-breed this Sunday so it will be a little past a week since her litter, is that enough time?

If she looks good, acts good, and will lift .... I suppose, you also check her vulva color [to improve the odds of a successful breeding and big litter...]
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Post Number:#7  Unread postby golden rabbitry » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:38 pm


well she was really wanting to breed and we got a fall off in 2 minutes! I'm so glad shes taking it so well

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