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When can I rebreed nursing mom?

Addressing the special needs of the breeding doe and her kits. Includes nutrition, gestation, nest boxes and materials, and tips to ensure survival of the young.
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When can I rebreed nursing mom?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby FluffyBuns » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:56 pm


Hi, my doe is currently nursing her 2 kits. They are 2 weeks and 3 days old a of today. When would be the soonest I could rebreed the doe? She is in good physical condition. Thanks!

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Re: When can I rebreed nursing mom?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby akane » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:12 pm


Spring and fall most of my larger breeds bred back to back. Weaned at 4weeks and had the next litter. They stopped for the hottest month or 2 with the bucks often going sterile anyway and most I didn't breed for several months over winter. Except a few like the creme d'argent who would tear down dividers to get to bucks and build nests that could raise kits in subzero. Some breeds didn't handle a heavier breeding schedule such as Netherlands and might take a month or 2 to recover condition if they had 2 close litters.
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Re: When can I rebreed nursing mom?

Post Number:#3  Unread postby FluffyBuns » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:16 pm


Thanks for the reply! I may go ahead and rebreed her then! :D

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Re: When can I rebreed nursing mom?

Post Number:#4  Unread postby hotzcatz » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:43 am


Bunnies can rebreed as soon as they give birth, but it's pretty hard on a doe if she's feeding a big litter and making one as well.
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