So, we had no deaths in over a week but I had to move them to their final spot beside the camper and it proved more final than expected. Moving stress was just too much for them.
I culled the last three yesterday as I was tired of them going down one by one. Started with 21 beautiful kits and now the freezer has lots of dog food in it.
The ones I opened up had two or three cocci spots on their livers, their lungs, hearts, guts, everything else looked fine and even the livers were a good color, just the few spots.
But they would lose control of their back legs, throw a massive fit and die. One by one.
They LOVED onions though and so do all the rest of the herd, I have always been a big onion user but now the buns get them? Blimey, the shop loves to see me coming! And rabbits with a big round onion is a very funny thing to watch indeed! :lol:
To add to the anti-joy of rabbit keeping lately, the only litter we have had born since we got into our final spot was to a junior doe and on the wire. With the heat they lived until I found them but she just didn't do the job, one by one they also went the way of really REALLY wanted babies.
If we didn't care, we would be flooded with kits but noooooooo, most of the remaining rabbits are my 15-year-old daughter's first attempt at running a business of her own so a little good luck would not go astray.
It has been so bad that I actually have kept the 14 pedigreed mini rex I was gifted with yesterday. Well, 6 of them anyway, the other 7 are up for sale as they are all juniors and I am sick to the back teeth with junior does. But a tri-color pair, three blue eyed white does, a broken black otter buck and a red eyed white buck might be a nice money spinner for her.
With luck! :roll: