Time of day for breeding?

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I'm curious if anyone has a preferred time of day for breeding? After or before meals? Early in the day or late? I'm still in my first year raising rabbits and have been successful with the majority of breeding but this is something I have wondered about. Thanks for any insight!
 

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I've found early morning breedings have been more successful than evening. In the evening, the does aren't as cooperative for some reason.
 

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At morning feeding, I put doe in bucks cage, keep an eye on them (2 fall offs and no panic/agression), then leave them together for 1-2 hours before putting them back in their own cages and feeding them.
Going from assumption that does don't pee in the bucks cage and therefore not get pregnant even after succesfull breeding. Much easier then watching doe for another 30 minutes or so after a succesfull "speeddate".
 
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At morning feeding, I put doe in bucks cage, keep an eye on them (2 fall offs and no panic/agression), then leave them together for 1-2 hours before putting them back in their own cages and feeding them.
Going from assumption that does don't pee in the bucks cage and therefore not get pregnant even after succesfull breeding. Much easier then watching doe for another 30 minutes or so after a succesfull "speeddate".
I didn't realize the doe peeing afterwards was a problem. Good to know!
 

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I breed whenever I have time to. Like others have said as long as they are “in the mood” they will breed.

With that said, rabbits are crepuscular, meaning they are most active seeing dawn and dusk. So if you are having trouble breeding try this. Feed at 6:30 A. M. (Or at sun rise) So they have some energy and try breeding 15 mins after they have gotten food.
 

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