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Kindling is Done

November 18th, 2013 at 01:18 am

Lola had her kits yesterday and Serenity had hers today. We now have 16 more kits and a grand total of 52 rabbits in the rabbitry. We have two newly pregnant does who are due mid-December and then no more breeding until the weather warms up. We lost 2 kits. Lola and Serenity each had 9 and lost 1 each. They were born away from the rest of the litter so couldn't stay warm. Mama rabbits don't sit on their kits, they only cover them with pulled out fur, so they have to huddle together for warmth. We buried them together where the chickens can't get at them. All of the kits have been safely moved to nesting boxes and covered up with fur and hay.

We have plenty of rabbits for our meat needs for the winter, added to the beef and pork we have in the freezer. Now I just need to stock up on some chicken and we should be good until March or so. Although I do want to get some more beef and fish for canning.

We did get a turkey from the ranch. It will be ready for pick up on Saturday. We weren't sure we would get one, but we got on the list soon enough that we did. I am excited for that, because the one we got last year was the best turkey we have ever had.

Today is a no spend day, but tomorrow won't be.

Oh, I took a video of Lola's litter if anyone wants to see:

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You can read more about the last two days of kindling if you want on my farm blog, accessed from my side bar under sites I frequent. It's When Did This Become a Farm?

2 Responses to “Kindling is Done”

  1. Kiki Says:

    I had no idea how small they were!

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    They won't stay that small for long. They will double their body size pretty much every day for the first week and then every week up until about 4 weeks old when they start gaining half a pound a week or so.

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