We have been on bunny watch all week. Our champagne D’argent “grey” started carrying straw last week so we were on the alert. A few days after that Hattie (our red doe) was carrying straw too)
May 2 Darrick found Hattie’s litter of 5 cold on the wire. We tried to bring them back by warming them but it was too late. At 11am Kay went to bunny check and grey doe was in labor! Kay ran to get Bee so they could all watch together. Kay and Bee got to watch all three of the bunnies be born! What a blessing!
The problem was that grey doe also had her babies on the wire. Kay waited to see if she would put them in the nest but there were soon shivering babies all over the cage so we decided to move mama and babies all inside. In the past grey has been our best mama with pulling a lot of hair and having them in the box, but not this time. Instead of risking 3 more bunny’s lives we decided to bring them in the house to stay warm.
Mama and bunnies are doing well. We did record the last bunny being born! A very neat blessing to be able to witness! A great learning experience for Bee as well. Warning for the video: it’s birth, there’s some blood involved and yes, rabbits eat the placenta.
The loud noises are another rabbit hopping around above her. If you listen closely you can hear the squeal of the baby rabbits first breath! (About 30 second in)
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Darrick and Kay
“Do you know the time the mountain goats give birth? Do you observe the calving of the deer? “Can you count the months they fulfill, Or do you know the time they give birth? “They kneel down, they bring forth their young, They get rid of their labor pains.”
~Job 39: 1-3