Bummer.

So, it seems Chloe was not pregnant. As you saw in the last post, she made a beautiful nest, right on schedule, and even gained about a pound.

But. No babies!

Bummer.

I waited until the 40th day after the 31 day pregnancy to be absolutely sure she was not pregnant. After that, I took the nestbox out and rebred her. The new due date is June 24, 2014!

We’ve got NESTING!

This morning Chloe started really nesting. I installed the nest box a few days ago, but this morning she was on a mission to nest!

She had been eating the straw in the nestbox, so I put a few handfuls of straw on the floor for her to eat instead of the nest. Immediately she started picking up the straw in her mouth to make a bundle and arranging it in the box. Right after that she started pulling fur from her shoulders to put in the box.

It’s really interesting that her God-given instincts are so strong that even though this is her first litter, she knows exactly what to do and when and where to do it!

I took a quick clip of her pulling the fur, because she looks cute! She almost looks like she’s dancing.
Note: that annoying noise in the video is just the metal cage creaking.

She is due tomorrow, so tomorrow morning hopefully I will find some babies!  I am really excited!!!

 

 

Halfway There!

Hello all!

So, let’s update. Chloe (French Angora doe) should be about halfway through her first pregnancy!
I finally moved her into the larger doe-with-litter cage so she’ll get used to it for a while before she kindles.
I’m pretty excited about getting some cute baby bunnies! In my 4-5 years of owning┬árabbits this will be my first litter!

Here’s pictures of my tiny rabbitry right now.
My plan is to keep a few of these babies to fill up the bottom two cages in the white shelter.
I could keep a few bunnies in the breeder doe cage too if I needed to, bringing my total number of Angoras to about 6.

finished breeder doe shelter

andre shelter

rabbitry angle view

 

Today I cleaned up the rabbitry area and gave the white shelter a well needed hosing. Feels good to get that done!

Thanks for reading!

God Bless, Rebekah