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Litter AL Update: Sexing, 3 Week Weighing

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This litter of five is now three weeks old.  Last weekend, the runt of this litter got out of the nest box during a cold night.  By the time it was found in the morning, it was weak and cold.  While we did manage to revive the little one and got it to the point where it was able to maintain its core temperature on its own, when we manually put it to the doe’s nipple for feeding it would not feed.  Seeing how it was the runt and was not fairing well, we have made the decision to cull it.

The remaining kits are doing well. We made our first attempt at sexing this litter today and the preliminary results indicate that we have 3 buck sand 1 doe.

At three weeks of age, we like to see our rabbits around 0.75 pounds in order to hit the 4 week minimum target weight of 1.00 pound. The bucks’ weights were: 0.84, 0.78, 0.59. The doe’s weight was: 0.72.

The nest box was removed today and the creep feeder has been introduced. We are hoping the availability of the creep feeder in addition to the continued nursing will help some of these rabbits catch up to the normal growth curve.

There is still a waiting list of buyers so as soon as these kits were sexed the doe was reserved for the next buyers on the list and only the bucks are available for sale.  This litter has been moved to our <a href=”http://www.100daysrabbitry.com/rabbits-for-sal/“>Rabbits for Sale</a> page.

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