Friday, November 6, 2009

A Video of what's going on in our Barn

I love watching the does when they begin making their nests, the scratching around they do and chewing up the wood chips before pulling hair. I was fortunate to catch this doe doing just that ....

video

Turn up the volume so you can hear her toward the end of video. I am so excited as I just learned to use this feature on my camera and just had to post!

What's going on in our barn

When I first enter the barn a pleasant sight greets me; a doe cleaning and looking after her babies.



This is a young doe with her first litter, about 3 wks old



Here is one of our older does with her litter of 10



Another with her litter of 8. See the baby on its mothers back?



This doe is pulling hair to make a nice soft nest for her babies. She will kindle (give birth) in a day or two. You can see the hair in her mouth. Click on the picture to enlarge.



Here are more young does that will be ready for breeding in Dec. They are raised 2 in a pen until breeding age.



Can't forget the boys ........ There are 12 of them but these 2 are my favorites.
This is JMJ3, one of the younger ones



And this is our Grand-papa, Mr Big. He was the first buck when we started raising commercial rabbits.



He has a face only a mother could love, but has nice, fast-growing babies!



Hubby has finished the last wall, getting ready to put in the windows. This will keep the cold out and let light in.



A whole double row of cages, cleaned, and waiting to grow out the young. It gets real busy when the pens are all full.



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