Spent extra time loving on everyone as I fed hay, gave the 2 bottle bucks their warmed milk, and then cleaned out the rabbit barn. Dirty work, but all part of what makes having the animals so rewarding. Luckily, the rabbit manure mixed with hay and shavings is great as compost for next years garden.
Since my trio of chestnut VM netherland dwarf rabbits move up to senior status this month, I reweighed everyone and checked ears (results placed on their pages). I also weighed my new BEW doe and palpated her since she is at 8 days from her first breed date. I can palpate 1 kit....so, yes, she is bred!!! Hopefully she will have no difficulties (wish there were more, it would make each one smaller) and it will be healthy. BEW, too, would be great! Really don't care what sex at this point.
Got to really looking at my latest bantam hatches and they are mostly feathered out, so this morning after I fed them, I left the coop door open so that they can start exploring and running free-range like the rest of the chickens. I'll keep locking them up at night until they get some more size on them, or they start roosting in the trees.
Hoping I can get done with my household chores with enough time left over to mess with my mare, Star. We'll just have to see how it goes, especially since I'm taking the time to do a little computer work (and play) while I eat some lunch.