ok, we have put the nesting box in already (it is day 20ish) bc of the wind and cold. another question should I do that in the future ( put the nesting boxes in)? and I rise both goats and rabbits but I'm talking about my rabbits.From where I sit they are raising doe rabbits. Just be patient and look for the doe pulling fur and making a nest. The gestation period for a doe is 31 days so you won't have long to wait....Topside
It's just grass hay (I think), and no we haven't because she still has food in her feeder when we go to feed her.Hay or straw? Rabbits eat hay, straw is most often used for nesting material. But rabbits eat straw too. So yes, it is normal for a pregnant doe to eat a lot of hay. Have you increased her food ration any?
she made a nest, pulled some fur (not a lot though) when we went out to their cage there was 3 or 4 near the front and then the rest near the back mom was in the middle. I was concerned that they weren't in a ball like you said. I think we did stress her out moving her. Once kits and mom were reunited inside she moved them back to that position. I learned lots of good lessons this time that I will be able to use latterThe mom doesn't stay on them and keep them warm. She makes a nest and the babies snuggle together to keep warm. She feeds the babies twice a day and ignores them the rest of the time.
Did the doe make a nest in the nest box? Did she pull fur to fill the nest box? Did she cover the babies with fur? Are you disturbing the nest by constantly checking the babies?