The newborns have become more energetic with each passing day leading to a few of the more rambunctious kits to find their way to the wire. We were fortunate to find two of the kits on Saturday morning shortly after their journey began. Both were returned directly to the nest box, still warm and wiggly, where they snuggled their way back into the company of their brothers and sisters. The third was not so lucky. We found the kit on the wire during last nightâs feeding. The kitâs body temperature had fallen enough that it was cool to the touch. We brought the little one into the house where it was placed it on a warm, hot water bottle and covered with a small towel. My daughters took turns holding the homemade bed while whispering encouragement into the kitâs diminutive ears. Several hours passed and the kit appeared to make a decent recovery. Warm and wiggly once again, I opted to bring in the doe to see if the kit would nurse in the hopes that some warm milk would fend off remnants of any remaining chill. The doe was very cooperative and quite receptive but to no avail as the little guy showed little, if any, interest whatsoever. We rewarded the doe with some pieces of apples then returned her to the hutch. The kit was returned to the company of itsâ siblings a short time later. I checked the nest box this morning. All of the kits were warm to the touch. Five of the six were nicely rounded, appearing as if they just filled their bellies on mamaâs milk. The last one, I suspect the kit from yesterdayâs adventure, was as warm as the others but somewhat wrinkled in appearance. Iâm concerned that this little guy didnât eat this morning. Iâve been told that the kits can only last 36 â 48 hours without nursing. Is this true? If so, should I intercede and see if the kit will nurse? The doe is a seasoned mom and is typically very cooperative. My second question concerns kits on the wire. It appears that some litters / does are prone to this behavior. I read, somewhere that kits are sometimes pulled from the nest box when they attempt to continue nursing when the doe leaves the nest. This may be due to either an impatient doe or insufficient milk â¦whatever the cause, the kits hold on because they arenât done feeding yet, only to end up on the wire with no way to get back to the nest. Iâve learned not go near the hutches too early in the morning because of this as a nursing doe may âjumpâ out of the nest box if she thinks itâs feeding time. Are there any other situations to be aware of which may contribute to the kits ending up on the wire?