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Good news is this first time doe showed she had the ability to deliver 11 kits as one litter (considering that 2 older does I got had litters of three, there is probably going to be room to farm out extra kits in the future if timed properly).

Bad news is that she kindled them on the wire during a cold wind night, I didn't check on them yesterday morning, and they all died.

This doe's sister (bred at the same time) was sitting in her nestbox this morning and didn't want to move to let me peek, so I'm in wait and see mode there.
 

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As an update, that does sister kindled one early on the wire, but dropped the rest a day later in the nestbox and even pulled a little fur. Problem was she managed to remove the paper liner under the box and throw out almost all of the hay I'd provided, so the kits were dead on the wire under a scant covering of hay and fur.

I have been bagging and freezing the pinks, though I've discovered I'm going to have to change my habits since my lab snatched most of the second batch from where I'd laid them on the AC compressor before I could run him off.

And one of the older does has since had a litter of six, while the other (overweight when I got her and not dropping any weight on the smallest reasonable portion) apparently missed the last breeding attempt and at least one of my bucks is having trouble breeding her, will try the other one in a week since I'm still trying to lear to palpate but am having no luck so far. I am going to hold back a doe from her last litter in case I decide culling her is the best option.
 
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