Well one of my does kindled last night or very early this morning. She didn't dig a burrow or anything, but she did build a nest under one of the dog crate halves. She piled up straw in a back corner of the crate, then fur, then kits, then more fur. It was 22F when I went out there this morning and while I didn't "open up" the nest and dig around in it, I did give it a good long stare and saw the fur wiggling so at least one of the kits was alive. Seems awfully harsh conditions to be having a nest on the ground like that, even if it is protected from wind and rain. I got a shovel and piled a little dirt around the outside edges of the crate so wind and rain won't get in where the edges of the crate aren't flush with the ground. I also put some loose fluffy straw around the outside corner of the crate where the nest is. I'm skeptical about how smart it was of this doe to do this, but on the other hand if hutch rabbits have their kits in boxes I don't see how this is much different as long as the kits don't get wet or have drafts on them. I'll keep y'all posted.