So i picked up my rabbits this weekend as a first time rabbit breeder. Received 2 does/1 buck and barterred some venison for the 3 of them. 5lbs burger, 1lb breakfast sausage, 4lbs of steaks, and a roast; i feel i got a deal!!! So lets start with the pros: - Expected 10-12wk old kits but received 1yr old New Zealands..... woot woot!!! - They've bred before (and ready to breed now) so i shouldnt have any issues with new time mothers - The ladies lived together, so there werent and shouldnt be any current or future territorial issues (though they're seperate now) - I've found them super easy so far; 1 cup food and make sure their waterers are full The cons: - They are pretty skittish at the moment. Hope they just need to adjust to their new surroundings - Not as social as when we first picked them up. Tried feeding a carrot strip to one this afternoon and she charged then bit my finger. Is biting normal??? - OMG their urine!!! I knew i was going to have issues this week because i havent built the "poop shoot" yet. I laid a decent layer of straw underneath their cages and sprinkled garden lime but OMG!!!! Did i mention their urine smell!!! Its only been 2 days!!!! So my big task this weekend is some way to direct all their sewage waste to a bucket and empty it daily. I'm pretty excited to breed them (hopefully this weekend) but i'm worried about getting too overwhelmed. If i bred this weekend, then the due date would be around Easter but i've got 2 nests of ducklings that are also due on Good Friday or the day after. So upwards of 30-40 little ducklings plus 2 litter of kits and its 23F and snowing. I dont have a growout pen(s) built yet or the nesting boxes, plus i was hoping to get around 25-30 CornishX's to start around the same time. Not to mention this stupid thing call WORK that keeps me busy from 8am-6pm....... UGH!!! Anyways, so thats been my last 2 days and as stressful as i'm getting, i'm pretty excited that the Mrs & I dont believe we will ever have to purchase meat ever again!!!