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Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Rancher, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. Rancher

    Rancher Well-Known Member

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    I have a question. After kindling, what is the earliest time span do you rebreed your does? Example.... 2 weeks after kindling, 3 weeks after, 4 weeks?
    Rancher
     
  2. dale anne

    dale anne Well-Known Member

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    Howdy. I have rebred my does as close as 3 weeks after kindling but this is not a common practice of mine. This is only when 90% of the kits dont make it for one reason or another. The common practice for breeding I use is 4-6 times a year for my does. I keep 5 does to every 1 buck. This way I am not being cruel to any of the does. I also give 1 doe a year a 6 month break.I have found that constant breeding back to back will cause many problems for the does and the kits....good luck...dale anne
     

  3. dlwelch

    dlwelch Well-Known Member

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    I rebreed at 10 to 28 days according to doe condition and size of
    litter. Some does can handle a more intensive breedback; others
    cannot.
     
  4. Tracy

    Tracy Well-Known Member

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    11 days after kindle. This is consistent, if a doe looses condition she is culled and relpacement juniors are ready to step in.

    You will have a lot more problems with breeding if you do not follow a consistent breed back schedule year long. Many people quit breeding during the winter months around here, the does get to fat and they do not concieve well or at all when they are eventually rebred.
     
  5. Rancher

    Rancher Well-Known Member

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    thanks Dale, Linda, and Tracy