Tuesday, March 24, 2009

That's what I'm talking about

Let's see, what's been going on around here. It's been some time since I updated. I palpated all 4 of the does that I bred on the 12th & 13th and they all took :) Yay, I'm so excited! Hoping for nice big litters this time . . .

The 3 litters just turned 5 weeks old yesterday. I spent some time playing with each of the babies and posing them up to see how they're looking so far. Wow, I'm so impressed with how they are looking! Very nice. Even Laci's 3 pointeds. They are all soooo incredibly smooth, thick and have no boney feeling to them. I really don't think it's a coincidence, I'm so glad I changed feeds as soon as they started eating. There's a MASSIVE difference in these 3 litters compared to my last 7 litters I had since September. My babies are like they used to be. Consistent.

There's 2-3, maybe 4 babies, that I'll be keeping from these litters. I'm glad to be able to have the opportunity to keep several. My litters have looked so horrible, I've barely been able to keep one out of a litter. I won't say who I'm planning/considering keeping yet . . . I'll leave y'all in limbo ;).

I don't want to get myself too excited yet, since it's so early. But, I can't help but be thankful & excited that I switched feeds when I did, when there's such a massive difference in these babies. If you could've just felt my babies from my last 7 litters and these babies, you could feel the difference. I want to see how my next 4 litters do on this feed. But, I'm pretty convinced on PenPals right now.

We had a nice storm roll in this morning and had a good hour or so of downpouring rain and now it's a beautiful sunny spring afternoon :). My cousin's up finishing my cage system. It's almost done. My barn is almost done being a scattered mess, LOL. I'll be sure to get pictures of the system when it's done. It'll probably be another day or two before he's fully finished.

My barn is such an "under construction" zone right now that cages are oddly placed in front of each other and it's rather difficult to feed in the mornings in these tight quarters. But, I'm making it work :).

I'll be shipping out 3 bunnies on Friday, by God's grace to Louisiana :). They went for their health check today and we just have to book the flight now.

I think that's about it for now. I'm planning on getting some pictures of the babies tomorrow, hopefully.