Friday, March 29, 2013

Feed Change

Well, it's been a rough few months in the bunny barn, although I haven't said much. It may be obvious if you have followed my rabbitry for very long. But, I've had an extreme lack of babies since the fall. I've had 3 litters born live (plus 2 DOA litters) since October.  I've bred the does over and over again. They are all doing their job - bucks are breeding, does are lifting. But, they are not taking. It's been very frustrating. 

After so long, I decided to switch feeds. I did some research and decided not to wait any longer to see if it was just the winter months. So, it's been about 2 1/2 weeks now since I started the switch to Manna Pro 16%. So far, so good. Since the PenPals is not mixed in with the Manna Pro anymore, the rabbits are not digging through their bowls looking for the Manna Pro, instead of the PenPals. So, I plan to give it a couple months and see how they do. Lord willing they will all start taking. If they don't, well, I'll be switching feeds again. I absolutely cannot stand switching feeds, as I know it's hard on the rabbits and takes some time to get them adjusted to it. But, I'm hopeful.

The babies are all doing well. They are 4 1/2 weeks old right now and so much fun. 

Justin is an absolute doll and is so much fun to have running around the barn!

I'll close with just a couple cool pictures from around the ranch. It's finally spring-like weather, since it was snowing and freezing last week. But, it's Oklahoma, so could change at any minute :)!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pictures and Oh-So-Cute Babies

Howdy everyone! The bunnies are doing good. The babies eyes are opening and getting oh-so-cute. I'll leave it at that and let you enjoy the pictures!

Someone is spoiled rotten! Justin surely enjoys being the "King of the barn." He knows his name now. And has to come up for pets and loving.


Monday, March 4, 2013

We have babies!

Everything has been going good with the bunnies. I just keep forgetting to blog here. It's been a crazy month with the weather. We've had warm days. Then snow. Then ice. Then rain. Then hail. Then cold. Then thunderstorms & lightning. It's been up and down like crazy.

We also have two new litters! Malia had a litter of 8 (5 live) on Feb. 24th. And then Abrielle had a litter of 7 (6 live) on Feb. 25th. Lots of chocolates, lilacs, a few blues and even a black.

I also got my membership renewal packet from the AMLRC a couple weeks ago and found the new business card inside. It has two pictures from my rabbitry on it. Pretty cool :)!