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Link Posted: 5/2/2009 11:02:31 AM EDT




Originally Posted By C-4:



Originally Posted By LtDirector:



Originally Posted By Keith_J:





Originally Posted By LtDirector:



Originally Posted By Keith_J:





Originally Posted By 2theLeft:



Originally Posted By Keith_J:

That is a mamma doe. Leave her alone. She is tending her nest.




Is there anything Keith_J doesn't know??


I have raised rabbits. I know rabbit behavior and the way that doe is holding herself, she is keeping her swollen teats off the ground.





The rabbit nests I've seen before are usually in grass filled holes in the field behind my house. I hope I don't find it with the mower


It happens. You know the doe is near domino when she pulls fur around her teats and lines the nest with it.





I'm probably going to hunt for the nest a bit to make sure I don't accidentally murder them all.
I figure it has to be near the wood pile, because that's where she keeps going.




Keith_J will confirm this, but rabbits will move their young a few times. The scent will build up in one area and makes it too easy for predators to zero in on them. If you poke around too much she will likely move them earlier than usual.


Only after about 10 days after birthing.  Their eyes are closed and they have no fur.  Momma won't move them until they open their eyes and get fur.  There is very little smell since momma eats the afterbirth...and the bunny poo/urine.

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