Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Rabbits

Despite rabbits being one of my favorite homesteading animals, we haven't had any for a little over a year. Before last winter, we decided to get rid of our current rabbits to avoid the winter care, and because we wanted to start with fresh stock the following year. Well, that never happened, and a year later we finally got on the ball to get more rabbits.

Friday, we got our Easter bunnies. Named for now, Thing 1, and Thing 2 from the temporary blue markings used to tell them apart.

They are a New Zealand/California mix. They are already bred to a Californian buck. New babies should be here in a few short weeks.

For now, they are in our hutches, but I'd like to see what we can do to get them out on grass this summer. Another project to add to the list. The farm they came from has their does in an old stall. They run together and are provided hay bales to burrow into for nesting. So, many different ways to do things. So, many things to try.

And, a few more pictures, just because.

Happy Easter to you!

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