April 6, 2012

Bunnies and chicks

New chicks arrived yesterday and are happily running around in the brooder under the warm lights.  This is a run of laying hens that will be sold once they reach maturity and are ready to start laying eggs.  They are adorable fuzz balls and scurry around like little mice, darting from one place to another.  There are a few curious chicks who have found ways to escape.  Fortunately, I've found them pretty quickly and have been able to get them back under the lights for warmth.

The bunnies are now three weeks old and have all their rabbit fur.  They are leaving the hutch and venturing out into the grass with their mother.  A few have figured out how to reach and use the waterer.  Next week, we'll re-breed Big Bertha and wean the kits.

Three other does are due to have their litters next weekend. It's going to be a very busy weekend!

1 comment:

  1. They are so cute, I have been selling my Dads bunnies while he is out of town. I didn't realize how loveable they are.