First farm births

These are not our first baby farm animals (we had one-day old chicks this summer) but these are the first animals born on our little homestead. Our 2 caged New Zealand does both delivered kits today, one had 4 and the other had 7. This is a very exciting development for us!

Assuming they survive we’ll see if, in truth, we have the heart to harvest the ones we don’t sell or keep as additional breeding stock but for now it’s a wonderful shot of new life as we head into the dead times of winter.

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This one kit was wriggling a lot and was hard to photograph.
This one kit was wriggling a lot and was hard to photograph.
Oreo pulling fur for the nest pre-labor. A veritable fursplosion!
Oreo pulling fur for the nest pre-labor. A veritable fursplosion!
Blue Velvet started pulling fur later than Oreo but delivered sooner.
Blue Velvet started pulling fur later than Oreo but delivered sooner.
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One thought on “First farm births

  1. Wonderful! I know your rabbit project has had a bit of a rough start, but hopefully seeing these little guys makes it worth it. Looking forward to more pics as they grow.

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