I keep telling myself I just have to get through this week. As of Sunday the forecast shows no more below freezing nights. I want to go get the barn brooder set up and get some thermometers out there to see if it can stay warm with lows in the 40's.
Yesterday we got the new big rabbit cage cleaned out, and today #3 caught the three spare does from the colony. Another little bunny was dead in the colony today. I had no choice but to separate them out. Now Rose, Clara, and Sapphire are in the big grow-out pen for a while. Usually I'd say thirty days for their hold period, but as #3 noted, all three are quite plump and aren't missing a lot of fur, which would indicate they're all likely pregnant and have not had a litter recently. We put a nest box in and put up some feed bags as wind breaks. I'm hoping we won't have to wait too long for some babies, and from there we can start the six week countdown to finding new homes for all of them.