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So Yesterday  Misty had her second Litter.  My first Purebred American Blue Litter.  Yeah!!!  She decided to change things up on me this time around.   She did not use her Nest box but built a nice grass nest in the corner and down one side of her cage.  so I did worry a bit how they would make it but as of this morning they are full bellied and squirmy so I am woring on not worrying.  I figure since they have made it through the first 24 hours we are good.  So we will see how everyone is in a week.  By two weeks They will be out of the nest. 

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Comment by Julie on May 11, 2011 at 10:36am
What ever works for you. Just let me know :)
Comment by Treasa on May 11, 2011 at 10:35am

I only have one breeding age doe until july.  So only her litter.  Shall I wait until I finish weaning? 

Comment by Julie on May 11, 2011 at 10:29am
That's it? Just 6?  Shoot, we can knock that out in an hour ;)  I'm going to do 7 of ours tonight, have another 14? to do next weekend and just had the last litter of martens due born Monday with 3 litters of Satins on the way ;)  But at least 2 pairs and 4 babies leave in about 3 weeks.
Comment by Treasa on May 11, 2011 at 10:25am

I have been thinking so Do you want to do all at once or say three and three

Comment by Julie on May 11, 2011 at 10:11am
Time to tattoo!
Comment by Treasa on May 11, 2011 at 10:07am

So this litter is 4.5 weeks old now.  I weaned three of them last night.  This morning I am off wait for my drift start so I decided to try to sex and weight the little buggers.  I picked up a great infant scale last week off craigs list for $25.00.  Since most scales of this type a erage about 70 buck I got a great deal.  the kits are averaging 1.5 pounds.  The smallest is 1 pound and the largest is 2 pounds. 

Comment by Treasa on April 15, 2011 at 7:24pm
cool thanks I will do that
Comment by Treasa on April 15, 2011 at 6:04pm
Naw it is very small a rooted cutting only about 6-7 inches tall but it has leafed out nicely.  Oh its a Black mission.   I can handle it but thank you for offering I appreciate it. 
Comment by Treasa on April 15, 2011 at 5:50pm

The  last litter thats exactly what I did check for dead babies and count this time I have messed with them more due to worry I guess.  She seems to have them in a good hole now so I have backed off.  She has been very patient with me.  Hey Chris this is off topic but is it too hot to plant a fig tree?

Comment by Treasa on April 15, 2011 at 5:42pm

I could do a fryer pen.  I will have to get the rules for that.  I think fryers need to be no older than 70 days.   So they will have a meat pen competition??

So I have lost two kits to my does new nesting ideas.  She is a good mom I think I will let her handle It I think I have been too worried and messing with them too much.  But the runt is going strong.  She didn't lose any last litter.

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