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HOMEGROWN Fair Submission: New Baby Rabbit!

Our American Chinchilla rabbits had kits! Two, to be exact, although only one has survived (I think the other one may have been squashed by the mama when it was still in the nesting box, but I'm not sure.) Two is a really small litter, as some rabbits can have up to eight. Not sure if small litters are characteristic of American Chinchillas as a breed, or if it's just our doe.


In any case, it's pretty adorable! The kit (baby bunny) is about two weeks old at this point and is hopping around. The rabbits are my gentleman's plan for homegrown meat. So far I haven't really come to grips with that part of the plan yet. But for now I'm excited to feed the bunnies waste from our garden and collect their compost!



More photos and a full blog post is up on the BaltimoreDIY blog (and scroll down for a post about the giant chicken egg!): http://www.baltimorediy.org/2011/06/new-bunny.html

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Comment by HOMEGROWN.org on October 27, 2011 at 2:36pm
How adorable, Aliza! Consider sharing these photos of your rabbits it in the First-Ever End-of-Season HOMEGROWN Fair.  All you have to do is edit the title to include “HOMEGROWN Fair Submission”.  Prizes awarded to the best of the best in all categories - including backyard animals!
Comment by dixiebelle on November 10, 2011 at 4:01pm

That is so sweet!


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