Now we are excited! Today we got the colony out in the yard ready for rabbits to live in, and we moved in our Mother of all breeders and two of her granddaughters into it! Today was the first time her cute little feet have touched the earth! It feels so good to finally have her out of a cage, she has sure earned it. We are calling this one ‘Colony V’, because the doe of whom I speak is named Violet, and ‘V’ is my nickname for her. Her granddaughters are Poppy, and Rowan. This is a big step for us, moving the breeders out of hanging cages into these super fun colonies where they can have happier lives.
Exploring their new digs
Such my cute girls
We built a platform on the end where the steep slope makes lots of room between the ground and the top of the run. This increases their floor space, and gives the girls a chance to “get away from each other” if they need to.
How super exciting for us! We just moved 2 bucks into their new homes today, both of them seem to like the change.
Such a beautiful day to spend in the orchard building rabbit colonies with my hubby, and kids. The girls enjoyed painting together while we worked on this project.
The girls enjoying today’s wonderful weather to paint with their water colors.
Being friends and sharing colors
Where we started this morning on this colony. These smaller areas are for the breeder bucks. We keep them in their own mini-colony box & run, so we can still control breeding within the colonies.
Sancho in his new home. This was the first time he has literally touched the earth since we’ve had him… quite possibly his first time ever and he’s over 3 years old. He had so much fun digging and rolling in the dirt 🙂 It’s nice to see him get to express his bunny habits
Both the boys in their hidee-holes. On the left you see the broken black buck, his name is Pedro. Then there is our starbuck, Sancho.
Their cages as the sun sets
They seem to like their new digs.
Magik beans, given to me by a friend, I’m excited to get them going, and collect seeds 😀