Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wake Up Call

Our Vanilli has taken to crowing.  Yes, she's crowing.  I've read that in the absence of a rooster, one hen will take up the role and crow.  Lordy, lordy, what are we going to do with her? 

Yesterday was day 28 for Olivia, so we may have baby rabbits soon.  She immediately started taking hay out of her hay bowl and placing it in the nest box, which I had already filled with hay and bedding.  When I went to check on her later, she and the cage were a mess.  Her wool picks up hay easily, so she had it all over her.  I checked this morning for kits, but none yet.  The breeder who sold her to me told me she delivered on the 34th day for her, so I'll keep a close watch on her over the next several days.  Here she is with hay in her mouth, a sign according to my rabbit book she is getting ready to kindle.  Isn't she a cutie!


Happy homesteading,



  1. Oh my goodness, she is adorable! I would love a little angora bunny.

    Before we got a rooster we had one hen who acted like a rooster and took care of her little flock. It was pretty funny. She is a tough old girl :)

    Have a nice weekend!

  2. She i s beyond cute I cannot wait to see her little ones!! xo m.

  3. ecoMILF: I can't wait either!
    lazytoadfarm: It's been fun having the rabbits. They are definitely different than chickens, very timid and quiet. Vanilli is one tough bird too!