We have 3 new rabbits, Angora rabbits! That brings us to a total of 5 bunnies, more than enough to my way of thinking. Jazz is female and I plan to breed her to help pay for feed costs, Petey is neutered, and Spindle is a male I will use. He and Cottontail are going to be the breeding bucks, Jacob and Petey the pets 🙂 Jazz growled at me for a few days, but is letting me pet her now.
Of course with new animals comes new homes. I spent 3 days scavenging for hutch materials and building as I went with just a general idea in mind for what I needed to build. I am quite happy with what I came up with, and the bunnies seem content as well. Here are some pictures.
All five bunnies need nails done and brushing, but thankfully our children have really embraced having rabbits. They want to help care for them, so I am planning to let them. JJ has claimed Petey as his, and Jameson really likes Jazz and Cottontail, so I guess I get Jacob and Spindle and James has to share Petey (his favorite) with JJ. I think I might check into what is required to show rabbits, just so the kids can do it. I don’t want to show the goats, but rabbits may be a little more laid back (I hope!). Jameson helped me build the hutch, getting quite good with the drill and hammer. He was very proud that he could actually help me instead of being in the way.