It always amazes me how good I feel when my my rabbits are tidied up and rearranged. No one is due for a clipping, but the barn needed shoveling and cages wire brushed, water bottles cleaned and bowls washed and everyone got their dose of Ivermectin.
I find that moving rabbits around keeps their spirits jostled just enough to keep them lively. The weather has been cold and windy and I have had the shutters shut for a week. Two days ago a warm front came through and I let the sun and warm breezes in. Then yesterday I shoveled off the dirt floor, scattered fresh hay, moved the guys from the guy barn into the big doe barn (!) and rearranged some of the girls into new cleaned cages. Everyone got a resting board to sit on, and after their oral Ivermectin treatment, some fresh hay to munch.
I always count bodies, as the number changes with sales/new bunnies, etc. I was expecting to have 4 more take up residence, but deals fell through/plans changed and I have 9 rabbits right now. They are a joy to feed and care for, as things get done in a timely fashion. 9 is a good number to get through the winter, too.
I think I will profile them all here, one by one. I'll start with Vanessa and Gunther...the youngsters. As good weather allows, I'll snap their pics and post them for all to see.