They’re getting close to two weeks old.
They’re walking around better today, less like little drunken sailors and more coordinated. With the dropped nesting areas, they can pop in and out of the nest easily so they’ve been exploring.
They burrow around the nest more, too. Instead of staying in a neat and tidy pile near the front, they are burrowing through everywhere and it was hard to weigh them today. I think one got weighed three times since it was hard to keep the ones who had been weighed separate from the ones who had.
Pretty soon mom bun will be hiding on top of the nesting box since the little ones are now able to crawl out of the nest and find her if she’s on the lower level of the hutch.
She’s maintaining condition although the next ten days will be the hardest ones on her. The babies are all growing really fast so she has to provide a lot of nutrition for them. Once they start nibbling on feed, then it won’t be as hard on her. I gave them a bit of grass today to see if they’d be interested in it, but it’s too soon for them to nibble grass. Cheiri liked it, though.
The garden is doing well considering it’s only powered by bunny manure. It’s about time to thin the romaine. Between saving seeds and using bunny manure for fertilizer, there shouldn’t be any more expenses for this garden now that it’s all set up. Although, we didn’t buy anything specific for the garden, it was put together out of stuff we already had laying about the place.