We had a batch of the sweetest little baby bunnies.... They didn't quite have their eyes open yet. I had been spending a fair amount of time down there watching them and their momma. They knew just how to take life easy.
Today I went to feed the kritters and all 4 of them were dead. I have no idea why. It wasn't the mom because it wasn't that kind of kill. I was just so sad to see the poor wee things laying there dead. These are the days of farming. Something got into the cage - possibly a weasel or a squirrel and bit them to death. (we had a squirrel do that last year)
Some days you are happy for the births and some days you mourn for the deaths. It's a cycle - one that always keeps me on my toes and always thankful for the health and well being of my animals.
I am sad for the loss of these wee ones.... It's not really
something that I could have prevented any more than I did. They were in the hoop house, in a safe cage... these things happen on the farm.