(Don't worry. There aren't any pictures.)
A horrible horrible thing happened overnight. (warning: sad event)
Mama Rabbit panicked and removed all of her babies from their nest, killing them. God, I hate shit like this on the farm. Mother rabbits are highly defensive and, possibly because I went in there yesterday, even though I didn't touch the babies and I did the whole scent thing on her nose and I wore gloves, she freaked out. Her cage is also attached to other females and this may have heightened her fears. I found two of the babies had been pulled through the cage by these other two does.
I guess the other option is that the babies fell out of the box (there's a little lip on the bottom to prevent this.) At which point, Mama didn't know what to do. (because, remember, I did find that other dead one the other day outside of the box.)
This morning, I found she had pulled all the fur out of the box. And her 7 young kits were strewn about the cage. One was in the cage next door and one was in between, caught in the wiring.
It was a horrifying and ugly scene. That I had to deal with, as B.Rube is at work. I'm having a bad morning.
Sorry. No cute bunny updates for a while. :o(