Our doe had 9 kits on the 16th. It has been very cold (10*F daytime) for most of their lives so I've poked around in the nest very little until two days ago when it got up to 38*. When I hauled them all out I noticed that we have two very small kits, a lot of medium sized kits and only two as large as I'd expect them to be. Here is a photo of one of the small kits next to the biggest kit. I bought some KMR to supplement feed a few of the smallest kits. This little guy just looks the worse for it.
She is a first time mom and this is a bigger litter so I think the smaller kits are just not getting there share.
But I was wondering 1) if anyone thought that this kit was a peanut or just a very thin runt? We have two like this little guy. I've never had/seen a peanut before.
2) I've tried to set our doe down and stick a couple of the smaller kits under her. They go to town hunting for food but never come back with full bellies???