3/5 of the baby's in the litter have died ;-; and the 3 that died were the only brokens in the litter, they died when they were over a month old btw
that's the mother so you can only imagine how pretty the baby's where :
We have never had this happen before, they like would just lay there... every now and then they would move. They would like make noises and extend out, it was VERY scary, all three of them died in my arms ( at different times) the first two died a day apart, and the last one died like 2 weeks later. There isn't a problem with the food because we have had numerous litters and this has never happened before. (We feed the moms and babies Purina show food, old fashioned oatmeal, and calf mana ( helps the mother get milk) and I give them plenty water.
her in her nestbox
these are the moms cages, we clean them every Thursday
Sometimes it happens, and you don't always know why. Have her other litters been healthy? Did you use a different buck with her than you used before? I would make a note of that buck-doe combination and try again. If it happens to the next litter then I wouldn't do those two again.
Try him with a different doe. It might be environmental, but sometimes you have problems with certain pairings. 4-6 weeks - weaning age - is a critical time for youngsters. You might expect 1 to have gut issues, but 3? Unless there's a common issue causing this...any stress factors?
Hmmm, were the mom and all 4 babies together in one cage? What size is it? I'm just trying to figure out what else might've caused it...we recently lost 3 out of 7 in a litter and realized that stress was doing it. As soon as we eliminated the stress we didn't lose anymore. Something I didn't think about causing stress, really did.