The Fastest Update I Ever Had

You know those French Angora kits I posted about 30 minutes or so ago?

I just went out to check on them again, to find them all still and lifeless. One of two things happened:

  • They overheated
  • She accidentally stomped on them

I saw her going in and out of the nestbox before, so it’s possible. But with a high of 90, I think it’s more likely that they overheated.

One of the 8 kits is alive, and it’s currently rooming with the Americans.

No matter what did them in, I’ve learned an important lesson: Trust my gut. This could have been prevented had I brought the kits inside like I considered doing a few hours ago. Stomping or heat–that would have solved the problem.

Just an awful feeling in the pit of my stomach. But there’s nothing I can do but learn.

Mike reminded me that had I gone to work this morning like I had originally intended, it would have been a problem either way.

So–learning is left.

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7 thoughts on “The Fastest Update I Ever Had

      • Oh no. 😦 I’m sorry. The heat must’ve gotten them then. Try putting a fan on them next time you don’t want to bring them in the house.

      • Yeah we’re looking into a few fixes. It just bums me out, even more so that she was due today (a lovely 65 degrees). Of course it’s not her fault.

        It wasn’t that I didn’t want to but I was on the fence. But I should have trusted my gut and brought them in for the one afternoon.

        You live and learn.

      • I’m so sorry, again. That’s a HUGE bummer. Sorry, I should’ve reread your post. I’ve done that before. I had a rabbit break her back and die because I was on the fence about separating her from everyone else.

        You do live in learn. But it sure is hard sometimes.

    • The replies are being really weird right now!

      Thank you. I try to think as much better it could have been, it could have been worse–I could have lost the doe.

      I’m in Maryland.

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