The baby bunnies are ready for their new homes. I've got two going tomorrow, so I had to tattoo most of them tonight. I know, I should've taken pictures but it's hard to tattoo them, let alone take pictures. I honestly hate doing it. I try to do it as quickly as possible. I use a clamp tattooer, which basically looks like a pair of pliers. It holds 4 letters or numbers that are pins, so the tattoo is actually just a series of dots in the shape of the letter or number. You have to position it in the left ear and then squeeze it to make the pins pierce the ear, then you smear tattoo ink into it. The purpose of tattooing is identification. You have to be able to tell the rabbits apart. Many breeders have many of the same colour, so many look the same. Also, you want to make sure you're bringing your own rabbit home if you take it to a show.
I brought home my Barred Rock rooster to keep with my Barred Rock hens. I've decided to try a test hatch and already have a buyer for them, so I started collecting eggs today. Today I got 2. They're a bit dirty because it rained quite hard today and they're a bit muddy. I've got them sitting on the counter in an egg carton. I will continue to collect them until I have about a dozen and a half. They will need to be rotated every day until I have what I need. I'm told you can safely collect them for 10 days. We'll see how that goes.
On another note, my Black Copper Marans have started laying!