Remember when they looked like this? Tiny little bunnies all nestled together to keep warm.
And here is a few of the rabbit crew now at 65 days old. They are all around 4 pounds in weight – a little on the light side but we attribute that to such large litters and they haven’t been eating so much in the hot weather. Their markings are pretty awful but for meat rabbits at our small fair, it doesn’t really matter that much.
They have been weighed, tattoed in the ears – a requirement for ID, and soon we will pack them up along with all their feed, dishes, and pine shavings for bedding as required, and take them to the fair for the week.
I have my Oils First Aid Kit on me – it’s always needed at the fair, especially by the rabbit folks. Rabbits get a little testy in the heat and away from their home cage and scratches always happen. I am prepared with Lavender to fight sneezing caused by barn dust, Melrose and Purification for boo-boos, and an assortment of bandages. We do not have a first-aid tent so we have to be prepared.
I also pack the Peppermint – in case of tummy aches from fair food, nausea from riding the rides, and it also helps to cool you down when applied to the neck. I keep a small bottle of peppermint in my pocket at all times!
Are you prepared for county fair season? What do you take along?