|Black otter Rex doe nesting with hay and fur.|
A good example which illustrates the due week, is the pattern of birth I'm experiencing with my rabbits this week. All of the does that were/are due were bred on the exact same day, within the span of an hour. I gave nestboxes to all of them on day 27 (my standard practice).
|Rex litter out of chocolate doe.|
I have had does kindle as late as 35 days after their last breeding. I've only had one doe that kindled before day 28 (she kindled on day 25), but have had a number kindle on day 28. That's why I put the box in on day 27, and leave it in there until day 35. Of course, if you can train yourself how to palpate (or get lessons from another breeder), you can save yourself some of the wait time. I've never been very good at it, myself, though.