Poor Ebony, she is definitely having a problem with her labor and delivery. This morning, 24 hours after finding the dead kit and birthing gunk in her cage, we found yet another dead kit. We are absolutely positive this one was not in there yesterday, it was born last night, and it was still-born.
Something is going wrong with Ebony’s body as far as getting these babies out. We are hopeful there are no more and that she survives this experience. We have lost a doe from this type of thing before. I don’t know what it would be called, non-progressive labor, or maybe the kits are stuck. But if she doesn’t get all the kits and all the afterbirth out of her body she will get an infection and die.
If this is the end of it, and she does survive, we are going to give her a few week to recover before we even think of breeding her. Clearly, her reproductive tract needs to get itself figured out.