Two missing kits
My doe gave birth to 4 kits. One day later, the runt died. I changed the nest box and put in the new one with the three remaining back in the hutch. All three seemed fine, stretching and ruling a bit. I gave the doe alfalfa hay and apple. On day 3, when I'd petted the doe and let her out to run, I discovered only one kit left.
I also found some mice droppings among the food pellets inside the hutch. I can't figure out where the mice droppings are from. But I'm not sure if the doe is feeding her bunnies. I'm concerned, as four kits are reduced to one. I lifted the hay in the hutch to see if the two might be covered, but I found nothing.***** Karen Sez *****
The mice droppings are very concerning! Both from a disease standpoint and from a predator standpoint.
Did the kits sicken and die from disease, or did the predator pursuing the mice take the kits? Do you have snakes where you live?
Just to cover the topic: When we have missing kits, it is usually because they died and ended up scrunched into a corner of the nest. Sometimes we cannot find the kit's body, and sometimes it is easier to see the dead kit and to remove it. If a kit dies in the nest, the nest can start stinking and can breed flies. This is why breeders need to check the nest each day, just to make sure all is well.
In your case, there might also be a need to predator-proof the cage.