The babies didn’t have their eyes opened and they still had their umbilical cords attached to them. They had some fur which tells me they were probably born within the preceding week.
We wound up taking them to the humane society.
According to experts, if you find a baby bunny nest you are supposed to leave it be. If your pet finds it you are warned to keep your pet away from it. Apparently, the mother will come back to feed her babies early in the morning or in the middle of the night and the babies only need to be with her for a few minutes to get their nutrition.
Unfortunately, my dog is bred to hunt small animals. She can’t help it. Keeping her away from the bunny nest would be impossible. We attempted to with a wire fences but, she burrowed through it in no time.
The chances of these babies surviving are slim. Even with the humane society looking after them.
I must have a very attractive garden to rabbits. I have a fence with additional precautions at the base. I just wish they’d keep out of my back yard.