Eastern Cottontails make their nests in burrows, a depression in a garden and even in the middle of a lawn. The nest is usually covered with dried grass and bits of the mother’s fur.
Eastern Cottontail Rabbits are very difficult to raise in a rehab centre due to their sensitive and delicate nature. The stress of captivity and human handling can be quite detrimental, and success rates are typically <20%. Letting mother take care of them naturally is their best chance at survival.
The good news is that a nest of cottontail rabbits in your yard is a temporary situation, lasting only about four weeks from birth.