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i have 12 baby chicks coming in the mail in september and there coop and run is already built but i was wondering if i could have a rabbit in the run with them.  It will have its own hutch and will probably be a mini or holland lop.  What do you think? Is this ok?  Thanks

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3 Easter Eggers, 3 Silkies, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 1 Golden Laced Wyandotte, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Welsummer, 1 White Leghorn, 1 Partridge Cochin, 1 Barred Rock, 1 White Crested Black Polish, and 2 Buff Laced Polishes.....for now!
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Yes, chickens and rabbits can go together.  Its a little messy for the rabbit.  Also you will have to wait until the chicks are much bigger.  Sometimes rabbits can play really rough. My friend had one rabbit in with about 15 hens, the coop was rather large.  They really seem to enjoy each other.  I think the rabbit thought he was a chicken!!!   smile                bun

The ONLY outcross to a Jubilee, is a Spangled, and by generation three, the improvements can clearly be seen. The outcross can be safely done only once in three generations, more than that, colour pattern will be lost. So all offspring from generations 1 & 2 must be put back to pure Spangle. The other thing to consider when outcrossing, is making sure the Spangle you are breeding with have at...
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The ONLY outcross to a Jubilee, is a Spangled, and by generation three, the improvements can clearly be seen. The outcross can be safely done only once in three generations, more than that, colour pattern will be lost. So all offspring from generations 1 & 2 must be put back to pure Spangle. The other thing to consider when outcrossing, is making sure the Spangle you are breeding with have at...
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