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A wild rabbit give birth in my chickens nest box!

post #1 of 10
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So two weeks ago I went to my hens to find that a wild rabbit had come into my shed and give birth in the nest box!:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now they are getting big and they have climbed out of the nest box and made themselves comfy in a corner on the shed floor. I put some cardboard over them and scattered some straw on top just in case the hens decide they don't like them!. They will probably leave in the next couple of days.:

 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 10
That is SO cool! I am somewhat surprised the kits survived; I would have thought hens might have been ruthless about intruders in their nest box.

But that's so adorable! Who'da thunk you were operating a Wild Bunny Habitat nursery!
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Edited by gryeyes - 5/12/13 at 12:28pm

-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, 5 Toulouse geese, and 7 turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, 2 bunnies, a rescue cat which owns me and a new kitten. Oh, yeah: and a house silkie....

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, 5 Toulouse geese, and 7 turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, 2 bunnies, a rescue cat which owns me and a new kitten. Oh, yeah: and a house silkie....

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post #3 of 10

that is nature at its best you don t see these things everyday

post #4 of 10

Too cute!

Married 26 yrs. to my best friend. Proud mother of 1 daughter, 1Border Collie,1 Australian Shepard, 1 fat Cat and 5 BR, 2 BO, 1 BSL,  1 Leghorn, 2 Tetra Tints, 3 RIR, 5 BA, 2 GLW, 3 SLW 2 BJG,1 LB,3 RSL 1 EE, 1 BO X BR cross and  1 Cuckoo Maran cross   So Far! lol
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Married 26 yrs. to my best friend. Proud mother of 1 daughter, 1Border Collie,1 Australian Shepard, 1 fat Cat and 5 BR, 2 BO, 1 BSL,  1 Leghorn, 2 Tetra Tints, 3 RIR, 5 BA, 2 GLW, 3 SLW 2 BJG,1 LB,3 RSL 1 EE, 1 BO X BR cross and  1 Cuckoo Maran cross   So Far! lol
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post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by gryeyes View Post

That is SO cool! I am somewhat surprised the kits survived; I would have thought hens might have been ruthless about intruders in their nest box.

But that's so adorable! Who'da thunk you were operating a Wild Bunny Habitat nursery!
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I know!, the hens probably knew not to harm them because they would have been in the shed when the rabbit was giving birth. I did put some cardboard n top so only the mother could get in but if the hens wanted to, they could have easily got in! Before I put the cardboard on top a hen laid an egg  on top of them!

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Originally Posted by De Wet View Post

that is nature at its best you don t see these things everyday

I know, I was really surprised when I saw the nest!

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Originally Posted by Chickens R Us View Post

Too cute!

:)

post #7 of 10

WOW, that is something interesting! Awesome that you got progessive pics to show them. Thanks for sharing!

At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

"Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"
Good night sweet Trousers, The Derp Club will miss you.
Treasure the love you recieve above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. Og Mandino
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At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

"Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"
Good night sweet Trousers, The Derp Club will miss you.
Treasure the love you recieve above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. Og Mandino
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WOW, that is something interesting! Awesome that you got progessive pics to show them. Thanks for sharing!

My pleasure!

post #9 of 10

thats so cute

post #10 of 10
So adorable and amazing! smile.png
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