Broody Rabbit

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gregnuttle, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. gregnuttle

    gregnuttle Out Of The Brooder

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    So here, I think, is a new one. I have both hens and rabbits free-ranging in my back yard. Tonight, when I went to collect my eggs from the chicken coop, I found one of my female rabbits sitting in the nesting box. I reached underneath her, and sure enough, she was sitting on 4 eggs, keeping them warm. It would be funny, but I'm pretty sure she's planning to have a litter of bunnies in the chickens' favorite nest box, which I don't think the chickens will be too happy about. Any suggestions?
     
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  2. coffeenutdesign

    coffeenutdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put the rabbit in a cage before she has babies? Maybe she thinks she's the Cadbury bunny?
     
  3. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long is a rabbit's gestation? I would say if she's not due soon and you want baby chicks see if the rabbit will stay on the eggs. That would be pretty funny, as well as different.
     
  4. laturcotte1

    laturcotte1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tooo funny!!!
     
  5. Angie8eggs

    Angie8eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I literally laughed out loud when I read this, so funny! Good thinking! [​IMG]
     
  6. jed2012

    jed2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hahaha! [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    She's probably trying to keep them safe until Easter. [​IMG]
     
  8. jed2012

    jed2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] lol
     

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