bunnies and chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Angiebubs, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone house their rabbit with their chickens? I let our "Itty bit" out in the run today with the chickens today(Closely watched)-the chickens were more scared of the rabbit than the other way around. However, I worried once comfortable, the chickens may hurt the rabbit?
     
  2. Nicki

    Nicki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I was a kid, my mom let my rabbit in the pen with the chickens; I don't remember either one bothering the other, but since the rabbit was on the ground instead of a cage, he dug out one day and I never saw him again [​IMG]
     
  3. hoog

    hoog Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have read that rabbits can get sick from chicken waste.
    I personaly couldn't keep my rabbit close with my chickens because they kept pecking her eyes but when I turned the rabbits loose in the quater acre chicken run they left each other alone.
     
  4. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My doe made her nest ans birthed her litter in the birds' nest bow. We've had no problem with the birds bothering the bunnies or vice versa.
     

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