bunnies and chickens

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

  1. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Songster

    Aug 19, 2011
    Amery, WI WI/MN border
    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 Songster

    Dec 6, 2007
    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 Songster

    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 Crowing 7 Years

    Jun 4, 2011
    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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