Bunnies and Chicks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by navasima, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone else let their chicks hang out with bunnies? I let my bunnies iinto the run during the day and return them to the hutch at night. After the initial startle - one of the funniest sights ever - there has been no fussing at all. I often find a little "pile" of silkies and bunnies crashed out for naptime in the afternoon. Any health or safety reason not to that I haven't thought of?
    {Ooooh - I hope not [​IMG] - it's really fun to hang out with everyone at once!}
     
  2. dixiebeast

    dixiebeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no input except a pic request please...That must be a showstopper!!!
     
  3. 10 point

    10 point country boy

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    Quote:I second that motion
     
  4. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I third it!
     
  5. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    My two bunnies are in the chicken run during the day also. Have had no problems.
     
  6. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Chickflick!
    I'll get a good pic tomorrow. We just had a mini-monsoon and the bunnies went back to the hutch to ride it out.
     
  7. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    It's pretty cute when the chickens and bunnies are eating together. I love it cuz the bunnies are not stuck in a little hutch all day. They get to run and play, too!
     
  8. Dudu

    Dudu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, PLEASE do post pics!!

    I was wondering, what about the bunnies' eyes? My Peppi (a lop mix) would like to make friends with my house chickies, but they're either genuinely interested in his eyes, or are plain aggressive, like today my almost 2 month old Greta gave him a peck on the forehead when he just innocently tried to sniff her.
     
  9. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I actually free range my bunnies and bantam cochins together, they hang out and nap together, and get along swimmingly. The bunnies have a small deck they live under that has several escape holes in case something tries to go after them, and the cochins get shut up at night in the old bunny hutch. I haven't had a problem yet, it helps to have a mean old redneck neighbor that has free range rabbits and chickens as well, he takes care of all the predators for me.
     
  10. Jeevesrules

    Jeevesrules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens live with my rabbits and have been for a while now. There's been no problems so far. Good Luck!!
     

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