Can chickens eat rabbit food in moderation?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by alhanse77, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. alhanse77

    alhanse77 Songster

    Apr 23, 2010
    Rexburg, ID
    We just butchered the last of our meat rabbits and have some food leftover. Can chickens eat rabbit food as a snack in moderation? It would NOT be their primary source of food.
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    As a treat it probably won't hurt them.
  3. I have my silkies in the same area as one of my rabbits, I know the silkies eat the rabbit food as well as their food, and I haven't seen any problems with them.
  4. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    I know people that feed rabbit pellets as a supplement, mixed in their chicken feed.. it's mostly alfalfa, i think.

    My chickens run straight to the rabbit cages and eat underneath ..

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