Can chickens eat rabbit food in moderation?

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

  1. alhanse77

    alhanse77 Songster

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    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

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    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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