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Can rabbits eat chicken feed?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by bryan8, Dec 4, 2009.

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  1. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rabbit has been liveing with my chickens for like 3-4 months. He's been eating my chickens layena. Is this ok for him? He seems healthy and he thinks he's a chicken.
     
  2. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    I would not recommend that for rabbit feed but I do not think it will hurt him.
     
  3. suburbanminifarm

    suburbanminifarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bunnies have decided they will only eat chicken feed (and a bit of alfalfa hay and of course any grass they choose to nibble). It has been like this for MONTHS and they are fine- healthy and happy. I still offer the bunny pellets but they hate them. Oh well.
     
  4. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

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    I've feed mine pellets out of desperation and he's none the worse. I did give him some timothy hay and a little apple.
     
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  5. suburbanminifarm

    suburbanminifarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apparently mixing bunnies and chickens is not fatal since I am looking at mine now out the window. Their living arrangement makes them happy. And no one has coccidia.
     
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  6. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea mine get along great
     
  7. sandyj

    sandyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rabbits always have their pellets out, but sometimes they prefer the chicken feed. They live together, so they share.[​IMG]

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  8. RabbitMage

    RabbitMage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're not too worried about feeding your rabbit an unbalanced diet that may result in them dying from malnutrition, go right ahead.
     
  9. chinbunny

    chinbunny In a hutch

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    If you can't say anything nice maybe you shouldn't say anything at all.
     
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  10. RabbitMage

    RabbitMage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems like this question gets asked every couple of weeks. I need to stop responding!
     
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