chicken partners

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cdavis76, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. cdavis76

    cdavis76 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 9, 2010
    Can chickens and meat rabbits be raised together? I was thinking about putting up some hanging rabbit cages in my coop house but wasn't sure if that was ok with mixing them and the chickens together like that.
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    Yep-, lots of people do that. The chickens will clean up any food the rabbits loose thru the bottom of the cage. Sounds very practical to me! Lots of folks let their chickens and bunnies share a run, but I'd be concerned about that since meat rabbits are much bigger then average pet buns. I've read quite a few stories about peoples rabbits humping and pulling feathers from their chickens :oops: And, not too mention, rabbits are big diggers! Good luck :)

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