chickens and a rabbit... no soup jokes!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by xanaxnation, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. xanaxnation

    xanaxnation Songster

    Apr 8, 2008
    my son has a rabbit and now that the girls are in their new coop.. i was wondering if it would be safe all around to put the rabbit in there so she can enjoy the ground too? right now she is in a cage thats off the ground and i wonder if shes longing for the freedom the chickens have.. i have 3 6 weeks old hens and the run is 3x3x7 with an attached dog house where they sleep over night.

    any input?
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *How big is the rabbit and buck or doe???
  3. xanaxnation

    xanaxnation Songster

    Apr 8, 2008
    its a girl and shes about the same size body as the chickens right now.. id guess.... 4lbs? the size of a juvinile cat i guess
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    My rabbits will range around our chickens. They pretty much ignore each other.
    A roo may attack a rabbit if he sees it as a threat. Other than that I see no problem
    with it.
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Mine are one big happy family. I have a big New Zealand White rabbit that lives with my chickens, ducks, and quail. The rabbit was over a year old when the first birds arrived and they've done well. Introduce them with supervision and see how it goes.
    This is Rabbit with Woo and Nugget:
  6. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Songster

    Mar 30, 2008
    Fairfield, ME
    I had our chicks at about 5/6 weeks in the rabbit run as their run was not complete and they really needed to get out of my house! LOL they made a bit of noise at first - but the rabbit stayed on one end and the girls on the other. LOL they happily lived that way for about 1.5 weeks till their home was complete.


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