chickens and rabbit?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by derrik38, May 28, 2007.

  1. derrik38

    derrik38 In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2007
    i have one rooster and 2 chickens.i just got a rabbit will the chickens miss with the rabbit? if so ill have to build a higher fenced area for the rabbit.
  2. RoyalHillsLLC

    RoyalHillsLLC Songster

    Mar 5, 2007
    NW Louisiana-Vivian
    I don't know about tame ones, but my free range chickens graze right alongside my wild rabbits in the yard every day.
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    Usually hens and rabbits are fine together. I think there's someone on this forum that had a problem with a rooster attacking a rabbit. I would worry about your rooster.
  4. Ok, what breed is your rabbit?, they will peck at the bunny at first to sort out the pecking order but the bunny will learn to stay away from them.
    They dont get too aggro, hope your bunny is a larger breed and not a dwarf.
    My 3 bunnies hang around the chooks and ducks and share the food.
    good luck
  5. derrik38

    derrik38 In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2007
    hi i dont know what breed its mixed.and about a month old.ill wait tell he she gets a little older then let them around each other .yesturday the rooster was checking out the rabbit.the rabbit hoped right up to him but there was chicken wire between them.the rooster spread he's feathers like he was ready to fight.but he didnt do i guess they well be was just the first time the rooster saw her.thank you for the repleys.
  6. Yes, the rooster has probably not seen a bunny before so he is ready to protect his girls, he will get the vibes that the bunny isnt a threat and will hopefully learn to get along peacefully!!!

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