Chickens and Rabbits? For once and for all???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by crazymama4, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. crazymama4

    crazymama4 New Egg

    May 9, 2011
    I am confused by some of the posts on here. I would like to move our rabbits, who have been housed indoors, out to our chicken coop/run...Seems like they would be able to run more, and the coop will be heated in the winter, so I'm assuming it will be safe for my lionhead and mini lop. I realize that they could dig their way out, so I plan on only letting them have access to the run when they are supervised, other than that they will have "run" of the coop. I would like to get them out of the house, because they are very messy...They do use a litterbox, but dig in it, and that sends their poop flying everywhere...Ewww! My DH complains about the smell constantly, even though the box is being changed daily. Plus, indoors they don't get to hop about the way they would outside. My chickens are only 10 weeks old, i think they would be at a good age to introduce to the rabbits. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
  2. mcjweb

    mcjweb Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 24, 2011
    Splendora, TX
    I would think the ground would be way to messy for my rabbits to run around in. The food and water would be a problem also.I got tired of my rabbits inside for the same reasons, so I made an outdoor hutch and run seperatly for them. good luck

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