Chickens & Bunnies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by High Mountain Chic, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. High Mountain Chic

    High Mountain Chic Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure if anyone out there has advice for me but I thought I would ask.
    I am getting my new chicks in March! I am so excited! I am building a large enclosed run around their coop so that they can roam and enjoy the lovely colorado weather. I am also getting 2 angora bunnies this summer! They will of course have their own hutch. My question is... when the bunnies need time to roam can they do so with my chickens in their run? I am wondering if there are any health concerns i should know about. I want all my animals to have plenty of fresh air and outdoor time and the chicken run is turning out so nice. It would be great to use it for both. But I will admit to being a beginner in these areas so any help would be great! Thanks
     
  2. Judymae

    Judymae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have housed bunnies and chickens and ducks together before. The bunnies slept in the bottom of the coop with the ducks. I never had any issues. Even when mama duck was sitting on a nest of eggs the bunnies quickly learned not to mess with her!!

    I did make sure the bunnies couldn't reach the chicken's food. I didn't know if the extra calcium would hurt them or not.
     
  3. High Mountain Chic

    High Mountain Chic Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much for the information! I just hope that I am not getting in over my Head! lol
     

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