Chickens, Rabbits, and Guinea pigs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chicken_Girl, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. Chicken_Girl

    Chicken_Girl Out Of The Brooder

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    Can chickens rome about with Rabbits and Guinea pigs because i want to know whether when i get my chickens they can be out in their run with my Rabbit and Guinea pigs

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  2. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    well i have rabbits free range in the yard right now but my problem is rabbits will alway try to dig out and when they would make there tunelin holes, my guinea pigs would go in the whole and git lost and die i lost 5 gunea pigs that way but every boty got along really good, though
     
  3. Chicken_Girl

    Chicken_Girl Out Of The Brooder

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    oh good i will let them


    ill just see what everybody says cos other people have different experiences
     
  4. cookiesdaddy

    cookiesdaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to let our rabbits and guinea pigs come out to the run and play. The run is fenced pretty well with chicken fence 1 ft from ground, so they cannot escape from the run (except by digging, but we will be there to watch it). The only thing I'm most fearful is the hens might peck on their eyes. Their eyes look like great target for pecking. Anybody had any mishap there? Or should I not worry about it?
     
  5. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I'd be leery about letting GPs and rabbits run together at the same time.

    I know that many people have an image of GPs and rabbits co-existing in the same cage, etc (and many petstore do this) but GPs can be seriously injured if they rile up a rabbit.

    Rabbits just have such strong back legs and sharp claws, generally (I know I've been on the receiving end of those claws before!) and GPs are generally such retiring critters.

    Just my 2C worth - I've had GPs for a while now and most of what is in those pet store books is totally useless and sometimes downright harmful info.

    A great GP forum is on 'cavycages.com' Those folks are very rabidly pro-rescue and anti-breeding and petstore, but if that doesn't turn you off, then you can learn a LOT about GP care from them.

    Susan
     

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