how to grow fodder for chickens and rabbits.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickenmama109, Jun 19, 2019.

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    chickenmama109 Crowing

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    hi, i have 12 chickens and one rabbit. I want to start growing fodder for them, but im not sure how to start. what kind of seeds do I use, should I keep them in the garage or outside. thanks
     
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    SunHwaKwon Crowing

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    I have no advice but I am curious what breed rabbit you have and if it is a house rabbit or outdoors. If outdoors, does it interact with your chickens at all?
     
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    chickenmama109 Crowing

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    I have a harlequin rabbit, her name is bella. She is an outdoor rabbit but she does not interact with my chickens they Have separate yards. But I am actually trying to get her and my dogs use to each other so she can be a indoor rabbit. I really dont like her being outside. Here she is she is a year old:) Screenshot_20190619-142135_Photos.jpg
     
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    wow, she's gorgeous! I had a hard time deciding between gray and buff and you got both!
     
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    chickenmama109 Crowing

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    Thank you!! Yes I had a hard time deciding too. I actually almost got a full grey one. But when I seen her I just loved her colors. And she kinds seemed left out from her siblings. I just had to get her!! What kind of rabbit do you have?.
     
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    I just got a gray Flemish Giant yesterday! I used to have a buff tan lionhead long ago. The one I picked stood out to me because she had some unusual white markings, one being on the back of her neck, that made her stand out, plus she was really laid back compared to the others.

    Have you had her since she was a baby? Is she litter box trained?
     
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    Oh Nooooo.....!!! Don't do this to me, she is ADORABLE!!! I do NOT need a rabit! No, no NOOOO. Oh, sigh. Well, if I got one, it would be a Dutch, or one of those ones that looks like a Siamese cat. No. NO! Or one with spots. STOP IT! :lau
     
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    :D:lau sorry lol!! I know how you fill, it takes everything in me to not hatch any more eggs or get another rabbit lol, :lau
     
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    Yes I got her when she was six weeks old, but no she is not potty trained mostly because it would take up to much space in her hutch and I dont want her to be crammed in there, but once she comes inside I'm gonna try and potty train her.:fl hopefully that goes well lol.
     
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    I seriously cannot have a bunny. We have three cats and occasionally one of them will bring in a wildbuny. I'd have to keep it outside in a cage, which I think is just not right ... it's the same reason I don't have cage birds like parakeets any more. Birds gotta fly, buns gotta hop. But they so PRETTY! I'll have scads of 'em in heaven! :gig:gig:gigI won't have to worry about the cats wanting to eat them!
     
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