lonely hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jtorrey97, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Jtorrey97

    Jtorrey97 New Egg

    Nov 17, 2011
    My second to last hen died a few days ago [​IMG] and now I am afraid of the last one getting lonely, this might seem strange, but i have a bunny, i was wondering if it would work to have the bunny in w/ the chicken as long as they both had a private spot where the other could not go that had their food and water, would it work or am i just crazy??
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    it might, happened with a horse and rooster and than a diff horse and gander at my parents house. But another chicken would be best. Good luck
  3. BWchicken

    BWchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2009
    Another hen would be best for her, but I think I've read of someone keeping chickens and rabbits together here on BYC? Can't be sure though, maybe someone will chime in who knows the answer for sure.

    Edited because I remembered a news story from about a year ago, I think it was in Australia (in a zoo maybe?), about the broody hen who took a litter of bunnies for herself? She kept them in her nest box and sat on them and tended to them. The mama bunny seemed fine with it and would come around only to feed her babies then she'd go on her way (I think that's normal behavior for mama bunnies). Don't know how it turned out but it was a cute story with video. I think the bunnies and chickens had always shared the same coop. You can google it, I'm sure it's on YouTube somewhere.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2011

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