Poultry Eating Rabbit Feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cherndon712, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    Okay, having some issues...My DH accidentally left a whole 50 lb bag of rabbit food in the duck/geese yard that my chickens also frequent. The whole bag is GONE...Will this hurt them? I'm assuming my ducks/geese/chickens all ate it!
  2. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    all of my chickens and ducks ate all the rabbit food that used to fall from their hutch.......I have never seen it affect them badly........ but will watch this thread to see if in the future I need be more careful............
    hopefully hubby wont let that happen again, mine eat the dog food if I forget to close it........my ducks beat on the container If I do close it [​IMG]
  3. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    i would say its annoying but i wouldn't worry about them.
  4. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    Well I feed my chickens kitchen scraps all the time. And i guess the ducks/geese weed eat and such...
  5. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I mix some rabbit feed in with the layer pellets, the bags says it's made from alfalfa so it's a good souce of green for them.
  6. Picco

    Picco Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    When I had rabbits I would give my chickens layer pellets as a treat and as a source of green food in the winter. They loved it. I have a friend who also feeds her geese rabbit pellets as a green feed for her geese in the winter. A whole bag is a bit much but it should be harmless.

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