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rabbit copulating with chicken.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Kneeco86, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Kneeco86

    Kneeco86 New Egg

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    so ya. that's happening. it hasn't been a problem until recently when he seems to have really gotten "serious" with one of the chickens in particular. he's literally plucked her feathers out on both sides of her back. it doesn't seem infected, just bald.

    what should i do? they've been together since we brought the chicks home and i'm pretty sure they've just become a mixed-species family (lol) so separating them isn't really an option. they travel as a weird flock. is there something i can put on her to make him stop? when i lock them in the coup, he just burrows in to be with them. is it fine for a chicken to be bald as long as it isn't infected? she's just so sad looking!
     
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My house rabbit starting going after my cat. Cat was traumatized. I finally had to get the rabbit fixed. After that he left the cat alone.
     
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  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Snip snip time [​IMG]
     
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  4. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    If it is a chocolate rabbit would she lay chocolate Easter eggs? Sorry, I just had to ask. Maybe the bunny is trying to tell you something. Have you though about getting another rabbit?
     
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  5. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a male rabbit in with my birds. He hasnt seemed to be interested in mating with them. Perhaps I just havent noticed? Anyhow--he seems to keep the little chicks warm....TerriO
     
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  6. Kneeco86

    Kneeco86 New Egg

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    Oh my gosh! You are so right. I have no idea why neutering him hadn't even crossed my mind. Looks like I'll be making an appt for him at the vet next week! Thanks everyone :)

    @chickengeorgeto-- yep! Cadbury! I'm not sure i want to ask what the filing is tho...
     
  7. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] I hope that your hen won't be heart broken. [​IMG]
     
  8. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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