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Rabbit Pellets??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by celticfarmer, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. celticfarmer

    celticfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    So my parents had a rabbit that bit the dust and I am wondering if there is any reason that I can't feed the leftover rabbit pellets to my hens.

    Anybody see this as a problem?

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    Any insight is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    My chickens "graze" under my rabbit cages all the time.

    I would substitute chicken feed for rabbit food, but I don't think it will hurt them..
     
  3. jmf_srf

    jmf_srf Out Of The Brooder

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    I have given my chickens rabbit pellets and sweet feed for treats randomly and it never seemed to hurt them...
     
  4. celticfarmer

    celticfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I was thinking that I could just dump what was left of the rabbit food into the feed bag and mixing it in. Sounds like that wouldn't be a problem.
     
  5. jmf_srf

    jmf_srf Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Yes, I have done that alot and it hasn't hurt anything.
     
  6. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good source of fiber. My chickens love to eat rabbit pellets.
     
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Won't be a problem at all.
     
  8. celticfarmer

    celticfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys

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  9. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My goats and chickens free range together and the chickens always run the the goats' alfalfa pellets and eat them. They are pretty much the same thing as rabbit pellets. My girls have never seemed to suffer from doing this.
     
  10. claudicles

    claudicles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a look into what is in them recently and it is a combination of most of the grains in chikcen feed mixed in with alflafa/lucerne and filler hay. All fine for chickens. Too high in fibre and low in protein to use as a staple but certainly OK to feed.
     

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