rabbit with chickens, concerns

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by farmgal, May 15, 2007.

  1. farmgal

    farmgal New Egg

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    We're getting chickens and a rabbit in a few weeks. I want to build one coop that will hold both (separate areas, but shared air). Do I need to be concerned about diseases that could be passed back or forth? If the rabbit escaped and got in with the chickens, would they hurt each other? When I build the coop, are there tips for making sure everybody survives the winter (we live in the north, freezing temps and deep snow for weeks on end)?

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  2. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Our rabbits have always freeranged with our chickens, ducks, and geese, and occasionally shared a coop or pen without any problems.

    chel
     

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