Rabbits & Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Keith1186, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. Keith1186

    Keith1186 New Egg

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    Hi Can my 2 rabbits and 4 chickens share the 100 sq ft run. Do I need to have a place where the chickens can roost in the run?
     
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] I'd rather keep rabbits in their own place, and yes chickens like to roost up off the ground if at all possible.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Yes, chickens like to roost. So you will need some roosting bars. If you have standard sized breeds, you can use a 2x4, with the 4 side up, for them to roost on. As long as it is off the ground and a bit higher than the nest boxes, it will do. If you have bantam type birds, you might want to go with a 2x2 as they are a bit smaller.

    It is always advised to keep other livestock in their own area. They have a different diet, require a different environment.

    Good luck and enjoy BYC!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. I've heard that rabbits can live with chickens, but it doesn't always work out. Sometimes, the rabbits can be injured by chickens. I'd keep them in a seperate place.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. In my opinion separate pens are in order.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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