So I’m in a Bind...

BallyFarm

Songster
Nov 28, 2019
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For a short amount of time can I feed my bunny chicken feed? The pellets. I didn’t get to the store and now chicken feed is my only option beside giving them hay. It’s only for a short amount of time like two days before I can get to TSC...is it possible?
 

SurferchickinSB

Crowing
Feb 23, 2018
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For a short amount of time can I feed my bunny chicken feed? The pellets. I didn’t get to the store and now chicken feed is my only option beside giving them hay. It’s only for a short amount of time like two days before I can get to TSC...is it possible?
Don’t you have any vegetables in your house, or weeds growing in your yard?
 

BloomBunny

Chirping
Dec 27, 2019
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If you have plenty of grass or timothy hay, they could get by on just that.
I would NOT give layer feed (too much calcium), but all-flock looks ok if they're getting hay. Nothing with added meds. They react weird to most meds. You can also give a mix of 3 oats, 1 black oil sunflower seeds, 1 peas. They still need hay.
You will definitely get the side-eye from them, though. :idunno They're rabbits, after all.
 

Bunnylady

POOF Goes the Pooka
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Don't feed rabbits chicken feed. Their nutritional needs are quite different in too many ways. If you have good quality grass hay, they can get along with that (they should be getting it anyway) but grain really isn't "normal" rabbit food, and it's just too easy to mess things up. IMO, it's not worth the risk for such a short-term problem.
 

BallyFarm

Songster
Nov 28, 2019
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PA
Don’t you have any vegetables in your house, or weeds growing in your yard?
If you have plenty of grass or timothy hay, they could get by on just that.
I would NOT give layer feed (too much calcium), but all-flock looks ok if they're getting hay. Nothing with added meds. They react weird to most meds. You can also give a mix of 3 oats, 1 black oil sunflower seeds, 1 peas. They still need hay.
You will definitely get the side-eye from them, though. :idunno They're rabbits, after all.
Don't feed rabbits chicken feed. Their nutritional needs are quite different in too many ways. If you have good quality grass hay, they can get along with that (they should be getting it anyway) but grain really isn't "normal" rabbit food, and it's just too easy to mess things up. IMO, it's not worth the risk for such a short-term problem.
I agree with previous posters - hay, yes. Chicken feed, no.
Veggies and greens given to rabbits that are not used to them can cause some very serious digestive issues.
Feed your bunny hay. That's all it needs till you get to the store..:frow
Thank you all! I ended up just giving them some extra hay and they seemed happy! I’m running to TSC hopefully today if the weather is ok. Do any of you make your own feed? And if so what do you use?
 

Missy020219

In the Brooder
Dec 18, 2019
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For a short amount of time can I feed my bunny chicken feed? The pellets. I didn’t get to the store and now chicken feed is my only option beside giving them hay. It’s only for a short amount of time like two days before I can get to TSC...is it possible?
I gave my rabbits cracked wheat.
 
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