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Old 06-18-2018, 08:50 AM
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Default Can chickens and rabbits be roommates?

Building a chicken coop/rabbit hutch-over-compost pile structure and am asking if anyone has experience with letting chickens and rabbits co-habitate. Are they compatible or will they fight and/or share other problems? Result in long-eared chickens or egg-laying rabbits? Advice appreciated.

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Old 06-18-2018, 09:08 AM
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a few problems I can see, this might result in some health issues, or so I have read anyway, coocidal or whatever its called parasites.

the other concern would be predation on each others young, if you have chicks from broody hens then the rabbits might eat the chicks (seen the videos of them killing and eating snakes, they generally don't hunt but will eat meat if its something they can get), similarly chickens are opportunistic omnivors and will readily kill and eat anything they find, my free range chickens regularly kill frogs, snakes, mice, chimpmunks, etc. they would readily eat baby rabbits if they found them
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I've raised both chickens & rabbits for quite a few years. And as Setanta says, together can cause problems. Even in separate pens, but close in the same building is not a good idea. The rabbits can develop snuffles from the ammonia and dust that chickens produce.
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Thanks, guys. That advice is what I was looking for. Sounds like I should keep them segregated.
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Result in long-eared chickens or egg-laying rabbits?

So I been lied to all these years about the Easter Bunny ??
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Result in long-eared chickens or egg-laying rabbits?

So I been lied to all these years about the Easter Bunny ??
Where do you think Cadbury eggs come from?
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Free Range Cats, Chickens, and Rabbits..
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coccidia would be the concern
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