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Livestock => Other => Rabbits => Topic started by: groovy alpaca on January 05, 2011, 06:54:48 pm

Title: Rabbit control
Post by: groovy alpaca on January 05, 2011, 06:54:48 pm
I don's suppose this is the place to discuss effective wild rabbit control methods is it?  ;)
Title: Re: Rabbit control
Post by: faith0504 on January 05, 2011, 08:02:22 pm
there are some threads about wild rabbits and there control, have a browse cant remember where they are off hand but sure you will find some usefull stuff  :wave:
Title: Re: Rabbit control
Post by: daddymatty82 on January 05, 2011, 08:27:00 pm
I don's suppose this is the place to discuss effective wild rabbit control methods is it?  ;)
where you located im sure you will find someone to shoot them for you
Title: Re: Rabbit control
Post by: clumbaboy on January 06, 2011, 09:41:47 am
Hi I'm close to gretna and always on the lookout for some more rabbit control, usually with ferrets or with a silenced rifle, have to keep expanding as I have got most of the farm well under control with the rabbits.
Title: Re: Rabbit control
Post by: princesspiggy on January 06, 2011, 06:05:45 pm
iv only ever seen since 2 wild rabbits on our farm in 6 years, and that was when a pet one got loose and they teamed up together til we got him again. we do have hares though but theyre no trouble to us.
Title: Re: Rabbit control
Post by: groovy alpaca on January 12, 2011, 02:43:16 pm
lucky you! we have an infestation >:(
Title: Re: Rabbit control
Post by: princesspiggy on January 12, 2011, 06:35:31 pm
we have a burn and river all round our boundary and quite alot of foxes so i think maybe they were hunted out or dont jump the river. apparently hares and rabbits dont share same ground, same for rats and mice - dont know if thats true tho  :bunny:
Title: Re: Rabbit control
Post by: Orinlooper on January 23, 2021, 09:25:04 am
No thatís not true we have mice and rats
Title: Re: Rabbit control
Post by: Womble on January 23, 2021, 08:03:01 pm
I don's suppose this is the place to discuss effective wild rabbit control methods is it?  ;)

Why not?  (apart from the fact I'm jealous you even need to ask!).
Title: Re: Rabbit control
Post by: ZacB on January 24, 2021, 06:32:12 am
lucky you! we have an infestation >:(
If you gave a general location someone on here may be happy to carry out some pest control for you. A mix of ferreting & shooting will usually get on top of any problem.
Title: Re: Rabbit control
Post by: macgro7 on January 25, 2021, 05:23:17 pm
lucky you! we have an infestation >:(
If you gave a general location someone on here may be happy to carry out some pest control for you. A mix of ferreting & shooting will usually get on top of any problem.
With social distancing of course  ;)
Makensure you rifle is at least 6 ft away from the closest rabbit
Title: Re: Rabbit control
Post by: Womble on January 25, 2021, 05:30:38 pm
If somebody were 6ft away from me and waving a rifle, I wouldn't think that very social, regardless of the distance!
Title: Re: Rabbit control
Post by: GBov on January 25, 2021, 06:19:48 pm
If somebody were 6ft away from me and waving a rifle, I wouldn't think that very social, regardless of the distance!

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