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Richmond

  • Joined Sep 2020
  • Norfolk
Re: Movable run
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2021, 09:21:14 am »
Rabbits and guinea pigs should not be kept together. The rabbits might kick or try to mount the guinea pigs, causing injuries.

And they have different nutritional requirements.

What will you do with them in the winter? If you are serious about using rabbits etc to "clear" ground you will need an awful lot. But during the months when things aren't growing you will need to feed them hay, veg etc. They won't live on old brambles - rabbits only enjoy the young tender shoots.

wildandwooly

  • Joined Feb 2021
Re: Movable run
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2021, 10:37:04 am »
We have rabbits tunnelling in not tunnelling out. If I can catch them all you can have all of our wild ones  :roflanim:

Orinlooper

  • Joined Aug 2015
Re: Movable run
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2021, 07:31:32 pm »
Rabbits and guinea pigs should not be kept together. The rabbits might kick or try to mount the guinea pigs, causing injuries.

Can you keep chickens and guinea pigs together?

Or chickens and rabbits together?

wildandwooly

  • Joined Feb 2021
Re: Movable run
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2021, 08:19:39 pm »
I quote;
"One common practice that many well intentioned rabbit owners do is putting their pet rabbit in the same pen that houses their chickens or goats.  Some will even let the rabbits live on the ground loose without an elevated area inside the pen that the rabbit can retreat to.
It simply is not an ideal situation to house rabbits together with other outdoor animals such as chickens or goats, and here is why:

The most common intestinal microscopic parasite of rabbits, goats and birds (especially chickens, ducks and geese) is Coccidia. These parasites found in the animalsí stool multiply invisibly on the floor close to the ground, especially in chicken floor spaces.

Chickens carry lots of Coccidia.  Rabbits, especially young rabbits, who get infected with Coccidia can develop growth retardation and stop eating.  They can also experience diarrhea, constipation, liver failure and eventual death.

Goats who are housed next to chickens are even more susceptible to developing Coccidia induced diarrhea. They can stop eating, become dehydrated and eventually die.  Very young goats (those who are less than four months old) are especially susceptible.

Outdoor rabbits need clean living areas that are kept free from manure of any sort daily. They need hutches with good ventilation so they donít get stressed and be at increased risk for serious Pasteurella respiratory infections.

Chickens defecate constantly.  They are messy and create dusty areas due to the way they eat. So again, chickens should not be sharing the same floor space with pet rabbits. Furthermore, rabbits who eat chicken food are at risk to develop an intestinal blockage, and this is cause for an emergency situation to an unsuspecting pet owner"

There is also of course the issue that chickens could possibly attack and eat any baby bunnies..... :'(

Orinlooper

  • Joined Aug 2015
Re: Movable run
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2021, 08:56:30 pm »
We have rabbits tunnelling in not tunnelling out. If I can catch them all you can have all of our wild ones  :roflanim:

Do they get on with your other rabbits?

Orinlooper

  • Joined Aug 2015
Re: Movable run
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2021, 09:04:39 pm »
Rabbits and guinea pigs should not be kept together. The rabbits might kick or try to mount the guinea pigs, causing injuries.


What will you do with them in the winter? If you are serious about using rabbits etc to "clear" ground you will need an awful lot. But during the months when things aren't growing you will need to feed them hay, veg etc. They won't live on old brambles - rabbits only enjoy the young tender shoots.


We have wild rabbits thriving all through winter we never feed them

And they have different nutritional requirements.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2021, 09:08:58 pm by Orinlooper »

Orinlooper

  • Joined Aug 2015
Re: Movable run
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2021, 09:13:10 pm »
This guy keeps rabbits and chickens together

https://youtu.be/MK5TH_VaC6o

macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
  • Leicester
Re: Movable run
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2021, 09:48:46 pm »
This guy keeps rabbits and chickens together

https://youtu.be/MK5TH_VaC6o
No....
Thisnguy keeps RABBITS ON TOP OF CHICKENS. I had the same sort of setup up for a while. Rabbits were pooping through their wire bottomed cages and chickens were scratching underneath making beautiful compost
Growing loads of fruits and vegetables! Raising dairy goats, chickens, ducks, rabbits on 1/2 acre in the middle of the city of Leicester, using permaculture methods.

wildandwooly

  • Joined Feb 2021
Re: Movable run
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2021, 11:40:04 pm »
Think a lot more research needs to be done by the poster on this topic before any animals are introduced......... :-\

DippyEgg

  • Joined May 2017
Re: Movable run
« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2021, 09:43:33 pm »
Rabbits and guinea pigs should not be kept together. The rabbits might kick or try to mount the guinea pigs, causing injuries.

Can you keep chickens and guinea pigs together?

Or chickens and rabbits together?

Iwouldn't, for the reasons already mentioned. Also, chickens might attack your rabbits, they almost  certainly will attack guinea pigs. Well, mine would anyway, they go for large rats....(trapped on their run).

 

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