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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hoppin' Down the Bunny Trail

Our rabbits are very structured.

As evidenced by their trails.

Boy, if only they used the same trails as our sled dogs.

We could really have everyone working together for the greater good.

But right now, our rabbits have one thing in mind...
to get to the chickens.

Why?  You ask?

Good eats!

And yes, they share...

Until tomorrow, dear friends.  God willing.


Providence Acres Farm said...

That is so cute!!!

Mary Ann said...

We kept Brownie the Rabbit with our chickens all of one summer... he did very well in the chicken yard, but the chickens were captives while he was there.

Sherry Sutherby said...

We have about 60 free-ranging rabbits, and about 55 chickens. I love seeing them share and eat together. One Mama bunny even nests in the chicken coop. They truly grow up with each other from Day 1.

OurCrazyFarm said...

I thought about you and your free-range rabbits this week when we were chasing Cole's bunnies so many days in a row~ we almost had free-range rabbits!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Wow...learn something new everyday - I didn't know bunnies ate corn; nor that they co-existed so well with chickens or could be free-ranging. Amazing. (Beautiful bunnies by the way...and that's some bunny trail!) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Brenda@MyBackyardFarmyard said...

I've just been browsing through all of your posts about the rabbits. It must be so satisfying to see them living free. I've wanted to know for a long time, how you do it. Are they within a large fenced area, or are they truly free-range? If so, don't they "trespass" on your neighbor's property? Also, do you just accept that some may become food for a hawk or a fox? I've been thinking about your bunnies a lot lately! I would love to raise rabbits the same way, some day.

Sherry Sutherby said...

Thank you for all the great comments. Brenda ~ they do run "free". Not fenced. And we aren't near any neighbors where they can integrate on their property. We do have coyotes, but the rabbits are very smart to stay near their habitats for safety. We have had the same ones for many years, as evidence that they do very well on their own. Best of luck in your endeavor!! Keep me posted. :)

Brenda@MyBackyardFarmyard said...

Sherry, I appreciate your answer to my questions. I'm greatly encouraged! We are searching for property in the 40-50 acre range and I would love to raise rabbits the way that you do. I'm especially interested in the heritage breeds, too. When we finally purchase our land, and have our rabbit "herd" (Lord willing) you will definitely be hearing from me!