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RE: Bringing IN the weeds!

It's all nutrition, one way or another, isn't it. When we're short on rabbit food from the garden I'll go to the creek and collect some.

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When we had rabbits, they went crazy for Thistles.

Thistles and dandelions are their favourite. They also love apple leaves. I give them the prunings and they strip the bark off too. They like wild lettuce, too, spikes and all. 😆

They're great at converting biomass!

They really are. More efficient with the more fibrous plants than chickens, as well.

we're considering getting anther bunny or guinea pig to maximise the range of stuff we can turn to compost without having a compost bin.

Gotta love those little animal garbage disposals. You just need to put the right things in the right place. 😆

Im making a run for one now...or would they work in the chook run?

I guess that depends on the approach and what you are comfortable with. I think it was Joel Salatin who had rabbits in mesh bottom cages over the chooks, so any poops and food dropped through to be dug over or eaten by the chooks.

Being in the run itself, I think some make it successful, but if you can manage to have them both getting along (usually the rabbits terrorise the chooks or the chooks peck the rabbits), then you need to be cautious on the foods that one can eat, but the other can't. So nothing long and fibrous that could give the chooks an impacted crop and nothing fermented that could make the rabbits sick.

Oh no! I forgot to mention my new climate fiction