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Question about rabbit tractor

 
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So I made a rabbit tractor and I want to put all of my females in it together but I'm not sure if they will fight. There are 4 and they are all young. It it safe to stick'em all in the same tractor?
 
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Depends on the rabbits' personalities and the amount of space they have to themselves. Some does will get along with others, regardless of age, while others prefer to be solitary and have their own space. There's almost always going to be a little squabbling, though, to determine the pecking order. Typically just some mounting/humping and maybe some fur pulling. Anything more aggressive than that shouldn't be allowed to occur.
Best thing to do is try it and supervise so you can remove anyone who gets too aggressive.
 
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[quote=Kc Simmons]Depends on the rabbits' personalities and the amount of space they have to themselves. Some does will get along with others, regardless of age, while others prefer to be solitary and have their own space. There's almost always going to be a little squabbling, though, to determine the pecking order. Typically just some mounting/humping and maybe some fur pulling. Anything more aggressive than that shouldn't be allowed to occur.
Best thing to do is try it and supervise so you can remove anyone who gets too aggressive. [/quote]

That sounds fair. The tractor is 4x8 so lots of room. It has skis on it so I can drag it around the yard. It has chicken wire on bottom so they can't dig out.
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Nice way to use worn out skis!

I'm generally not a fan of that chicken wire.  Perhaps less of an issue with rabbits, but with chickens you can still have predators like a raccoon reach through the wire and rip heads off.  Also, the gage on that chicken wire is pretty small, so a determined rabbit could chew through it and make an escape path.  For my son's rabbit tractors I used 1"x2" welded wire fencing.  Doesn't improve the raccoon issue, but it is a lot more sturdy against rabbits themselves.
 
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Andrew Mayflower wrote:Nice way to use worn out skis!

I'm generally not a fan of that chicken wire.  Perhaps less of an issue with rabbits, but with chickens you can still have predators like a raccoon reach through the wire and rip heads off.  Also, the gage on that chicken wire is pretty small, so a determined rabbit could chew through it and make an escape path.  For my son's rabbit tractors I used 1"x2" welded wire fencing.  Doesn't improve the raccoon issue, but it is a lot more sturdy against rabbits themselves.



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