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bunnys ahhh

help me i have a bunny problem. my plants keep being gobbled up by rabbits. help :evil:
Greetings from the south:)

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Most of my edible garden beds are fenced with 24"~28" H small (1") fence. Some are rabbit fence with 1" gap for the lower 1/3 or so. I have 2 older beds that were fenced with 2"x3" opening. Adults can't get in but babies and skinny 1/2 grown ones can get through. :roll:

This bunny is making a nest in my Sunny Meadow Garden.
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The kids are excited by the prospect and wants me to encourage/NOT discourage her.... She thinks I mulched the path with hay for her special use.... I saw her loitering behind the Old Sunflower House garden where all the tall peas are growing. I told her that any peas that are foolish enough to grow THROUGH the fence, she can have, but I won't tolerate stretching up on the fence to pull down the pea vines. :evil: So far, she has not caused any mischief that I have noticed....

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Look at those ears!!!!! she is very sweet!

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Yes very cute bunny, when they are not eating your plants.
As Applestar said get a rabbit fence, they make it just for rabbits, if not get a tight 1" holes chicken wire fence. Burry it into the ground so they do not dig under it.

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Out here in the sticks we use the tried and true .22 rifle for rabbits.
Rabbit and onions, mmmm...

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Canadian Farmer Guy wrote:Out here in the sticks we use the tried and true .22 rifle for rabbits.
Rabbit and onions, mmmm...

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And much better on the ears of children than the screaming from being eaten by a coyote or fox. 8)

The cycle of life is a beautiful thing, but a rabbit screaming in agony at 2 in the morning is not good at all.
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