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Rabbits eating my garden

Discussion in 'Nature/Habitat/Garden Corner' started by twubs, May 25, 2011.

  1. twubs

    twubs New Member

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    Any ideas on how to keep the rabbit out of the garden? Little guy started with the parsley. Next day my beans. Now my peppers. We are currently fenced, but need to secure it a little more. Any ideas on what we can use to keep the rabbits away but still keep the garden organic?

    Help please
     
  2. Rhaegar

    Rhaegar Member

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    I could link the Airsoft gun thread, but it wouldn't probably be terribly constructive in the end ;)
     
  3. hokie'81

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    You can spray the area with deer off, or another animal repellant. I do this for some of my plants. Works great.
     
  4. Genco

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    You can use fox urine and they tend to stay away. Use the liquid not the pellets as I had better results with the urine. Also, you can get some cages and bait them in and then release them into the wild somewhere else.

    We are fortunate as our dog takes care of them. Already got two these year.
     
  5. LSeidmeyer

    LSeidmeyer New Member

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    I put chicken wire around my garden to keep them out. We first tried lattice, but the holes were too big, the babies got in. We have the chicken wire attached to the lattice and it works well. I really dislike the smell of some of those rabbit repellants.
     
  6. wolf685cln

    wolf685cln New Member

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    Beat me to the punch...:pofl:
     
  7. sri_n

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    For a quick temporary measure, sprinkle some dried red pepper flakes.. that should keep them away for a few days.
     
  8. Brassy

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    We can rent out our two little pups. They've permanently scarred the rabbits out of our yard:) Now we actully have our lirirope growing this year for once!
     
  9. Mom8386

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    You could find the hawk that used to hunt in our yard.;) We found what was left of a rabbit and some feathers in our basement stairwell last fall. I haven't seen a rabbit in months even though last year we saw them constantly.
     
  10. cmsb705

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    Rabbits ate up everything in my garden last year. This year I put up chicken wire fencing. It only took about an hour. I got it from Home Depot. 36" high. And bought some posts there also to hammer into the ground. So far it has kept the rabbits out this year.
     

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