Funny Bunny Thinks He's A Chicken

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10 years 6 months ago #29762 by kaybe
Otto would make the perfect chicken, except for a few hiccups.

Hatching eggs, scratching around the coop and roosting on a beam with the rest of the hens are great habits for chickens, but rather unusual for an eight month old male rabbit.

The confused bunny came as a free gift to Ville Kuusinen's home, when he bought nine Silkie hens and a rooster from a farm.

The Kuusinens and their three children live on a small island in Velkua some 210km northwest of Helsinki.

"When I went to the hen house, I noticed he was sitting on the eggs. Later I watched through the window how he jumped on the beam, failed, tried again and with a lot of practice eventually he stayed up there," Kuusinen told Reuters.

Otto does not like to sit on laps or eat carrots like most pet rabbits. The rabbit, who has lived with chickens all his life prefers chicken feed and runs with the chickens outdoors and sometimes plays with them by jumping over them.

"For the chickens he is one of them. He often sits on the beam between the hens and under their wings'," Kuusinen said.

But he said Otto's rabbity instincts still take over when a visitor steps into the hen house. He runs away and hides, but can be lured out with raisin buns.

- From Reuters via www.stuff.co.nz

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10 years 6 months ago #403065 by kaybe
Reminds me of the 'roosting sheep' sketch from Monty Python.

"Notice how they do not fly so much as plummet". BAAaaaa...aaagh.

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10 years 6 months ago #403084 by Cinsara
VERY cute :)

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10 years 6 months ago #403132 by eelcat
One of our ducks used to live in the rabbit hutch with 4 rabbits. At night she used to tuck in beside them all

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10 years 6 months ago #403159 by DiDi
I think you need to get this very cute and confused wee bunny on You Tube. I know what I am visualizing in my head but would so love to see the real thing.

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10 years 6 months ago #403204 by Minky2
Rabbits are such characters. We had two that used to climb trees regularly. Had a couple of conifers in the backyard with branches close together and the rabbits would climb 2 or 3 metres high. First time they did it we spent ages searching for them, couldn't understand how they'd got out of our 'rabbit proof' section. We didn't think to search up in the trees!!!

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