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What are the best ways to keep rabbits out of a garden?  What methods do you use?

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For rabbits low fencing is all you need, a tight mesh they can't squeeze through. 2 feet tall is plenty, most garden centers will sell it.

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Get a Greyhound dog

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Fencing is what we used in New Jersey.

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post #5 of 16
Elmore Fudd has been trying for years, but 2 feet of tight fencing should do the trick. A Maine coon would help too.
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A crossbow and then in a braise with clove, garlic, onions, and white wine
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oh jakey, I was thinking a lesser weapon and large pot with some prunes, bacon, shallots, bouquet garni, wine and brandy... Lapin aux pruneaux  :lips:

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Elmore Fudd has been trying for years, but 2 feet of tight fencing should do the trick. A Maine coon would help too.


Maine Coons RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   8DDDDDDDDD

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post #9 of 16
My father grew tomatoes and other veg. A rabbit pilfered a lot, and he went after it with a crossbow. Our yard was about 85 feet deep. The rabbit was gone before the arrow went half way. And my mothers recipe had dried fruit and thyme as well.
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... this is why I don't bother... our backyard is a super highway for a plethora of wildlife

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For rabbits low fencing is all you need, a tight mesh they can't squeeze through. 2 feet tall is plenty, most garden centers will sell it.


We had a fence, but they still snuck in.  Maybe we just need to redo the fence so they can not squeeze in?

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@Fannie check out the right side bar of this page, I've tagged for you some great fencing material that works pretty well

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A fence - here I had to raise it to 3 feet since they jump over the 2 foot fence.  Also I had to trench it into the ground since they dig under it too.  And lastly, I had to spray (and repeat after rains) LIquid Fence (smells God awful of some kind of animal urine) to deter them.  they eat everything here in Illinois.  Now my problem is the birds eating my strawberries. :laser:

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Get a outdoor Tom Cat

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I was thinking about a small fenced in plot where they could get in, but not get out.  Like a lobster, or fish trap.  Then I could harvest wild meat without going afield. 

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Put out live traps and then when caught ... eat  ;-)

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