goats are browsers. they eat grass as a last resort, much
preferring to eat brush. those foundation plantings wouldn't
last long, but your lawn wouldn't get mowed until they were
gone (unless you have rhodies. goats will eat those & die).
plus goats do NOT respect fences. don't think a goat will stay
in a fenced area unless *they* choose to. if they don't want
to be there, no fence will keep them in.
llamas do a good job of mowing, although they prefer browsing
I forgot one thing.. rabbits can't sweat, so they overheat quickly in
the summer, and being in something like the chicken tractor kind of
idea, they'd overheat if exposed to the sun beating down on them even
with a roof over the thing, it wouldn't get a lot of air circulation,
and the humidity on a lawn is usually high. You'd soon have dead
Particularly if you were raising angora rabbits.! They need air
conditioned housing in summer or they die. The only things they can
do is hope you have them in the shade, and in a dry hot climate you
could hang wet burlap bags over the overhang of the roof and the
evaporation helps, but you have to be there to keep them wet..or
you'll have dead rabbits to bury when you get home as they can only
pant so much heat away!
On 21 Jan 2004 04:23:43 GMT, Ignoramus1390
I have a tenant who keeps rabbits on my farm. He feeds them almost all
the weeds he can find. They seem to prefer the broadleafed weeds over
As far as the "mandatory lawn trimming" is concerned, my lawn (~1 acre)
gets mowed 3-4 times a year whether it needs it or not. I would not be
able to feed many rabbits that way. By the time it gets mowed, the grass
is too long to leave on, so it goes onto the compost pile. That compost
gets returned to the lawn, since it is full of grass seeds.
Try almost any place in the U.S. A rabbit is a pet if not raised in mass
numbers. One of the few zoning regulations that you see almost everywhere
is that you have to keep you grass mowed - then you have the insanity that
they had/have in phoenix where you must have a front lawn... (so your house
can be an absolute eyesore but you can't have a natural meadow)....
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