How to keep wild rabbits off plants?

We live in front of a field now overrun with wild rabbits. They keep coming in through the hedge separating the field from our property and eating the heads off all our flowers. We've tried putting netting and such around plants, but our garden is too big to cover every plant and it would ruin the beauty of the plants.

We have a dog that likes running around the garden so we really don't want anything that might harm him should he go near it.

Is there anything we can do to keep them away?

11 Answers

  • d00ney
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Wire fence the perimeter of the garden and bury in the ground or hold down with stakes or rocks between the posts... to keep out the rabbits which means chicken wire fencing around the entire garden and posts to hold up the fence so like a foot away from the plants. Chicken wire rolls come in 4 foot width so the fence is 4 feet high. You step OVER it to get into the garden. The chicken wire can go back as far as the hedge. No such thing as too big a garden. You can buy chicken wire by the Mile.

    Otherwise YOU do not have a garden.

    Fortunately Rabbits cannot fly. Chickens can, and will eat out all the greens. Deer can jump a 6 foot high fence with ease and eat Rabbit food.

    No garden is too big. In Australia for a time they fenced off thousands of acres to keep the rabbits out.

    These are your choices

    You may have to build a greenhouse to garden...and a raised garden.

  • F
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    Get a cat, more effective than most dogs.

  • Jan C
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Throw our some moth balls.

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  • John
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Rabbits and deer. Once they find your free food plot they will treat it like their own. Fencing or making rabbit stew is about all that really works. And fencing has to be really good.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    shoot them as they come through the gaps then you can cook them or feed them to the dog

  • 6 months ago

    Train your dog to do more that run around. That didn't take much training, right?

  • 6 months ago

    Build a rabbit-proof fence, or use a deterrent. I use one called Bobbex. It seems to work.

  • 6 months ago

    If you don't want to fence and net, then you have to spray something on the plants that make rabbits dislike them. And you reapply it after every rain or watering, which quickly becomes a pain.

    Ideally you want to cause no harm to the rabbits or your dog, right? Try this:

    Four hot peppers like habenero, diced (It's okay to leave seeds in)

    Four cigarettes, filters broken off, then broken into pieces (or some pipe tobacco)

    Two eggs, stirred enough to break the yolks

    One teaspoon baby oil or dish soap

    One teaspoon vinegar, any kind

    Add water to produce one gallon of liquid and cover tightly. Find a sunny spot for your gallon container to sit, and shake it well several times a day.

    After a minimum of two days, strain the liquid and use a refillable spray bottle to mist your plants. This keeps many types of insects, plus rabbits and deer, away, but will cause no harm if an animal samples it.

  • Edwena
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    A fence to keep out the rabbits and their parasites.

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