Asked on May 22, 2017

How to stop wild rabbits from nesting and giving birth in my backyard?

John pylesCkn19235668Florence


For several years now I did not know why my backyard had so many holes? Last summer I witness how it was happening. I was exicited when I witnessed this and then sad because there were more entry and exit holes... I attempted to block off how they were entering the yard.. That fix worked until they started chewing the fence post away to still get into the yard... Please tell me how I can keep thsee rabbits from my backyard once and for all? Thank you!
5 answers
  • Scott Davidson
    on May 22, 2017

    Get a dog
  • Mrf23631640
    on May 22, 2017

    My dogs usually took care of all manner of wildlife in my yard. My yellow lab has no interest in the critters unless his food is threatened. I had a snake problem since my lot backs up to a bayou. I have found Flowers of Sulphur broad cast in a 3-4 ft. wide path across the back of my property has been effective. Every rain required a reapplication but so far the armadillos, snakes have been deterred. You can usually find the Sulphur in 10-20 # bags from a farm supply store. Anything to do with things related to yard and garden can usually be answered by your local Garden Club or your State Extension Service.
  • Florence
    on May 22, 2017

    my grand daughter found three baby rabbits just curled up on TOP of the lawn across the street. NOT in a hole and no mama in sight! We didnt touch them ... just watched for the mother out of our window. she never came back. The second day, i was freaking out, like a good mother, feeling sure they would die from lack of food and water, so our neighbor took the tiny babes to a vet in another town. They hopefully nursed them along. We hsve never seen anymore
  • Ckn19235668
    on May 22, 2017

    Rabbits don't stay with their babies all the time like a lot of animal Moms do. it is possible she was just hiding out somewhere. It took us a while to figure this out with our domestic ones.
  • John pyles
    on May 23, 2017

    Very seldom do rabbits dig holes ,are you sure their not groundhogs? Rabbits do not chew fence post, but groundhogs will. Rabbits will sometime go in a groundhog hole
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