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Anyone keep a goat out with their chickens or ducks?
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If you'll read through even a few threads on a single page, you'll find lots of people keep chickens and goats.

 

I had a rooster that I re-homed to some people. His best friends in his new home were a basset hound and a goat.

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Anyone keep a goat out with their chickens or ducks?

Many do....main concern is to keep goats from gorging on chicken feed,

it can make them very sick and can be very hard to keep them away from it.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Many do....main concern is to keep goats from gorging on chicken feed,

it can make them very sick and can be very hard to keep them away from it.

This. You need to get creative sometimes to keep the goats from getting to the chicken feed. They're very persistent. And strong. And persistent. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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I keep my goats, chickens and ducks in the same shed, the ducks and chickens can get everywhere, the goats are only in their pen. The chickens and ducks climb over or under to get to the goat area. Goats will eat all your poultry feed and end up sick or dying, so make sure they can't get to the feed.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Wont work. Goats will eat anything they can get access too, especially chicken feed. Unless you can get the chicken feed in a place where goats can't get it in, goats will eat it. 

Rhode Island Reds, Wyandottes, Ameraucanas, and Welsummers
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Rhode Island Reds, Wyandottes, Ameraucanas, and Welsummers
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Our poultry free range and a small portion of the flock decided they like living in the barn with the goats so they do, we put their feed in the hay loft, they have a ladder to hop up and down if they like. So out of goat range for sure. We also have sheep, pigs, quail, free range rabbits and a pair of ducks in the same barn. Never had any problems. For the ducks and rabbits all the stalls have a escape hole for the rabbits/ducks so they can go in whatever stalls(sheep/pig/quail/buck) they want and eat what they like.

4 Dogs, 25+ Rabbits, 300+ Poultry, 18+ Goats, 5 Pigs, 4 Sheep and 1 Horse.

 

http://neinhausfarms.blogspot.com/

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4 Dogs, 25+ Rabbits, 300+ Poultry, 18+ Goats, 5 Pigs, 4 Sheep and 1 Horse.

 

http://neinhausfarms.blogspot.com/

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