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Alpacas and chicken together?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by OoWeeFNP, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. OoWeeFNP

    OoWeeFNP Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2014
    Hey everyone! I'm planning on adding alpacas becausechicken really are the gateway farm animal. Can they share the same areas? They would have separate living quarters. Anybody have experience with this?
  2. KadenL

    KadenL Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 22, 2016
    Scottsdale Arizona
    I would definitely have separate pens just for the introduction see how they like one another, and then if they get along, you could definitely keep them together. I've seen horses give chickens a sideways glance and then simply carry on with their business. It depends on the animals. Make sure your larger farm animals won't bully or trample your hens.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2016
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Livestock such as horses, cattle, etc...Really do not care about Chickens at all....They coexist....One happy unit....

  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    They should be fine. The main concern I can think of would be if alpacas are like goats, you'll be challenged to keep them out of the chicken feed.
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  5. KadenL

    KadenL Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 22, 2016
    Scottsdale Arizona

    That's a good point, I didn't think of that. It's definitely a good idea to keep feed separate and at the very least in difficult to open containers for the Chickens so the alpacas don't eat all the chicken feed. When I had quail and chickens (before my last hen passed and I set my sights on large flightless bird, that is.. lol) I used a few metal feed containers with chicken-sized holes to feed them. I'll have to dig around for the old things but I'll eventually find it and post a picture.

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