Can chickens, goats, ducks, guineas and peacocks all live together?

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Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Mar 21, 2011
New Mexico, USA
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Welcome to BYC!

Guineas are considered in the gamebird class and gamebirds should not be kept with chickens. Chickens carry diseases, that even though they show no outwards signs of, can kill gamebirds. So keep the guineas in their own space. Pea's are very large birds and really need their own space. All of these species have different feed requirements as well. But yes, goats and chickens can be kept together with a good amount of harmony.

Good luck with all your projects and welcome to our flock!


Mar 12, 2013
New Jersey
Welcome to BYC! I second TwoCrows comment...that is a lot of livestock in the same area and the chance of disease increases sharply because of that. Keeping chickens, turkeys and ducks is doable, but game fowl are different and probably shouldn't be housed together. I also keep goats separate because they tend to climb on a lot of stuff and break it, and I have heard from chicken/goat owners that goats will dominate feed, and that is a problem. Furthermore, it would be tough to provide proper nutrition to all those animals, as they will eat the same feed, and I am not familiar with a product that is made for all of the animals listed above.

Mister B

8 Years
Feb 7, 2013
NW Alabama
I agree, that the goats and chickens will have squabbles over food. Mine were cohabiting fine, but I had an acre, one goat and her 2 kids and 3 chickens. They rarely ran into each other. My plan is to sell my goats and give the pasture fully to chickens. I liked the goats, but they didn't work well for me. I mean they cleaned up the pasture ( I had the timber cleared off and lots of hedge grew quickly) but I really didn't like the upkeep. I like chickens. As soon as the kids are old enough I will sell them. Anyone want some mixed Boer Billy goats and a "some sort of goat" awesome goat mama?


Free Ranging
Premium Feather Member
9 Years
Feb 18, 2011
Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X5, that is a lot of livestock, with some pretty different requirements, to have in the same place.


Scribe of Brahmalot
12 Years
May 18, 2009
We tried chickens and a turkey, until the turkey tried to breed one of our hens and pretty much stomped her into the ground, killing her. We ate him!

We tried ducks and chickens. A couple of the ducks would drag young chickens into the baby pool and drown them, so no more ducks!

The latest was a couple of peahens. They kept attacking the young chickens (and the car), so they had to go.

Now we have only chickens and life is much happier!

Crystal 54

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 12, 2014
Thank you all. The coop is actually in the process of being built I'm hoping to make it 30 feet wide and 60 feet long. I was gonna make it plenty big enough so they could all move around. I was planning on having two pygmy goats, maybe 10-15 chickens and 8 peacocks. I'm a little iffy on the guineas only because I know they like to roam, I know peacocks do too. But I've always wanted one. :) However guineas are good for eating ticks. But I was hoping of I put them in a coop I could keep them used to their new home and if they got out they wouldn't go to far.
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