So at the moment, I only have chickens. We will eventually have meat rabbits but those will most likely not be in with the chickens. The way our grandparents grew up (well for me at least since I'm 35) all the different livestock pretty much just ran around together with separate feeding areas in a large area. What I'm wondering is this: are there any major issues with considering this style today? Whenever we get around to building a new coop and run for the chickens, I was thinking it would be cool to have it sturdy enough to share with a couple goats if we ever end up getting any (that idea has been bounced around several times). The area we'd be moving them to is on the other side of the yard from where they are now. It would be under two large shade trees and would be two levels with a hill connecting the two. This area is difficult to maintain which is why having the animals there to take care of weeds and such is so ideal. There are also two citrus trees in the proposed run area but they are well established so should be okay. I can take pictures of the area if that helps with visualizing. Just looking for friendly advice on if this really would work. Oh, the area is pretty good sized that we would give them, probably 30 x 30 or so.