Cattle and chickens don't mix!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jgconnor, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. jgconnor

    jgconnor Out Of The Brooder

    I do some part time work for a family that owns a 230 acre cattle spread. They rent out a 5 acre pasture to a man that raises meat birds. The cattle owner turned about half of his herd into that pasture because grass is getting scarce. The cattle tore up the chicken pens to get at the feed. [​IMG]
    If you keep livestock, keep the stock securely separated from your birds!
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Goats are far worse. [​IMG]

    Although yes, a big thing people should always be aware of is that if you're keeping ruminants with your chickens, make sure they have NO way of getting to the chickens' coop, food, nesting area, etc. My goats, when I first got them, were absolutely horrible about that. They'd do anything to get to the feed.
     

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