Chicken living with a goat

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cjh0907, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. cjh0907

    cjh0907 Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently had to pull my beautiful Plymouth Rock out of my chicken coop because all of the sudden him and my other rooster started to fight. I came out one morning and they were both bleeding and still going at eachother. They have been together forever and never had a problem until this day. However, i took the my PR rooster out and had him in a dog cage for about a week and a half while i was trying to find a good home for him. Needless to say i couldnt find him a good home. I felt bad keeping him in the dog cage so i decided to let him out in my goat coop and run. There is plenty of room for them both as it is a large shed and large run. They seem to stick together now and i am wondering if this is mean to keep my poor rooster away from other chickens. When i let my chickens out to free range, which i do everyday, they do go up the the run to see the rooster. He is such a friendly rooster and dont have the heart to send him to freezer camp.
     
  2. RedheadErin

    RedheadErin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know goats make good buddy animals for a variety of other species, including horses. One farm I drive by every day has a pasture with goats, horses, and chickens all together, and they all seem peaceful.
     
  3. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he gets really lonely, you could always throw a hen in there with him.
     

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