Chickens and Cows

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Missouri Maiden, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Missouri Maiden

    Missouri Maiden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are building a tractor for my new chickens that are coming, and we were just going to roll it around in the cow pasture. They won't be free ranging, they will be in a pen outside of the tractor, and I was wondering can we do this? Do chickens/cows get sick from being around each other?
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  2. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Quote:I had a rooster that fell in love with my cow - moved in with her and regularly slept on her back whenever she would lay down to take a nap herself. (I got pics somewhere...)

    Neither of them ever got ill [​IMG]
     
  3. My chicken is cuter

    My chicken is cuter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mojo Chick'n :

    Quote:I had a rooster that fell in love with my cow - moved in with her and regularly slept on her back whenever she would lay down to take a nap herself. (I got pics somewhere...)

    Neither of them ever got ill [​IMG]

    A rooster on a cow's back? That's soooooo cute.​
     
  4. Missouri Maiden

    Missouri Maiden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks [​IMG] ! Just wanted to make sure that before we let them lose! That does sound really cute do you have the pic?
     
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  5. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Ok, not the best pics - they were behind the fence ... but here is a series of pics - this rooster hung out with the cow most of the time - mainly because he was low chicken on the totem pole, and got picked on by everyone else with feathers.

    Shortly after this "kiss" by the cow, he fell off (wouldn't you? [​IMG] )

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    But he got back on again - he really liked that cow [​IMG]
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  6. chiknhut

    chiknhut Chillin' With My Peeps

    My DH had chickens with his cows when we met. The chickens really liked scratching through the cow poo. Don't know if it was good for them or not but they did it.
     
  7. Missouri Maiden

    Missouri Maiden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Aww true love [​IMG]
     
  8. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Won't hurt them chickens one bit.
    Like the one post said they love to scratch in cow or horse poo.

    They find all kinds of seeds in the fresh stuff and bugs in the old stuff.
     
  9. @migocontodos~

    @migocontodos~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    They will love being with the cows.

    One animals trash is anothers treasure!
     
  10. New adventure

    New adventure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just read about this yesterday in an older veterinary book for livestock raisers. It said that cows can test positive for bovine TB if they are around chickens that have avian TB. I guess cows can't be sold if they test pos. for TB. Don't know if this still pertains but it is worth mentioning.
     

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