Chickens and goats together

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by equine chick, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Does anyone house chickens and goats in the same barn but in separate areas? I would love to see pics for inspiration. I am closing on a house this week with two barns. One barn will be for the horses I have but my daughter wants goats and I want to get chickens again. The small barn is 30x18 . If anyone has pics or ideas. I really don't have the money for another barn or shelter right now. They will each have their own pen area.
  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

    Jun 14, 2017
    Central PA
    No pictures, sorry.

    When I was a kid, we had a bunch of RIR roosters, and for some reason (I don't remember why) I decided to dump all of the boys in the goat pen. Because the fencing was trying to be goat tight (though if you threw a bucket of water at it, the water still went through) the roosters didn't bother trying to get out and lived with the goats until we butchered them a year later. (They were not tasty.)

    They got along well. They'd return from pasture, single-file through the tall grass, roosters mixed right in with the goats. We never had any problems.

    If you manage it right, the goat pasture can also be the chicken run. Definitely make sure your goats can't access the nest boxes though--they will sit on them until they fall off of the wall.
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  3. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Crossing the Road

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    That was a loooooong time ago, and your mom should have contacted me for the right recipe.

    Hope I'm bringing some smiles to peeps faces today:)
    Or a reason to make some DELICIOUS chicken soup,,,,:drool
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