Chickens and Goats

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Tenmore, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can chickens and goats be kept in the same areas? Chickens have access to the goat pens is there any danger for either one goat or chicken?
     
  2. NoisyCricket

    NoisyCricket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens go in the goat pen all the time. Haven't had a problem yet.
     
  3. Blondie

    Blondie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just don't let the goats eat the chicken feed.
     
  4. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The reason I am asking is My neighbor has both chickens and goats and she has lost several goat in the last few weeks and it is being blamed on the chickens. goats get sick and die any Ideas about this?
     
  5. simplynewt

    simplynewt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three goats as well and am about finished with my coop. Would like to know of any goat/chicken issues as well. Thanks for asking tenmore.
     
  6. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    Other than the goats walking on the roof of the chicken houses and eating chicken feed, they do rather well together.
     
  7. Ozark Lady

    Ozark Lady New Egg

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    I have had both, never been an issue, except chickens steal goat feed.

    It is my understanding that it is a different coccidi that affects various animals. But when I worm one species, I get them all, same for coccidiosis.
     
  8. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chickens are with the goats and they do fine
     
  9. pride&joy

    pride&joy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chickens and goats together here, only concern is keeping the goats out of the chicken feed. However I would be concerned about your neighbor loosing goats recently in an adjacent yard?
     
  10. ragnar1107

    ragnar1107 Out Of The Brooder

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    Goats and chickens, sheep and chickens, horses and chickens...etc. If you can tolerate sharing food it's all good. We have a couple of whether sheep and they could care less about each other. We want to get a donkey next year because they make great flock protectors they'll chase off fox and coyotes from what I've been told.
     

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