chickens and pigs...will they get along?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bullettooth, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. Bullettooth

    Bullettooth New Egg

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    I have 25 hens and 2 roosters. They have a large coop, their run is a electronic fence of about 1.25 acres. They share this with 2 goats. We are thinking of adding 1-2 guinea pigs.
    My question is: can i put them together in the same fenced in area?
    This fence is 5 strings 3 - 4 inches apart starting at 3 inches above the ground.
    We also plan on adding 5 ducks this month too.
    I can extend the fence another acre too if you advise me too.
    Thanks so much for your input!
     
  2. BatesPiggery

    BatesPiggery Out Of The Brooder

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    When you say Guinea pigs, I assume you don't mean the rodent. I raise pigs, Hampshires and Yorkshires, and if they are on the right diet, getting the right nutrients there shouldn't be a problem. However, I have heard horror stories of pigs killing chickens and eating them. I personally wouldn't let them be together, just to be safe. I keep my pork and poultry separate. Pigs after all are omnivores. If you have any more hog related questions feel free to contact me.
    Best of luck,
    Samantha
     
  3. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you are talking about the rodent pigs, not swine then I would highly advice against it as there is a good chance the chickens will attack it, especially the roosters or a broody hen...
     
  4. Bullettooth

    Bullettooth New Egg

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    Sorry it is a guinea hog. Its a small farm pig. They get about 150-250 lbs.
     
  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    X2. I would keep them separate.
     
  6. BatesPiggery

    BatesPiggery Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah I figured, anyways I can't recommend that you put them in the same space. Maybe wire off an area just for the pigs, and they should be fine that way the chickens can get away if they need to.
     
  7. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps


    OK, now that that is established, that breed of swine is generally more 'docile' then others around other animals, but I personally still would not trust them around poultry unsupervised...
     
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cause everyone loves chicken for dinner [​IMG]
     
  9. farmgirl360

    farmgirl360 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they should get along chickens and pigs the old saying is you feed the cows and the cow poop feeds the hogs and the hog poop feeds the chickens
    so in anyways that means they would stick them all together
     
  10. stickers

    stickers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely not, pigs will likely eat them. Made that mistake myself, thought a fox was getting in but then saw the pigs hunt a hen like a pack of dogs!
     

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