chickens with goats

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BarnChick, May 11, 2011.

  1. BarnChick

    BarnChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope this is the right posting area. I want to get a goat or two, will they be okay in with chickens, or keep separated?
     
  2. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know someone that has a large pen with chickens, geese, ducks, turkeys and goats. They all seem to get along great and it is so facinating to see all that they have mixed together. I also wonder if the larger animals help to deter hawks.
     
  3. lfreem2

    lfreem2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Goats and chickens get along fine. I have two goats and 17 chickens! Enjoy!
     
  4. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    They get along, but the goats will eat any chicken feed they can get at. They mostly ignore each other, but I did have one chicken get stepped on by a goat and broke its foot. So it can be done, but it can have drawbacks. I have about 20 adult goats, and half a million chickens;-)
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Quote:That. You'll have to figure out the feeding situation. And don't underestimate how determined a goat can be when it involves feed!
     
  6. zookeeper15133

    zookeeper15133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Goats will eat chicken feed and it is NOT good for them. But otherwise yes, you can keep them together. My goat tries to play with the chickens. She is a pygmy and she will go up behind a chicken and butt it, but she does it VERY gently!
     

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