Do Goats and Chickens get along?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by CT_Todd, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. CT_Todd

    CT_Todd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little one (12 yrs old) has been beggin me for a 'pygmie' goat. I am building the 'taj mahal' of chicken runs..((at least as exhausted as I am it feels that way). Its approx 16 x 20 and I only have 6 chickens..
    So can I put a mini goat in with them without issue?
     
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    As long as you keep the goats out of the chicken feed and keep them wormed they will be fine. I have chickens, ducks, pygmy goats and dogs and they all get along great. The goats don't sleep in the chicken run or share a house with them though.
     
  3. greenkjb

    greenkjb Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there. I do not have any goats, but I have several friends with goats and chickens and they get along fine. The goats do have ample space to roam during the day though. I'm not sure about Pygmie goats need for space.
     
  4. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    They get along fine. My goats even let the pullets ride them! [​IMG] Funniest thing ever.
     
  5. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah they get along great! and with my 7 year old sister!!!
     
  6. Sparks

    Sparks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too cute...Hollywood Chickens
     
  7. CT_Todd

    CT_Todd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW Thanks guys! GREAT pictures! So the deal is that the set up would be the goat/ or goats would sleep in their own space at night and be with the chickens during the day in the same pen...(16x20)
     
  8. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
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    I had some Nubian's and my friend that sold them to me said they shouldn't drink from water etc. from Bird's.I got the mama and 2 almost weaned young.Sure enough one of my babie's got the run's.She came over got me fixed up with Corid and he was on Pepto also for a few days but he got better.She's a smart lady when it come's to rabbit's, sheep goat, horses and cattle.TG she is my friend.Has helped me a lot with some problem's.I have an old pygmy billy and he never had problems with illness but I got him as an Older goat too so I dunno.He stays with cows and ponies now for last 3 years also.He is an Unfixed male with HUGE horn's .Maybe just just young goats should be seperated from feed /water till they get a bit older.Im no goat expert for sure.I sold my Nubians after one winter.Maybe someone with more experience can chime in.
     
  9. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    She probably got the runs from the corn in the chicken food and not the water, corn gives them the runs so if you have goats and chickens you kind of have to not feed corn because the goats will defiantly get into the food!
     
  10. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    My goats and chickens got along fine. Keeping the goats out of the chicken feed was the only hard thing.


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