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Ducks and GOATS!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducks-love-me, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks stay at my neighbors pen because my dog isn't nice to new visitors. She takes care of them but every summer they get goats and let them go back to the original owner in the fall (like a goat rental ) my ducks live in that pen so would they be okay with the goats for those 2 seasons? Or should I move them away from the goats? :welcome
     
  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    My main flock go around my sheep and horses, so if accustomed to each other i see no harm but when you mean live, do the ducks have adequate feed/water and space as well.

    I am still somewhat confused on why you don't keep them? if your dog is a problem, can you not keep it away from them. You say you'd move them away from the goats? to where and how...
     
  3. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would put them in a sheltered separate cage at my neighbors if they. Wouldn't be okay with goats. They have plenty of space for both but they aren't used to eachother. They were stranded. We own a lake behind our house and someone left them there. they would've died in the winter so we took them in. Should I build a separate cage or just leave them with the goats?:welcome
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    You might want a dividing fence, like temporary fence if the goats will respect that. I would have the area separated. How big are the ducklings now?
     
  5. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are about full grown :) I will probably separate an area :p :welcome

    They both only eat veggies and grain so they wouldn't eat each other but to make sure neither is injured I will separate an area probably.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Yep goats could trample the ducks if they got excited or scared, Best to make a separate area for the ducks for their safety.
     
  7. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay that's what I will probably do.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  9. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :welcome
     
  10. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Besides there is NO possible way to keep the goats from eating the ducks food. I mean NO way. I have goats and ducks. If I do not pick up the duck food, there is a goat in it immediately. Therefore, I have fat goats. Grrrrrrr.
    I would not house my ducks and goats together. Ducks are way too messy. Goats are not all that tidy either, but the duck poop is so sloppy and if they poop in the goat water, and the goats can't drink it, then that's a whole other issue.
    My goats can be out and free ranging together, they are fine, but feeding and housing needs to be separate, imo.
     

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