Goats and chickens??

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Chick_in_Indiana, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a variety of birds,(chickens, ducks, guineas, a turkey and a goose) that free range. I am thinking of getting a pygmy goat this spring. Will the birds be okay if they get in the pen w/ the goat??
     
  2. momof247371

    momof247371 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they will. I have chickens, ducks, geese, turkies, & guineas in with my 5 pygmy goats. Everyone gets along just fine;)
     
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  3. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do the go in the coop at night??
     
  4. floridamama

    floridamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A guy up the road from me has his chickens running with his large goats and at night they all come up to the "shed" and the goats go to bed in the hay and the chickens roost over them on the "rafters" and he closes the door. He said since they all run together and sleep together he has less birds go "missing"
     
  5. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's good to know, thanks for the info [​IMG] it makes my decision easier [​IMG]
     
  6. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just make sure the goats don't eat the chicken food. It isn't good for them. A small amount won't hurt them but large quantities are very bad.
     
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Goats are one of the best farm animals to have around chickens, they like each other.

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  8. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only one problem...don't get "a" pygmy. Get two pygmies! They are herd animals and really need a buddy. [​IMG]
     
  9. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had goats and chickens together for awhile, never had a problem. My coop was split down the middle and all went up at night into their own sides and freeranged together during the day.
     
  10. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the get two. Unhappy goats complain very loudly.
     

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