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goats and sheep question answered. thanks!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by zatsdeb, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    We are getting sheep, just a few, and I was wondering about letting them run together. I know about the feed and the copper, and not to feed goat feed to sheep,they can eat the same hay. Also I have read the you separate them during breeding season.
    any advice would be appriciated!!!
    also anyone know the name of this breed??? pictures are of Rambo, the one we are getting,
    the other picture is his mother.
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    Rambo

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    Rambos mother
     
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  2. Felicia

    Felicia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep my goats and sheep together. They love each other! [​IMG]

    Your boy looks like a California Red. He is handsome [​IMG]
     
  3. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    thanks! he is adorable, and free, from our friends, he was a suprise christmas baby! We do a lot of trading with our friend. I know he is healthy and comes from registered stock too!
     
  4. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    I drive by a huge goat farm everyday and see sheeps right there with them. These goats are white with brown heads. I've never seen so many kids and lambs together! It's awesome and if it weren't for that great pyrenese dog that lays out there in the field with them, I'd sneak up and do a kid-napping! [​IMG] I keed I keed.
     
  5. elliemay0305

    elliemay0305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i keep all of mine together to. my ram i bottle raised actually thinks he is a goat!! had him in with the goats before we got more sheep.
     
  6. Goattalker

    Goattalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, you can not keep goats and sheep together and give the goats what they need. Goats need copper, copper kills sheep, so feeding them together, and providing the minerals the goats need is not possible. Yes, some may survive, but they will not thrive and grow to be all they can be. I have a couple of friends who have tried, and in both cases, they wound up killing the sheep.
     
  7. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    Quote:sounds like boer goats! that is what we have, and also registered saanans! My new goat is so cute and friendly!!
    I have always wanted sheep, and my DH always said no, but he seems to change his mind. when we first got married he said we couldn't have a dog, and never a dog in the house, within a year we had 3 beagles sleeping on his lap, and as of 4 years ago, we have aquired a petting zoo of animals and had to move to a farm!!!!!
     
  8. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    Quote:I know about the copper in the feed, and we are not going to have but 2 or 3 sheep, and we have several different pastures we rotate with our goats and donkeys already. giving them what they need will not be a problem when it comes to the feed and giving the separate areas.
    our milk goats are fed at their stantions in a separate area and given goat feed when we milk.
     
  9. Hen House 60

    Hen House 60 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have my Boer Goats and Sheep together without any problems. The only thing is to seperate during feeding time. Mine eat from the same hay roll and browse the same pastures. The get along well together.
     
  10. Cyberbmxer

    Cyberbmxer Out Of The Brooder

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    I keep 2 sheep 4 goats and a bull together in a one acre paddock. They are herd animals the more the merrier!

    -Don
     

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