hmm... 24 by 24 pen?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by americana-chick, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 4 goats and about 13 chickens i was wondering if an almost 24 by 24 pen big enough for that many animals...? if not i was going to make something extra for the chickens so that way the coats and chickens can get away from each other. thanks!
     
  2. Chirpy

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    What type of goats do you have? I have 2 Nigerian Dwarfs in my 630 sq. foot run with my chickens and it works just great. But, I wouldn't put two large breed goats in there as it would be too tight/crowded, in my opinion.
     
  3. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my goats are, american pygmy goats, and african pygmy goats. my goats and chickens have ben in that pen together sence day 1 but i wanted to make sure i wasnt pushing it.
     
  4. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Good, I think with pygmies you should be fine. Just keep an eye out for issues that you could attribute to overcrowding.

    We'd love to see pictures! [​IMG]
     
  5. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what are signs of over-crowding? and wouldyou like to see pics of the run or animals?
     
  6. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Overcrowding or stress brought on by overcrowding would be feather pecking by the chickens to each other. If the goats are stressed you may notice them not eating well, looking thin, signs of illness like coughing, etc.

    We like pictures of everything!! We'd love to see your animals and your run if you want to share. [​IMG]
     

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