Moved the goats and lost a chicken

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jackiedon, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    My husband moved the male goats over to the newly fenced in area to have them to clear the underbrush out. This morning when I went out to let the chickens free range one had been pulled through the wire. These chickens had been down there for 5 months and not a problem. We move the goats and the next week a problem.

    Time to get another nanny goat to go with the little nanny so we can keep them in the chicken pen.

    jackie
     
  2. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I'm sorry. I wish my DH would let me get a goat or 2 for flock protection.
     
  3. Wolfpacker

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    Quote:Glad to hear Danny wears the pants in the family!!!
    ( [​IMG] We dudes have to stick together)
     
  4. Patchofheaven

    Patchofheaven Songster

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    I want a goat also for predator protection. I starting looking into to buying a goat this past weekend and was told that you can't just get 1 goat. You need to buy at least 2 goats, that goats need a companion -
    Is this true?
     
  5. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Songster

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    I've found that goats do much better with a buddy. They get super upset by themselves.
     
  6. Blondie

    Blondie Songster

    I've got two goats but a predator got my Turkey Tom the other night. [​IMG] The goats & chickens were locked up for the night and Turkey Tom liked to sleep/roost on the roof of the stable. He would always be wandering around by the time I got down there to let everyone out in the morning - about 7:30-8:00.

    I borrowed a trap from the county and will set it tonight.
     
  7. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Quote:Glad to hear Danny wears the pants in the family!!!
    ( [​IMG] We dudes have to stick together)

    I'm going to declare war!! [​IMG]

    Anyway, I'm sorry to hear about your chicken. [​IMG]
     
  8. Nyna

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    My three horses are good protection too I believe! They are big and loud. They are near my coup most of the time and I haven't had any predator problems.
     
  9. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    I have seen the coyotes stand right in the paddocks with my horses. My guess is the horses think the coyotes live here too!
     
  10. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    Yes goats need a companion. They get really lonely. Our little nanny sleeps in the shop with a TV going or she will cry. The rest of the family is her companion when she is not watching TV [​IMG]. She rides in the truck with DH and follows us around in the yard.

    DH put chain link fence around the pen so we'll see how it goes tonight.

    jackie
     

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