Question to goat owners

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by jtbrown, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we newly acquired two does and a wether Nigerian dwarf goat. We are adapting 1/3 of our large chicken coop for them. I have my grandmothers old nest box that I was using for the birds 10 seater), but wonder once cleaned out - would it work to use for the hay for the goats? I would restock all the hay daily inside the bottom holes for the goats? Our chickens are screened off from the goats. No chickens will be laying that side of the barn.

    Otherwise we will likely ust raise the nest boxes out of the way, since we already are using another nest box in the other part of the barn.

    Thanks for the input. We have fallen head over heels for this silly trio. Goats are funny!
     
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  2. SelahJ

    SelahJ New Egg

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    I can't answer your question, but just wanted to say that we are about to do the same thing. We are going to have a "barn" for chickens and hopefully about 3 Nigerian Dwarfs. They are so so cute!
     
  3. H Diamond

    H Diamond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know why not. The only thing, they will reach in, grab a bite, then pull their head out probably, so you will get some waste. It's pretty hard not to have waste with goats though. You need a hay feeder with a trough below, then they still stand in it, lol.
     
  4. mcconaughey01

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    H DIAMOND is so right lol my goats do that
     
  5. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well we tried the goats feeding out of the old chicken nests. It worked for a while then they knocked the bottom out of the nest boxes. We put up a traditional manger with a bottom board 10-12 inches off the floor and it is working better. Worth a try. My goodness they can throw some hay around. Thanks for the responses. They have made us laugh lots in 10 short days!
     

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