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sheep vs goats

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by poultry bro, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. poultry bro

    poultry bro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys I have heard a lot about milk goats and meat goats being incompatible with chickens but I heard sheep are fine with chickens and sheep with chickens must be true because I have had them living together for around 8 years.
     
  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Sheep or goats are about equally compatible with chickens. Goats however can escape from a ten foot tall fence and will climb on your coops and pens.

    The most milked dairy animal on Earth are sheep, not cows, yacks, camels, mares, or goats.
     
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Goats can get into the chicken feed and gorge themselves often causing death to goat.
     
  4. poultry bro

    poultry bro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that sheep will also eat a lot a chicken feed if given the chance that's why they live in different pens but they can freerange together.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Goats are usually smaller and probably much more sneakily agile in getting at said chicken feed..
     
  6. poultry bro

    poultry bro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I beg to differ the sheep I raise are dorper and the goats in my area are Nubians.
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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  8. poultry bro

    poultry bro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your right I just meant that in my area there are not to many pygmy goats or other small breeds we mostly have Nubians, angoras, and lots of boar goats.
     

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