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What else lives with your chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by KimKimWilliamso, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. KimKimWilliamso

    KimKimWilliamso Chirping

    Mar 11, 2012
    Nanton, AB, Canada
    Im sure many people have mixed species flocks in the same run area. What have you got living in with your chickens? other birds? Other livestock?

  2. thomaschickens

    thomaschickens Chirping

    Mar 1, 2012
    Washougal, WA
    I have a male peacock in with my girls. He was raised with them and thinks he's one of the flock [​IMG] He doesn't even scream like a normal peacock, never has actually. He makes (his version of) normal chicken noises just VERY amplified. It's hilarious!!! [​IMG]
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    I don't have chickens but I do keep Ducks, Geese, Guineas all in the same area
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    I've got a pair of turkey in with the chickens now. I've had a pygmy goat and pot bellied pigs in with them in the past with no problems. My dog and cats live peacefully alongside them as well :)
  5. KimKimWilliamso

    KimKimWilliamso Chirping

    Mar 11, 2012
    Nanton, AB, Canada
    Awesome! Yeah, we were really wanting a Peacock to go in with them, and we have been contemplating a Pot Belly Pig too. People here have suggested that a pig might eat the chickens, but I have met several people who have accomplished it, so we are seriously wondering if we can or cant.....we will keep contemplating.

    lately I have been considering a urkey as well, but dont know much about thier temperment. Is there diet much different than the Chickens, if at all? What about the peacock, can they all be fed the same food? Sleep in the same house?

    The Pig we would have as an indoor/outdoor guy, with his own shelter outdoors, but Id let him mingle with the chickens when they free range.
  6. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Crowing

    Jan 12, 2012
    I have a HUGE pen, I have 2 wood rabbit hutches inside. And also a bench, to sit down and hold the rabbits and chickens. The chickens hop up on it and look inside the rabbit pen [​IMG]
  7. In with my chickens I have... you ready??.. Bugs!!!

  8. Linn Bee

    Linn Bee Songster

    My coop serves as a double deck animal quarters. I have Rusty, a rabbit - living in a cage hanging from the ceiling and the 10 chickens in the lower spaces. I know the rabbit enjoyed his winter with the chickens much better than his winter alone in the shed the year before. Still, I figure he will want to get down and go back to his play yard once the warm weather is in full swing.
  9. SacCityChickens

    SacCityChickens In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2012
    Sacramento Ca
    My mother-in-law has a cat that lives in their chicken coop.
    Cat was already living there with the chickens when they bought the place.
    Tried to catch the cat & bring it inside, the cat would move back into the coop.
    Finally gave up & let it

  10. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Crowing

    Jan 12, 2012
    Oh yes! I forgot to mention that! And voles/mice live under the concrete blocks that are supporting the waterer.


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