chickens and goats

Discussion in 'Goats' started by Debara, May 2, 2006.

  1. Debara

    Debara Well-Known Member

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    could someone please tell me if it is ok to let our two pygmy goats, one rooster and chickens all live together in one area? We are new to farming and are trying to learn the can and can nots; really appreciate everyone that answers my questions. DEB :p
     
  2. Wendy

    Wendy Well-Known Member

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    It will not hurt as long as the goats do not have any way to get access to the chicken feed. There are things in some chicken feeds that can be harmful to goats.
     

  3. Croenan

    Croenan Well-Known Member

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    Very True! Those goaties will do everything possible and impossible to get to the food. Guard it well! BTW...occasionally my chickens lay in the goat house and I end up with a goat who sat on the egg....very yucky! (PS..it didn't hatch)
     
  4. Freeholder

    Freeholder Well-Known Member

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    Chickens kick up a lot of dust with their scratching, and that isn't very healthy for goats. I'd keep them separated if you can.

    Kathleen