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my friend had goats and chickens , the chickens used to wander about the fields with the goats without any problems

 

never bothered the goats

 

 

Mags

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At foel farm park in Anglesey I noticed that there were chickens in the goat pens and all seemed happy enough to be together

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I have some sheep arriving tomorrow to live in a field with the chickens - I have heard that this sort of thing is fine :D

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They had goats at the farm, and the chickens used to free range all over, the only one you sometimes had to be careful of was the billy, but he was the same with people aswell :roll::lol:

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At the Welsh mountain zoo they had a petting zoo type thing and they had in there

 

 

Goats

Turkeys

Rabbits

Guinea Pigs

Chickens

 

I think thats it :?

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We went to Temple Newsome Home Farm on Tuesday and there were goats, chickens and geese in the same pens.....

 

Then my daughter excitedly announced that there was a sheep in one of the chicken coops.....I had my doubts but went to look (as you do) and sure enough there he was, stood eating the pellets out of a hanging feeder :lol:

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Now that I think of it I once visited a place near York where they have a maze of maize and they had goats, chickens, etc all living together on an old double decker bus - had forgotton all about it, but at the time thought "wouldn't that be great sitting at the end of the garden" (if the garden was bigger).

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I am happy to report that the sheep and chickens are fine together although the chickens don't always appreciate the keen friendliness of the sheep :lol: the sheep do tend to follow them around but its curiosity more than anything else

 

One thing to bear in mind is that sheep shouldnt eat chicken food due to an intolerance of something or another so feeders need to be shut away during mingling sessions but a pop hole to a feeder would be a good solution - best double check this doesnt apply to goats too

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Cheers for the advice - any goats would be 2 or 3 years away yet, but it costs nothing to dream and to start planning :D . All sounds more feasible than I thought though, which is very encouraging.

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